Lowndes County supervisors have reached a deadlock over their stances on embattled Board of Supervisors President Harry Sanders, with two supervisors hoping to discuss Sanders’ removal as president, and two others urging for his resignation from the board.
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Sherry Ellis had everything she needed: a sewing machine and fabric she saved for cloth masks.
Within five minutes, Ellis said, she fashioned herself a T-shirt instead. It read, “Racism is wrong. #Resign.”
Local officials and community leaders are condemning Lowndes County Board of Supervisors President Harry Sanders for comments he made about African Americans being “dependent” since slavery ended and not assimilating to American society like other ethnicities.
Columbus Recreation Director Greg Lewis said that a large portion of parents of the 383 players signed up for the league wanted a refund of the league fees due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Recreational sports leagues in Columbus, Caledonia and Lowndes County could gather for practices as soon as June 1 and kick off seasonal games on June 15 following a discussion among members of the Restart Columbus Parks and Recreation Subcommittee Thursday afternoon.
As of Saturday morning, there are four confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Lowndes County and one case in Clay County, according to the Mississippi State Department of Health.
The department also suspended all recreation programs, including soccer and youth baseball and softball.
Registration is open until Feb. 22. All games will be played at Lake Lowndes State Park.
Short is one of four voting members representing Mississippi on the USA Softball National Council.
Lowndes County investigators are searching for a Crawford man they believe may have threatened a witness in an ongoing case.