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Investigators trying to ID owner of gun found at Columbus Middle School

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local law enforcement is investigating an incident at Columbus Middle School earlier this month in which a male student found a handgun in his belongings on campus.

Hickman fired as CMSD superintendent

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District Superintendent Philip Hickman is out of a job.

Two men vying for CMSD board vacancy

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local pastor Willie Petty Sr. hopes his third try to get on the Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees proves the charm.

High utility bills driven by recent cold weather

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Charlie Box didn't expect what he found in his last utility bill. But Columbus Light and Water officials did.

Need increases for training to help first responders deal with trauma

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

John Almond knows of a police officer who, on his first day of work, was the first to respond to the scene of an 11-year-old who was accidentally shot.

Local man arrested for fourth domestic violence charge

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man faces a domestic violence charge after Columbus Police Department officers responded to a call at Baptist Memorial Hospital earlier this month.

Man accused of felony child abuse in custody

Posted 2/22/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man wanted for child abuse is now in the custody of Lowndes County Sheriff's Office.

Woman arrested for alleged stabbing

Posted 2/22/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A woman was arrested Sunday after she allegedly stabbed someone in the chest.

CPD head investigator taking sharp pay cut to join sheriff's dept.

Posted 2/22/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Police Department's head investigator Capt. Brent Swan is leaving for a job with Lowndes County Sheriff's Office, and it appears he's taking a significant pay cut to do it.

Student's gun formerly in LCSO possession

Posted 2/22/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

New details have emerged from an investigation involving a Caledonia High School student who was arrested at school after authorities found a handgun in his room at home -- including that the student may have been a bullying victim, that he also had ammunition and that the handgun authorities found was a weapon that should have been logged into evidence for an investigation at Lowndes County Sheriff's Office 10 years ago.

Returning to former glory: Waukaway building being restored to 1940s look

Posted 2/22/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Waukaway Springs Bottling Company is undergoing building renovations in hopes to restore the building to its original look.

CPD head of investigations resigns

Posted 2/21/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Police Department's head investigator will leave the department for a position with Lowndes County Sheriff's Office.

Sanders to stay on patrol after council denies appeal

Posted 2/21/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An impromptu prayer circle, 16 members strong, assembled Tuesday evening in the hallway of the Municipal Complex, just outside the courtroom where the city council meets.

Man gets 40 years for killing cousin

Posted 2/21/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus murder defendant will spend the next 40 years in prison after he pleaded guilty Tuesday to second-degree murder.

Caledonia student arrested for weapon possession may have been bullied

Posted 2/21/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Caledonia High School student arrested after authorities found a handgun at his home was also in possession of an old bullet resistant vest and a "small amount" of ammunition, authorities confirmed Wednesday.

Liver transplant surgeries for Columbus mother and daughter a success

Posted 2/21/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mother and daughter Margaret and Adeline Rollins of Columbus are doing well after liver transplant surgeries Tuesday in Atlanta.

Council appoints Cox to CMSD board

Posted 2/21/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus council members on Tuesday selected Yvonne Cox to serve a five-year term on the Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees.

Petition calls for Baptist to reinstate privileges for longtime OBGYN

Posted 2/20/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A longtime obstetrics and gynecology doctor at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle has had his OB privileges suspended.

 

Columbus' Airbus to avoid furloughs

Posted 2/20/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A decision by a competitor to drop all legal actions challenging Airbus Helicopters' contracts to provide as many as 51 UH-72A Lakota Helicopters should keep the Airbus assembly plant operating without fear of layoffs or furloughs, the Texas-based company says.

 

Murder trial set to begin today

Posted 2/20/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The trial for a man accused of first-degree murder is slated to begin today.

 

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