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Sheriff-elect Arledge: The win is 'what we expected'

Posted 11/9/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mike Arledge will be the new Lowndes County sheriff. Unofficial numbers show Arledge, a Republican, defeated Democrat Anthony Nelson Tuesday to win the sheriff's race. Arledge earned 61.3 percent, with 10,546 votes, and Nelson earned 38.5 percent, with 6,623 votes.

 

 

Election over, Candidates breathe a sigh of relief

Posted 11/9/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It was a tough week for Lowndes County Circuit Clerk Haley Salazar, between running her campaign, dealing with the normal craziness of election week and coping with a last-minute absentee ballot snafu, which required the state to reprint hundreds of ballots after 550 had already been cast locally.

 

 

Wright 'relieved and overjoyed' after Lowndes superintendent win

Posted 11/9/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The "congratulations" started rolling in both in person and via telephone at around 10 p.m. Tuesday.

 

 

Aberdeen night club shooting injures two bystanders

Posted 11/8/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Aberdeen police arrested one man after a Saturday night shooting at a local night club sent two people to the hospital.

 

 

Update: Columbus man injured by gunshot

Posted 11/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police are investigating a report of shots fired in North Columbus.

 

Operation Christmas Child hopes to eclipse 20,000 gift boxes

Posted 11/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Each year, thousands of people from the Golden Triangle pack an assortment of items -- some necessities and school supplies, some gifts -- into shoe boxes to be shipped to needy kids around the world.

Highway 45 wreck sends woman to hospital

Posted 11/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A two-vehicle wreck on Highway 45 North Friday evening resulted in one person being transported to the hospital.

More money, more votes?

Posted 11/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Campaign finances: Spending outpaces contributions by $30,000 in Lowndes County races

 

Columbus police investigate stabbing

Posted 11/5/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

According to police, a woman was stabbed Friday night in South Columbus.

 

 

Change smoke detector batteries along with your clocks tonight

Posted 11/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As residents prepare to turn back the clocks Sunday, Columbus Fire and Rescue wants to remind residents to make another change that could save lives.

 

Lowndes County arrest reports

Posted 11/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office reports the following felony arrests.

 

School district moves forward with superintendent search

Posted 11/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After nearly five months without a permanent superintendent, the Columbus Municipal School District is ready to move forward in the search, releasing a 12-point list of criteria Thursday that will be used to advertise for candidates.

 

Nine escape burning house in Thursday morning fire

Posted 11/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A fire caused severe damage to a Columbus home early Thursday morning.

 

Three candidates, three visions

Posted 11/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The three names left in the superintendent election all have one thing in mind: the students of Lowndes County.

 

 

CAFB to lose 17 jobs

Posted 11/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

U.S. Air Force officials announced plans this week to slash more than 13,500 civilian jobs next year, but Columbus Air Force Base is expected to emerge largely unscathed by the brunt of the cost-saving measures.

 

 

Ballot error leads to last minute scramble

Posted 11/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With less than a week before the Nov. 8 general election, county officials across Mississippi -- including in Lowndes and Oktibbeha -- are frantically trying to cope with a state error on ballots which was discovered after hundreds of absentee ballots had already been cast.

 

 

Update: Man steals four tires at Miller's OK Tire Store

Posted 11/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police are looking for a man who is believed to have robbed Miller's OK Tire Store on Highway 45 North Wednesday afternoon.

 

Vehicle crashes into Columbus daycare center

Posted 11/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A scary incident occurred today when a vehicle made an unwelcome entrance into Tucker's Play and Learn daycare center on Alabama Street.

 

Students' shoe drive touches community, one sole at a time

Posted 11/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sale Elementary International Studies Magnet School is not the wealthiest of schools within the Columbus Municipal School District. Approximately 88 percent of its students receive free or reduced lunch. And yet, Principal Nancy Bragg is beginning to see something interesting: When it comes to helping those less fortunate, the students no longer wait for their teachers' direction; they take the initiative upon themselves to make a difference.

 

 

Cook withdraws from chief search subcommittee

Posted 11/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The finalists for the Columbus police chief position have dwindled to four, and the subcommittee is left with four members.

 

 

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