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Judge to hear pardons challenge from Hood

Posted 1/23/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

JACKSON -- A Hinds County judge will hear arguments from Attorney General Jim Hood who is challenging dozens of pardons issued by former Gov. Haley Barbour.

 

 

Previous offender arrested on charge of suspicion of burglary

Posted 1/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 19-year-old man is being held in connection to a Friday-morning burglary. Davanta Hayden was arrested Friday morning on Mill Street after police received a stolen-property tip, Cpl. Donnie Elkin said. Charges are still pending and could be issued on Monday, Elkin said.

 

 

Columbus city officials: Uptick in crime is a reality

Posted 1/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mayor Robert Smith didn't mince words: Columbus has a crime problem, and he and the City Council are determined to do whatever it takes to eradicate it.

 

Vikings coach, Columbus native Leslie Frazier reflects on season

Posted 1/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Adversity is going to make Leslie Frazier stronger. The Columbus native certainly experienced a fair share of setbacks and change in his first full season as head coach of the NFL's Minnesota Vikings.

 

Improvements planned for Bluecutt Road

Posted 1/21/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Bluecutt Road is expected to see $1 million in improvements in the coming months. The City Council Tuesday approved a plan to widen the turning lanes at the intersection of Bluecutt and Military roads, where Huddle House is located, and at Bluecutt and Seventh Street North, near Heritage Academy.

 

 

City of Columbus moving forward on pedestrian bridge project

Posted 1/21/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city of Columbus is moving forward on the renovation of the historic Highway 82 bridge across the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway into a pedestrian walkway.

 

 

GTRA flies through FAA inspection

Posted 1/21/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Golden Triangle Regional Airport authority got good news Friday about the airport's safety rating. Authority executive director Mike Hainsey said last week's inspection yielded no discrepancies -- the third consecutive year the airport has gone unblemished through the process.

 

 

CMSD students raise $1,700 for Caps for Kids

Posted 1/21/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Students from Columbus Middle School and Columbus High School raised $1,700 last week to bring cheer to children fighting cancer.

 

Saturday Profile: Elizabeth Simpson shares life in poems

Posted 1/21/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

She first fell in love with words, then French living, her husband and finally, Columbus. Poet Elizabeth Simpson's body is quite comfortable in the Highlands home she shares with her husband, Claude.

 

Link finances meet first-quarter target

Posted 1/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes Development Link posted first-quarter figures that show the economic development agency is on target for income.

 

 

Columbus-Lowndes Development Link expands to Clay County

Posted 1/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

West Point and Clay County are the newest members of the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link. The Link board voted unanimously to add West Point and Clay County to its economic development portfolio at today's quarterly meeting.

 

 

Lowndes County Arrest Reports 1-20-12

Posted 1/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office reports the following felony arrests. Unless otherwise noted, arrests are by the sheriff's office.

 

 

Triangle governments launch joint initiative

Posted 1/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The first meeting of a proposed approach to regional government included ideas on pooling resources to benefit the three counties and county seats in the Golden Triangle.

 

 

Police looking for two for failing to register as sex offenders

Posted 1/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

U.S. marshals and the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office are searching for two convicted sex offenders wanted for failing to register with the state's sex-offender registry.

 

 

Planner, council map strategy for next 12 months

Posted 1/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city of Columbus is discussing ways it can improve its growth and aesthetics during the next year. At a city work session Wednesday morning, City Planner Christina Berry shared with Mayor Robert Smith and city council her vision for 2012.

 

 

Columbus officers say they can fill upper ranks

Posted 1/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Civil Service Commission tabled action Thursday on proposed changes to allow lateral hiring after police officers assured them they have the education and experience to fill the department's upper ranks.

 

 

Link expands to Clay County

Posted 1/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

West Point and Clay County are the newest members of the Columbus Lowndes Development Link. The Link board voted unanimously to add West Point and Clay County to its economic development portfolio at Friday's regular quarterly meeting.

 

Taking control: Sheriff's office encourages citizens to be its eyes and ears

Posted 1/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

CALEDONIA -- At night, it's easy to miss the driveway leading to the red brick church. It's dark along Highway 12 East, heading into Caledonia. There are clusters of houses and then there are none.

Police make marijuana arrest while investigating call

Posted 1/19/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Police responded to Kermit Street for a call of shots fired, but the incident turned into a drug arrest.

 

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