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Trial set for house parent accused of sexual battery

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

Twelve years after the alleged crime and five years after his indictment, a former Palmer Home house parent will stand trial before Judge Jim Kitchens in circuit court.

One man killed in weekend shooting in West Point

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

One West Point man has died following a fatal shooting over the weekend.

Problem solver: LINK intern spends summer developing research-based guide for Golden Triangle

Posted 8/18/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Liz Hartmann has a bachelor's degree in international studies and sustainability from Miami University in Ohio. She has worked four years with the "Big Four" accounting firm Deloitte's strategy and operations division, helping with mergers and acquisitions in the health care and pharmaceutical industries.

 

Person injured in reported accidental shooting

Posted 8/18/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police are investigating what is being reported as an accidental shooting.

 

Columbus pulls out of LINK

Posted 8/17/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus is pulling out of the Golden Triangle Development LINK. City councilmen voted 3-2 during a budget work session Thursday afternoon not to contribute its normal $100,000 to the economic development organization in Fiscal Year 2019, which begins Oct. 1.

New exhaust system at fire station to reduce firefighter exposure to cancer

Posted 8/17/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For firefighters, certain hazards of their jobs are apparent.

CMSD lands on list of top 10 most-improved districts for ELA

Posted 8/17/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District ranked fifth among the most-improved districts on English-Language Arts state testing in 2017-18.

$1 million snafu: Court ruling determines multiple Lowndes industries have erroneously paid ad valorem taxes for five years

Posted 8/16/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Mississippi Supreme Court decision issued in May will cost Lowndes County more than $800,000 in property taxes for at least the approaching fiscal year.

After fierce debate, county agrees to help fund city parks

Posted 8/16/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Wednesday to provide $200,000 to the city of Columbus for use on its parks and recreation for Fiscal Year 2018-19 with no strings attached.

Priscella Circle armed robbery suspect arrested

Posted 8/16/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County Sheriff's Office has arrested one suspect and is seeking another in connection a Saturday afternoon armed robbery at a residence at Priscella Circle, LCSO Capt. Greg Wright confirmed Thursday.

Suspect attempts to rob safe at Wingate Hotel

Posted 8/15/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police are searching for a suspect in an attempted robbery at the Wingate Hotel early Saturday morning.

Hamilton man charged with cyberstalking Lowndes resident

Posted 8/15/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Hamilton man was arrested Aug. 10 for cyberstalking a Lowndes County resident.

Following purchase of paper mill, IP looks to take visible role in community

Posted 8/15/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

International Paper is one of the leading producers of pulp and paper products in the country, but Columbus Mill Manager David Phillips said the company hopes to take the lead on the community involvement front as well.

City to reconsider using BMG clinic

Posted 8/15/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Upon further review, the city of Columbus may not be pulling out of Baptist Medical Group's primary care clinic after all.

Man charged with murder of Starkville resident

Posted 8/14/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A suspect has now been charged in the death of 24-year-old Jarrel Ward of Starkville.

Suspects rob adult store near base

Posted 8/13/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County Sheriff's Office is investigating a pair of armed robberies Saturday near Columbus Air Force Base.

For love of the run: Columbus couple host Possum Town Triathlon for competitive athletes, novice runners

Posted 8/11/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There is probably no couple in the Golden Triangle whose names are more associated with running than Brad and Melissa Atkins.

CMSD questions its portion of tax collection fee

Posted 8/11/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District officials are questioning whether the schools should be on the hook for a portion of a fee the city pays to outsource its ad valorem tax collection services.

CPD closes in on more Princess shooting suspects

Posted 8/10/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Police Chief Fred Shelton released more details on last week's armed robbery outside The Princess Theater during a Columbus Police Department Overview Committee meeting Thursday.

 

Local woman sues over tainted Goldfish crackers

Posted 8/10/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus woman has sued Connecticut food corporation Pepperidge Farm after she says she was hospitalized eating contaminated Goldfish crackers.

 

 

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