Columbus & Lowndes County
City finances, infrastructure and crime were the three issues that dominated Thursday’s municipal candidate forum held at Lyceum at Lee.
Until now, most of the cleanup at the former Kerr-McGee creosote plant in the Memphistown area of Columbus has focused on excavating and removing contaminated soil near the surface at the portion of the 90-acre property north of 14th Avenue.
Douglas Carswell admits there’s some irony to becoming the head of the Mississippi Center for Public Policy.
Surgical robots are common enough today that doctors at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle didn’t require extra training when the hospital upgraded its surgical robotics system in December.
A Columbus man allegedly went on a robbery spree and then led police on a chase through north Columbus Saturday night before finally being arrested for multiple felonies.
With a little cooperation from the weather, permanent bridge repairs on Plymouth Road will be completed by the end of today.
A forum for Columbus municipal candidates has been rescheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at Lyceum at Lee (former Lee High School.)
After five years, Columbus Redevelopment Authority board has purchased all but about 10 of more than 70 properties in the Burns Bottom district near downtown Columbus, bringing the organization closer to redeveloping the blighted area.
Columbus police are searching for the suspect in a fatal shooting in December.
Columbus police are investigating an incident at Walmart in which a woman was apparently sprayed with some sort of chemical.
A candidate forum set for this evening in the Lyceum at Lee (former Lee Middle School property) has been rescheduled for next week due to the threat of severe weather.
One person has died after the motorcycle they were driving ran off the road in Columbus Wednesday night.
In the coming weeks, Police Chief Fred Shelton hopes to start publicizing a weekly crime blotter breaking down crime in Columbus.
A man accused of multiple burglaries in Lowndes County has also been charged with raping a person whose home he broke into.
Call it the scents of summer: Fresh-mown lawns, the aroma of backyard barbecues, the subtle scent of flower wafting on a summer’s breeze, the musky smell of summer rainstorm.
In Lowndes County, you can add another aroma to the list: fresh asphalt.
Summer Thomann said she wasn’t trying to make a statement, nor was she making a scene.
She was just trying to make a Saturday night flight from Atlanta to Birmingham.
In-person attendance capacity has been met for a candidate forum scheduled for Thursday evening at the Lyceum at Lee (the former Lee High School property).
Shane Kinder once had a beer named after him.
It’s a “fun fact” about him, he said Friday from the Columbus Arts Council, where he’s worked as the office/theater manager since 2019.
A former county administrator has filed a federal lawsuit against Lowndes County and two supervisors, alleging they forced him out of his position due to his age.
The tourism industry in Mississippi, including Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau, received millions of dollars in federal money to ensure the state could safely stay open for visitors during the COVID-19 pandemic, CVB Executive Director Nancy Carpenter told members of the Columbus Exchange Club during their weekly luncheon at Lion Hills Thursday.