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CMSD honors teachers, administrators of the year

Posted 2/4/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees announced awards for teachers and administrators of the year Wednesday.

New Columbus police chief to begin Feb. 19

Posted 2/4/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Oscar Lewis III will begin his duties as chief of the Columbus Police Department on Friday, Feb. 19, according to a statement released by the mayor's office Wednesday.

Arrest made in pepper spray robbery

Posted 2/4/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus resident Jeremy Shanklin, 24, of 504 Avenue B, has been arrested and charged with robbery.

 

Japan the focus of events at W

Posted 2/4/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women's 2016 International Series will begin its focus on Japan with Tadaharu Yamamoto, president of Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi, presenting the talk "Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi and Cross-Cultural Communication."

 

Council approves $46K for bridge repair

Posted 2/3/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council approved a $46,400 quote for an emergency repair to the North Lehmberg Road bridge during its Tuesday meeting.

Ward 5 candidates to speak at Saturday event

Posted 2/3/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The four candidates for the Ward 5 City Council seat have each been invited to speak Saturday at the Mississippi Derby Tea Social.

 

CMSD teacher connected to meth ring

Posted 2/3/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Federal authorities have taken a Columbus Middle School educator into custody after a grand jury indicted the teacher on charges of aiding a methamphetamine ring.

 

Catfish Alley celebrates five years with photo exhibit

Posted 2/3/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Around 45 pictures by nine photographers representing five years of Catfish Alley Magazine will be on display at the Columbus Arts Council in downtown Columbus this month.

Tagert: Time is now for road/bridge repairs

Posted 2/3/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mike Tagert likened the current condition of Mississippi's highway and bridges to a leaking roof during his visit Tuesday to the Columbus Rotary Club at Lion Hills Center.

 

The W to celebrate Black History Month with events

Posted 2/3/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A host of educational and inspirational events have been scheduled to celebrate Black History Month at Mississippi University for Women.

 

A chance to fence at MUW

Posted 2/2/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Fencing is a game of distance. That was my main takeaway after I observed nearly two hours' worth of instruction at the Mississippi University for Women early Monday afternoon.

School bus wrecks on Main St.

Posted 2/2/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus school bus collided with a Ford Fusion on Main Street about 2:30 p.m. Monday.

Lowndes supervisors approve county road plan

Posted 2/2/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

While the Mississippi legislature debates a proposed $375 million project to repair the state's bridges and highways, Lowndes County will have to wait only until late spring to begin its work on improving county roads.

CPD: Juvenile behind Walmart bomb threat

Posted 2/2/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Authorities say a juvenile was behind a bomb threat that shut down the Columbus Walmart on Highway 45 North for a little less than an hour Monday afternoon.

New Hope man charged with carrying weapon on school property

Posted 2/2/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A New Hope man was arrested last week for allegedly carrying a weapon on school property.

 

Potential bad weather looms

Posted 2/1/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Severe weather may be heading the Golden Triangle's way.

 

Columbus Speedway waits for a lessee

Posted 2/1/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's February, and by this time of the year managers of dirt tracks around the state have finalized schedules for the 2016 calendar year. Save for Columbus Speedway.

Local legislators land committee assignments

Posted 2/1/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Although the Legislature has been in session for two weeks, the real work begins today.

Oxford artist brings variety of work to W gallery

Posted 2/1/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Eugenia Summer Gallery at Mississippi University for Women will feature the artwork of artist and educator Ashley Chavis.

MSMS hosts National Science Bowl regionals

Posted 1/30/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Despite an 7:30 a.m. start-time, eighth grader Coleman Morris used the adrenaline rush he knows well from his time playing football for New Hope Middle School in rallying with his peers prior to competing in the regional finals of the U.S. Department of Energy's National Science Bowl held at the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science on Saturday.

 

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