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Police searching for Texaco robbery suspect

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Officers with the Columbus Police Department are searching for a suspect in a Tuesday night armed robbery at the Texaco at the corner of Martin Luther King Drive and Military Road.

 

CMSD gives itself a good grade during self-evaluation

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees gave itself an overall grade of "doing well" during its annual self-evaluation.

Man arrested after allegedly shooting into murder victim's home

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus teenager is behind bars for allegedly shooting into the residence of a murder victim weeks before the victim died.

Columbus hires police consultant

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus is bringing in a consultant to work with its police department.

Fairgrounds moratorium partially lifted

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A circus and two auctions will take place at the Columbus Fairgrounds this week now that the Columbus City Council voted Tuesday to allow events where no alcohol will be sold to be held at the fairgrounds.

Keenum: State is short-sighted in failing to invest in higher education

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum divided most of his speaking time at Tuesday's Columbus Rotary Club between looking back at the first technological revolution and the one he feels lies just ahead.

Three jailed for breaking into cars, stealing firearms

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three men are in custody at the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center after allegedly breaking into multiple cars and stealing various items, including firearms, in the New Hope area.

Local attorney invited to inauguration

Posted 1/17/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Attending a campaign fundraiser in Jackson this summer, Corky Smith shook hands with the man who would become President.

Two local nonprofits get Dutch Oil grants

Posted 1/16/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Thanks to Shell Oil, with a major assist from one of its distributors, Dutch Oil of Columbus, two area organizations devoted to helping men and women recover from drug/alcohol dependence will be getting a financial shot in the arm this month.

Supervisors approve AbilityWorks lease

Posted 1/16/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors unanimously approved a new lease to allow AbilityWorks to continue using its current facility near the Columbus-Lowndes Airport.

 

LCSD nominates new board officers

Posted 1/16/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County School District elected new officers to its board on Jan. 13 at its regular meeting.

 

 

CPD opens investigation into alleged Jack's incident

Posted 1/13/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Police Department has officially opened a criminal investigation into the alleged serving of contaminated food at Jack's restaurant on Highway 45.

 

CMSD trustee to seek second term

Posted 1/13/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees member Jason Spears has confirmed his intent to seek a second five-year term.

Thriving neighborhood watches becoming more effective

Posted 1/13/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Shortly after a streak of well-publicized crimes hit the downtown area in late 2015, Columbus south side residents Julie Parker and Qua Austin organized a neighborhood watch.

 

CPD seeks suspects in armed robbery, shot into dwelling cases

Posted 1/13/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police are seeking suspects in two Thursday night incidents that occurred about 90 minutes apart.

 

 

CPD seeks armed robbery suspect

Posted 1/12/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Police Department is seeking a suspect in the Monday evening armed robbery of a Columbus convenience store.

 

CMSD employee arrested for alleged embezzlement

Posted 1/12/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An employee of Columbus Municipal School District is accused of embezzling from a local department store when she was an employee there.

Alleged food contamination sparks investigations

Posted 1/12/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A viral Facebook post that claims a Columbus restaurant worker wiped menstrual fluids and licked a food order before delivering it to a customer has led to two investigations.

City hall work nearly done

Posted 1/12/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mayor Robert Smith can see the light at the end of the tunnel for the Columbus City Hall renovation.

CPD Chief: 'Prophecy is being fulfilled'

Posted 1/12/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Police Chief Oscar Lewis is at least partly blaming rising crime in the city on biblical prophecy related to the end times.

 

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