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CPD will go longer without an assistant chief

Posted about 2 hours ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Police Department will go a little longer without an assistant chief after the background check of the latest preferred candidate disqualified him from consideration.


Home Base: Mississippi Republicans lean on natural selection when it comes to educating its children

Posted 12/7/2018 in Local Columns

My three daughters are all in bed by 8:30 every night. At least four nights a week, that's when my wife breaks out the laptop and various paper-stuffed folders.


Retail Coach firm developing list of recruiting targets for Columbus

Posted 12/6/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As of Wednesday, Will Kline was approaching the halfway mark of the first phase of his plan to rebuild Columbus' reputation as the retail center for the Golden Triangle.


Columbus CFO suspended without pay in wake of budget deficit revelation

Posted 12/5/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Chief Financial Officer Milton Rawle has been suspended for 16 working days, without pay, for failing to comply with job performance standards.


Columbus CFO suspended without pay

Posted 12/4/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Chief Financial Officer Milton Rawle has been suspended for 16 working days without pay for failure to comply job performance standards.


Man dies in surgery after being shot in domestic dispute

Posted 12/1/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Macon man died Saturday morning after being shot in what authorities are calling a domestic dispute at Greentree Apartments in Lowndes County.


Fresh face recommended as new airport fixed-base operator

Posted 11/30/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Jared Rabren may only be 25, but interestingly enough his experience helped land him a shot at a contract to run the Columbus-Lowndes Airport.


City operated at $881K deficit in FY 2018

Posted 11/24/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city of Columbus operated at a nearly $881,000 deficit in Fiscal Year 2018 -- a fact that apparently caught city councilmen completely by surprise.


Columbus-Lowndes Airport searches for new operator after the last one stalls

Posted 11/20/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Just about every weekend, Randy Gray gives flying lessons from the Columbus-Lowndes Airport on Fabritech Road near Highway 69.


American Deli cashiers speak out after mall melee

Posted 11/11/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A steady stream of customers waited patiently in line Saturday at American Deli in Leigh Mall when Briana Jackson began her shift at 4 p.m.


Bringing 'guns' to the White House: Muscle-bound Columbus native and chef has served four presidential administrations

Posted 11/3/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Last weekend, Andre Rush was in Belgium accepting a peace award. On Thursday, he was sitting outside Helen's Kitchen in Columbus, musing with his old classmate Kabir Karriem about life at Lee High School, where they both were members of the last graduating class in 1992.


Police Explorers returning to Columbus

Posted 11/2/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Police Explorers program is returning to Columbus. Boy Scouts of America will officially charter the revamped Explorers in a ceremony Monday evening.


New Trotter event space open for rent

Posted 10/20/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Walking through the old Regal Cleaners building on Fourth Street North, Trotter Convention Center Director Mike Anderson doted on the changes. New stainless steel appliances in the kitchen. Ceramic tile flooring throughout the facility. Updated restrooms. New tables, chairs and an ice caddy.


Councilman Jones implicated as beneficiary in Bargain Hunt embezzlement case

Posted 10/3/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police are investigating an alleged embezzlement that involves a city councilman and his wife.


Businessman Mark Alexander appointed to CRA board

Posted 10/3/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A longtime local developer and businessman is joining the Columbus Redevelopment Authority board.


Leigh Mall up for auction after loan default

Posted 9/29/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Leigh Mall is being put up for auction because its owner, Security National Properties, has defaulted on a multi-million dollar loan.


Burns Bottom survey reveals historically fragmented neighborhood

Posted 9/25/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Findings from a survey of historical structures in the Burns Bottom area have Columbus Redevelopment Authority representatives hopeful the neighborhood could be removed from the National Register of Historic Places.


Learning to lead: Mayor's Youth Council boasts record 54 members this year

Posted 9/21/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Standing behind a podium in a near empty first-floor ballroom in Trotter Convention Center Thursday evening, Marian Turner sound-checked the microphone nearly a dozen times.


Columbus appoints five to joint city-county committee

Posted 9/19/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus City Council on Tuesday appointed five members to an intergovernmental relations committee of city and Lowndes County leaders.


Citizen-led change: Lowndes Community Foundation organizes task forces to combat key challenges locally

Posted 9/18/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Building a better community, according to Matt Bogue, starts with supplying nails to the people with hammers.



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