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Alabama teen jailed for punching CPD officer

Posted 3/14/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An Alabama teen found herself behind bars at the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center after she allegedly punched a police officer Sunday.

Caledonia man accused of choking family member

Posted 3/14/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Caledonia man is accused of choking a family member.

City offers spring break activities for students

Posted 3/13/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Spring break begins today for students throughout the Golden Triangle and while students, and school personnel, generally appreciate the time away from classes, the week-long break often gives way to the chorus, "There's nothing to do."

A fire, a rescue and hope for a new start

Posted 3/13/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

LaQuita Green was in Texas filling out an application for a new apartment when she learned her Columbus home was on fire.

Coroner IDs home intruder stabbed to death

Posted 3/11/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Authorities have identified an alleged home intruder who was fatally stabbed in a Columbus home early Saturday morning.

Challenge to councilman's residence falls flat

Posted 3/11/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus municipal Democratic executive committee dismissed a complaint against incumbent Ward 5 Councilman Stephen Jones after the complainant, Gary Jefferson, failed to arrive in time for a Friday evening hearing.

Spears snags CMSD board presidency in narrow 3-2 vote

Posted 3/10/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 3-2 vote on Thursday made Jason Spears the new president of the Columbus Municipal School District board of trustees.

Alleged domestic violence suspect back behind bars on cyberstalking charge

Posted 3/10/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man previously charged with cyberstalking and aggravated domestic assault is back behind bars on another cyberstalking charge.

Man allegedly choked girlfriend who then drove van into house

Posted 3/10/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man is in police custody after allegedly choking his girlfriend and possibly causing her to drive a U-Haul van into the front of his house.

Legislation tackles bullying policies for school districts

Posted 3/10/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A piece of anti-bullying legislation, co-authored by District 41 Rep. Kabir Karriem (D-Columbus), is heading to the governor's desk.

Columbus pursuing state grant for new pedestrian trail

Posted 3/10/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city of Columbus is pursuing a grant for the opening phase of a walking trail planned to stretch from the Soccer Complex to Logan's Roadhouse on North 18th Avenue.

 

Legislative forum Saturday at EMCC

Posted 3/10/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local legislators will host a Saturday morning forum at East Mississippi Community College in Mayhew to discuss state issues.

 

After community meetings, CPD consultant looks to citizen involvement, recruitment

Posted 3/9/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two months into an evaluation of the Columbus Police Department, police consultant K.B. Turner has heard public input and plans to turn his attention to getting the community engaged with the police through volunteering while recruiting more officers for the department.

Mayor breaks tie to allow Juneteenth beer sales

Posted 3/8/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus City Council knotted on a vote to allow beer sales at the annual Juneteenth festival this summer during its Tuesday evening meeting.

MSMS students learn to 'think like a lawyer'

Posted 3/8/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In a courtroom in Hinds County Saturday, Emily Shy stood before a jury.

 

Caledonia band director subject of investigation

Posted 3/8/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County School District Board of Trustees is slated to accept the resignation of Caledonia High School band director David Chambers Friday, according to the board agenda published online Tuesday night.

 

'The most dramatic breakfasts I've ever eaten'

Posted 3/8/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

David Crews said he heard one of his favorite quotes in the early morning hours at a First Monday Trade Day in Ripley.

Supes approve funding for 50-plus job development

Posted 3/7/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors unanimously approved more than $1.7 million in grants and loans for a company to build a $7.5 million new facility on the Steel Dynamics, Inc. campus at the industrial park west of Columbus.

Deputies chase suspect off Highway 45

Posted 3/7/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two men are in jail following a foot chase involving Lowndes County sheriff's deputies on Monday evening.

Republican committee bars Columbus mayoral hopeful from ballot

Posted 3/6/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus mayoral candidate may have to sue to be on the ballot. The Columbus Municipal Republican Election Committee declined to certify Garthia Halbert, who attempted to qualify as a Republican candidate, for the mayoral election.

 

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