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Photos: Caledonia High Reunion

Posted 5/13/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Randy Luker, left, and Lonnie Atkins, right, says hello to their classmate Dottie Jones from class of 1971 at the Caledonia High School Reunion on Friday. "They were both cut ups in school, and you never knew what Randy was going to do, but always fun to be around", Jones said.

Mayoral candidates differ drastically on key issues

Posted 5/12/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Independent mayoral candidate Montrell Coburn issued a promise to Columbus Exchange Club members on Thursday during his closing remarks of a forum hosted at Lion Hills Center.

 

One person killed in wreck on Highway 45 Alt.

Posted 5/12/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Crawford man has died after a collision Thursday between a logging truck and another vehicle on Highway 45 S. Alternate near Artesia.

 

Wife of clinic doctor indicted in $13M fraud

Posted 5/11/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus woman has been indicted by a federal court in Alabama of conspiring to defraud health insurance companies.

Columbus man pleads guilty to aggravated assault

Posted 5/11/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Less than a day into his trial, Columbus resident Kirby Erby pleaded guilty to aggravated assault.

Infrastructure, tax cuts dominate discussion at luncheon

Posted 5/11/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For many of the six local legislators who attended the Columbus Lowndes Chamber of Commerce Legislative Luncheon, sagging revenue and the state budgetary cuts seemed to be the most obvious challenge facing the state.

Seeking asylum: Iraqi family living in Columbus faces deportation to a country proven unfriendly to its religious beliefs

Posted 5/10/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In 2014, as ISIS fighters moved dangerously near their small Iraqi village 20 miles outside of Mosul, Gorgis Matani and his family saw a small window of opportunity and plunged through it.

Ex-Caledonia marshal seeks $1M for defamation

Posted 5/10/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former Caledonia marshal wants at least $1 million in damages from a defamation lawsuit he's filed against an alderman and the town.

Jackson surpasses $5K in campaign fundraising

Posted 5/10/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ward 4 council candidate Fredrick Jackson has taken in more than $1,500 in campaign contributions ahead of next week's runoff election against incumbent Councilman Marty Turner.

Suspect rams deputy's car during chase

Posted 5/10/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man previously arrested for aggravated assault after what is thought to be a failed drug deal is back behind bars after leading Lowndes County deputies on a chase through the north part of the county Monday night and hitting one deputy's vehicle.

Hamilton man arrested for Columbus robbery

Posted 5/10/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police have arrested a Hamilton man for armed robbery.

 

Deputies follow assault suspect to Alabama and back

Posted 5/9/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Deputies with the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office followed an assault suspect to Alabama -- and back -- Sunday night in a car chase which at points got up to about 80 miles per hour.

 

CMSD board doesn't extend Hickman's contract

Posted 5/9/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

By a one-vote margin, the Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees declined to extend the contract of the superintendent of schools during Monday's regular board meeting.

Supervisor, state rep endorse Ward 4 challenger

Posted 5/9/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ward 4 city council candidate Fredrick Jackson picked up a pair of endorsements Monday from Leroy Brooks and Kabir Karriem, who issued a warning that they'll be watching the use of absentee ballots leading up to the May 16 runoff election.

Murder suspect indicted for November stabbing

Posted 5/9/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Murder suspect Barry Boozer, 41, has been indicted by a grand jury for a November 2016 stabbing death at a local motel.

 

EMT sentenced to 15 years for fondling vulnerable person

Posted 5/9/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An emergency medical technician is in prison after pleading guilty to fondling a vulnerable person on the job.

 

Jack's employee accused of contaminating food indicted by grand jury

Posted 5/8/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County grand jury has indicted a woman accused of serving a customer a cheeseburger smeared with bodily fluids at Jack's Family Restaurant on Hwy. 45 in Columbus.

Son cleared in Robert Smith Jr.'s shooting death

Posted 5/8/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Davius Smith feared for his life the day he shot his father to death in the family's home.

MUW students join Homeland Security challenge to counter extremism, promote diversity

Posted 5/8/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A group of college students at Mississippi University for Women are working with the Department of Homeland Security to fight terrorism.

 

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