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Turning over a new LEAF: Columbus gets first glimpse at Nissan's new fully electric car

Posted 10/13/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It was hard to tell whether Christmas had arrived early or Columbus Nissan had been completely launched into an even further-reaching future Wednesday afternoon as customers and employees got their first glimpse of the automobile dealership's latest offering: An all-electric car which carries a sporty look -- and an equally ambitious price tag.

 

Supes expected to fill E-911 board vacancy Friday

Posted 10/13/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors are expected to fill a vacancy on the Columbus-Lowndes County E-911 board this week. According to Sheri Fancher, E-911 director, the choice will be made at the supervisors' Friday meeting.

 

 

Committee plans to present police chief picks to council Tuesday

Posted 10/13/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city of Columbus is closer to selecting the next police chief. The citizen search committee met Wednesday to narrow the field of applicants to five. The committee will present those recommendations on who should be heavily considered for the permanent police chief to the Columbus City Council.

 

 

Baptist hosts breast cancer education luncheon Thursday

Posted 10/12/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There are a lot of misconceptions about breast cancer. Oncology Nurse Navigator Amanda Mordecai, of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, hears them every day. Thursday, she hopes to do a little myth-busting at the hospital's first breast cancer education luncheon, a free program which will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the hospital's Patient Tower Education Rooms 4 and 5.

 

 

Columbus schools consider service animal policy

Posted 10/12/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Cook Elementary School may become the first school in the Columbus Municipal School District to have a service animal on campus. The board of trustees is currently reviewing a policy which specifies the criteria and conditions under which service animals may be used to assist students in the classroom and at school functions.

 

Biofuels plant produces power from your garbage

Posted 10/12/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Each week, dumpsters line the curbs of neighborhoods across the Golden Triangle. Garbage trucks comb through towns and rural areas, collecting our throwaways to take to the dump.

 

Joseph St. John resigns from E911 board

Posted 10/12/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Former Columbus Police Chief Joseph St. John has resigned from the Columbus-Lowndes E911 board. Lowndes E911 Director Sheri Fancher confirmed that St. John resigned Sunday via email.Former Columbus Police Chief Joseph St. John has resigned from the Columbus-Lowndes E911 board. Lowndes E911 Director Sheri Fancher confirmed that St. John resigned Sunday via email.

 

Two in custody after Creekstone robbery

Posted 10/12/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Aberdeen men were arrested in Monroe County after fleeing north on Highway 45 from the scene of an armed robbery at Creekstone Chevron in Columbus Tuesday afternoon.

Police arrest man accused of statutory rape

Posted 10/11/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Demarcus Antwon Swanigan, 20, of 1905 14th Ave. N. in Columbus, was arrested Monday after being accused of statutory rape.

Shooting suspect turns himself in to police

Posted 10/8/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The man who Columbus police believe fired a single gunshot and struck the windshield of an occupied vehicle turned himself in Friday morning, according to Assistant Police Chief Joe Johnson.

Local businesses report increase in sale of guns and alarm systems

Posted 10/8/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A not-so-friendly side of "The Friendly City" has reared its ugly head recently, and residents are taking precautions to preserve their safety. On the heels of the recent violent crimes in Columbus, local security and alarm system businesses and pawn shops report an increase in calls about personal protection.

 

Shots fired near nursing home in Columbus

Posted 10/8/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Multiple gunshots were fired Friday afternoon near Trinity Personal Care Center, the Columbus Police Department said.

 

Saturday Profile: Kevin Fitzpatrick, 911 operator, deals with the stress of emergency situations

Posted 10/7/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

They are the voices with no names, heard on police scanners at all hours of the day and night. Serving as the bridge between victim and responder, they relay the very important information to police, firefighters or ambulance personnel.

 

Legends 2 concert tonight at Riverwalk

Posted 10/7/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's a jam-packed weekend for entertainment, but if you're looking for something to do in Columbus tonight, the place to be is the Riverwalk for the second annual Legends concert, which features four bands this year.

 

 

Medical situation, lack of room at jail results in release of shooting suspect

Posted 10/7/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police took James Demont Douglas, 30, into custody late Wednesday night after an incident involving a single gunshot fired, but Douglas was released a short time later because of complications over where he would stay overnight.

 

District attorney candidates plead their case

Posted 10/7/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Forrest Allgood's challenger in the November election, Steve Wallace, criticized the operation of the district attorney's office, during a Thursday talk at a Columbus Exchange Club meeting.

 

Caledonia businesses round out aldermen agenda

Posted 10/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As one new business owner arrived in Caledonia this week, another pondered the future during Tuesday night's Board of Aldermen meeting.

 

 

Lowndes County Arrest Report 10-6-11

Posted 10/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office reports the following felony arrests:

 

A perfect match: Kindergartners develop real friendships with senior citizens

Posted 10/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Every other Tuesday, 6-year-old Catherine Gulan visits her best friend. They sit and talk and perhaps sing or work on crafts projects. And it's always a bittersweet goodbye, after just an hour at play.

Fall tour of homes illustrates diversity of architectural styles

Posted 10/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The arrival of fall has brought a cornucopia of ways to spend the pleasant temperatures outdoors, and members of the Columbus Cultural Heritage Foundation hope people will use the weekend to attend the third annual Fall Tour of Homes.

 

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