COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY

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Hainsey still optimistic about acquiring westbound air service

Posted 2/21/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's been more than two years since Mike Hainsey approached local governments to put together an incentive package to help bring westbound air service to the Golden Triangle Regional Airport.

No one charged after child left alone at hotel

Posted 2/21/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Neither Columbus police nor the Mississippi Department of Human Services plan to press charges against two adults who left a 6-year-old child unattended Monday at a Columbus hotel.

Mayoral candidate applies for CMSD school board

Posted 2/21/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A mayoral candidate has applied for a seat on the Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees, raising questions of what might happen if an individual secures both positions.

Dead bald eagle found in Columbus appears to have been shot

Posted 2/20/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Police Department has reported a dead bald eagle found in the city to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

Honoring Mississippi's history

Posted 2/20/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On February 17, 1992, Kenneth P'Pool met a crowd of fellow history and architecture lovers on Mississippi University for Women's campus for the first membership meeting of the Mississippi Heritage Trust.

CPD to host career day on Saturday

Posted 2/20/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Police Department will host a career day on Saturday at the Municipal Complex.

'Stan the Man' retires

Posted 2/18/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

They call him "Stan the Man." Stan Glover, surrounded by friends and family, retired Friday from his work at the Columbus ACT Center after more than 50 years.

Boys and Girls Club ready for first off-site program

Posted 2/18/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Late Friday afternoon, eight kids were gathered at a clubhouse at Cypress Park Apartments on South Lehmberg Road in Columbus, six of whom were playing a game of musical chairs under the direction of Natasha Morris.

Consultant brings fresh eyes to short-staffed CPD

Posted 2/18/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

K.B. Turner has made law enforcement his life.

City engineer: Phase 1 of amphitheater going well

Posted 2/17/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In another three months or so, a new amphitheater in Columbus could be open for business

Water department financials improving

Posted 2/17/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Light and Water's financial troubles in the water department seem to be turning around, according to a financial report from the utility's general manager Todd Gale.

Murder victim's attacker pleads guilty to assault

Posted 2/17/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A murder victim's attacker has pleaded guilty to aggravated assault.

Man arrested for wedding day melee

Posted 2/17/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County man is in jail after he allegedly broke a family member's jaw during an altercation on his wedding day.

Carpenter named MBJ Business Woman of the Year

Posted 2/17/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Nancy Carpenter, executive director for the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau, was named Mississippi's Business Woman of the Year for 2017 on Thursday by the Mississippi Business Journal.

Police search for alleged wallet, car thief

Posted 2/16/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

City authorities have asked for the public's help identifying a man accused of stealing a wallet, fraudulently using a credit card from it and taking a vehicle from Wholesale Auto.

Ricky Ball Shooting: Paternity, heirship questioned in suits against Boykin

Posted 2/16/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An attorney defending former Columbus police officer Canyon Boykin in a federal wrongful death lawsuit is questioning whether the plaintiff is actually the father of the deceased.

New rent-to-own development in Northaven Woods sparks hope, concern

Posted 2/16/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For Rhonda King, added security is one of her favorite things about her new home.

Man accused of posting explicit photos of ex-girlfriend on social media

Posted 2/16/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man was arrested last week after posting inappropriate pictures of his ex-girlfriend online without her consent.

Higgins: Columbus development outlook bleak compared to county

Posted 2/16/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Industrial development prospects for the city of Columbus are likely to be few, and while the outlook is more promising in Lowndes County, even those prospects may diminish unless the state adopts a new strategy, Joe Max Higgins said Wednesday.

Photo: Stew sale

Posted 2/15/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Johnny Fancher, retired Columbus Fire & Rescue captain, adds tomatoes as Rick Graves, retired CFR battalion chief, stirs Brunswick stew at Fire Station No. 1 in Columbus this morning. The stew will be sold starting at noon today to benefit the Lowndes County Council of Aging.

 

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