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Monday profile: Morris finds calling to medicine, Mississippi

Posted just a minute ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

Dr. Andrea Morris has been playing the violin for most of her life, but with a busy workload of patients and two kids to attend to at home, she finds it hard to find the time to play.

 

Police seek suspect who robbed man at knife-point outside Family Dollar

Posted 5/18/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police are looking for a man who allegedly robbed someone at knife-point Saturday afternoon outside the Family Dollar on Main Street.

 

Unlicensed workers injured when house collapses

Posted 5/18/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two people were taken to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle after a house they were working on collapsed Friday morning.

100 Women Columbus raises nearly $13K

Posted 5/18/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The organization has been around for only a month, but its name is already something of a misnomer. On Friday, 100 Women Who Care Columbus closed nominations for charities and organizations for its initial cash award, having raised $100 donations each from 128 Lowndes County women.

Airport board: Columbus-Lowndes airport improving under new operator

Posted 5/17/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Zero is not usually a good number. But to Jared Rabren, it's a measure of relief when it comes to the Columbus-Lowndes Airport.

Caledonia opens doors for contractors to bid on soccer lighting plan

Posted 5/17/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Caledonia mayor and aldermen discussed and debated plans to provide lighting for the town's soccer fields at Ola J. Pickett Park for more than two hours in two separate meetings without adopting a plan.

Councilmen question use of fire trucks at private events

Posted 5/16/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Fire and Rescue firefighters from Fire Station No. 2 attended and helped with a private gender reveal party for an expectant couple at the bingo hall on Gardner Boulevard Monday night.

LCSO holds fundraiser for fellow sergeant

Posted 5/16/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sgt. Tammy Prescott is known for giving back to the community, with hundreds of hours racked in non-profits and community service. Now it's her turn to accept the help.

Lowndes man pleads to child molestation

Posted 5/16/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County man pleaded guilty to touching a child for lustful purposes in Lowndes County Circuit Court this week.

Officer injured in weekend chase and fight

Posted 5/15/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Hamilton man was arrested and a Columbus police officer who also works part-time for the Caledonia Marshal's Office was injured after a chase from Lowndes to Monroe County ended in a fight between officers and suspects Saturday.

Hawkins: America is most addicted society in the world

Posted 5/15/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

About 128 people per-day die from opioid overdoses around the country, with 2016 and 2017 seeing more overdose deaths than deaths from both car accidents and gun violence.

Spears: GTECHS scores coming back to home districts

Posted 5/14/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Area school district officials are confident state test scores from the Golden Triangle Early College High School students will be applied to their home districts this October.

 

Four more candidates submit campaign finance reports to circuit clerk's office

Posted 5/14/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Four of the 10 candidates for local county offices who failed to submit campaign finance reports by the first reporting period deadline Friday turned their reports in to the Lowndes County Circuit Clerk's Office on Monday.

 

Suspect in Artesia triple murder indicted

Posted 5/13/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An Oktibbeha County man arrested for the murder of three men in Artesia earlier this year has been indicted for capital murder.

 

Vernon man killed in Saturday wreck

Posted 5/13/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Vernon, Alabama man died Saturday evening in a one-vehicle crash on Highway 12 in Lowndes County.

 

Student-teacher program brings teacher from Germany to US

Posted 5/13/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Nearly 5,000 miles from her hometown in Germany, Laura Justus found her way across the world to Columbus.

Photos: Farmers Market grand opening

Posted 5/13/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Piper Flowers, 3, rides Lucy the horse during the Hitching Lot Farmers Market season grand opening in Columbus Saturday. "Thank you for the horsey ride," Piper said. She is the daughter of Jessica and Dakota Flowers.

'We just did what we had to do': Former officers reflect on Columbus Police Department's integration

Posted 5/11/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Thomas Lee Sr. and Joe Johnson Jr. sat with their heads bent over a copy of a grainy, 50-year-old photograph of the first black police officers in the Columbus Police Department.

Sheriff's race raises $23K-plus so far

Posted 5/11/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

More than $23,000 has been poured so far into the four-man race for Lowndes County sheriff, according to campaign finance reports submitted by Friday's deadline.

Willie 'Hoot' West, 81, passes away after 52 years as constable

Posted 5/10/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Earlier this year, before the qualifying deadline, Hoot West seemed conflicted about whether to run for a 14th term as District 1 constable in Lowndes County.

 

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