COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY

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The new bank on the block: Renasant opens first Lowndes branch

Posted 11/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In an uncertain banking atmosphere, Renasant Bank hopes to establish its stability in Columbus.

 

Arrest report 11-18-10

Posted 11/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 26-year-old Caledonia man was charged Tuesday with firing several shots at three people on Oct. 24 after an argument at the Elks Lodge club.

 

New facility at Columbus Air Force Base meets gold standard for energy efficiency

Posted 11/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Martha Mann has been director of Columbus Air Force Base's Child Development Center for the past 16 years, working through a time when child care was more like baby-sitting.

 

Belew found not guilty of sexual battery

Posted 11/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After about 45 minutes of deliberation, a jury returned a not-guilty verdict in the sexual-battery trial of a former head of security at Columbus Air Force Base.

 

 

Council OKs sidewalks, lighting for Seventh Avenue

Posted 11/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The City Council split 4-2 Tuesday as it voted to grant $50,000 in state funds to the Seventh Avenue Revitalization Program.

 

 

Two men crash car, flee from police

Posted 11/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two men were suffered minor injuries after crashing their car Tuesday during a high-speed chase through downtown Columbus.

 

 

County schools move forward with office improvements

Posted 11/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County School District is moving forward on plans to improve its central office on Highway 45 South.

 

At defense contractor Nammo Talley, business is booming

Posted 11/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Nammo Talley has more safety checks in place than the average manufacturing plant because it manufactures bombs. Specifically, the explosive, rocket-propelled rounds used by the U.S. military to blow up tanks and bunkers.

 

Plans to bring crime expert to Columbus hit snag

Posted 11/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Plans to bring a crime prevention expert to Columbus have hit a snag, forcing law enforcement and a community task force to move on to Plan B.

 

Pawnshop buys confiscated guns from Sheriff's Office

Posted 11/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If you've had a gun confiscated by the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office in the last five years and want it back, head to the pawnshop.

 

Councilman pushes for improvements to Seventh Avenue

Posted 11/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Seventh Avenue could be in line for improvements after tonight's meeting of the Columbus City Council.

 

Girl testifies ex-stepfather abused her

Posted 11/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County jury heard opening arguments and the victim's testimony Monday in the trial of a former head of security at Columbus Air Force Base accused of sexually abusing his then-11-year-old stepdaughter.

 

Program brings business, community leaders into classroom

Posted 11/16/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Students in Lowndes County schools will be better prepared to enter the workforce with the help of the Mississippi Scholars program.

 

 

Apartment fire claims man's life in Columbus

Posted 11/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 31-year-old man died early Saturday when his brother's apartment caught fire, according to the Columbus Fire Department.

 

Police: Mom upset over football loss breaks daughter's nose

Posted 11/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 38-year-old woman was arrested Saturday after she came home drunk and angry her football team lost and head-butted her 15-year-old daughter, according to police.

 

Couple braves troubled housing market

Posted 11/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With flagging house prices and low buyer confidence, selling a house in Lowndes County can be intimidating. But former Columbus High School teacher Justin Sutton and his wife, Meg, are among the young couples braving the housing market now.

 

 

Home prices, sales volume drop locally

Posted 11/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As home sales drop across the nation, Lowndes County homeowners are cutting their prices to stay competitive.

 

 

Link to honor educators at Wednesday luncheon

Posted 11/13/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As part of American Education Week, approximately 1,000 teachers, from public and private schools, will be celebrated at Mississippi University for Women on Wednesday.

 

 

New Hope assistant principal cleared

Posted 11/13/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A misdemeanor charge has been dropped against the New Hope Elementary assistant principal accused of not reporting the fondling of a first-grade girl by a first-grade boy classmate.

 

 

Locals share war stories at CAFB luncheon

Posted 11/13/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A pair of prominent locals whose late fathers were honored with namesake streets on Columbus Air Force Base shared some of the history behind the names Friday at Columbus Air Force Base's quarterly Base Community Council luncheon.

 

 

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