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Consultant aims to boost low-budget Democratic candidate

Posted 8/19/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A political consultant who has worked for Democrats in the Deep South says he's trying to generate support for Robert Gray, the truck driver who did not spend a dime and won the party's nomination for Mississippi governor.

Classes begin for MFA in creative writing at MUW

Posted 8/19/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women this fall is offering its first-ever classes in a new low-residency master of fine arts in creative writing.

MUW to offer the state's first theatre education option

Posted 8/19/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For those who wish to teach theatre in a K-12 setting, the Mississippi's first-ever bachelor's degree in theatre education is now available through the theatre department at Mississippi University for Women.

Identification ongoing for New Hope remains

Posted 8/18/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Officials are still working to identify the burned human remains found near Manuel Vasquez's home in New Hope, but it may take some time before results are available.

Convicted murderer sentenced to life

Posted 8/18/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County man sentenced to life in prison for a 1980 murder now has the possibility of parole.

Jake Propst, local tennis legend, dies at 95

Posted 8/18/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Over the course of his long life, William Jacob Propst was a college athlete, World War II fighter pilot, professional baseball player, cattle farmer, insurance salesman ... and he played tennis.

Columbus man arrested after chase with deputies

Posted 8/18/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man is facing felony charges and facial wounds after a car chase with law enforcement last weekend.

 

Columbus council to take up new open container ordinance today

Posted 8/18/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council will resume consideration of an amendment to the city's open container ordinance during its meeting today.

 

 

Body found at Stennis Lock and Dam

Posted 8/17/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Divers with Columbus Fire & Rescue pulled a body from the Tombigbee River near the John C. Stennis Lock & Dam area this weekend.

 

LCSD considers sewage proposal, hears construction updates

Posted 8/17/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Daniel Rayfield of the Prairie Land and Water Association addressed the Lowndes County School District board Friday about a tentative new sewage project on the West Lowndes campus.

Former FSU QB lands at EMCC

Posted 8/15/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two-time defending national junior college champion East Mississippi Community College has picked up a big transfer.

 

Board questions request for court reporter raises

Posted 8/15/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The highlight of the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors meeting Friday came when Circuit Court Judge Jim Kitchens appeared before the board regarding pay for court reporters.

 

Columbus novelist talks new book

Posted 8/14/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As a writer, Michael Farris Smith is not one to get ahead of himself.

 

SWAT team takes domestic violence suspect into custody

Posted 8/14/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man is in custody after a short standoff Thursday outside a Plymouth Road home.

 

Rape suspect turns himself into LCSD

Posted 8/14/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man is in Lowndes County Sheriff's Office custody after he turned himself in on a suspected rape.

MUW students to move in Saturday

Posted 8/14/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus citizens are invited to come welcome their newest neighbors this weekend.

Columbus city council narrows budget deficit

Posted 8/13/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus city council on Wednesday unanimously approved cuts that will nearly eliminate the deficit from the city's projected fiscal year 2016 budget.

 

LCSD eyes Lee Middle for votech

Posted 8/13/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District is looking to sell the shuttered Lee Middle School and the Lowndes County School District is interested in buying.

 

 

CMSD revises transport contract with GTECHS

Posted 8/13/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Monday marked the beginning of a new school year for the Columbus Municipal School District.

 

Columbus takes energy efficiency challenge

Posted 8/13/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Officials from three Mississippi cities and the Tennessee Valley Authority are urging residents to beat the heat and be energy efficiency in doing it.

 

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