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Shedding his past: Tyler Edmonds starts fresh with tobacco shop

Posted 4/24/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At first glance, Tyler Edmonds appears to be like any other young man in his early 20s; he's physically fit, with a slender frame; he's affable, intelligent and well spoken. His bright blue eyes are full of life and he smiles nervously, when he's both happy and uncomfortable. But the past nine years of his life have been anything but ordinary, as he went from being a go-cart riding junior high student in West Point to a convicted killer to an acquitted free man, who now has opened a business in Columbus.

 

City police report 4-23-12

Posted 4/23/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

YMCA's Healthy Kids Day to be held April 28

Posted 4/23/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus, the YMCA, Columbus Kiwanis Club, Stark Aerospace and Carl Hogan Dodge Saturday are celebrating YMCA Healthy Kids Day with a free, community event for kids and families.

 

 

$150K collected in Columbus' amnesty program

Posted 4/23/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal Court's amnesty program for 2012 has ended, leaving the city with almost $150,000 in collected fines.

 

Sports to return to MUW?

Posted 4/21/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women's athletics program suffered two harsh blows in late 2002. A November tornado destroyed the gymnasium and the following month, then-President Claudia Limbert asked the College Board to discontinue the university's intercollegiate athletic program and reallocate the funds to a fitness, recreation and intramural program.

 

Man tries to steal ambulance

Posted 4/21/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Macon man was arrested early Friday morning for allegedly stealing an emergency vehicle.

 

 

Drug arrest turns into game of hide and seek

Posted 4/21/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Thursday drug arrest turned into a game of hide and seek for officers with the Columbus-Lowndes Metro Narcotics Unit, the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office and the Lamar County Sheriff's Department.

 

New Columbus hotels expected to meet needs

Posted 4/21/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With three new hotels in some stage of early planning or development, Columbus soon will have more than a thousand rooms available for guest rentals, a perfect number said Columbus-Lowndes Development Link CEO Joe Higgins.

 

The W to consider reinstating athletics program

Posted 4/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sports may return to Mississippi University for Women, President Dr. Jim Borsig announced Thursday to a crowd of former coaches, players and supporters gathered in the Emma Ody Pohl gymnasium.

 

Loving Elisha: Raising a child with autism

Posted 4/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's hard to tell how he's going to react. The good days are very good, but the bad days are so awful she wants to crawl in bed and cry.

 

Tax collections up in Columbus, West Point

Posted 4/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city's chief financial officer, Mike Bernsen, Tuesday told the Columbus City Council of an increase in sales tax paid in February.

 

Arledge puts his stamp on sheriff's department

Posted 4/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Of the numerous questions Lowndes County Sheriff Mike Arledge fields daily, "How many deputies do you have?" seems to be the most prevalent. Arledge had the opportunity Thursday to answer the question in a public setting, hopefully satisfying the curious, if even for a moment.

A calling and a mission: Sale's Bragg named top administrator for second time

Posted 4/19/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

All was quiet at Sale Elementary International Studies Magnet School Wednesday afternoon. Principal Nancy Bragg walked past empty classrooms, past the newly mopped cafeteria, and down a hallway as silent as a lazy summer's day.

 

Councilmen trade barbs in redistricting discussions

Posted 4/19/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council Wednesday began discussions on redistricting the city's six wards, during a specially called meeting at which Mayor Robert Smith was absent and Vice Mayor and Ward 6 Councilman Bill Gavin presided.

 

 

EMCC holds annual Salute to Industry

Posted 4/19/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Some of the area's leading manufacturers and economic developers Wednesday were recognized, during the 23rd Annual Salute to Industry Luncheon at East Mississippi Community College.

 

CL&W general manager gives update

Posted 4/18/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Light and Water Department General Manager Todd Gale Tuesday discussed long- and short-term projects, during a meeting of the Columbus Rotary Club.

City Council to police chief: Not so fast

Posted 4/18/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council Tuesday tabled a request from Columbus Police Department Chief Selvain McQueen to approve his new organizational chart.

Residents one step closer to clean water

Posted 4/18/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Frisco Road, Christian Circle and East Railroad Drive residents are fed up with no water, low water and rusty water that smells like rotten eggs.

 

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