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City: Law supports slashing businesses' hours

Posted less than 1 hour ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's been a different sort of week for the relationship between Columbus' city government and two of its businesses.


'Life' happens at CMS: Golden Triangle Leadership group creates fun way to teach eighth graders about hard choices

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Andrew O'Neal thought he was safe.


O-Kay Foods agrees to close at 5 p.m.

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A local business owner has agreed to restrict his convenience store's operating hours after initial resistance to requests from city officials.


Man shot on 7th Avenue Tuesday afternoon

Posted 3/22/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At least one person was injured in a Tuesday afternoon shooting on Seventh Avenue North.


Third 'Possum Town Throwdown' set for Thursday

Posted 3/22/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For the third year, the Columbus High School boys basketball team will clash with a team coached by Mayor Robert Smith to help raise money for cancer research.


Former Noxubee coach gets 15 years for sexual battery

Posted 3/21/2017 in Area

A former Noxubee County High School coach received a 15-year sentence Monday for sexual battery of a minor.


Utility payment service causing bill pay issues

Posted 3/20/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A third-party payment provider is causing frustration for some local utility companies and their customers.


Columbus' JCPenney slated to permanently close

Posted 3/18/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Leigh Mall in Columbus is losing one of its anchor stores.


Young CPD officers hope to make a difference

Posted 3/17/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's no secret that Columbus Police Department is a young department.


Elkin retiring from CPD

Posted 3/15/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After almost 27 years, Capt. Donnie Elkin is turning in his badge in favor of retirement from the Columbus Police Department.


Challenge to councilman's residence falls flat

Posted 3/11/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus municipal Democratic executive committee dismissed a complaint against incumbent Ward 5 Councilman Stephen Jones after the complainant, Gary Jefferson, failed to arrive in time for a Friday evening hearing.


Legislation tackles bullying policies for school districts

Posted 3/10/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A piece of anti-bullying legislation, co-authored by District 41 Rep. Kabir Karriem (D-Columbus), is heading to the governor's desk.


Columbus pursuing state grant for new pedestrian trail

Posted 3/10/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city of Columbus is pursuing a grant for the opening phase of a walking trail planned to stretch from the Soccer Complex to Logan's Roadhouse on North 18th Avenue.


Mayor breaks tie to allow Juneteenth beer sales

Posted 3/8/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus City Council knotted on a vote to allow beer sales at the annual Juneteenth festival this summer during its Tuesday evening meeting.


'The most dramatic breakfasts I've ever eaten'

Posted 3/8/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

David Crews said he heard one of his favorite quotes in the early morning hours at a First Monday Trade Day in Ripley.


Supes approve funding for 50-plus job development

Posted 3/7/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors unanimously approved more than $1.7 million in grants and loans for a company to build a $7.5 million new facility on the Steel Dynamics, Inc. campus at the industrial park west of Columbus.


Republican committee bars Columbus mayoral hopeful from ballot

Posted 3/6/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus mayoral candidate may have to sue to be on the ballot. The Columbus Municipal Republican Election Committee declined to certify Garthia Halbert, who attempted to qualify as a Republican candidate, for the mayoral election.


Rivers McGraw Act has area ties

Posted 3/6/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Macon woman and New Hope High School alumna is hoping state legislators will push through a bill requiring police officers to notify parents when someone age 18 to 21 years old is arrested for driving under the influence. Lauren McGraw, who grew up in the Golden Triangle and now lives in Jackson, said the Rivers McGraw Act, named after her son, could save a life in the future.


12 animals rescued in Lowndes dog cruelty case

Posted 3/6/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

One of the largest dog recoveries in recent memory is an unusual case, according to Lowndes County animal control officer Bobby Reeves.


Five more qualify for city elections

Posted 3/4/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A flurry of late qualifications has added five new candidates to four of Columbus' municipal races, as 21 total candidates met Friday's 5 p.m. qualification deadline.



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