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Officials on fireworks: Obey the law; stay safe

Posted 12/31/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

Most-viewed online news stories of 2011

Posted 12/31/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

Accused teen shooter arraigned

Posted 12/31/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus juvenile accused of shooting another juvenile in the hand on Thursday made his initial appearance in court Friday.

 

 

Some Highway 82 crash victims still in hospital

Posted 12/30/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 41-year-old Crawford woman was released from the hospital after a Wednesday wreck on Highway 82 West. Other crash victims transported to medical facilities remain hospitalized, including a 6-year-old girl who was airlifted to Jackson.

 

 

Lowndes supports water extension to Frisco Road

Posted 12/30/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Residents with water problems on Frisco Road found sympathetic ears at Thursday's Lowndes County Board of Supervisors meeting. The board voted unanimously to co-sign a letter from the Golden Triangle Planning and Development District asking the state development authority to designate it an emergency project.

 

 

Contract signed: WCBI remains on DirecTV

Posted 12/30/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus' local CBS affiliate will remain on the air with DirecTV satellite broadcasting service. "There will be no interruption," said Dean Hinson, president of Morris Network. Morris Multimedia Inc. in Savannah, Ga. owns WCBI.

 

Columbus teen charged with shooting another boy

Posted 12/30/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

One teenager was sent to the hospital and another was arrested after a shooting that put a Columbus business on lockdown. Thursday morning, 17-year-old Brandon Perry encountered another 17-year-old whom he argued with previously, according to Terrie Songer, public information officer for the Columbus Police Department.

Sears at Leigh Mall to close

Posted 12/30/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Sears store at Leigh Mall is one of three that Sears Holdings plans to close in Mississippi. However, employees at the store were not aware of the closure late Thursday afternoon.

 

Lowndes Arrest Report 12-29-11

Posted 12/29/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office reports the following felony arrests:

 

 

Lowndes suspect nabbed in Plantersville

Posted 12/29/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Plantersville police arrested a man last week who is suspected in a Lowndes County armed robbery. Levelle Deshay Grandberry, 23, of 746 Gatlin Road in Columbus, was arrested Thursday on charges of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and receiving stolen property, according to a news release from the Plantersville Police Department.

 

Local school districts struggle to keep up with a digital world

Posted 12/29/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The necessity of computers in the classroom is forcing school districts into an awkward tango between needs, wants and the ever-present knowledge that no matter how fast administrators dance, they will always be one step behind.

 

WCBI, DirecTV expect contract soon

Posted 12/29/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

WCBI-TV and DirecTV expect a new contract soon for satellite carry of the local CBS affiliate, spokesmen for both companies said Wednesday afternoon. And the proverbial clock is ticking.

 

Highway 82 wreck sends five to hospital

Posted 12/29/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 6-year-old child was airlifted from Columbus to Jackson after receiving injuries in a two-car collision on Highway 82 Wednesday afternoon.

 

UPDATE: 17-year-old shot; police have suspect in custody

Posted 12/29/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

UPDATE: Police have a suspect in custody after a shooting this morning.

 

 

Sears announces store closures

Posted 12/28/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sears Holdings Corp. announced Tuesday plans to close 100 to 120 stores after 2011 losses. However, the status of individual stores is still unknown. Sears includes Kmart stores and the Lands' End brand.

 

Saying goodbye to the queen of police vehicles

Posted 12/28/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Fred Shelton was heading into Alabama in hot pursuit of a suspect. "We had good sights on the suspect vehicle," said Shelton, a captain with the Columbus Police Department.

Columbus police respond to holiday mayhem

Posted 12/27/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man is in jail following a Christmas Day incident that began at a local motel. Sugi Kamar Fox, 30, of 1801 Third Ave. S. is in the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center awaiting processing today on several charges that arose from a Sunday incident at the Budget Inn on Main Street, Columbus Police Chief Selvain McQueen said this morning.

Holliman still in prison while waiting for bond ruling

Posted 12/27/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County man is waiting in prison for a ruling on a motion to be released on bond until his new trial in connection with his wife's death.

Holiday hangover: Shoppers flock to the stores to snap up bargains

Posted 12/27/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Retail stores around the nation, including in the Golden Triangle, have seen an influx of shoppers this holiday season, with bargain hunters flooding the aisles to snap up last-minute deals for others as well as themselves.

Six days in September: Shooting deaths of three men remain a mystery

Posted 12/27/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A fisherman noticed the body near a boat landing at the Luxapalila Creek Recreation Area off Highway 69.

 

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