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Columbus police release crime stats for April

Posted 5/24/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Police Department officers responded to 3,837 calls in April.

 

 

Omnova strike talks at standstill

Posted 5/24/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Omnova Solutions Inc. employees have been manning the gates at the Columbus plant for 24 hours a day, all weekend.

 

Columbus man nabbed after armed robbery at McDonald's Friday

Posted 5/23/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man was arrested in connection with an armed robbery Friday at McDonald's in East Columbus.

Omnova strikers want integrity

Posted 5/23/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Longtime employees at Omnova's Columbus plant say the strike is not about money; it's about integrity.

 

Airline business booming at GTRA

Posted 5/23/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The last few weeks have been good to the Golden Triangle Regional Airport.

 

 

Circuit Court 3-23-2010

Posted 5/23/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Circuit Court 3-23-10

 

 

Omnova workers strike

Posted 5/21/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Omnova employees went on strike today, unable to negotiate a contact with the company.

 

Preservation Month marked by discoveries, church landmark designation

Posted 5/21/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In a happy accident coinciding with preservation month, workers restoring the Tennessee Williams Welcome Center, which was constructed in 1875, this week found pieces of history from the late 1800s.

 

City rezones part of Bluecutt Road

Posted 5/21/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council on Thursday voted to rezone Bluecutt Road property from an R1 single-family residential district to a C1-R neighborhood commercial restricted district.

 

Families of suspect, victim at a loss after fatal shooting

Posted 5/21/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Family and friends of two Columbus men involved in a fatal shooting are still searching for answers. Ranzino Ahmad Harris, 22, of 301 Bishop Circle in Columbus, is accused of fatally shooting Justin Murry, 22, of Columbus, and wounding Michael Brewer, 21, of 207 Kermit St. in Columbus, following an altercation inside the house at 1415 Schoolhouse Ave.

 

City collects $438,160 during 3-month court amnesty period

Posted 5/20/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

More than $400,000 was collected during the city's recent amnesty period for municipal court fines.

 

 

Intergovernmemtal committee talks crime prevention

Posted 5/20/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Community involvement is key to crime prevention, city and county officials said Wednesday. During a meeting of the intergovernmental relations committee, officials discussed crime in Columbus and Lowndes County.

 

Top Columbus, Lowndes teachers and students honored at Link banquet

Posted 5/20/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

More than 40 local students were honored for their academic achievements Wednesday at the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link's Education Excellence Luncheon.

 

New Hope principal, ex-coach fired over mower purchase

Posted 5/19/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

New Hope High School Principal Lynn Wright was terminated, and the contract of former baseball coach Stacy Hester was non-renewed by the Lowndes County School District board, over the improper purchase of a lawnmower in 2007.

 

 

City antes up for new Hampton Inn hotel

Posted 5/19/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council Tuesday approved a resolution declaring the city's intent to issue tax increment financing bonds, not to exceed $450,000, for a hotel project on Highway 45 North, subject to a memorandum of understanding.

 

 

Crowd of 40,000 estimated for Columbus air show

Posted 5/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Approximately 40,000 spectators made their way to Columbus Air Force Base this past weekend for the Wings Over Columbus airshow.

 

 

Columbus Kia dealership owner's fraud trial delayed

Posted 5/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The trial of former Parker Kia owner Tommy Parker has been continued until Aug. 24.

 

Crawford man dies in mobile home fire

Posted 5/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 50-year-old Crawford man died Monday afternoon after a fire swept through his double-wide mobile home.

Councilman calls for task force as more details emerge in fatal Columbus shooting

Posted 5/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus city councilman whose ward has suffered two homicides within the past month is calling on police to form a special task force to target high-crime areas and deter violence.

Columbus man shot point-blank, killed after argument

Posted 5/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man was killed when he was shot point-blank in the chest and once in the back after an argument this morning, witnesses said.

 

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