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Columbus appoints new school board member

Posted 12/21/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District has a new board member. The Columbus City Council voted 4-2 Tuesday in favor of appointing Aubra Arletta Turner to the school board of trustees.

 

Columbus man arrested, charged with possession of child porn (video)

Posted 12/20/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of child pornography is out of jail today on a $7,500 bond.

 

Columus police arrest man in vehicle burglary

Posted 12/20/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police arrested a man early Tuesday morning in the north side of the city for burglary of a vehicle.

 

A healthy outlook: Mental health gets a facelift with new facility

Posted 12/20/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If Baptist Behavioral Health Care's new facility doesn't fit the image of a stereotypical mental health hospital, there's a good reason: It was designed to be the antithesis, with every detail chosen with an eye toward aesthetics and efficiency.

 

Columbus man killed in West Point shooting

Posted 12/20/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

WEST POINT -- West Point police are looking for the person responsible for the murder of a Columbus man. At 10:51 p.m. Friday, Clay County 911 received calls of gunshots fired and someone lying in the road on Brady Street.

 

 

Columbus' cash balance falls $850K

Posted 12/20/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For most people, this is the time of year when last-minute Christmas shopping reigns supreme, and the wallets and pocketbooks open up. For Columbus city officials, it's the time of year when finances are a little tighter and the city's pocketbook stays closed.

 

 

Tourism audit: $20,000 in undocumented expenses

Posted 12/20/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A board that has engaged in name-calling and threats went at it again as Treasurer Bart Wise went over findings from Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau annual report audits.

 

CVB backs up on new grant guidelines

Posted 12/20/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau board of directors voted unanimously to revisit recent changes to its community grants program. Members didn't give a reason for the vote at Monday's regular meeting, but the guest speaker's comments after the vote hinted at the possible reason.

Owners of historic homes open them for Christmas

Posted 12/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Singers croon there's no place like home for the holidays. A person would find few homes for the holidays like the ones open to the public during Saturday's tours organized by the Columbus Cultural Heritage Foundation.

 

Columbus council likely to appoint school board member Tuesday

Posted 12/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council may appoint someone to the vacant seat on the Columbus Municipal School District school board when it meets in regular session Tuesday.

 

 

Driver's ed teacher to offer pointers to CPD patrollers

Posted 12/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Police Chief Selvain McQueen is pushing for his officers to become better, safer drivers. To do this, he is enlisting the help of Sam Medore, a retired teacher who has about 34 years of experience teaching driver's education.

 

Pistol-packin' mommas hone shooting skills in safety class

Posted 12/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Shots rang out early Saturday morning in Columbus' east end, but crime wasn't afoot. The frosty air crackled with ammunition rounds as city women hoping to improve their gun savvy took aim at targets at the police department's shooting range.

 

Edwards leaves light and water board for business interests

Posted 12/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Jabari Edwards is ready to move on and focus on his business endeavors and personal interests. "It's time for me, at this point of my life, as my business interests grow, it's time for me to get focused on my business interests and personal endeavors," he said.

 

Lowndes officers find pot while looking for guns

Posted 12/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County investigators and Metro Narcotics Unit personnel arrested a woman Thursday afternoon after about $25,000 worth of marijuana was found inside her apartment. Myisha Meady, 25, of 247 William Roberts Road, Apt. 580, in Columbus, was arrested at her apartment complex.

 

GTRA to host CAFB flight training during runway construction

Posted 12/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Golden Triangle Regional Airport will be a temporary home for pilots training at Columbus Air Force Base. GTRA Executive Director Mike Hainsey said some classes and training flights will relocate to the airport next summer while the 50-year-old runway at the air base is repaved.

 

Saturday Profile: Nativity animals have their say

Posted 12/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

"And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us. And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger". Luke 2:15-16, King James Version.

Pileup sends pregnant woman to hospital

Posted 12/16/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A four-vehicle wreck Thursday in Columbus resulted in a seven-months pregnant woman being taken to the hospital. The incident happened at around 8 p.m. on Highway 45 North in front of Pepper's.

 

Investigation continues into commercial truck, pickup crash

Posted 12/16/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

More details about a Wednesday morning wreck that sent two men to the hospital emerged Thursday. The wreck happened at around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Highway 45 North and Cal Kolola Road in front of the Chevron gas station. Travis Silvers, 29, of Macon, and Joe Raspberry, 66, of Hamilton, were the two drivers involved in the crash.

 

 

Chief deputy: Rape arrest was the result of months-long investigation

Posted 12/16/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 52-year-old man arrested last week is accused of having sexual relations with a 15-year-old girl. According to Lowndes County Sheriff's Office arrest reports, William Clay Hall of 1794 Steens Road in Steens was arrested Dec. 6 at his residence at about 8 a.m. on a charge of statutory rape.

 

 

Antebellum homes open doors for holiday tour

Posted 12/16/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Garlands and greenery, themed trees and period decor will greet visitors touring five antebellum landmarks during Saturday's Holiday Home Tour presented by the Columbus Cultural Heritage Foundation.

 

 

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