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Photo: Something fishy

Posted about 1 hour ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

Tony Mixon, of the Mississippi Department of Transportation's Lowndes County division, uses a front-end loader Tuesday morning to pick up hundreds of processed fish parts from the highway.

Man arrested in New Hope church burglary

Posted about 1 hour ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man was arrested over the weekend for allegedly breaking into a church in New Hope.

Police identify armed robbery suspect

Posted about 1 hour ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

Officers with the Columbus Police Department are investigating an armed robbery that occurred in north Columbus early Saturday.

Man jailed for attacking mother's boyfriend

Posted about 1 hour ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

One man is behind bars and another sent to the hospital after a knife attack Saturday.

Gaining a seat at the table: Bulldog Bytes STEM camp encourages girls to pursue computer science

Posted about 1 hour ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

Women teaching women in a field traditionally dominated by men. That's the idea behind the Mississippi State University sponsored Bulldog Bytes camp hosted this week at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Columbus.

Lowndes Co. man arrested for felony domestic violence

Posted about 1 hour ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County man has been arrested for allegedly strangling his romantic partner.

City construction projects progressing

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Work on the Sen. Terry Brown Amphitheater's first phase is expected to finish next month, weather permitting. J5 Broaddus Senior Project Manager Robyn Eastman said progress at the amphitheater has generally progressed well, even with the heavy rains that have hit the area for the past few weeks.

Sounds of Summer revises schedule

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

After steady rain the past two weeks, Columbus' Sounds of Summer is back on track, with one adjustment in the performance schedule, according to Columbus Main Street Director Barbara Bigelow.

Officials respond to voting concerns at Union precinct

Posted 6/24/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

State and local officials have responded to a number of allegations and concerns from citizens about potential irregularities at the Union voting precinct in the June 6 general election.

The Book of Joe: LINK CEO Higgins enlists ghostwriter to work on book project

Posted 6/24/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It has been six months since the CBS News program "60 Minutes" told the Joe Max Higgins story of how the colorful, homespun economic development CEO brought manufacturing jobs to the Golden Triangle at a time when the industry was stagnant at best.

New Columbus Arts Council director looks for more long-term donations

Posted 6/24/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Arts Council has a new director.

Shooting at murder suspect's house believed to be accidental

Posted 6/24/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Officers with the Columbus Police Department responded Friday to what is now believed to have been an accidental shooting at the home of an accused murderer.

Convictions for police officer defendants rare

Posted 6/24/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Ernesto Ball was a kid, he knew many children in his community who wanted to be police officers.

Fireworks on the Water set for July 1

Posted 6/23/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Event organizers are encouraging people to make plans to go to the Lock and Dam on July 1 for the annual Fireworks on the Water.

CMSD won't ask for millage increase for FY '18

Posted 6/23/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District does not plan to ask for a property tax increase next fiscal year.

Building hope: World Changers mission takes on 14 projects in Lowndes Co.

Posted 6/22/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

One look at Lexi Moon and you know exactly what she's been up to. The boot on her left foot has a large splatter of white paint and her jeans and T-shirt are smeared with paint, too. Her hands are covered in it.

CPD officer suspended for Facebook posts

Posted 6/22/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three social media posts that landed a Columbus Police Department officer a 28-day suspension are now associated with a former officer's wrongful termination lawsuit against the city in federal court.

Council tables election commission appointments

Posted 6/22/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council will wait until its next meeting to finish appointing members to the Municipal Election Commission.

 

Man lands crop duster on highway Tuesday

Posted 6/22/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Officers with the Mississippi Highway Patrol responded Tuesday to a private plane that had landed in the middle of the highway.

 

Childhood home of noted Disney animator, painter Joshua Meador is on the market

Posted 6/21/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The house on the corner Sixth Avenue North and Ninth Street in Columbus has been for sale for about a month.

 

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