The Hatch Act is rearing its head again the Lowndes County sheriff's election, as officials question whether or not Anthony Nelson is eligible to run under the stipulations of the federal law. Democratic sheriff candidate Selvain McQueen withdrew from the election when the Hatch Act Unit began investigating allegations he might have been in violation of the law.
Residents of Lowndes County who live outside of municipality limits will not see a tax increase this-coming fiscal year.
For the second day in a row, local law enforcement and bomb-sniffing canine units were dispatched to a local school after a bomb threat. Shortly before 8 a.m., Columbus Middle School was placed on alert.
One of the towers at the Lowndes County Courthouse may be taken down. The E911 board of commissioners met Tuesday and discussed ways to keep lightning from striking towers at the courthouse and disrupting the Columbus-Lowndes County E911 emergency computer system.
The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office reported the following felony arrests:
Severstal steel company's dispute with former metal brokerage company is over. A circuit court judge ruled on Monday that "Severstal may purchase scrap directly from other vendors as long as the requirement of the first 30,000 gross tons per month is purchased from Jefferson Iron as provided in the contract," according to a press release from Severstal.
The Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority moves closer and closer to completing its neighborhood parks project.
The city of Columbus released the final names of the members making up the 21-person police chief search committee. The committee is tasked with selecting a handful of qualified applicants worthy of serious consideration for the permanent police chief position.
Mississippi University for Women again has garnered national recognition by being ranked in the lists of top universities by U.S. News & World Report and Washington Monthly.
Sen. Terry Brown, R-Columbus, had high praise for Lowndes County's latest economic development projects, telling members of the Kiwanis Club of Columbus Wednesday afternoon that the county is "the envy of the state of Mississippi."
The Columbus City Council finalized a $22.98 million budget for fiscal year 2012 on Wednesday. The budget matches expected revenue, and no funds are expected to be pulled from available cash, Chief Financial Officer Mike Bernsen said.
They are often unseen, but they are there. Every day in Lowndes County, senior citizens struggle between buying medication and paying for food. Parents struggle to stretch meals and dollars, often going hungry themselves to feed their children.
A group of 18 people share the same task: Help find a new leader for Columbus police. The search committee appointed by the mayor and City Council will meet to choose a select few applicants worthy of serious consideration for the permanent police chief position.
A Lowndes County family is staying wth relatives in Crawford after a series of fires destroyed their home.
A handful of employees on strike from Omnova Solutions gathered at the Lowndes County Courthouse Tuesday morning, hoping the day's National Labor Relations Board hearing between Omnova attorneys and the Local 748-L union would provide some hope that the ongoing strike will end soon so they can return to work in what they hope will remain a union-led company.
Members of the community got the chance to voice their opinions on the Columbus Municipal School District's next superintendent Tuesday night, with nearly four dozen people showing up at the Brandon Central Services office to present a wish list of sorts.
Three people were arrested Tuesday night for causing a disturbance at the Tobacco Warehouse, and one was charged with possession of a controlled substance.
Though the ballots are in, it could be weeks before it is decided whether Omnova Solutions in Columbus will become a non-union plant or continue to be bound to Local 748-L.
Interim Chief Selvain McQueen and the Columbus Police Department scheduled a second crime forum for Thursday at 9 a.m. at the Municipal Court Complex.
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