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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.

'Done deal': Marshall Academy football coach plans to take job at Heritage

Posted 1/19/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

"It's pretty much a done deal." Those were Barrett Donahoe's words this morning when he was asked if he had officially become the new football coach at Heritage Academy.

Arrest made in sexual assault at laundromat

Posted 1/19/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman at a Main Street laundromat was taken into custody without incident Wednesday afternoon.

 

Bond set for woman charged in gunplay shooting

Posted 1/19/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus woman charged with murder had a six-figure bond set Tuesday. Police have charged Kalmesha Denise Jackson, 23, of 810 Eighth St. S. in Columbus, with murder.

 

Women press on in goal to share historic hobby

Posted 1/19/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Letterpress printers are asked to print all kinds of things. Greeting cards. Marriage proposals. Wedding invitations. So when 7-year-old Paxton Garrard strode into Jessica Peterson's shop Wednesday afternoon and coolly asked to make a print of Godzilla, she didn't blink an eye.

5-year-old girl, grandmother die in Lowndes county firee

Posted 1/18/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A grandmother and her 5-year-old granddaughter died in a mobile home fire Wednesday afternoon in the Plum Grove community, near the Lowndes County and Noxubee County line.

Crime dominates council discussion

Posted 1/18/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Mayor Robert Smith assured residents Tuesday he is doing all he can to curtail crime in The Friendly City. Smith read a letter addressed to all Columbus residents, and the council spoke to Columbus Police Chief Selvain McQueen about ways to prevent crime.

Iguanas and Madonna: Bryan's Records and Pets to close after six decades

Posted 1/18/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The sign on the door says closed, but the door opens regularly, a massive ring of keys dangling from the keyhole. Customers enter and chat easily with the store's owners. They exchange handshakes.

The W needs more men -- and women, Borsig says

Posted 1/18/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

January has been a month of firsts for Dr. Jim Borsig, Mississippi University for Women's new president. This week marked another first -- public speaking outside the campus environment.

Lowndes sheriff's office makes arrests in burglaries

Posted 1/18/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County authorities have a second suspect in custody from a mid-December burglary. Billy Ross Petty Jr., 35, of 1124 Sixth Ave. N. in Columbus, was taken into custody Sunday after a deputy saw him walking along Sixth Avenue North in Columbus, Lowndes County Chief Deputy Greg Wright said.

 

Police looking for sexual assault suspect (Video)

Posted 1/18/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Police are looking for a man believed to be responsible for a sexual assault incident that occurred at a Columbus laundrymat.

 

Columbus teachers honored for life of service

Posted 1/17/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke these words in 1957, and Monday, people gathered at Mississippi University for Women's Nissan Auditorium to pay tribute, not only to King but to two local educators who have dedicated their lives to this principle.

Lesson from King: Lay a foundation for future

Posted 1/17/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Otis Moss III asked for one thing: for those listening to "make a way" for future generations. Moss, the senior pastor at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, was the keynote speaker during Monday's Dream 365 Commemorative Breakfast Program, which is the culminating event in a five-day celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy

Accused murderer says shooting was an accident

Posted 1/17/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus woman is in jail for murder after a Sunday-morning shooting. And police are interviewing a second person associated with the incident.

 

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