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FEMA to allocate funds for individual assistance after tornado

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Five months after initially ruling there would be no federal funds provided to private property owners in Lowndes County whose homes or businesses were damaged by the Feb. 23 tornado and flooding, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that those funds will be available after all.

Friends remember Lt. Tammy Prescott, lifelong Lowndes County resident and enthusiastic volunteer

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

In June, Lt. Tammy Prescott was up until 3 a.m. painting individualized pictures on pillowcases for children at Camp Rising Sun, the annual summer camp that serves children with cancer. The Lowndes County Sheriff's deputy and long-time volunteer for organizations all over the Columbus area had at that point been fighting her own battle with cancer for about a year and was determined not to let it interfere with her involvement at the camp.

City council recognizes CPD officers for response to burglary ring

Posted 9/20/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Police Department Officer Melvin Shirley did not expect to be recognized by the city council for his first ever footchase.

CMSD to host stakeholders meeting Tuesday

Posted 9/20/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District leaders will host a stakeholders meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Cook Elementary School Auditorium.

State tourism leaders converge in Columbus

Posted 9/20/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

More than 250 tourism industry professionals, as well as media and marketing specialists from around the country, will be in Columbus this weekend for the annual Mississippi Tourism Association's Governor's Conference on Tourism.

Lowndes firefighters battle scrap metal fire Thursday

Posted 9/20/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Volunteer firefighters extinguished a fire at a scrap metal yard before it spread Thursday afternoon.

City will renew partnership with LINK

Posted 9/19/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The City of Columbus is renewing its partnership with the Golden Triangle Development LINK, but it won't be under the same conditions as before.

Crawford woman arrested for allegedly leaving small children home alone

Posted 9/19/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Crawford woman has been arrested after law enforcement discovered her two children alone in her home where they had been left for three days.

Columbus man arrested for allegedly breaking woman's finger

Posted 9/19/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man was arrested after he allegedly assaulted a romantic partner.

Columbus man arrested for domestic violence

Posted 9/19/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man has been arrested on one count of felony domestic violence/aggravated assault, Lowndes County Sheriff's Office Lt. Tony Cooper confirmed.

Caledonia student arrested for allegedly threatening other students

Posted 9/18/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 15-year-old student at Caledonia High School was arrested Monday after he allegedly told other students he had made a list of people he planned to shoot at school.

West Point man arrested for fleeing police in stolen car

Posted 9/18/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A West Point man in a stolen car has been arrested for his involvement in a chase with law enforcement from Alabama into Lowndes County Saturday.

CVB debates who should fund certain festivals

Posted 9/17/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Officials with Lowndes County, the city of Columbus and Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau all said they were open to a sit-down meeting to clarify language in interlocal agreements among the entities regarding the funding of local events.

Seventh Avenue Heritage Festival canceled due to lack of funding

Posted 9/17/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

District 41 State Rep. Kabir Karriem has canceled this year's Seventh Avenue Heritage Festival, scheduled for Oct. 4-5, because the city of Columbus failed to comply with terms of the interlocal agreement for funding from the 2-percent restaurant sales tax.

Monday Profile: Franklin P.E. instructor teaches 'life lessons' while encouraging kids to play

Posted 9/16/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Among the teachers at Franklin Academy, Terrie Gooch is probably the only one who doesn't encourage her students to sit still. After all, she is the school's physical education teacher and has been for 13 years now.

Columbus firefighters respond to calls at Sunflower, Cafe on Main

Posted 9/16/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Fire and Rescue responded to a pair of fires at businesses in Columbus Sunday.

Columbus native helps save life in Pearl classroom

Posted 9/14/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The first time Greg Jones performed CPR in a real emergency, it wasn't enough. Jones was on leave from military duty and he and two volunteer firefighters -- one of whom was Jones' brother -- were trying to help an unresponsive woman in New Hope. She didn't make it.

Two CAFB officers among those who march 100 miles from New Jersey to Ground Zero to commemorate 9/11

Posted 9/14/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Air Force officers Maj. Jonathan Leetch and Capt. Matthew Carpenter had been walking 32 hours, without stopping to sleep in a hotel or eat at a restaurant, when they arrived at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum on Wednesday. It had been 18 years to the day since the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.

Property tax rates go down for Lowndes, LCSD

Posted 9/14/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Property tax rates are dropping for Lowndes County and its school district after the tax assessor's office changed the way it will tax a local power plant.

 

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