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Man hit with hammer arrested after he allegedly fought with girlfriend

Posted 1/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 50-year-old Lowndes County man was hit in the head with a hammer early Tuesday after he and another man argued about money.

 

 

Local legislators: Budget cuts, redistricting will dominate session

Posted 1/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The budget is a primary issue every year. Redistricting joins it every 10 years. There's not much suspense heading into Mississippi's 2011 legislative session.

 

 

Lowndes circuit clerk Salazar to seek re-election as independent

Posted 1/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County Circuit Clerk Mahala Salazar has announced her intention to seek reelection, but this time as an independent.

 

'A great day' for Columbus' Frazier, new Vikings head coach

Posted 1/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Leslie Frazier is going to get an opportunity to put everything he learned as an interim head coach to use on a permanent basis.

Video: Train carrying hazardous chemicals derails in Lowndes County

Posted 1/4/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A train carrying hazardous materials derailed in Lowndes County early today, rolling multiple cars east of South Lehmberg Road. The westbound Alabama Southern Railroad train hit a broken rail at about 7:30 a.m., overturning 12 cars, according to Columbus Fire and Rescue.

 

It's official: Columbus' Frazier is new Vikings head coach

Posted 1/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

Report: Columbus' Frazier first choice for Minnesota Vikings job

Posted 1/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus native Leslie Frazier, who has served as interim coach of the Minnesota Vikings the past six games, is the team's first choice to take over as head coach, a Minnesota newspaper reported.

MONDAY PROFILE: Retiring officer says parenting, policing key to fighting crime

Posted 1/3/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's impossible to spend 23 years on the police force and leave without a ton of stories. On the eve of his retirement from the Columbus Police Department, soft-spoken officer Neal Taylor agreed to relive a few encounters.

 

Attention-grabbing crime, arrests of 2010

Posted 1/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

From adultery arrests and a drunken, accidental sleepover to a sword-wielding robber, here are some of the high-profile local crimes that stood out in 2010:

 

 

Repeat offender wanted for kidnapping, beating ex-girlfriend

Posted 1/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A repeat offender is wanted by Columbus police for kidnapping, beating and firing a gun at his ex-girlfriend, Thursday.

 

 

Most-viewed online stories of 2010

Posted 1/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Most-viewed web stories of 2010

 

The Year in Review: Columbus and the Golden Triangle

Posted 1/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

All eyes were on City Hall, for good and bad reasons this year, as Columbus city leaders grabbed headlines for a physical altercation. The city of Columbus and Lowndes County also have been waiting with bated breath for plans to be finalized on a downtown park, which started as a simple soccer complex and has evolved into a sprawling Central Park-style gateway into Columbus. And the future remains uncertain for Mississippi University for Women, as a Columbus businesswoman continues her interim presidency of the university indefinitely.

Loyal MSU fans relish bowl trips

Posted 12/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Don Howard didn't grow up in Mississippi, nor did he attend Mississippi State University football games as a kid.

 

City, county continue political chess over CVB board appointments

Posted 12/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The disagreement between the city and county on the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau is now official.

 

 

Two arrested in Monday armed robbery

Posted 12/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Police have arrested a man and are looking for another in connection with an armed robbery just east of Mississippi University for Women.

 

 

Drink and ride: Police encourage New Year's Eve drinkers to tap a designated driver

Posted 12/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Drinkers, get your driving plans together now. Ten to 13 cabs (four to six in Columbus and seven in Starkville) will be on the road New Year's Eve night shuttling revelers to and from parties, but they can't get to everyone. Thus, law enforcement is recommending drinkers secure a designated driver.

 

Stabbing suspect taken into custody

Posted 12/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police have charged a 25-year-old man with stabbing his ex-girlfriend in the shoulder Wednesday.

 

Columbus man arrested for assault, kidnapping

Posted 12/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 33-year-old Columbus man has been accused of holding his girlfriend against her will by threatening her with a broken plate.

 

Sprint Mart on Highway 45 North robbed

Posted 12/29/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A middle-aged man robbed the Sprint Mart in the Shell gas station at Highway 45 North and Highway 50 in Columbus Wednesday, making off with about $100, according to the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office.

 

Pay of TVA managers frozen until 2013

Posted 12/29/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- TVA is freezing the base pay of about 3,500 managers and specialists until 2013. Tennessee Valley Authority President Tom Kilgore said Monday the federal utility is joining the two-year pay freeze that Congress adopted for 2 million other federal employees.

 

 

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