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Chancery court documents available through online database

Posted less than 1 hour ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

Since 2017, Lowndes County Deputy Chancery Clerk Cindy Eggar Goode has been building up her office's online database of records, scanning in thousands of documents and carefully recording each one.


J5, Edwards accrue hefty IRS tax liens

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus project manager Jabari Edwards has accumulated more than $688,000 in federal tax liens since 2017, either personally or through one of his many business ventures.


Lowndes County declared federal disaster area in response to Feb. 23 tornado

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

President Donald Trump has declared Lowndes and six other counties in Mississippi federal disaster areas in response to a Feb. 23 EF-3 tornado and subsequent flooding, according to a Mississippi Emergency Management Agency press release issued Tuesday.


Three CPD officers accept promotions with no raises

Posted 4/18/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three Columbus police officers will accept promotions but will not receive their corresponding pay raises until the city lifts a hiring freeze imposed to help curb spending.


Storm debris removal nearly complete

Posted 4/16/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Contractors responsible for storm debris removal in Columbus following a Feb. 23 tornado estimate pickup will be completed by this weekend.


Lowndes voting locations moved

Posted 4/16/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Four Lowndes County voting precincts have been renamed or relocated ahead of county elections in August.


Recruiter: Leigh Mall taking improvement bids

Posted 4/12/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Leigh Mall's new management, Jones Lange LaSalle Americas (JLL), have begun repairing the struggling shopping center's roof and parking lot while also trying to attract new businesses to fill their vacant retail spaces.


'For the people that went here, it's sacred ground': Lee High alumni reflect on school days as building undergoes renovation to high-end apartments

Posted 4/11/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Columbus resident Carol Littlejohn thinks of the historic Lee High School, plenty comes to mind.


Tornado debris cleanup begins despite lack of FEMA funding

Posted 4/10/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus city councilmen voted during a special-call meeting Tuesday to begin storm debris monitoring and cleanup following a Feb. 23 tornado that damaged parts of north and east Columbus.


CLW looks to fund broadband expansion itself

Posted 4/4/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Light and Water is pursuing other ways to fund a broadband expansion after a bill to fund that venture died in committee last week.


Council approves plan to save $1.1 million

Posted 4/3/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus councilmen approved a seven-part plan Tuesday that will purportedly save the city $1.1 million this fiscal year.


Tunica County health care controller hired as city CFO

Posted 4/3/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus has hired Deliah Vaughn, a health services controller in Tunica County as its new chief financial officer.


Closed bridge affects local catfish farm

Posted 4/2/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County officials are looking at options for quickly fixing a bridge over Gilmer Creek after hearing its closure is affecting a local business.


Candidates to gather for citizen-led forum Friday

Posted 3/28/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Candidates for county and state offices will speak at a community political forum and answer citizen questions at the Anderson Grove Community Center Friday night.


Bill to finance Columbus Light and Water fiber expansion in limbo

Posted 3/27/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Light and Water is still interested in selling phone and internet service to businesses in the city, but the future of that venture is uncertain as a bill to fund the initiative makes its way through the Legislature in Jackson.


Applicant pool lean for Columbus CFO

Posted 3/26/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Of the five candidates who applied by Monday evening's deadline to be Columbus' next chief financial officer, only one meets the minimum criteria in the city's job advertisement, multiple sources confirmed.


A month after tornado, volunteers still cleaning up

Posted 3/23/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

To Renee Sanders' surprise, not a single person who registered with United Way to volunteer for storm cleanup Saturday morning was a Columbus native.


Fire station construction to resume within 2 weeks

Posted 3/21/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After months of inactivity, construction will resume on the new Fire Station 4 on Airline Road with the goal of completing the station by the end of the year.


Retail Coach to update council on progress

Posted 3/19/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus councilmen will hear an update this evening on retail recruitment efforts in the city. Caroline Hearnsberger, a retail recruitment specialist with The Retail Coach of Tupelo, said her report will partially focus on foundational data, such as demographics, the firm can use to attract new retailers. The council meets at 5 p.m. in the Municipal Complex.


Monday profile: Local antique shop owner offers wisdom on helping others

Posted 3/18/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two local antique dealers only spent a few minutes inside Quirky Antiques, Fred Haley's antique store on Second Street North near Second Avenue, but they still gave Haley something to think about. "Antique dealers are a little like used car dealers," he mused. "The kind of people not exactly trusted in society. I don't know where that came from."



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