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Landmark status moves Lee High one step closer to redevelopment

Posted about 1 hour ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lee Middle School property on Military Road is now a Mississippi Historic Landmark.


'Competition for a good cause': Friendly rivalry between Columbus police, fire departments builds camaraderie

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Fire and Rescue's brand new trophy stands proudly in Fire Station 1, where it commemorates the quick actions of three firefighters -- and one child from the Boys and Girls Club -- who dispensed of a plate of 50 chicken wings in less than six minutes.


A church within reach

Posted 5/19/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For Jason and Kelsey Bigelow, going to church on Sundays has traditionally meant making a trek of more than an hour to and from Tupelo.


MUW retiring speech-language pathology professor reflects on job that was 'never boring'

Posted 5/16/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Michelle Harmon has been working as a speech pathologist for 35 years and says she has never once been bored.


Apartments, retail plans revealed for old Lee High

Posted 5/10/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Redevelopment Authority on Wednesday released possible future plans for the Lee Middle School property.


Opening the door: Employment among biggest obstacles facing freed felons

Posted 5/9/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

David Duett's job interview was going great. The Columbus native had been referred for the position by the business' owner. The hiring manager had come to the portion of the interview where she talked about salary and time off, and Duett was hopeful.


Clay man claims police used excessive force

Posted 5/3/2018 in Area

The city of West Point is facing a federal lawsuit from a man claiming West Point police used unnecessary force while arresting him during a welfare check.


Market Street Festival this weekend

Posted 5/2/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

he 23rd annual Market Street Festival in downtown Columbus will take place this weekend. Starting Friday, residents and Columbus visitors can enjoy live music, vendors and other entertainment downtown for the annual festival. Hosted by Main Street Columbus, the festival occurs every first weekend of May.


Alabama man dies in West Point traffic accident

Posted 5/1/2018 in Area

West Point Police Department is investigating a traffic accident that killed an Alabama man on Highway 45 Alternate near the Hampton Inn Monday.


Thousands expected for weekend sporting tournaments

Posted 4/27/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

About 5,000 people are expected to come to Columbus for the state's second biggest soccer tournament this weekend.


Extended stays: Local inmate incarceration times an indicator of state-wide problem

Posted 4/25/2018 in Area

Omar Beard has been in the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center since March 2012.


A house to love: The Haven, historic downtown home, passes to new ownership

Posted 4/23/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Vonnie Moody admits she doesn't know much yet about the history of her new house -- but she does know that history is rich.


CMSD releases further information on superintendent candidates

Posted 4/20/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees will look at 19 of the 21 applications of superintendent candidates.


'The bottom of the pool': Bestselling author, speaker Andy Andrews speaks in Columbus

Posted 4/20/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Whenever someone asks Andy Andrews what he does for a living, he tells them he's a noticer.


Super Troopers actor to appear at Golden Triangle Comic Con

Posted 4/19/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Super Troopers actor Erik Stolhanske will make an appearance at the third Golden Triangle Comic Con on Aug. 18.


Breaking barriers in the sky: Tuskegee Airmen exhibit visits local middle schools

Posted 4/18/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Between 20 and 30 students at Columbus Middle School watched as the pilot on the screen before them flew out over the landscape and pointed the nose of his plane toward the sky.


CVB lauds success of 78th Pilgrimage

Posted 4/16/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Of the eight years Rachel George opened her home, Baskerville Manor on Third Street North, to guests for Columbus Pilgrimage home tours, she thinks this year is the best she's seen.


Helping others cope with trauma

Posted 4/12/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Kirk Gayle said everywhere he goes in Columbus, he sees death.


Teacher retention, community engagement priorities for incoming superintendent

Posted 4/11/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Stakeholders who gave their input on the search for Columbus Municipal School District's next superintendent say the board should choose someone who can improve staff morale, retain teachers, improve the district's flagging image and engage more with the entire community.


Thunderbirds cancel Columbus appearance after pilot's death

Posted 4/11/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Air Force Thunderbirds will not appear at Wings Over Columbus later this month.



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