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League of Voters to host political forum

Posted 4/6/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes County League of Voters will host a political forum for candidates seeking office in the Columbus municipal elections.



Hitching Lot Farmers' Market ready for Saturday opening

Posted 4/5/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With the advent of spring, farmers' markets are never far behind. The Hitching Lot Farmers' Market in Columbus will welcome the first fresh goods of the 2013 season when it opens Saturday morning from 7-10 a.m.



Columbus man charged with aggravated assault

Posted 4/5/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man has been charged with four counts of aggravated assault after driving his vehicle into his ex-girlfriend's vehicle as she sat in her driveway.


Mayor's Unity Picnic set for Saturday

Posted 4/5/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The fifth annual Mayor's Unity Picnic will take place Saturday at the Columbus Riverwalk. What began as a simple idea to bring the community together has turned into an anticipated yearly event.

Tip leads to armed robbery arrest

Posted 4/5/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Thanks to a Crimestoppers tip, a Brooksville teen suspected of robbing a Columbus convenience store is behind bars.

Columbus choirs prepare for spring concert events

Posted 4/5/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As the school year comes to a close, most high school students are counting down the days until the bell rings for the last time. But for more than 50 choral students from Columbus Middle School and nearly 100 students from Columbus High, there is work to be done.

Ward 4 candidates make their pitches

Posted 4/5/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The three candidates for Ward 4 Councilman appeared at the Columbus Exchange Club Thursday at Lion Hills Golf Club to inform voters on how they would serve their ward and the city of Columbus if elected.

Legislation provides Lowndes with more investment options

Posted 4/5/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has signed a bill into law authorizing the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors to establish a reserve fund that would allow it to invest the $30 million received from the 2001 sale of the county hospital in instruments other than money market accounts that are backed by United States treasuries and serve as trustees of the fund.


Arrest report 4-4-13

Posted 4/4/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County


Scourge of meth remains despite new laws

Posted 4/4/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For someone addicted to methamphetamine, the cost of using the illegal drug goes far beyond the price of getting high. Known as Ice or crystal meth, just one hit of the drug can have lifelong effects on the user.

Supes table building demolition request

Posted 4/4/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors unanimously accepted two requests Monday from District 4 Supervisor Jeff Smith related to drainage improvements in Crawford and one request to ask the Tombigbee River Valley Water Management District Board to clear and clean ditches at the Mississippi Highway 69 South and Yorkville Road intersection.

Officials discuss favorite childhood books

Posted 4/4/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Lowndes County Chancery Clerk Lisa Younger Neese was a child, her mother read selections from "The Christmas Messenger," a collection of poems and short stories, to her and her siblings every Christmas before they were allowed to open presents. Those memories of her mother reading from the 1941 anthology made it her favorite childhood book, Neese said Wednesday during a Table Talk lecture with other city and county officials at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library.

'Tales from the Crypt' brings legends to life

Posted 4/3/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Juniors at Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science have spent the entire school year exploring the historical context of issues like race, class, gender and religion as they relate to some of the city's most notorious residents. Tonight at 7 p.m., they will present the culmination of that knowledge in the 23rd annual "Tales from the Crypt" at Friendship Cemetery.

City council halts no-felony hiring policy

Posted 4/3/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council approved a motion by Ward 5 Councilman Kabir Karriem to stop the city's practice of disqualifying job applicants with felonies during its meeting Tuesday.

Chase leads to multiple charges for local man

Posted 4/3/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A local man is in custody after fleeing from the Mississippi Highway Patrol and then running into a home on Bell Avenue in Columbus.


Hill resigns as Caledonia Town Clerk

Posted 4/3/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The board of aldermen Tuesday night unanimously approved the resignation of acting clerk Krista Hill, who began Feb. 1. Hill filed a workplace harassment complaint Feb. 26, alleging Mayor George Gerhart and political candidate William Darnell had engaged in indecent language and sexual comments that made her uncomfortable.


Sheriff appeals to supes for 1 a.m. closing time at nightclubs

Posted 4/2/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Monday unanimously authorized county attorney Tim Hudson to draft an ordinance that would require county night clubs to close at 1 a.m.

Heredia displays magnetic charm of servant leader

Posted 4/2/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Her resumé reads like a page-long listing in Who's Who Among American High School Students. Senior class president. Class favorite. Most beautiful. Homecoming queen. Honor roll student. Cheerleader. She leads Heritage Academy's Fellowship of Christian Athletes and is vice-president of the Beta Club. She is the All-American girl-next-door.

Library reveals 'Mother Goose' endowment drive

Posted 4/2/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For a half-second Monday night, Edwina Williams was speechless. Known by everyone in Columbus as "Mother Goose," she is usually found in costume (with her goose by her side), reading to children, or singing, playing the piano or performing as one of her other incarnations -- Miz Claus or, most recently, Mrs. Easter Bunny.


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