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Suspected kidnapper has long rap sheet

Posted 5/13/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The man accused of kidnapping and attempting to rob a Columbus business owner at gunpoint has a history of criminal behavior.

Columbus agencies put sweat equity into torch run

Posted 5/13/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On Tuesday, law enforcement officers, Columbus city officials and employees, Special Olympic athletes, Citizen's Police Academy Association Alumni and citizens of Columbus ran the "Flame of Hope" during the Columbus Leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run to support Special Olympics Mississippi.

Work under way on CVB building, hotels

Posted 5/13/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus developer Mark Castleberry will stay busy for the next year as his firm, Castle Properties, handles three major projects.

 

Submit and vote on name ideas for the new park in Burns Bottom

Posted 5/12/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

What's next for the Columbus bridge project?

Posted 5/12/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With funding secured, city officials now are taking steps to receive authorization to proceed with plans to renovate the historic Highway 82 bridge across the Tombigbee River into a pedestrian walkway.

 

 

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.

 

 

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