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Man arrested for burglary

Posted 8/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Investigators with the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department have arrested Tommy Flowers and charged him with one count burglary.

 

New shot, procrastination combine for long waits at health dept.

Posted 8/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Wait times were long this week as parents and children packed the Lowndes County Health Department, trying to fulfill a new immunization requirement that caught many off-guard when school began this week.

 

Mom's inquiry leads to arrest of son

Posted 8/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A mother's curiosity lead to the arrest of two men and an assault against a police officer on Wednesday.

 

City Council balks at renaming Catfish Alley

Posted 8/8/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A request to honor a family member turned into a contentious issue during Tuesday's Columbus City Council meeting.

 

 

Caledonia aldermen dismiss grievance

Posted 8/8/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An ongoing dispute took a surprising turn Tuesday night when the Caledonia Board of Aldermen dismissed an employee's grievance against his supervisor.

 

 

Council says restaurateur's failed bid for CVB based on residency

Posted 8/8/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus restaurant owner may have more questions than answers after appearing Tuesday before the Columbus City Council. Glen Baldwin, owner of the Cattleman's Steak and Fish House and Pit and Cone restaurants, wanted answers from the council regarding a recent appointment to the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau.

 

Karriem receives appointment

Posted 8/8/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Ward 5 Councilman Kabir Karriem has been selected to participate in a new leadership development initiative hosted by U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson.

Columbus Soccer Complex nears completion

Posted 8/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Opening ceremonies are being planned for a soon-to-be completed sports complex. The Columbus Soccer Complex, located in the Burns Bottom area near downtown Columbus, is scheduled to be completed Aug. 21. The soccer complex will open Sept. 22.

 

Supes grant Silicor extension to start construction

Posted 8/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Monday voted to give Silicor Materials an extension to meet terms of a local incentive package.

 

 

CPD holds 'Night Out' against crime

Posted 8/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department will be hosting a night out from crime. Beginning tonight at 6, Columbus residents can attend events at one or more of four locations -- Sims Scott Park, Townsend Community Center, the East Columbus Gym and Sandfield Community Center.

 

Fortune passes passion for biology on to her students

Posted 8/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There's always something happening below the surface in Flora Fortune's Columbus High School biology class.

Council expected to put final touches on redistricting plan

Posted 8/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council will clear one of its last hurdles before redrawing the lines in some of its six wards. The Council on Tuesday will discuss and adopt an ordinance needed for approval before the final redistricting map can be sent to the U.S. Department of Justice for final approval.

 

Baldwin wants answers from council on CVB board process

Posted 8/4/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus restaurateur wants to know why he wasn't considered for a recent appointment made by the Columbus City Council.

 

Phillips keeps kids out of school in budget impasse

Posted 8/4/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Dr. Del Phillips is no stranger to education budget woes, but Monday he faces a watershed he never reached as superintendent of the Columbus Municipal School District: School's out -- indefinitely.

Wright to receive more than $175,000 in back pay

Posted 8/3/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County School District Superintendent Lynn Wright has been awarded $175,043.95 in back pay following the conclusion of his 2011 lawsuit against the district.

School meals aren't what they used to be as emphasis, preferences change

Posted 8/3/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Maybe it was a paper sack, crumpled and creased, taped together and shoved unceremoniously in a backpack every morning. Maybe it was a metal lunch box stuffed with the obligatory peanut butter and jelly sandwich and, if you were lucky, a Little Debbie cookie. Maybe you didn't bring anything at all, preferring to eat in the cafeteria instead.

 

City officials want more info on consolidation idea

Posted 8/3/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Board President and District 1 Supervisor Harry Sanders plans to continue discussion of consolidating city and county emergency services. And members of the Columbus City Council agreed they need more information to know whether to support the idea.

 

 

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