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$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.

 

Suspect sought in morning shooting

Posted 5/20/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus woman was shot in the throat early this morning at a North Columbus apartment complex, and the Columbus Police Department is continuing to search for the male suspect.

 

Columbus sales tax collection slump continues

Posted 5/20/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city's sales tax collections for the month of May were $781,624.11, down $28,075.88 from the $809,699.99 collected in May 2012. That brings the eight-month fiscal year total so far to $4,985,880.44. By this point last year, the city had collected $5,120,771.57.

ATV outing at Magby Creek turns tragic, two children feared drowned

Posted 5/18/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

One child is missing and presumed drowned after an ATV flipped in Magby Creek on Saturday afternoon. The body of a second child has been found.

EMCC's renovation at Lion Hills nears completion

Posted 5/18/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The transformation is complete, with only a few minor details left in what has been a whirlwind $279,000 renovation of East Mississippi Community College's latest crown jewel -- Lion Hills Golf Club, formerly Columbus Country Club.

Columbus teen turns himself in for murder

Posted 5/18/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus teen has turned himself in to the Columbus Police Department less than 24 hours after he allegedly fatally shot a man.

Rise in health premiums shouldn't affect Columbus L&W customers

Posted 5/18/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The implementation of a bridge plan two years ago will keep health insurance increases for Columbus Light and Water employees from affecting the pocketbooks of ratepayers and the employees themselves.

Two plead guilty on robbery, DUI manslaughter charges

Posted 5/18/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Terry Walker pleaded guilty to one count of armed robbery in Lowndes County Circuit Court earlier this week.

 

Study should expedite work on Magowah Creek

Posted 5/18/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A long process of securing easements and proper documentation has caused delays in cleaning Magowah Creek, but landowners and farmers who have suffered as result of flooding may finally see relief as soon this year.

 

Indicted teacher still drawing paycheck

Posted 5/17/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Nine months after being indicted by the U.S. Attorney's Office on fraud charges relating to a nationwide testing scam, a teacher is still on paid leave with the Columbus Municipal School District.

 

Palmer Home to open own school in fall

Posted 5/17/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For more than a century, Palmer Home for Children has provided safety, shelter and love for children in need. Now, the Columbus facility is adding a new facet to its services -- a library and school for the 90 children who call the 110-acre campus their home.

 

Sequester threatens production at Columbus Eurocopter

Posted 5/17/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Earlier this week, Sean O'Keefe, American Eurocopter parent company CEO , said cuts to the Pentagon budget under the "sequester" budget reduction plan could force the company to slash production of the UH-72 Lakota helicopter, which is produced at its Columbus facility.

 

CMSD workers forced to return pay

Posted 5/16/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Custodial and maintenance staff with the Columbus Municipal School District will have 28 hours of pay deducted from their next paychecks as reimbursement for pay approved by their supervisors but ruled inappropriate by district officials. The 39 employees will lose approximately $200 to $500, depending on their pay rate.

 

Wright: Board vote may be a misappropriation of funds

Posted 5/16/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County Superintendent Lynn Wright is concerned the district may be judged to have misappropriated taxpayer funds if their vote opposing starting an alternative school in the county is not reversed.

Contractor killed at CAFB construction work site

Posted 5/16/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A contract worker died from injuries sustained in an accident at Columbus Air Force Base Thursday afternoon.

Brock chosen to direct United Way of Lowndes County

Posted 5/16/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

This year's United Way of Lowndes County pacesetters may want to get a running start before trying to keep up with their new leader.

 

Trust fund board holds first meeting

Posted 5/16/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A timeline has been set for financial firms to submit proposals to manage finances from Lowndes County's hospital sale.

 

 

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