COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY

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Latest technology makes painful mammograms a thing of the past

Posted 10/29/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Most women have heard the horror stories, passed around the dinner table and growing in magnitude until a simple diagnostic procedure begins to take on the shadings of an epic nightmare.

Monday profile: Tompkins looks to make a difference in role as city prosecutor

Posted 10/29/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For attorney and city prosecutor Shane Tompkins, the law isn't just a career choice, it's a family legacy.

 

Doctor looks to rebuild practice after being cleared of drug charges

Posted 10/28/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A local doctor is speaking out after being cleared of federal charges earlier this week.

 

Columbus Schools tackle bullying with new tool

Posted 10/26/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

More than 160,000 children missed school today. But though they can run, they cannot hide. Eventually, they will have to return to the classroom, where their tormentor waits.

Laurel officials impressed with Columbus' downtown

Posted 10/26/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The City of Laurel and Columbus are approximately 150 miles apart, but the cities are very similar in terms of population and economics.

Columbus traffic stop nets $35,000 of marijuana

Posted 10/26/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Columbus men were arrested Thursday morning and charged with felony possession of marijuana after officers discovered nearly 30 pounds of the illegal substance in the subjects' vehicle.

 

Lowndes schools no longer under Federal control

Posted 10/25/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A decades-long battle came to an end this week, with a federal court ruling that the Lowndes County School District is in compliance with desegregation orders and is no longer under the U.S. Department of Justice's control.

 

'Southside Five' teen arrested for burglary

Posted 10/25/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A teen known as one of the "Southside Five" has been arrested again for burglary.

Scooter Town program keeps kids on the move

Posted 10/24/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Gas prices dropped to 95-cents per gallon this week in Scooter Town, where apparently, everyone is partying like it's 1999. As expected, lines are long, and some traffic citations have been issued near the service station, but police are taking a laissez-faire approach to the hullabaloo, letting motorists off the hook with a warning.

Mayor updates projects at Rotary meeting

Posted 10/24/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Mayor Robert Smith updated Rotary Club members Tuesday on a number of projects, including improvements to the Columbus Soccer Complex, renovations to the old Highway 82 bridge and revitalization efforts along Catfish Alley, the section of Fourth Street South between College Street and Main Street.

Two arrested for burglary after chase, crash

Posted 10/23/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Columbus men were arrested early Monday morning after they allegedly broke into Bates Tire at 1401 Waterworks Road.

 

City Council votes to continue Catfish Alley improvements

Posted 10/23/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Improvements on one of Columbus' most famous streets will continue as additional funding has been made available for the project.

 

Marriott groundbreaking set for Nov. 5

Posted 10/23/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

"Hotel Row" in Columbus will soon be getting its second occupant in a three-hotel plan. Castle Properties and Peachtree Hotel Group of Atlanta announced Monday a groundbreaking ceremony Nov. 5 to officially mark the beginning of construction of a new Courtyard by Marriott hotel.

A breast cancer journey: From surviving to thriving

Posted 10/22/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The silver bracelet is relatively new. But the philosophy behind its inscribed words has been a tenet of Dianne Hand's life for most of her 51 years: Live well. Love much. Laugh often.

Caledonia celebrates its 'day' in the sun

Posted 10/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Hand-painted Mississippi State Bulldog cutouts jockeyed for space between inspirational yard art and houndstooth purses. Beaded jewelry and pink hair bows sat alongside painted pillows, pickled okra and Rebel flags.

Officials study parking, restroom issues at soccer complex

Posted 10/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As complaints continue about the parking situation at the Columbus Soccer Complex, particularly along the north end of the facilities, city and county officials are researching ways to find a solution.

Pitts turns stumbling blocks into stepping stones

Posted 10/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ask journalists why they entered the profession, and most will deliver some variation of wanting to give voice to the voiceless, defend the defenseless, shine light into the dark corners and change the world.

 

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