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Turner's attorney responds to city claims in lawsuit

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

An attorney representing Ward 4 Councilman Marty Turner continues to assert that Mayor Robert Smith acted beyond the limits of his authority when he deactivated Turner's city-issued phone last summer.


Tax offices upgrade computers, anticipate new requirements

Posted 1/19/2017 in Area

Mississippi tax assessors are busy preparing to implement a new vehicle registration system that may help with stricter auto insurance enforcement.


Columbus hires police consultant

Posted 1/18/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus is bringing in a consultant to work with its police department.


Local attorney invited to inauguration

Posted 1/17/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Attending a campaign fundraiser in Jackson this summer, Corky Smith shook hands with the man who would become President.


Supervisors approve AbilityWorks lease

Posted 1/16/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors unanimously approved a new lease to allow AbilityWorks to continue using its current facility near the Columbus-Lowndes Airport.


CPD opens investigation into alleged Jack's incident

Posted 1/13/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Police Department has officially opened a criminal investigation into the alleged serving of contaminated food at Jack's restaurant on Highway 45.


Legislators respond to mandatory flag-flying bill

Posted 1/13/2017 in Area

If one state senator has his way, Mississippi's colleges will fly the state flag or their presidents will pay.


City hall work nearly done

Posted 1/12/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mayor Robert Smith can see the light at the end of the tunnel for the Columbus City Hall renovation.


CPD Chief: 'Prophecy is being fulfilled'

Posted 1/12/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Police Chief Oscar Lewis is at least partly blaming rising crime in the city on biblical prophecy related to the end times.


More candidates qualify for council elections

Posted 1/11/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two more challengers have emerged in city council races in Columbus.


Cold temperatures may delay paving projects

Posted 1/10/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Work is well under way on a major paving project for Columbus.


Billboard clampdown: A look at local ban as Starkville mulls moratorium

Posted 1/9/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

While one Golden Triangle city mulls a short-term billboard ban, another has had one in place for more than a decade.


Accidents abound on icy roads

Posted 1/7/2017 in Area

Friday's icy weather led to an abundance of issues for travelers on area highways.


Supes authorize MEMA grant for Palmer Home shelters

Posted 1/5/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two tornado shelters at the Palmer Home for Children are unlike anything else in Lowndes County.


Nine qualify on first day for Columbus elections

Posted 1/4/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Nine candidates officially put their hats in the ring for municipal elections on the first day of qualifications, including three challengers to current incumbents.


Fairgrounds shooting: Council issues 90-day moratorium on Fairgrounds events

Posted 1/4/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus city councilmen unanimously approved Tuesday a 90-day moratorium on events at the Columbus Fairgrounds until the property manager can present a plan to curb violent activity at the location.


Police, fire depts. see quiet holiday season

Posted 1/3/2017 in Area

Local fire and law enforcement officials are reporting a quiet Christmas and New Year's holiday period.


Debate over OCH mirrors process in Lowndes 23 years ago

Posted 12/30/2016 in Area

Leroy Brooks remembers well the public furor that arose when Lowndes County supervisors voted to lease the county-owned hospital to Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation.


Municipal election qualifications begin Tuesday

Posted 12/29/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The 2017 municipal election season is less than one week away.


Ricky Ball Shooting: Six counties suggested to host Boykin trial

Posted 12/28/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Both sides have submitted suggested counties to host Canyon Boykin's criminal case.



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