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The VFW's new battle: Recruiting new members

Posted 1/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Veterans of Foreign Wars post leadership has the right ideas. It just doesn't have the youth to prove it. As membership at VFWs nationwide continues to decline, the men in charge of Post 4272 in Columbus are reaching out to the next generation of veterans.

 

Arrest report 1-6-11

Posted 1/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local law enforcement agencies have reported the following felony arrests.

 

Video: Gas leak closes Main Street near 22nd Street

Posted 1/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three businesses were evacuated today when Mississippi Department of Transportation crews reportedly broke a gas line off of Main Street.

 

Army orders more helicopters from Columbus plant

Posted 1/5/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

Columbus firefighters take oath to protect community

Posted 1/5/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If there's something strange in your neighborhood, who are you going to call? Probably Columbus Fire and Rescue.

 

Parks department funds new Crawford community center

Posted 1/5/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After years of asking for help, Crawford's ailing community center is in line for an upgrade.

 

New circuit judge, the third in district, expected to ease caseload

Posted 1/5/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sixteenth District circuit judges were sworn in at the Lowndes County Courthouse Tuesday, giving the district a third judge for the first time.

 

Lowndes considers proposal to monitor flood-prone creek

Posted 1/5/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

During a brief Tuesday meeting the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors tabled a potential partnership with the city.

 

 

Columbus to remove asbestos, burn down houses to make way for soccer park

Posted 1/5/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Five houses in the way of the planned soccer complex at Burns Bottom in downtown Columbus should be gone within three months.

 

 

Man hit with hammer arrested after he allegedly fought with girlfriend

Posted 1/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 50-year-old Lowndes County man was hit in the head with a hammer early Tuesday after he and another man argued about money.

 

 

Local legislators: Budget cuts, redistricting will dominate session

Posted 1/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The budget is a primary issue every year. Redistricting joins it every 10 years. There's not much suspense heading into Mississippi's 2011 legislative session.

 

 

Lowndes circuit clerk Salazar to seek re-election as independent

Posted 1/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County Circuit Clerk Mahala Salazar has announced her intention to seek reelection, but this time as an independent.

 

'A great day' for Columbus' Frazier, new Vikings head coach

Posted 1/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Leslie Frazier is going to get an opportunity to put everything he learned as an interim head coach to use on a permanent basis.

Video: Train carrying hazardous chemicals derails in Lowndes County

Posted 1/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A train carrying hazardous materials derailed in Lowndes County early today, rolling multiple cars east of South Lehmberg Road. The westbound Alabama Southern Railroad train hit a broken rail at about 7:30 a.m., overturning 12 cars, according to Columbus Fire and Rescue.

 

It's official: Columbus' Frazier is new Vikings head coach

Posted 1/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

Report: Columbus' Frazier first choice for Minnesota Vikings job

Posted 1/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus native Leslie Frazier, who has served as interim coach of the Minnesota Vikings the past six games, is the team's first choice to take over as head coach, a Minnesota newspaper reported.

MONDAY PROFILE: Retiring officer says parenting, policing key to fighting crime

Posted 1/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's impossible to spend 23 years on the police force and leave without a ton of stories. On the eve of his retirement from the Columbus Police Department, soft-spoken officer Neal Taylor agreed to relive a few encounters.

 

Attention-grabbing crime, arrests of 2010

Posted 1/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

From adultery arrests and a drunken, accidental sleepover to a sword-wielding robber, here are some of the high-profile local crimes that stood out in 2010:

 

 

Repeat offender wanted for kidnapping, beating ex-girlfriend

Posted 1/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A repeat offender is wanted by Columbus police for kidnapping, beating and firing a gun at his ex-girlfriend, Thursday.

 

 

Most-viewed online stories of 2010

Posted 1/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Most-viewed web stories of 2010

 

 

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