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Boykin files federal suit against Columbus

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former Columbus police officer involved in the October shooting death of Ricky Ball has filed a lawsuit against the city claiming he was wrongfully terminated.

Yokohama rep talks cross cultural communication at MUW

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi has hired 300 employees and hopes to hire 500 -- most from the Golden Triangle region -- by the end of 2016.

 

City files brief in Ethics Commission appeal

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A recently-filed brief by the city of Columbus claims that the Mississippi Ethics Commission overstepped its bounds when it ruled that the mayor and city council violated the state's Open Meetings Act.

 

CMSD moves to identify at-risk youth

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District will soon have a way to track students for success as young as kindergarten.

CPD honors life-saving officers

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

On Monday, the Columbus Police Department recognized two of its officers for their work reviving a shooting victim outside the Princess Theater early Sunday morning.

Dunkelberg to publish poetry collection

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus poet Kendall Dunkelberg will publish his third collection, titled "Barrier Island Suite," in March.

Downtown shooting injures one

Posted 2/8/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man is in stable condition after he was shot early Sunday morning in downtown Columbus, according to officials with the Columbus Police Department.

McDill, popular artist and craftsman, dies at 33

Posted 2/8/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Chris McDill, a local artist and craftsman, died yesterday after a lengthy illness.

 

Upcoming bills aimed at renaming GT highways

Posted 2/8/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Several forthcoming pieces of legislation seek to rename portions of Golden Triangle highways after longtime local legislators.

 

 

Black History Month: Luckett to speak about Margaret Walker

Posted 2/8/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Dr. Robert Luckett, director of the Margaret Walker Center for the Study of the African-American Experience at Jackson State University, will present "This Is My Century: Margaret Walker and the Black Arts Movement" at 7:30 p.m. Friday at The W's Poindexter Hall.

 

Four MSMS students qualify for U.S. Presidential Scholar

Posted 2/8/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Four Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science students are among 4,000 candidates selected across the U.S. for their test scores and academic achievement to qualify for the U.S. Presidential Scholar Award, which recognizes the most distinguished graduating seniors in the nation.

Ward 5 candidates outline goals, platforms

Posted 2/6/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The four candidates running for the Ward 5 seat on the Columbus City Council spoke at Hunt Museum during the Mississippi Derby Tea Social on Saturday.

Columbus child struck by vehicle

Posted 2/6/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus child was struck by a car while riding a bicycle near Seventh Street North on Saturday.

Brock leaving United Way

Posted 2/6/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A season is drawing to a close for Patricia Brock.

 

Primary absentee ballots available

Posted 2/6/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Circuit Clerk's office is now providing absentee ballots for the primary election in March.

 

 

CPD searching for alleged armed robbers

Posted 2/6/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Officers with the Columbus Police Department at press time Saturday evening were still searching for two men accused of robbing residents at a Maple Street apartment in East Columbus on Friday night.

 

Negro League historian, son of Satchel Paige speaks in Columbus

Posted 2/5/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In celebrating Black History Month, Columbus Municipal School District hosted Negro League baseball historian Larry Lester and Robert Paige -- the oldest son of Leroy "Satchel" Paige, a longtime Negro League star -- at a presentation Thursday morning at Cook Elementary Magnets Fine Arts School.

Chase ends with N. Columbus crash

Posted 2/5/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Thursday night car chase involving an officer from the Columbus Police Department ended in a wreck in North Columbus.

African Children's Choir to perform Sunday

Posted 2/5/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After five months of touring the U.S., Patience Namata, a 7-year-old from Uganda, will perform a concert at the First United Methodist Church in Columbus on Sunday with 17 other African school children.

City hall work continues

Posted 2/4/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Work is progressing smoothly on Columbus city hall's renovations.

 

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