Columbus Fire & Rescue adds new ladder truck

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A new, $1.2 million ladder truck is replacing a 25-year-old piece of equipment for Columbus Fire & Rescue and, Chief Martin Andrews hopes, improving the department's capabilities in the process.

Columbus Christmas Parade to be held Dec. 12

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's never too early to think about Christmas.

Magnolia State Cotton Pickin' 100 starts tonight

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Magnolia State Cotton Pickin' 100 will take over Columbus Magnolia Motor Speedway tonight. The races begin at 8 p.m. and last through Saturday.


Browning on Business: Jones Restaurant to open again

Posted yesterday in Business

For several weeks, a handwritten sign on the front door of Jones Restaurant has stated that the eatery is temporarily closed.



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