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Tenn-Tom museum set to open next month

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

Next month marks the opening of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Transportation Museum in Columbus.

 

Ecolab reducing Columbus workforce

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ecolab will reduce its Columbus workforce by roughly 43 percent over the next several months as the company shifts some of its operations to a new facility in Jacksonville, Florida.

 

 

State fire marshal investigates home blaze

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

The state fire marshal office will investigate the cause of a Saturday evening fire that destroyed a Columbus home on Moores Creek Road.

 

Homeless count takes place this week in Miss.

Posted 1/24/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A statewide census of the homeless population in Mississippi will be taken this week, including in the Golden Triangle.

6-candidate race forms for Lowndes circuit clerk

Posted 1/24/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The race to become Lowndes County's next circuit clerk now has six candidates.

Saturday night fire destroys Columbus home

Posted 1/24/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Fire Chief Martin Andrews said his department responded to a call around 5:35 p.m. regarding a fire in the 700 block of Moores Creek Road.

After 11 years as EMCC president, Young stepping down

Posted 1/24/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

They say the customer is always right. Dr. Rick Young, president of East Mississippi Community College, thinks they are on to something.

Bill targeting open meetings has Columbus roots

Posted 1/23/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi legislators are considering whether to redefine what a "public meeting" is and Columbus is at the center of the debate.

Trotter to hold first post-renovation event Saturday

Posted 1/23/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The newly renovated Trotter Convention Center will host its first big event Saturday, despite continued construction on the buildings exterior.

4-year-old shooting victim laid to rest

Posted 1/22/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Four-year-old Brayden Barksdale was buried Wednesday.

Murder suspect's bond set at $1 million

Posted 1/22/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 27-year-old man accused of shooting and killing his girlfriend's 4-year-old son inside their home this week appeared in Lowndes County Justice Court on Wednesday.

 

Operatic soprano to present recital Friday at MUW

Posted 1/22/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A guest artist recital featuring Susan Williams, soprano, and Kevin Chance on piano is set for Friday at 7:30 p.m.

 

Four now vying for CMSD board posts

Posted 1/21/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A fourth applicant is now seeking appointment to the Columbus Municipal School Board.

John Dickerson, legendary coach, dies at 86

Posted 1/21/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

John Dickerson, a Columbus native who instilled character in an untold number of young people and who also played a quiet, but important, role in integration during a historic career as an educator and coach, died Monday.

Authorities: Child's death was murder

Posted 1/21/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County man is in custody for murder in the Monday morning shooting death of his girlfriend's 4-year-old son.

Young to retire from East Mississippi

Posted 1/21/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The man who has led East Mississippi Community College forward in the 21st century has announced his retirement.

Baptist hosting blood drive in Columbus

Posted 1/20/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle will hold a community blood drive in the hospital's Outpatient Pavilion Conference Center on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Three vying for city school board posts

Posted 1/20/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council now has three names to consider in filling a pair of vacancies on the Columbus Municipal School District board.

 

Marchers remember, build upon King's legacy

Posted 1/20/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At 11 a.m., as the sun neared its highest point and the day became unseasonably warm, a crowd of marchers departed from Missionary Union Baptist Church. They marched to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Four arrested after firing at police

Posted 1/20/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police have arrested four suspects after someone allegedly shot at officers early Sunday morning.

 

 

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