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Law enforcement uses discretion in enforcing ATV laws

Posted 8/31/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With hunting season right around the corner, the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department is getting reports of more and more all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) on the highway.



Columbus schools enact 'zero tolerance' policies for games

Posted 8/30/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sporadic fights between attendees of a Columbus High School football game have prompted school officials to issue new policies restricting attendance and behavior.



City to pick consultant for Brownfield Grant projects

Posted 8/30/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The City of Columbus is one step closer to implementing a federal grant that could bring about industrial development.



Two arrested for Caledonia bomb threat

Posted 8/29/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A pair of juveniles have been arrested for bomb threat at Caledonia High School.



Isaac evacuees: More trickle than stream

Posted 8/29/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As Hurricane Isaac made its slow churn through the Gulf of Mexico, some coastal residents took no chances, boarding up their homes and heading north to ride out the storm.


For Sullivan, Eselin, Katrina led to a new life in Columbus

Posted 8/29/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It has become the benchmark by which all storms are measured. It has become the stark demarcation between life before and after, with Hurricane Katrina sitting squarely in the middle of coastal residents' collective memory -- as vivid today as the muddy water lines and red spray-paint which can still be seen on homes uninhabitable, abandoned.


City ordinance draws ire of some business owners

Posted 8/29/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Fire Marshal Todd Weathers presented a proposal to members of the city council earlier this year requiring that all nightclub owners who have entertainment systems inside their establishments install a shunt, or a device that automatically shuts off the music when a fire alarm goes off.



City passes on grant to replace dilapidated homes

Posted 8/29/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With city departments adjusting to budget cuts recommended by the Columbus City Council, Travis Jones, director of federal programs, said the tight Fiscal Year 2013 budget means a change in some of the grants his office will pursue.


CPD helps end Clay County standoff

Posted 8/29/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department's Special Response Team responded to a hostage situation late Tuesday at Apostolic Drive in Clay County.


Small fire extinguished at Cook Elementary

Posted 8/28/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Emergency responders rushed to the scene of a small fire at Cook Elementary Fine Arts Magnet School this morning, but the fire was out upon arrival, and no students had to be evacuated.



2012 Legends concert canceled, future of event uncertain

Posted 8/28/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Organizers of the Legends Concert announced Monday they will not hold the event this year because of a lack of funds.


Cantrell: Isaac not much of a factor at Convention

Posted 8/28/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As Tropical Storm Isaac advances through the Gulf, attendees of the Republic National Convention in Tampa, Fla. continue to move forward with planned activities.

Monday profile: Vet Bounds retires after 47 years

Posted 8/27/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

All is hushed at Animal Medical Center. The Saturday morning patients have been examined and the animals are snug in their kennels, without so much as a woof or a whimper as Dr. Louis Bounds makes his way through the darkened labyrinth.


Funding cuts part of city's efforts to make budget

Posted 8/27/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As the Columbus City Council moves towards approving its Fiscal Year 2103 budget, organizations across the area will also be facing some tough decisions.



Councils approves proposal for one-way traffic on 11th Ave.

Posted 8/27/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A north Columbus street will soon become a one-way street following approval from the Columbus City Council last week.


Columbus goes to Conventions: First-timer Cantrell, veteran Brooks both eager to be 'part of history'

Posted 8/25/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A pair of Lowndes County residents will soon occupy a tiny piece of the two largest political stages in the United States as delegates to their national party conventions.

Columbus schools begin work on 'new vision'

Posted 8/25/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

More than 65 teachers, administrators and community members gathered at the Columbus Municipal School District's Brandon Central Services on Saturday to begin drafting a new vision plan for the district.


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