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Public Works Director Mike Pratt found dead

Posted 4/27/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Public Works Director Mike Pratt was found dead early Saturday.

 

Local officers team up with Illinois for training

Posted 4/27/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local officers from the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department and neighboring counties traveled to Illinois this week to participate in a one-of-a-kind homeland security training exercise.

 

Officials optimistic after Lawrence Transit visit

Posted 4/26/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local officials returned from a fact-finding mission in Indiana late Wednesday with optimism toward Lawrence Transit System's proposal to provide public transportation in Columbus, saying only a few minor details need to be worked out before the company can begin providing its services here.

 

Thousands expected for Relay for Life

Posted 4/26/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Thousands of people are expected to descend on Columbus High School soccer field Friday night for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.

 

Legislators to vote on $1.2 billion West Point project

Posted 4/26/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

State legislators will vote today on an incentive package that is expected to bring a $1.2 billion tire manufacturing plant to West Point and create 2,000 jobs by the time the multi-phase project is complete.

 

Officials provide update on projects

Posted 4/26/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local and state officials updated Ward 4 residents about measures they are taking to improve conditions on 14th Avenue while fielding questions about what still has to be addressed during a community meeting Thursday the Columbus Municipal Complex.

 

Columbus firefighter charged with exploitation of a minor

Posted 4/26/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus firefighter turned himself in to the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department today after he was accused of having child pornography in his possession.

Public's help sought in search for missing man

Posted 4/25/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Department is asking for help in locating a missing Monroe County man. William Harold Wright, 69, was last seen in Caledonia on April 11 on Cal-Vernon Road.

Schools taking different approaches to drop-out problem

Posted 4/25/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local school districts are implementing new programs in hopes of encouraging students to complete their high school educations.

 

Industry leaders saluted at EMCC

Posted 4/25/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Area manufacturers and economic developers packed the East Mississippi Community College Mayhew Campus' Lyceum Center for the school's 24th Annual Salute to Industry.

 

Teen charged after crashing stolen car into house

Posted 4/25/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus teen was charged with felony fleeing of a motor vehicle after he crashed a stolen vehicle into a home Thursday morning.

Ward 4 sewage projects to be discussed

Posted 4/24/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In conjunction with Columbus Light and Water, the city of Columbus will apply for a Community Development Block Grant that would provide federal funding which would be used to address sewage issues in Ward 4.

To chase or not to chase? Incident raises questions about police pursuits

Posted 4/24/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man was arrested and faces 12 charges after he failed to yield to an officer's blue lights Tuesday afternoon.

Relay for Life: For Ellis, fight against cancer is a calling

Posted 4/23/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life fast approaching, local volunteers are furiously working to pull off the fund-raiser. At the center of all the hustle and bustle is Mott Ellis.

Sequestration has had 'very minimal effect' on GTRA

Posted 4/23/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Air traffic controller furloughs as a result of sequestration have had no effect on operations at Golden Triangle Regional Airport, Executive Director Mike Hainsey said Monday.

Bryant to call West Point special session

Posted 4/23/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant confirmed Monday that a call for a special session related to an economic development project is forthcoming.

 

Two schools locked down after man enters Heritage

Posted 4/23/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two neighboring Columbus schools were on lockdown Monday morning after they reported a suspicious person in the area.

 

Project Blast targets struggling students

Posted 4/23/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two new after-school tutoring programs will focus on helping under-performing elementary students. Project Boost and Project Blast began last week within the Columbus Municipal School District and are being offered at four of the district's elementary schools.

 

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