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2021 Pilgrimage canceled due to pandemic

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

The 2021 Columbus Spring Pilgrimage has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Preservation Society of Columbus announced in a press release Monday.

Monday Profile: 4-County lineman braves icy roads, works long hours during winter storm

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Fred Harris' job as a journeyman lineman for 4-County Electric Power Association is pretty simple, to hear him tell it. "Basically, it's just maintaining lines, setting poles, keeping the lights on," he said. He might get five or so "trouble calls" a day -- anything from a fallen limb knocking down a powerline to a squirrel or bird getting too friendly with a transformer. But none of the week of Valentine's Day was "normal" for Harris and his colleagues at the rural utility.

Four injured in Saturday shooting

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police are investigating a shooting that injured four people in South Columbus Saturday afternoon. The victims were all in a vehicle when they were shot on the 1200 block of Seventh Street South at 4:40 p.m., according to a Columbus Police Department press release.

Arborists: Care needed in keeping trees healthy after ice storm damage

Posted 2/28/2021 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When the ice began to melt after the Feb. 14-15 ice storm, George Hazard did what a lot of homeowners were doing.

Market Street rescheduled for September due to COVID

Posted 2/28/2021 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Market Street Festival will return this year after a one-year hiatus, but it will shift from May to September for safety reasons, Main Street Columbus announced through a press release Friday.

CPD seeks help in Military Road gunfire exchange

Posted 2/27/2021 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying the occupants of a car believed to be involved in a Feb. 19 shooting incident on Military Road.

In remembrance: Maranatha founder, pastor led fight for Kerr-McGee compensation, redevelopment

Posted 2/26/2021 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Steve Jamison built his legacy at Maranatha Faith Center in Columbus, the church he founded and served as pastor for 41 years. The section of Waterworks Road in front of the church bears the name: "Reverend Steven M. Jamison Way." But his broader impact in the city began not in the church, but in its parking lot, where a planned church expansion led to the discovery of creosote in the soil, confirming what people in the Memphis Town area of Northside had long suspected.

CLW forms search committee to find new director

Posted 2/25/2021 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Light and Water board of directors has formed a committee to conduct a national search for a new executive director following the death of Todd Gale.

Family of missing man offers $5,000 reward for information on his whereabouts

Posted 2/25/2021 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The family of a man missing since July is offering a $5,000 reward for information on his whereabouts.

Former city CFO sentenced to 20 years in prison for embezzlement

Posted 2/23/2021 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Former chief financial officer for the city of Columbus Milton Rawle will spend up to 20 years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections after pleading guilty Monday to embezzling nearly $290,000 in city funds.

CMSD board votes down year-round school

Posted 2/23/2021 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District adopted a traditional school calendar for the 2021-22 school year after a five-hour recess board meeting held Friday at the Joe Cook Elementary School auditorium.

City has received almost $1.4 million in FEMA recovery funds for 2019 tornado

Posted 2/23/2021 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city of Columbus is close to finishing its work with the Federal Emergency Management Agency after an EF-3 tornado swept through the central part of the city. Today marks the two-year anniversary of the storm.

Columbus mayor hospitalized, released Sunday

Posted 2/23/2021 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Mayor Robert Smith is taking a sick week following an approximately 12-hour visit to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle on Sunday.

 

CAFB identifies student pilot killed in Montgomery crash

Posted 2/23/2021 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Air Force Base officials have identified the student pilot killed in a plane crash Friday in Montgomery, Alabama.

 

CAFB student, instructor pilots killed in Montgomery crash

Posted 2/22/2021 in Columbus & Lowndes County

UPDATE: Columbus Air Force Base officials have identified the instructor pilot killed in a plane crash in Montgomery, Alabama, on Friday night.

Two years later: Recovery from 2019 tornado has been slow, sporadic

Posted 2/20/2021 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Tuesday marks the second anniversary of the EF-3 tornado that swept through the heart of Columbus north of Main Street.

Supervisors approve bids to remove Confederate monument

Posted 2/20/2021 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors approved an approximately $80,000 bid with local companies to complete the first phase of relocating the Confederate monument in front of the courthouse.

Trainer jet from Columbus Air Force Base crashes in Montgomery

Posted 2/19/2021 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Update: Columbus Air Force Base confirms two pilots assigned to the base were killed in a crash in Montgomery Friday night.

City under-budgeted debt payments by $1M+ in 2019

Posted 2/19/2021 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city of Columbus paid more than $1 million in excess of what was initially budgeted for general obligation bond debt in 2019, according to the city's audit report for that year.

JA of Columbus starting Crown Club for young women

Posted 2/19/2021 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Junior Auxiliary of Columbus is creating a new project, Crown Club, to promote service and leadership in young ladies of Lowndes County.

 

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