COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY

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Fire death ruled a homicide

Posted 8/14/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Authorities say a Lowndes County woman discovered dead inside of her home following a Monday morning fire was murdered.

 

Man's body recovered in pond near Tronox

Posted 8/14/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Rescue teams this morning recovered the body of a Tronox contract employee believed to have drowned while operating a dredger in a pond behind the plant.

MUW ready for student move-in

Posted 8/14/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Approximately 400 college students -- from seniors to freshmen -- will move to Columbus on Saturday during student move-in day at Mississippi University for Women.

Second suspect in Monday shooting in custody

Posted 8/13/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A second man has been arrested in connection with a drive-by shooting that occurred Monday in Columbus.

Financial filing: KiOR warns of bankruptcy

Posted 8/13/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Struggling biofuel firm KiOR says in a financial filing that it will run out of money by September and bankruptcy could follow.

MUW legend, Girl Scouts pioneer dies at 105

Posted 8/13/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Elizabeth Gwin, a spark of a woman whose passion for helping others burned for more than a century and led her to become a trailblazing Girl Scout and one of the most cherished, enthusiastic Mississippi University for Women alumna, has died. She was 105.

Men charged with statutory rape of 14-year-old

Posted 8/13/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Columbus men have been arrested and charged with statutory rape of a 14-year-old girl.

CMSD board yet to name replacement for attorney

Posted 8/13/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's been nearly six months since Columbus Municipal School Board attorney David Dunn announced his pending resignation but the school board has yet to find a replacement.

Columbus racing community responds to driver's death

Posted 8/12/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Johnny Stokes said it made him sick to his stomach when he heard about it. "This is something we all love," he explained. "You never want to see someone lose their life doing something we love, especially a young guy like that."

Other Miss. cities see benefits of privatization

Posted 8/12/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Officials from three Mississippi cities with privatized public works departments say the approach has saved money and led to higher degrees of efficiency.

Columbus man jailed after midday shooting

Posted 8/12/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man suspected of shooting at two vehicles in the middle of the day Monday is behind bars and investigators are searching for a second suspect.

School board bewildered by supe's relation to new hire

Posted 8/12/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A new hire within the Columbus Municipal School District left some school board members in the dark and wondering why they were unaware that the hire is related to the newly appointed superintendent.

 

Authorities ID victim from Monday's fatal fire

Posted 8/12/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The victim of Monday morning's fatal house fire on Downs Fire has been identified.

 

 

Columbus woman dies after Friday collision

Posted 8/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 90-year-old Columbus woman died Sunday after she was involved in a wreck with a dump truck Friday afternoon.

 

Lowndes fire kills one this morning

Posted 8/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County woman is dead following a mobile home fire this morning.

Infrastructure work ready for October start

Posted 8/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It will likely be October before construction crews begin working on $4.5 million in road, sidewalk and drainage infrastructure upgrades in the city of Columbus.

Lowndes bond proponents make their case

Posted 8/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Registered voters in the Lowndes County School District will go to the polls on Aug. 26 to choose whether or not to approve a $47 million bond for improvements.

Classes for homeless focus on the basics

Posted 8/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On the day before school started in Columbus, Glenda Buckhalter stood before a table stacked with book bags containing school supplies Wednesday and offered an apology. "I'm sorry that I couldn't get everything," she told the group of a dozen women, all moms, and in one case, a grandmother.

Downtown business owner disputes city's claims

Posted 8/8/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus Realtor is disputing claims that she allowed work on her downtown building without a proper permit from the city. On Monday, the back brick wall at 421 Main St. collapsed, injuring Ann Davis, who suffered a broken arm and broken ribs.

Back to school: Mixture of excitement, nerves for new Columbus students

Posted 8/8/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Nerves and jitters were on the menu Thursday morning as pre-K and kindergarten students started their first day of school in the Columbus Municipal School District.

 

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