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Jolly Road closed Wednesday for culvert replacement

Posted 4/10/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Jolly Road will be closed to through traffic Wednesday morning.

 

Bidding the mud pit goodbye: Caledonia students running to raise funds for new playground surface

Posted 4/9/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Students began classes at the Caledonia Elementary School on Wolfe Road in January 2017, so in many ways it is still a "new" school. As is often the case, a new school means unexpected issues.

Former jail administrator gets early jump on 2019 sheriff's race

Posted 4/9/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Former Lowndes County jail administrator Rick Jones has announced his intent to run for sheriff in 2019.

Columbus woman arrested after allegedly shooting man who threw beer on her

Posted 4/7/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police arrested a woman accused of shooting a man who threw a beer on her.

Photos: Victory Celebration Parade

Posted 4/6/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus High School basketball players carry their trophy during the Victory Celebration Parade in downtown Columbus Thursday evening. The parade celebrated the state championship boys' basketball teams from CHS and Heritage Academy.

Man faces federal weapon possession charge

Posted 4/6/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An Alabama man previously convicted of burglary and rape is in custody after being arrested in Columbus on a federal charge of possession of a weapon by a felon.

Plans go awry at Kerr-McGee redevelopment meeting

Posted 4/6/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A simple plan aimed to engage citizens in shaping a redevelopment plan for the old Kerr-McGee plant site backfired Thursday night in the Sim Scott Park Community Center.

After crash, Thunderbirds' status unknown for 'Wings Over Columbus'

Posted 4/6/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

While Columbus Air Force Base plans to still hold Wings Over Columbus on April 21-22, it is still unknown whether the Thunderbirds will appear at the event.

'Itchy feet': Pair of chance friends move through Golden Triangle on way to hippie commune

Posted 4/6/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

All Tamara "Pipes" Murck has is her guitar, her clothes, her sleeping bag, her spare tire and her hatchback, which she and her friend James "Hippie Jimmie" MacDougall are using to travel around the country.

19-year-old arrested after fight with narcotics agents

Posted 4/6/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man accused in a March kidnapping and robbery was arrested Wednesday after a fight with arresting narcotics officers.

Route released for parade honoring Columbus boys' basketball teams

Posted 4/5/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Police Department has released the route of Thursday's parade celebrating the state championship boys' basketball teams from Heritage Academy and Columbus High School.

LCSO: Second human bone found off Armistad Road

Posted 4/5/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Authorities with Lowndes County Sheriff's Office and Columbus Fire and Rescue were searching a pond Wednesday off Armistad Road after the discovery of the second human bone found in the area in a month.

78th Spring Pilgrimage starts today: Tours of 14 antebellum homes, new art events to highlight 'showcase' of city

Posted 4/5/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The 78th Columbus Spring Pilgrimage, featuring tours of 14 antebellum homes and multiple arts events, kicks off tonight with the annual crawfish boil and live music at the old Elks Lodge on Main Street across from the Tennessee Williams Home.

Restaurant tax: Smith's votes on sales taxes show inconsistency

Posted 4/5/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Rep. Jeff Smith said his opposition to Lowndes County's failed request for an extension on its 2-percent restaurant sales tax was based on his belief that "new" tax should first be approved by the voters.

In the neighborhood: Group of church members supply food from pop-up soup kitchen on Northside

Posted 4/4/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The 4-year-old girl peering over the table laid out with sandwiches, chips and bottles of water had only one question for the men manning the food stand on 14th Avenue North Monday afternoon: How much?

 

Council terminates firefighter, suspends 2 CPD officers

Posted 4/4/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus councilmen voted to terminate a city firefighter Tuesday following a lengthy executive session at the Municipal Complex.

 

Fire ratings, stopping sex-trafficking all in day's work for Chaney

Posted 4/4/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When most folks consider Mike Chaney's job as Mississippi's insurance commissioner, it's a sure bet they probably never think of firetrucks and sex-trafficking stings.

Lowndes officials honor deputies, local basketball players

Posted 4/3/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Five minutes before the start of Monday's Lowndes County Board of Supervisors meeting, the board room was packed and the search was on for additional chairs.

Escaped Lowndes Jail inmate caught in Georgia

Posted 3/31/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man who escaped from jail in Lowndes County in September has been found and arrested in Georgia.

 

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