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Police search for suspect in attempted rape

Posted 8/19/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police are seeking a masked man who tried to rape an 85-year-old woman in the Northhaven Woods neighborhood Thursday.

 

Car hits house in south Columbus

Posted 8/19/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A blue 2000 Ford Mustang swerved to miss another car and ran into a stop sign and the corner of a Southside house early Wednesday while the family inside was eating breakfast.

 

Two arrested in Omnova strike

Posted 8/19/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two union workers were arrested at Omnova Wednesday evening while they were protesting the way the company treated them.

 

 

Redistricting could mean lost seat in Lowndes

Posted 8/19/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Will Lowndes County lose a representative in the Mississippi Legislature? Will a redistricting plan be approved before the June 1 qualifying deadline for elections?

 

 

MUW last in line for president searches

Posted 8/19/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

True to his word, state Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Hank Bounds is not rushing the process to find a permanent president for Mississippi University for Women.

 

Enrollment rises at public schools, falls at most private academies

Posted 8/19/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Around the Golden Triangle, enrollment at public schools is up, while some private schools have experienced a decrease.

Train hits SUV driven by Columbus man wanted in Jackson

Posted 8/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 26-year-old Columbus man was injured Wednesday when he and two other men tried to outrun a train in his mother's white GMC Yukon XL.

 

Power Brokers: Some electric co-op boards make more, do less

Posted 8/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As long as the lights stay on, most people are content to stay in the dark about who runs their electric company.

 

 

Murder, rape cases in court this month

Posted 8/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Circuit Court has several high-profile cases slated for this month, including trials for depraved heart murder, capital murder and statutory rape by a police officer.

 

Community rallies around man with no power, water

Posted 8/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Joseph Shelton cooked a meal in his house on Tuesday for the first time in 14 years. He has lived without electricity or running water since 1996 and was happy to continue that way until the city of Columbus gave him 30 days to turn on his utilities.

 

Columbus City Council passes new street ordinance, hires planner

Posted 8/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council Tuesday adopted a "complete street" ordinance, awarded a bid on an infrastructure improvement project for a local hotel and restaurant development, and hired a city planner.

 

Chief: Police department at full force

Posted 8/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For the first time since he was hired three years ago, the Columbus Police Department is at full force, Chief Joseph St. John told Rotary Club members Tuesday.

 

Man injured when truck leaves road, hits pole

Posted 8/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 63-year-old man was moderately injured Monday when his pickup truck left the road, hitting a culvert and utility pole in Lowndes County.

 

 

Driver flees scene of gas station fire

Posted 8/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A car caught fire while it was attached to the pump at a BP gas station in New Hope Monday morning, and the car's unknown driver fled the scene.

 

 

Columbus Arts Council gets Miss. Arts Commission grant

Posted 8/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Arts Council has been awarded a $21,750 operating grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission.

 

Tronox fire rattles neighbors

Posted 8/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A thick dark cloud rose behind Cadence Bank on Old Highway 45. It took a few moments for workers at the Hamilton bank to realize it was smoke, and there was only one place it could be coming from.

 

Despite heat, recent rains help jump-start crops

Posted 8/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Record temperatures have some farmers sweating about the viability of their crops in August. Farmers in Lowndes County, however, aren't hurting as badly.

 

 

Triplett faces child-porn charges in Lowndes

Posted 8/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Robert Warren Triplett Jr. will face his first of two trials for possession of child pornography next Tuesday when he appears in Lowndes County Circuit Court.

 

 

Lawmakers hold redistricting hearings

Posted 8/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

JACKSON -- Fast-growing and relatively affluent suburbs could gain representation in the Mississippi Legislature, while economically struggling areas with shrinking populations could lose some seats.

 

 

CVB to take out $500K in credit

Posted 8/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau board of directors voted Monday to accept bids on a $500,000 line of credit to finish several major projects this year, including the $400,000 Tennessee Williams Home and Welcome Center on Main Street.

 

 

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