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New Hope teacher sent home after taking breathalyzer

Posted 4/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A New Hope High School teacher was sent home Wednesday after a student allegedly found alcohol in the teacher's bag.

 

Residents question city's approach for infrastructure

Posted 4/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

During a public hearing Thursday on a proposed millage increase for capital improvements in Columbus, more residents expressed concern over the lack of a defined plan and the approval of a long-term loan for short-term fixes than the tax increase that would be needed to fund them.

CMSD board holds special meeting as bomb threats continue

Posted 4/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At roughly 8:30 a.m. today a bomb threat was reported at Joe Cook Elementary School. It was the sixth bomb threat in four days. Members of the Columbus Municipal School board have called a special meeting Thursday to speak with law enforcement about their options.

7th Mayor's Unity Picnic set for Saturday

Posted 4/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The public is invited to attend the Seventh Annual Mayor's Unity Picnic 4 p.m. Saturday at the Columbus Riverwalk.

Proposed Columbus charter school passes first hurdle

Posted 4/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A group of Columbus residents hoping to create a charter school are a step closer to realizing their goal. The state's Charter School Authorizer Board voted Wednesday to declare three applications eligible and complete to move forward.

 

Bomb threats Thursday are fifth in 3 days

Posted 4/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With five bomb threats in three days, including threats at Stokes-Beard Elementary and Columbus High School this morning, school officials with the Columbus Municipal School District are asking parents to talk to their children about the severity of making false threats.

 

Tales From The Crypt alive and well

Posted 4/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For the 24th time the lives of nearly-forgotten people buried in Friendship Cemetery have come alive through evening tales told by local high school students standing among tombstones.

 

Trotter work still set to finish late this year

Posted 4/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In February, Columbus councilmen agreed to make the city its own contractor for a $1.65 million Trotter Convention Center renovation after bids for a general contractor came in well above project budget.

 

Superintendent schools Rotarians on Common Core

Posted 4/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School Superintendent Edna McGill used Tuesday's speaking engagement at the Columbus Rotary Club to talk about the state of transition before the district as well as clear up some misconceptions about Common Core.

Two more bomb threats made at Columbus Middle School

Posted 4/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two separate bombs threats were reported at Columbus Middle School Tuesday. The first threat came as students were being transported to school by bus Tuesday morning.

 

Council seeks public input on capital improvement

Posted 4/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

While Columbus councilmen have a working idea of the most needed capital improvements in their wards, all said they plan to use Thursday's public hearing to prioritize them if they choose to increase millage to pay for them.

 

Immanuel leaders reassure parents after split

Posted 4/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As the transition to separate Immanuel Christian School from Immanuel Christian Church continues, the schools' advisors are reassuring parents that the school will remain open.

 

Golding Road to close Thursday morning

Posted 4/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Golding Road from Richardson Road to Golding Circle will be closed from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday.

 

 

Court denies post-conviction appeal

Posted 4/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The state Court of Appeals has upheld the dismissal of a post-conviction petition of a Columbus nurse convicted of abusing a vulnerable person in her care.

 

Weathers granted 30-day extension for CalStar work

Posted 4/8/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It will likely be late next month before construction on the facility that will house CalStar Products is substantially complete.

School board questions staffing requests

Posted 4/8/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County School Board held a specially called meeting Monday night to discuss the district's budget for the 2014-2015 school year.

Landowners file contempt charge against county

Posted 4/8/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Owners of private property on Co-Op Road have filed a motion against Lowndes County and two railroad companies for not repairing and re-opening a rail crossing after a judge ordered them to do so last year.

 

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