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FEMA center at East Columbus Gym will be open Columbus Day

Posted 10/10/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Federal Emergency Management Agency Disaster Recovery Center in Columbus will be open from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m on Saturdays and will also be open for its regular weekday hours (9 a.m. until 6 p.m.) on Columbus Day (Monday).

 

Caledonia student arrested for alleged bomb threat

Posted 10/8/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Caledonia Middle School student has been charged with making terroristic threats after allegedly making a bomb threat against multiple campuses on Monday.

County now looking at other clinic options

Posted 10/8/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A week after it seemed poised to sign a new agreement with a local Baptist Medical Group Clinic, the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors will consider other possibilities for its employees' doctors visits and pharmacy.

Monday Profile: Local pastor doubles as Army chaplain

Posted 10/7/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On a typical Sunday, in congregations across the country, someone is missing while fulfilling an obligation to the military as a member of the National Guard or Reserves. It's a little different at First Presbyterian Church of Columbus, where one Sunday per month the person is not missing from the pews, but from behind the pulpit.

EMCC president links financial woes to drops in enrollment

Posted 10/5/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If all 15 community colleges in Mississippi were offered as a public company on the open stock market, no one would want to invest.

LCSD narrows superintendent search to seven names

Posted 10/5/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County School District Board of Trustees narrowed the list of candidates for the district's superintendent of schools to seven during Friday's regular board meeting, but offered little information on the move.

Columbus woman arrested on racketeering charge

Posted 10/5/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus woman was arrested for racketeering last week after allegedly creating fake checks for other people in Lowndes County to cash.

Hawkins: Black market hijacks vaping, makes it more dangerous

Posted 10/4/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Nature abhors a vacuum. That goes for human nature, too. During Thursday's Exchange Club luncheon at Lion Hills Center, Eddie Hawkins of Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics noted the emergence of vaping as a form of recreational drug use has emerged as a public health threat.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: McGill overcomes her fears, mounts successful battle against breast cancer

Posted 10/4/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Edna McGill began chemotherapy to treat breast cancer on her 60th birthday, in July 2014. It would prove to be 100-percent effective. That didn't mean her battle with breast cancer was over, McGill explained from her home in Columbus Thursday.

Cedarhill welcomes new pride

Posted 10/4/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On Sept. 25, as an unfamiliar truck was pulling up to Cedarhill Animal Sanctuary in Caledonia, the sanctuary's lone lion Zeus got up and began running around in excitement.

Lowndes supes OK $919K in new radios for rural firefighters

Posted 10/3/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors have agreed to purchase $919,000 in two-way radios for all current rural firefighters and chiefs.

FEMA encourages in-person visits for assistance

Posted 10/3/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sarah Collie was sitting in the bathroom of the house she owned on 18th Street North the evening of Feb. 23 when a tornado touched down in North Columbus. "I looked up and there it was," Collie said.

Woman arrested for allegedly punching, biting child

Posted 10/3/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus woman was arrested for allegedly biting and punching a child.

City to consider promotions, pay raises for firefighters working above rank

Posted 10/2/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The fiscal year started Tuesday for the city of Columbus, but not without dispute. A large group of people, many of them Columbus firefighters in uniform, turned out for Tuesday's city council meeting, waiting for Ward 3 councilman Charlie Box to address an item he added to the otherwise mundane agenda at the beginning of the meeting.

Man charged with setting two Saturday fires

Posted 10/2/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police have arrested a man investigators say set fire to a home and car early Saturday morning.

 

Deputies respond to call at Lock and Dam

Posted 10/2/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man who threatened to harm himself at the west bank boat launch near the John C. Stennis Lock and Dam in Columbus early Monday evening ended peacefully, according to a Lowndes County Sheriff's Office report.

 

 

LCSO seeks public's help identifying burglar

Posted 10/2/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Investigators with Lowndes County Sheriff's Office are searching for the suspect in a burglary last month.

 

Hamilton teacher charged with attempted murder of her child at Columbus Lake

Posted 10/1/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Police have charged a Hamilton elementary teacher with attempted murder after investigators determined she intentionally drove a car into Columbus Lake while her 2-year-old was riding inside.

County may ink new deal with health clinic

Posted 10/1/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County will likely approve a new agreement with a local Baptist Medical Group Clinic to resume providing free medical care for its employees. Meanwhile, Columbus Light and Water employees, which had used the clinic at no cost since it opened in 2017, have been left out of the equation.

Board to review 15 applicants for LCSD superintendent

Posted 10/1/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Fifteen applicants met Lowndes County School District's minimum requirements for its ongoing superintendent search, according to information the Mississippi School Boards Association provided the school board Monday during a two-hour executive session at Central Office.

 

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