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Veteran says Vietnam taught invaluable lessons

Posted 5/24/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Turner Jackson was 21 when he left Columbus, headed for the jungles of Vietnam. As a young black man, the first lesson he had to learn was trust.

Council mulls variance to fire sprinkler requirement

Posted 5/24/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Renovation of a downtown mixed-use building could soon slow down while the city council decides whether to allow a variance bypassing installation of a sprinkler system.

CMSD teacher resigns amid test-taking accusation

Posted 5/24/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A city school teacher indicted for fraud in connection with a test-taking scheme has resigned from her position with the Columbus Municipal School District.

First annual Veterans Memorial Walk/Run to be held Sunday

Posted 5/23/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Every Memorial Day, Drs. Richard and Judie Holmes commemorate the life of their son, a United States Army veteran who paid the ultimate price for his time in uniform.

Lowndes unemployment rate drops

Posted 5/23/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County's unemployment numbers were down six-tenths of a percent from March, continuing a trend that has occurred yearly since 1996.

 

CMSD camp makes learning safe and fun

Posted 5/23/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Registration kicked off this week for Columbus Municipal School District's summer camp, with slots filling on a first-come, first-served basis almost immediately.

 

Turner unseats Stewart in close Ward 4 runoff

Posted 5/22/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Five-term Ward 4 councilman Fred Stewart was unseated by challenger Marty Turner 433-409 in the run-off election Tuesday.

City Council approves Dollar General relocation

Posted 5/22/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council gave its approval Tuesday night to a developer's request to re-zone a property from a general agricultural to a highway commercial district, paving the way for construction to begin on a larger Dollar General store to replace the one at 930 Tuscaloosa Road.

Searchers mourn death of 9-year-old

Posted 5/22/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The body of 9-year-old Justin Brown was pulled from Luxapalila Creek early Tuesday evening, ending a four-day search that began Saturday afternoon when the ATV he was riding flipped into the river. The currents quickly swept Justin and his brother, 6-year-old Jacob, out of reach.

Columbus Girlchoir lifts off for Carnegie Hall

Posted 5/22/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Thirty-one members of the Columbus Girlchoir will fly to New York Thursday to fulfill every singer's dream: performing at Carnegie Hall.

 

Turner leads Stewart for Ward 4 seat

Posted 5/21/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Challenger Marty Turner appears to have beaten incumbent Fred Stewart in the run-off for the Ward 4 councilman seat in Columbus but 21 affidavit ballots remain uncounted.

 

 

Body of second boy recovered

Posted 5/21/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Police Department confirmed the body of 9-year-old Justin Brown was found this afternoon.

 

Search continues for boy feared drowned

Posted 5/21/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The search for a missing child who is presumed drowned entered its fourth day Tuesday.

Man in custody after shooting girlfriend

Posted 5/21/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus woman is in the hospital and her boyfriend is behind bars after he allegedly shot her in the throat Monday.

CVB tables proposed ethics policies

Posted 5/21/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors voted unanimously Monday to table two items related to the establishment of a conflict of interest policy and a new policy regarding teleconferencing as a means of attending meetings.

Ward 4 seat expected to be set tonight

Posted 5/21/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Finality on who will lead Ward 4 for the next four years should come this evening after voters choose between incumbent Fred Stewart and challenger Marty Turner in today's run-off election.

Weeks named Mississippi's Parent of the Year

Posted 5/21/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County woman has been named Mississippi's Parent of the Year by the state Department of Education. Roberta Weeks was awarded the designation late last week and received the letter in the mail informing her of the award on Saturday.

$1 million bond set for accused teen

Posted 5/21/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Municipal Court Judge Nicole Clinkscales set Derrick Nelson's million dollar bond Monday afternoon.

One child found dead, search continues for brother

Posted 5/20/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The body of a six-year-old child was pulled from Luxapalila Creek Sunday afternoon following an ATV accident Saturday in which he and his older brother were swept away by the rushing current.

 

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