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MDEQ grant helps Lowndes Co. fight illegal dump sites

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County Board of Supervisors President Harry Sanders recalls a time when illegal dumps were as much a part of the rural landscape as fence posts and hay bales.

Possible human remains found

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

Authorities say what may be a human bone was discovered in Steens on Thursday.

CLW raising residential rates

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

Utility rates for Columbus residents are going up.

CAFB looks to reverse perception of base as 'bottom-tier'

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

Col. John Nichols, Commander of the 14th Flying Training Wing of the Columbus Air Force Base, spoke to the Exchange Club Thursday about changing the perception of the base as a "bottom-tier" base, among other things.

Local couchsurfers open to new people, new experiences

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

People passing through Columbus looking for a place to stay have a wide range of choices.

 

Still time to support Loaves & Fishes

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

The many volunteers who work week in and week out to ensure the hungry of Lowndes County receive basic sustenance remind the community that tickets are still available for the Loaves & Fishes Soup Kitchen's major annual fundraiser.

 

Trotter renovations coming in under budget

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Renovations to the Trotter Convention Center in downtown Columbus are nearly complete, and the project is on pace to come in under budget.

Alabama Congresswoman visits Airbus

Posted 5/27/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Alabama Congresswoman Martha Roby got a first hand look Tuesday at the manufacturing process for Lakota helicopters meant to train Army aviators.

Ex-office manager arrested for embezzlement

Posted 5/27/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus woman is out on bond following a felony embezzlement arrest.

Columbus native juggles love of music, medicine with UMMC band

Posted 5/26/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus native McGinty Chilcutt is a third-year medical student at the University of Mississippi Medical Center whose immersion into the world of medicine goes hand in hand with his love of music.

Different paths, same mission: Columbus police officers still joining up despite hazards

Posted 5/26/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Some things just can't be unseen. Police officer days are filled with such moments.

Police forces face challenges filling rosters

Posted 5/26/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's not like it used to be. Of that, Columbus Police Chief Tony Carleton is sure.

Veteran puts flags in African American cemeteries

Posted 5/23/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There is no sign to mark the entrance of Sandfield Cemetery. In fact, there isn't really an entrance.

Lowndes home destroyed in blaze

Posted 5/23/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Friday morning fire destroyed family of four's home on Hughes Road.

 

United Way, Helping Hands begin fan drive

Posted 5/23/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Helping Hands has begun its ninth annual summer fan drive with assistance from United Way of Lowndes County.

 

Photos: Memorial Day Retreat at CAFB

Posted 5/22/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Col. John Nichols, wing commander of the 14th Flying Training Wing at Columbus Air Force Base, salutes during a Memorial Day retreat ceremony Thursday at the base in remembrance of all military members who have fallen in the line of duty.

Gov., Lowndes leaders welcome steel plant expansion

Posted 5/22/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Some deals take months, even years, to put together.

Juneteenth festival marches on

Posted 5/22/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The local Juneteenth celebration lives on.

Florida bikers stop in Columbus on cross-country trip

Posted 5/21/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On Wednesday, John Trahan and Laura Elsenboss stopped by Coffee House on 5th while on a two-year bike trip across the U.S.

 

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