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Murder, fraud cases on Lowndes County Circuit Court docket

Posted 5/12/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

Columbus nixes plan for separate ethics code

Posted 5/12/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus leaders have backed off plans to implement an ethics code for elected officials, deciding state law already governs ethics in office.

 

Columbus police branch out with fifth substation

Posted 5/12/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At the opening of the Columbus Police Department's fifth substation Tuesday on Maple Street, Chief Joseph St. John says the CPD has finished expanding geographically, but not methodologically.

Police foil suspected kidnapping at Columbus gas station

Posted 5/12/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police chased down and arrested a suspected armed kidnapper this morning after he fled in a stolen car with the owner of a Columbus gas station, police said.

Events mark National Police Week

Posted 5/11/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus and Lowndes County law enforcement officials are pausing during several events this week to recognize National Police Week, which occurs each year during the week in which May 15 falls.

 

Tan Yard Park? Not everyone sold on tentative name

Posted 5/11/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Most city and county officials are happy with calling the soccer park -- to be located on 70 acres in the Burns Bottom area -- Tan Yard Park, a tentative name for the project. But not every city and county official is behind it.

 

 

Students recognized at school board meeting

Posted 5/11/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus school board members spent most of Monday night singing praises at the board's final meeting of the regular 2009-2010 school year.

 

 

Leadership group tackles crime prevention

Posted 5/11/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus residents play a key role in preventing crime and now, said District 5 Supervisor Leroy Brooks, they have a chance to get involved.

 

 

Planning commission OKs church in Gateway center

Posted 5/11/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Planning Commission Monday unanimously approved a permitted-use request to allow a church at 201 K Alabama St. in the Gateway Shopping Center, east of the Food Giant grocery store.

 

 

VIDEO: What do you like most about Market Street Festival?

Posted 5/10/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

We ask Market Street revelers what they like most about the festival. Here's what we heard.

 

Fugitive assault suspect commits suicide in Florida jail

Posted 5/10/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Kenneth Macon, who has been a person of interest in two residential break-ins and a brutal assault in Columbus, took his own life in a Florida jail on Sunday, sheriff's officials said.

MONDAY PROFILE: Budding political junkie heading to Washington

Posted 5/10/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Caledonia High student will serve as page in U.S. Senate this summer.

 

PHOTOS: Market Street Festival 2010

Posted 5/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Photos from the 2010 Market Street Festival in downtown Columbus.

 

MUW graduates ready to 'define own measure of success'

Posted 5/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women unleashed 430 graduates on the world Saturday, but not all of them will jump right into the job their dream jobs. And the president of the Mississippi Economic Council says that's OK.

 

EMCC graduates ready for the next step

Posted 5/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Hundreds of students graduated from East Mississippi Community College's Golden Triangle campus Friday, better prepared for the next steps on their paths to success.

 

 

Woman's Chihuahuas run afoul of pit bulls

Posted 5/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus woman and her dog are in a tough spot following a pit bull attack Thursday afternoon.

 

FANTASTIC: Market Street Festival a rousing success

Posted 5/8/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The final numbers won't be in until next week, but the thousands of people cramming downtown Columbus this weekend, and the hundreds of vendors catering to them, have deemed Market Street 2010 an unofficial success.

 

Hurt ends tenure as head of arts council

Posted 5/7/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Rachel Smith Hurt is serving her last week as executive director of the Columbus Arts Council, but plans to remain in the area.

 

 

Arrest Report 5-7-10

Posted 5/7/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department announced the following arrests:

 

MARKET STREET FESTIVAL: About 40,000 people expected to converge on downtown for musical acts, food and vendors

Posted 5/7/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Streets were being closed in downtown Columbus, and final preparations were being made, as the city pauses tonight and Saturday for the 15th annual Market Street Festival.

 

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