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Democratic candidate forum held this evening

Posted 4/17/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Democratic Executive Committee will host a forum for Democratic municipal election candidates this evening.

 

Photos: Easter scenes

Posted 4/15/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Laiken Jordan, 6, takes her first glance at herself in a mirror after getting her face painted like a bunny at the MTV Church Easter egg hunt on Saturday. Laiken is the daughter of Bailey Boyles and A.J. Jordan of Columbus.

Babysitter charged with sexual battery

Posted 4/14/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man faces a sexual battery charge after police say he assaulted a child left in his care while the mother was at work.

Testing time: Lowndes schools aim for an A rating

Posted 4/14/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Caledonia Elementary Principal Roger Hill saw his school lose something during the 2015-16 school year. Next week, his students have a chance to earn it back -- a fact he hasn't let them forget.

Smith is 'unique' choice for Trooper of the Year honors

Posted 4/14/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Each year, the Columbus Exchange Club selects a member of the Mississippi Highway Patrol Troop G as its "Trooper of the Year."

Thompson blasts Trump budget proposal

Posted 4/13/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

U.S. Rep Bennie Thompson (D-Mississippi) unleashed a sharp critique of President Donald Trump's policies and administration during an address to the Mississippi Association of Supervisors' Minority Caucus on Wednesday morning at the Trotter Convention Center.

Photos: Dead bills on display

Posted 4/13/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A "political graveyard" appeared in front of Summer Hall on the campus of Mississippi University for Women this morning, noting eight pieces of legislation -- most focused on education -- that failed in this year's Mississippi legislative session.

Making a difference: CMSD, United Way see success with volunteer program, hope for more

Posted 4/13/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For Berry Hinds, one of the best things about being a part of the Volunteer Impact Partners program is knowing he's making a difference in young students' lives.

Second suspect arrested in O-Kay Foods shooting

Posted 4/12/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The second man wanted for his suspected role in a March 21 convenience store shooting is in custody, according to Columbus Police Department.

New Tech Center, New Hope High on schedule

Posted 4/12/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Which comes first: The vocational center or the new high school?

Ex-Caledonia band director turns himself in Monday

Posted 4/11/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The former Caledonia High School band director accused of sexual misconduct with students turned himself in to authorities Monday morning, according to Lowndes County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Marc Miley.

'Drastic' cuts may be needed at CMSD

Posted 4/11/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A projected loss in Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP) funding may force Columbus Municipal School District to look at "drastic" cuts for the next fiscal year, according to district business manager Tammie Holmes.

Libraries maintain key role especially in rural communities

Posted 4/11/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Long before the phrase "fake news" came into vogue, libraries were fighting the good fight against misinformation, unreliable sources and the general confusion of the internet era.

Police seek second man in O-Kay Foods shooting

Posted 4/11/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police have identified a person of interest in connection with a March 21 shooting at a Seventh Avenue North convenience store that left two men injured and one man already facing aggravated assault charges.

Columbus man charged with sexual battery of minor

Posted 4/11/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man faces a sexual battery charge in connection with a March 15 incident involving a child.

MSMS teacher named among best in state

Posted 4/10/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Chuck Yarborough, U.S. history teacher at the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science in Columbus, has placed first alternate in the statewide Teacher of the Year program for the 2016-17 school year.

Dogs: An occupational hazard

Posted 4/10/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In the old days, which for Joey Cook and Daniel Crawford means a couple of years ago, the job of meter reader had some real challenges.

Bringing the 'dead language' to life: MSMS students participate in statewide Latin convention on MUW campus

Posted 4/8/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On the grassy field outside the Pohl gymnasium on Mississippi University for Women's campus Friday, a group of teenagers encircled a handful of their peers.

 

Arrest expected for ex-Caledonia High band director

Posted 4/7/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former Caledonia High School band director accused of sexual misconduct with students is expected to turn himself in to authorities soon.

 

 

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