COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY

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Six men arrested in home invasion

Posted 9/30/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police arrested six males and charged them with armed robbery and burglary of a dwelling after a woman claimed she was robbed at her residence late Thursday night.

 

 

Seventh Avenue Festival shines light on historic neighborhood

Posted 9/30/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Time moves slowly on Seventh Avenue North. Sometimes it seems to creep as insidiously as kudzu along a cinderblock wall. Other times, it is softer, mellower, evoking days of porch sittin', slow sippin' and smoke-drenched blues.

 

 

District 5 Candidates express differing views over 'racial animosity'

Posted 9/30/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As the Lowndes County District 5 supervisor race heats up, Independent Roger Larsen, founder of The Columbus Packet, and Democrat Leroy Brooks, the incumbent, met Thursday at the Columbus Exchange Club and offered their thoughts on important issues facing the district.

 

 

Sharp defends firing 10 rounds: 'That's how I was trained'

Posted 9/30/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The third day of testimony in the Leslie Sharp murder trial ended with a stalemate over the allowance of new evidence.

 

 

Man arrested for burglary after physical altercation posted on YouTube

Posted 9/30/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police arrested and charged a Columbus man for burglary with possibly more arrests and more charges on the horizon.

 

CVB's $1.53M budget questioned

Posted 9/29/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau board of directors Wednesday approved the agency's fiscal year 2012 budget of $1.53 million.

 

Lowndes County Arrest Report 9-29-11

Posted 9/29/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office report the following felony arrests:

 

Gilmer Inn, new industry discussed at Link luncheon

Posted 9/29/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

By next Christmas, Columbus could have a shiny new package to unveil -- an upscale hotel in the heart of downtown. It's an idea people have bandied about for years: Demolish the Gilmer Inn -- along with its sometimes colorful reputation -- and clear the slate for a boutique chain hotel with historic charm and modern amenities.

 

Biofuels facility set in Golden Triangle; Barbour tours landfill

Posted 9/29/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Gov. Haley Barbour is scheduled to tour the Golden Triangle Regional Landfill on Thursday where local officials will be building an operation to capture methane gas to produce electricity.

 

Pregnant woman's wreck has happy ending

Posted 9/29/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Monique Whitfield started feeling pain in her lower back and stomach sometime Tuesday morning. Could this be the onset of labor, she wondered, or was it kidney stones acting up again? "I didn't know," Whitfield admitted.

Columbus to offer $5,000 reward for info on recent homicides

Posted 9/29/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In hopes of solving the three recent homicides to occur over a five-day span, the city of Columbus will open its wallet.

 

Shake-up at West Point Growth Alliance

Posted 9/29/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Change is afoot at the West Point/Clay County Growth Alliance, with President Jeff Rowell filing his resignation last Wednesday and Martha Allen, director of community development and Main Street, submitting her two-week notice Wednesday.

 

Pregnant Columbus woman in wreck near Highway 82

Posted 9/28/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Emergency response personnel responded to a one-vehicle wreck that occurred Tuesday afternoon on the Main Street exit ramp off Highway 82 East.

 

Harvey Myrick tapped as ninth CVB board member

Posted 9/28/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Harvey Myrick is the final name filling out the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau board roster. Lowndes County Board of Supervisors President Harry Sanders made the selection last Thursday after he and Columbus Mayor Robert Smith came to a compromise.

 

Severstal VP remembered as 'a prince of a man'

Posted 9/28/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

John Bell, Severstal executive vice president and manager of operations, was remembered Tuesday for both his passion to the steelmaking industry and his dedication to his colleagues during his tenure at the company.

Police: Local car salesman arrested for sexual battery

Posted 9/28/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police arrested Jamie Clyde Sullivan, 29, of 947 New Hope Road in Columbus, and charged him with sexual battery Tuesday.

 

Workshop to help residents apply for FEMA program

Posted 9/28/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus residents who received considerable flood damage to homes, businesses or other properties have the chance to get away from the land and get paid, all in one process.

 

 

CPD to meet with Ward 6 residents

Posted 9/28/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ward 6 is up next. Residents in the ward will get their chance to speak to Columbus police officers Thursday about area crime and ways to help the community.

 

 

Council meeting called to discuss recent homicides

Posted 9/27/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

Rufus Ward: 'Number 27 and the Pumpkin Pie'

Posted 9/27/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus was a major military hospital center during the Civil War. That was not a status Columbus sought. However, being a branch of the Mobile and Ohio railroad, and the handling of wounded after the Battle of Shiloh in April 1862, resulted in the development of Columbus as a Confederate hospital center.

 

 

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