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Why do we celebrate Cinco de Mayo?

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Today, in 1862, the Mexican Army defeated an invading French force at the Battle of Puebla. That's why May 5 -- or "Cinco de Mayo" -- was named an official Mexican holiday by then president of Mexico Benito Juarez.

Suspect in Wednesday shooting turns himself in

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man wanted in connection with an April 29 shooting in east Columbus turned himself into authorities Monday.

Lowndes Co. supes vote to go ahead with new E-911 board

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A request by the city of Columbus for Lowndes County supervisors to reconsider a decision to restructure the local E-911 board of directors has been denied.

 

Photo: Highway 69 wreck

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A three-car accident on Highway 69 South near All Nations Ministries sent six people to Baptist Memorial-Golden Triangle Hospital on Monday afternoon.

 

 

 

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