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Judge dismisses Liddell's lawsuit

Posted 7/12/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Chancery Court Judge Kenneth Burns has dismissed former school superintendent Dr. Martha Liddell's lawsuit against the Columbus Municipal School District.

 

Catfish Alley ceremony pushed to August

Posted 7/12/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The finishing touches are being applied to an overhaul of Catfish Alley, and a ceremony to unveil a monument which honors the history of the street is tentatively planned for late August, city planner Christina Berry said.

Friends of local artist hold benefit concert

Posted 7/12/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In the South, helping others is a way of life. Saturday, friends of local artist Chris McDill are continuing that tradition by hosting a concert to benefit the Columbus native who is being treated for a brain tumor.

Local teens compete in Distinguished Young Women pagaent

Posted 7/12/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two local teenagers are heading to Meredian to compete in the Distinguished Young Women of Mississippi pagaent.

 

Yokohama chooses Georgia design firm

Posted 7/11/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Officials from Yokohama Tire Co., have chosen Athens, Ga.-based Kajima Associates/Architects & Engineers for first-phase construction of its Clay County facility.

 

 

Audit shows city's fund balance up in 2012

Posted 7/11/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

According to an audit of the city's financial statements by accounting firm Watkins, Ward and Stafford, Columbus governmental funds reported combined ending fund balances of $7,401,643 at the end of the 2012 fiscal year, an increase of $754,089 compared to 2011.

 

Mexican national faces deportation after statutory rape arrest

Posted 7/11/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Mexican national illegally living in Lowndes County has been arrested and charged with statutory rape.

East Columbus shooting suspects turn themselves in

Posted 7/11/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Jamarquis Donshaye Easley, 25 of 803 Spruce St., and Lashun Harris, 21, of 90 Caribou Cove, were arrested Wednesday and each charged with six counts of aggravated assault after they allegedly opened fire on a home Sunday morning.

 

Negotiations for bus service in holding pattern

Posted 7/11/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

More than three months after local officials visited Lawrence Transit System's main headquarters in Indiana, negotiations to contract the public bus service for use in Columbus remain ongoing.

 

Wendy's demolition paves way for new restaurant

Posted 7/10/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Relax, Wendy's customers. Although demolition crews began knocking down the restaurant Tuesday, the move is being made only to make room for an updated Wendy's at the same location on Highway 45 North in Columbus.

Island committee finalized

Posted 7/10/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A team of city officials, county officials and developers has been formed to explore community development in the area known locally as the Island. It was announced previously that Lowndes County supervisors Leroy Brooks and Jeff Smith as well as Columbus councilmen Gene Taylor and Kabir Karriem would serve on the committee.

Presley announces rural high-speed Internet effort

Posted 7/10/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley appeared in Lowndes County yesterday to announce an initiative to bring high-speed Internet to rural and metropolitan areas lacking access.

Redden arrested, hearing set for Aug. 19

Posted 7/10/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus businessman who pleaded guilty to domestic violence/aggravated assault is back in jail on simple assault charges. John Alan Redden, 51, of 500 Riverside Drive, turned himself into the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department Tuesday afternoon after a bench warrant was issued for his arrest for violation of suspended sentence.

CMSD asks court to dismiss Liddell's suit

Posted 7/9/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees is asking the court to throw out a suit that would return Dr. Martha Liddell to the position of schools superintendent.

Turner agrees to garnishment to avoid eviction

Posted 7/9/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County Justice Court civil affidavit shows Swoope Real Estate, Inc., settled a civil suit last week against Ward 4 Councilman Marty Turner's business, Turner Furniture LLC, for unpaid rent.

Fireworks show declared success despite weather

Posted 7/9/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Arts Commission awarded the Columbus Cultural Heritage Foundation a $1,000 grant which was used for sponsoring blues artist and headlining act Grady Champion at last week's Independence Day celebration event, "Fireworks on the Water."

Police seek two in East Columbus shootout

Posted 7/8/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department is looking for two men suspected of exchanging gunfire in the middle of the street and shooting into a home Sunday morning.

 

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