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New Hope YMCA to close Aug. 31

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

New Hope's YMCA is closing next month. The Board of Directors for the Frank P. Phillips Memorial YMCA, which has branches in downtown Columbus, Caledonia and New Hope, announced today the branch will close Aug. 31.

 

Man arrested in Tenn. for Tabernacle Road home invasion

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man wanted in connection with a July 19 Lowndes County home invasion is in custody in Tennessee, according to the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office.

Anonymous food pantry seeks to provide stigma-free assistance

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

The latest food pantry to arrive in Columbus has no building, no staff and, best of all, no stigma.

MSMS reserve fund reaching critical point

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science could be only a year away from drastically shrinking its operations, according to the school's executive director Germain McConnell.

Local man, 4 juveniles arrested for burglary of downtown office building

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Police have arrested four juveniles and an 18-year-old for burglary of a downtown Columbus office building.

Setting boundaries in homes with firearms

Posted 7/25/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

From the time they were about 6 years old, Bruce Johnson's daughters knew he had guns in the house. They also knew not to touch the guns without an adult present, not to point them at anyone and not to show them to company.

Lowndes elderly beat heat with fans

Posted 7/25/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Billie Crowell has lived in her home on Nashville Ferry Road for 30 years. For most of that time, she had to make do with a single window-unit air-conditioner, which meant many uncomfortable Mississippi summers.

CVB board member resigns

Posted 7/25/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau board is short one member after Lester "Pinky" King submitted his letter of resignation on Monday.

Many Mississippians see midyear insurance cost dip

Posted 7/24/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi customers may have noticed lowered health insurance premiums in recent weeks.

Flier calling for boycotts further disrupts divisive Southside development issue

Posted 7/22/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A flier circulating on social media calling for boycotts of three local businesses has made an already contentious Southside development issue even more divisive.

Planned talent show draws scam concerns

Posted 7/22/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A talent show set to take place in Columbus at the end of July could be suspicious, according to two involved local business directors.

 

Shooting victim fights for life in hospital

Posted 7/21/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A person shot in a home invasion Wednesday in eastern Lowndes County is fighting for his life in a Jackson hospital.

 

Local nonprofits receive $8,800 in grants from Exchange Club

Posted 7/21/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Eight local nonprofits received grants at the Exchange Club of Columbus' weekly meeting at Lion Hills Center Thursday.

Lowndes supervisor builds strong legacy

Posted 7/21/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

John Holliman was recognized as a pioneer upon his recent induction into the Home Builders Association of Mississippi Hall of Fame.

Two arrested for child endangerment in marijuana bust

Posted 7/20/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two people are in the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center after deputies found marijuana in their home within easy reach of children.

Man arrested for allegedly attacking 80-year-old relative

Posted 7/20/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County man is behind bars after allegedly assaulting an elderly relative.

 

Person shot in home invasion on Tabernacle Road

Posted 7/20/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County sheriff's deputies are seeking suspects in a home invasion Wednesday night in eastern Lowndes County which sent one person to the hospital with gunshot wounds.

 

New Caledonia mayor sets out to lead divided city

Posted 7/20/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Wednesday morning, when the town's election commission ruled that only one of the five affidavit ballots would be counted, the outcome of the Caledonia mayor's relied on that single vote.

City holds ribbon cutting for Deer Run bridge

Posted 7/20/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ward 6 Councilman Bill Gavin can remember standing in holes caused by eroded soil on either side of the bridge on Deer Run Road.

 

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