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Former CPD officer acquitted in domestic violence case

Posted 2/15/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former Columbus police officer who resigned after being charged with domestic violence was acquitted in Lowndes County Justice Court Tuesday.

Two more qualify for Columbus mayor

Posted 2/15/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two more candidates have filed to run for the mayor's office in city elections.

Photo: Concerned citizens

Posted 2/14/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sam Jones speaks during a community meeting for Ward 5 with Columbus Police Department consultant K.B. Turner at Sim Scott Community Center in Columbus on Monday.

Buffalo Wild Wings shooter pleads guilty

Posted 2/14/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus woman accused in the 2014 shooting death of a Buffalo Wild Wings employee will spend up to the next 40 years in prison.

Nonprofit seeks to expedite foster care training

Posted 2/14/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There are more than 5,500 children in foster care in the state of Mississippi -- and about another 1,500 families needed to care for them.

Principal sets 'C' goal for struggling middle school

Posted 2/14/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Middle School Principal Billie Smith hopes to improve her school's "F" designation in last year's Mississippi Department of Education's accountability assessment to at least a "C" rating by improving students' English and math testing grades and overall behavior.

Suspect in Monday shooting in custody

Posted 2/14/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Police have released the name of the suspect in a hotel shooting that sent a woman to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle Monday night.

Arts Council director saying goodbye

Posted 2/12/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After six years at the helm of the Columbus Arts Council as executive director, Tina Sweeten will soon take on a new challenge.

Murder cases head to court this week

Posted 2/12/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two murder cases could reach resolutions during the Lowndes County Circuit Court term that begins Monday.

NCAA status marks 'milestone' for MUW sports

Posted 2/12/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Jason Trufant takes pride in being a process-oriented individual.

Finding their voices: Founding members of CMS girls' book club return as mentors

Posted 2/10/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Four years ago, eighth graders Wrishija Roy, Laurel Yarborough and Damare Baker all read "Fat Chance" by Leslea Newman in a girls' book club at Columbus Middle School run by then-Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science senior Emma Thompson.

Education funding bills fail to advance

Posted 2/10/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A pair of bills legislators could use to revamp Mississippi's education died after failing to meet a Thursday deadline.

NCAA OKs MUW's Athletics exploratory application

Posted 2/10/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III Membership Committee approved the Mississippi University for Women Athletics' exploratory application.

Baptist official touts trauma care in face of budget cuts

Posted 2/10/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When it comes to emergency medical situations, life and death can rely on a matter of minutes.

Man who previously disappeared with work van arrested for embezzlement

Posted 2/9/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man declared missing after disappearing with a work vehicle last week is now behind bars for allegedly stealing about $3,500 worth of drinks and snacks.

'Field of Dreams' moving forward

Posted 2/9/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After more than 10 years in the making, Columbus' field of dreams is close to becoming a reality.

Man wanted for questioning in Columbus shooting

Posted 2/9/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Police are searching for a person of interest for questioning in a Columbus shooting last month.

LINK confirms closing of Columbus Metals USA plant

Posted 2/9/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A company that produces flat-rolled steel products has ceased operations in Columbus, but unlike a larger local company in the same business, the effects on the community aren't significant.

Infinity Megasite earns state award

Posted 2/9/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Golden Triangle Development LINK has won the Mississippi Economic Development Council's 2016 Community Economic Development Award for its Infinity Megasite development and certification.

City council tables fairgrounds proposal

Posted 2/8/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus City Council tabled a proposal for heightened security and other measures at the Columbus Fairgrounds at its Tuesday evening meeting.

 

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