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MBN agent: Marijuana use more prominent, dangerous today than before

Posted 11/17/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Use of marijuana has increased by 7.5 percent since 2007, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics Lt. Eddie Hawkins said.

'A fun little outing': Law enforcement show local man the ropes in simulated traffic stop

Posted 11/17/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On his first day as a law enforcement officer, Phillip Goodwin pulled over Keith Worshaim near the Lowndes County Soccer Complex for reckless driving three times.

Hospital fund trustees keeping close eye on tax reform battle

Posted 11/16/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Normally, what happens in Washington, D.C. attracts little attention from the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors as they handle the business of the county.

Restaurant tax: CVB board make-up remains sticking point

Posted 11/16/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Although no motions were made and no votes were taken, the Lowndes County board of supervisors agreed during Wednesday's meeting to accept most of the proposed changes for a joint resolution with the city asking an extension of the county's 2-percent restaurant sales tax.

Mayor: Foul language fouling up restaurant tax conversation

Posted 11/15/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If Golden Triangle Development LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins arranges a joint meeting of Columbus and Lowndes County officials to negotiate how to divide a 2-percent restaurant sales tax, Mayor Robert Smith said he will not attend.

Restaurant tax: Mayor rejects LINK proposal dividing revenue

Posted 11/15/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Mayor Robert Smith is rejecting a proposal to save a 2-percent restaurant sales tax, but he said he is open to continuing negotiations on how the tax revenue should be divided.

Lt. governor says job creation should be state's top priority

Posted 11/15/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Work job creation should be the state's top priority, Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said during his appearance Tuesday before a joint luncheon of the Lowndes County Republican Women and the Columbus Rotary Club.

CMSD to begin search for superintendent after vote to renew Hickman's contract fails

Posted 11/14/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees voted to begin a search for a new superintendent Monday after two failed motions to extend the tenure of current superintendent, Philip Hickman, whose contract expires at the end of June.

Sentencing postponed for Columbus woman who wrote unnecessary prescriptions

Posted 11/14/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The sentencing for a Columbus woman who pleaded guilty to health care fraud earlier this year has been postponed.

Woman accused of intimidating witness at Premier Lounge turns herself in

Posted 11/14/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A woman accused of intimidating a witness in a felony case turned herself in to Columbus Police Department Monday.

MSMS student life recorded in social media project

Posted 11/13/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Gary Nugyen's "What I Did Last Summer" essay involved climbing Black Virgin Mountain -- what his mother referred to as his "spiritual home" -- biking through the town market and eating street foods with his cousins in Sa Dec, Vietnam, and, best of all, learning to ride a scooter.

 

Columbus teen arrested after Tuesday chase

Posted 11/12/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus teenager is behind bars after allegedly stealing a vehicle and leading Lowndes County deputies on a chase down Highway 45 North.

 

Higgins offers proposal for 2-percent restaurant tax

Posted 11/12/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A proposal for compromise has emerged in the standoff between Lowndes County and the city of Columbus over the renewal of the 2-percent restaurant tax.

Higgins: State needs to get creative on economic development to stay competitive

Posted 11/10/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At a luncheon of the Columbus Lowndes Chamber of Commerce, Golden Triangle Development LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins said Mississippi would have to get creative to compete with surrounding states like Alabama, Georgia and Arkansas.

County moves forward with purchase of Lipscomb property

Posted 11/10/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors moved a step closer to acquiring the old Lipscomb building, located on the corner of Sixth Street North and Third Avenue, during its regular board meeting Monday.

Columbus woman accused of intimidating witness

Posted 11/10/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Investigators with Columbus Police Department are asking for the public's help finding a suspect accused of intimidating a witness.

CHS football coach's firing takes CMSD board by surprise

Posted 11/10/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The firing of Columbus High School football coach Randal Montgomery earlier this week caught the Columbus Municipal School District board of trustees off guard.

Former Jack's employee pleads guilty

Posted 11/9/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former Jack's Restaurant employee charged with serving unwholesome bread after she was accused of smearing bodily fluids on a burger in January pleaded guilty Tuesday.

Funds for Burns Bottom revitalization expected next month

Posted 11/9/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Over the last two years, when people said the Burns Bottom revitalization project was dead, Columbus Redevelopment Authority President John Acker didn't correct them.

Man who led deputies on chase through city arrested for domestic violence

Posted 11/9/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man involved in a chase with Lowndes County deputies Tuesday is in custody.

 

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