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Aldermen briefly discuss harassment complaint

Posted 3/16/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Town of Caledonia Board of Aldermen held a brief, special-called meeting Saturday morning to discuss a town employee's harassment complaint against a former political candidate, but the topic was only briefly touched upon in what turned out to be a fairly routine agenda.

 

Cadence Bank robber apprehended in parking lot

Posted 3/16/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

You couldn't have picked a worse place -- or a worse time -- to commit a crime, as a bank robber discovered Friday afternoon in downtown Columbus.

Link to apply for training school grant

Posted 3/16/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As Lowndes County continues to solidify its presence in the South as an aerospace powerhouse, local leaders have their sights set on the future, looking for ways to ensure a skilled workforce prepared for jobs in aviation.

 

Tough choices: Baptist seeks to educate public on end-of-life options

Posted 3/16/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Most people would rather talk about anything else. But medical experts say no matter how uncomfortable it may be, thinking about death -- and discussing end-of-life wishes with loved ones -- is the only way to ensure your voice is heard, even if you're unconscious.

 

 

Marriages and divorces 3-17-13

Posted 3/15/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

Renovations under way at Lion Hills

Posted 3/15/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Renovations are under way at Lion Hills Golf Club, as East Mississippi Community College readies the facilities for an expansion of its Mayhew campus in 2013.

 

McGough will serve five years for sexual battery of minors

Posted 3/15/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former New Hope woman accused of having a sexual relationship with two 15-year-old boys was found guilty of two counts of sexual battery Thursday in Lowndes County Circuit Court, ending a two-year legal battle and more than five hours of jury deliberations.

Woman found guilty in sexual battery case involving two minors

Posted 3/14/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Christy McGough was found guilty Thursday of checking two juvenile boys out of New Hope High School without permission in 2011 and engaging in sexual acts with them on multiple occasions.

 

Work continues on Kerr-McGee rehabilitation

Posted 3/14/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A decade has passed since the Kerr-McGee chemical plant on 14th Avenue was shut down and sealed off from the public, but residents say the toxic after-effects linger, endangering the health of approximately 3,500 people who call this East Columbus neighborhood their home.

 

Meth lab discovered in New Hope

Posted 3/14/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A drug raid in New Hope Friday led to the discovery of a methamphetamine lab and the arrest of a New Hope woman.

United Deli owner shrugs off fire

Posted 3/13/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Fans of United Deli were greeted with a comforting taste of the familiar Tuesday as they packed into the popular East Columbus eatery for their lunchtime fill of cheese steaks, muffalettas, gyros and baklava.

GTRA flights will continue despite tower closures

Posted 3/13/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Officials with the Golden Triangle Regional Airport say commercial flights will continue despite the possibility of federal funding for the airports' air traffic control tower being cut.

Highway Patrol's Turnipseed sheds light on concealed carry laws

Posted 3/13/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There were not many gun carriers in the room -- only about six or seven people said they held concealed carry permits -- but after Tuesday's Columbus Rotary Club meeting, some members said they are rethinking their stance.

 

West Point municipal elections: Democrats only

Posted 3/12/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

To say that Democrats will sweep this year's West Point municipal elections is not a prediction. The local Republican Party failed to field a single candidate in the city's mayoral and selectmen races.

 

Baptist expansion is good news for chemo patients

Posted 3/12/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There was a time, not too long ago, when chemotherapy patients at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle had to endure long waiting lines to receive vital treatment.

Prude makes one last junket on district dime

Posted 3/11/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At a time when the Columbus Municipal School District was cutting non-essential expenses, Tommy Prude spent close to $1,000 on a conference that was held just two days before his term on the school board ended.

Petty pulls out of Columbus mayor's race

Posted 3/11/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

One of the four candidates for Columbus mayor said late Sunday night that he intends to withdraw from the race only two days after filing his paperwork to qualify.

Last-day qualifiers make it four-way race for mayor

Posted 3/9/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus mayoral race is heating up, with two more candidates qualifying late Friday afternoon for the June 4 municipal election.

Thankless, but essential

Posted 3/9/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Some do it for the thrill. Others do it because they feel it is a lifelong calling. Some do it because they simply need a job out of law school. But ask any attorney who serves as a public defender and you will hear that it is, most often, a thankless job.

 

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