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Police respond to incident at bus stop

Posted 8/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 17-year-old student was slightly injured Friday morning when he was jumped from behind while waiting for a school bus in Columbus, police said.

 

 

Hit-and-run driver charged in wreck

Posted 8/6/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 21-year-old Mexican citizen was charged Friday with fleeing the scene of an accident after he allegedly bumped his truck into a Dodge Durango in Columbus.

 

 

Chancery clerks' pay over state cap

Posted 8/5/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Take-home pay for 56 chancery clerks in Mississippi topped $100,000 in 2009, according to an annual report from the state auditor's office.

 

New partners to Severstal in Lowndes County could bring up to 120 jobs

Posted 8/5/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A crowd of state and local leaders gathered Wednesday afternoon to celebrate the groundbreaking of two new partners on the Severstal campus -- Mississippi Steel Processing and New Process Steel.

 

600 students expected to move in to MUW

Posted 8/5/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women is ready to welcome students to their campus residences, said MUW Director of Community Living Sirena Parker.

 

Man charged with assaulting police officer

Posted 8/5/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 21-year-old man has been charged with striking a Columbus police officer in the face with a pair of handcuffs as he was being taken into custody.

 

Board allows employee to retake exam

Posted 8/5/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Caledonia Board of Aldermen Tuesday approved a motion for Trey Robertson, an employee of the city's water department, to retake the Mississippi Rural Water Certification test in Biloxi on Sept. 13.

 

 

Columbus man charged with assaulting police officer

Posted 8/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 21-year-old man has been charged with striking a Columbus police officer in the face with a pair of handcuffs as he was being taken into custody.

 

 

MDE: Parents face jail time if kids skip school

Posted 8/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As the new school year begins, the Mississippi Department of Education Office of Compulsory School Attendance Enforcement reminds parents about the law governing school attendance.

 

 

Alderman confronts Caledonia mayor

Posted 8/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Tensions were high between aldermen and the mayor at Caledonia's aldermen meeting on Tuesday night.

 

 

City revises bypass plan

Posted 8/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city is revising its plan for a proposed Highway 45 bypass after some residents complained about the road abutting their properties, Mayor Robert Smith told the Columbus Rotary Club on Tuesday.

 

 

CHS security head leaves amid allegation

Posted 8/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus High School is searching for a new security coordinator after head resource officer Bernard Jones left in June amid an investigation into alleged misconduct.

 

Summer in the South: With school starting, kids make most of last sweltering moments out of classroom

Posted 8/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

They are dead men walking. Summer, at least as area kids know it, is over as area schools reconvene this week.

 

Columbus council bans synthetic marijuana

Posted 8/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council Tuesday unanimously passed a city ordinance banning the sale, use and possession of synthetic marijuana, effective immediately.

 

 

Columbus has a night out against crime

Posted 8/4/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With a cousin in jail, crime is more than a statistic for 16-year-old Jamila Stewart.

 

Trust in police divided along racial lines, group says

Posted 8/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Points of action are beginning to take shape as a task force consisting of law enforcement, local politicians and concerned citizens seek to counteract violent crime.

 

Ruben's lets go of license to sell liquor

Posted 8/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ruben's Fish House chose not to appeal the revocation of its liquor license following the death of a patron due to alcohol poisoning.

 

 

Trio passes out, nabbed for allegedly stealing beer, cash

Posted 8/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A woman, her son and her grandson have been charged with stealing cash and 20 cases of beer from a Clay County club early Thursday.

 

 

Seguin's focus: Reach out, build teamwork

Posted 8/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

Columbus to consider synthetic-marijuana ban

Posted 8/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council Tuesday likely will be asked to consider banning the sale, possession and use of synthetic marijuana.

 

 

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