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CMSD patrons 'gather at the river'

Posted about 2 hours ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

In the past few years, Jason Spears, Columbus Municipal School District's board of trustees president, said he has seen more district patrons "gathering at the river."


Mayor breaks tie to advance application for Southside historic survey grant

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A second attempt for a historic survey of Southside homes narrowly passed Columbus City Council Tuesday, but it took Mayor Robert Smith's tie-breaking vote to do it.


Man faces code violations from city for damage caused by police officer crashing into house

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Leroy Lacy has never fixed his front porch that collapsed one night last April. A police car driving by had collided with another car and crashed into the vacant house he owns on 12th Street North, he said, knocking down the brick foundation supporting the porch. The roof of the front porch lies on the ground, detached from the main house. At the time, Lacy expected whoever was at fault to pay for the repairs.


Street flooding plagues North Columbus

Posted 2/19/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Since she moved to her home near the end of 22nd Street North, Columbus in 1977, Mary Erby has always had a problem with her drainage whenever there's heavy rainfall. In recent years, she said, it's getting worse.


City planning session aims to develop long-term goals for all departments

Posted 2/18/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

City of Columbus officials and staff laid out department goals for 2020 during a Thursday planning session, addressing frugal spending, crime prevention, as well as other city policies.


Supes approve purchase of multi-purpose floor at Crawford gym

Posted 2/17/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Crawford Elementary School gym is getting a new floor. But not the kind its district county supervisor Jeff Smith would like to see.


Fear and resiliency: Chinese natives in Golden Triangle combat coronavirus anxieties with hope, action

Posted 2/16/2020 in Area

On a late-January flight back from Shanghai to Starkville, Ronghua Wu lost sleep.


Bringing home the drama: CMS wins multiple awards at state theater competition

Posted 2/13/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sometimes, when he played Othello on stage, Khye Hairston couldn't stop crying even after the scene was over.


'Stop the Bleed' hopes to educate the public on bleeding control in cases of emergency

Posted 2/12/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If you suffered an arterial cut, the bleeding would claim your life within three minutes. That's according to Joe Nettles, trauma coordinator at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, who spoke to Columbus Rotary Club members at their weekly meeting at Lion Hills Center Tuesday.


Carpenter: Pilgrimage may move forward without Preservation Society homeowners

Posted 2/11/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Nothing seems to be missing from the poster for the Columbus, Mississippi Spring Pilgrimage this year. Whitehall, an 1843 antebellum home that has welcomed Pilgrimage visitors in the door for 13 years, is featured front and center. Familiar events, such as Catfish in the Alley, Tales from the Crypt and the Pilgrimage 5K Run, are listed near the bottom.


Drifting barge may have caused damage to pedestrian bridge support pier

Posted 2/11/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The damage to a pier supporting the pedestrian bridge at the Columbus Riverwalk may have been caused by a collision between the foundation and a drifting barge, city officials said in a Monday press release.


'Good Times' star reflects on childhood, relationship with mother at West Point event

Posted 2/8/2020 in Area

Bern Nadette Stanis remembers herself being upset one night. No one at the school would play with her, she recalled, no matter how hard she tried.


Supes shell out $41K for additional firefighter radios

Posted 2/6/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County Volunteer Fire Services will receive 12 additional radios and pagers it requested for its new volunteer firefighters, the board of supervisors decided during its Monday meeting.


Council tables renovation of Propst Park train

Posted 2/5/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When he once again asked for funding from the city to renovate the train that has sat idle next to Main Street for decades, Paul Swain, who had been working to maintain the project, did not immediately get the support from the city like he used to.


Lowndes could land $200M solar farm project

Posted 2/4/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A $200 million solar farm that would both generate and store electric power could come to Lowndes County after supervisors approved a resolution of intent Monday morning to offer a fee-in-lieu agreement to help bring the power company to the area.


Japanese native realizes dream of living abroad in Columbus

Posted 2/3/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

By the time she was 20, Tamami Sugo had never been on the back of a motorcycle.


Thunderbirds to return to Wings Over Columbus air show in April

Posted 1/31/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The United States Air Force Thunderbirds will again take flight over Columbus Air Force Base in the spring air show, Lt. Col. Armand Fondren told Columbus Exchange Club members at the Lion Hills Club Thursday afternoon.


CFR lands $500K pumper truck through grant, rebate money

Posted 1/29/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Pumper trucks don't always come cheap. But the one parked outside the Columbus City Hall on Tuesday morning, the latest addition to Columbus Fire and Rescue's fleet, was not a cost the city had to bear.


LINK pitches road projects to legislative delegation

Posted 1/28/2020 in Area

Five road projects across the Golden Triangle area could help keep current companies and attract more potential businesses, Golden Triangle Development LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins said at a breakfast event with local lawmakers Monday morning.


City stays 'frugal' as spending, hiring freezes lifted

Posted 1/24/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An eight-month hiring freeze, which was implemented in April to avert a potential financial crisis that could have left the city in the red by October, has come to an end, said Columbus Mayor Robert Smith.



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