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Fire destroys Artesia home

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

A morning fire Thursday destroyed a house at 20 Ellis Loop in Artesia. None of the house's six residents are injured, as no one was home when the fire started.

Man bites officer during drug arrest

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man who allegedly bit a police officer is in custody at Lowndes County Adult Detention Center.

CMSD board chooses superintendent search firm

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees voted Wednesday to hire the Clinton-based Mississippi School Boards Association to conduct the district's next superintendent search.

 

Caledonia students return to school mourning two of their own

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

In his 41 years at Caledonia Elementary School, Principal Roger Hill has had his share of days when he dreaded going to school.

 

Roundabout, crosswalk concept proposed for Main St. intersection

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city has adopted a modified plan for downtown improvements to pedestrian accessibility and traffic flow.

Restaurant tax: City works with CVB on restaurant tax solution

Posted 1/17/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus city councilmen are making a last-ditch effort to negotiate with the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau to renew a countywide restaurant tax set to expire in June.

 

Officer fired for pointing gun at subdued suspect

Posted 1/17/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus councilmen voted Tuesday in executive session to terminate one police officer and suspend another for violating the Columbus Police Department's standard operating procedures.

 

Photo: Snow day

Posted 1/16/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Hadley Richards, 7, Connor Richards, 9, Miles Richards, 6, and their mother, Julie Richards, play in the falling snow this morning. "I was going to go for a run today, but the snow changed my plans. Instead we decided to spend the morning playing in the snow," Julie said.

 

Second child involved in Sunday wreck dies

Posted 1/16/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A second child involved the Sunday car accident that already claimed the life of a woman and her grandson has died from his injuries, the Mississippi Highway Patrol confirmed today.

 

Architectural plans in place for downtown hotel

Posted 1/16/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The architectural drawings for The New Stone Hotel and The Arcade Hotel renovations are now under review in order to begin the process toward obtaining a building permit.

Caledonia boy, grandmother die in wreck

Posted 1/15/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two people died after a car accident Sunday morning at the intersection of Highway 45 and Spurline Road.

LCSD Board appoints officers, lowers most sports ticket prices

Posted 1/15/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In its first meeting of the year Friday, the Lowndes County School District Board of Trustees appointed new officers, honored its top teachers and administrators, dropped ticket prices for all sports but football and accepted a bid for copy printing services that it expects to save the district between $20,000 and $32,000 per month.

 

CFR fire engine involved in accident

Posted 1/13/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus Fire and Rescue fire engine was involved in a traffic accident Saturday with a civilian driver while responding to a fire call, according to a department press release.

 

Shooter identified in Highway 82 road rage shooting incident

Posted 1/12/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Starkville man was arrested Thursday morning for allegedly shooting into a vehicle during a "road rage" incident on Highway 82.

The power of theater: MUW hosts state festival this weekend for second time in six years

Posted 1/12/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Taylor Battey hustles across the stage, shouting in an Irish accent and throwing foam bricks at a fellow actor hidden behind the left stage curtain.

Three arrested for use of meth, pot near 8-year-old

Posted 1/12/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 911 call Tuesday to the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office resulted in the arrest of three Golden Triangle residents.

Student pilots tested in virtual reality flights

Posted 1/12/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Virtual reality training is hardly a new concept in the U.S. Air Force.

Police chief reprimands officer for talking to newspaper

Posted 1/12/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Police Department's former community relations officer has apparently been reprimanded for confirming her job status with the media and threatened with suspension without pay if happens again.

Bond denied for Motel 6 murder suspect

Posted 1/11/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Bond was denied for a murder suspect accused of shooting and killing a man outside the Motel 6 last month.

 

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