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'The best partner you could have'

Posted 2/9/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A local canine officer discovered a bag each of cocaine and methamphetamines at Lion Hills during the Exchange Club's weekly luncheon Thursday. Luckily, it was just a drill.

 

Restaurant tax: City OKs inter-local agreement with CVB

Posted 2/8/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It took the Columbus City Council a matter of minutes to resolve the last apparent issue in a bid to extend the county wide 2-percent restaurant sales tax Wednesday.

 

Columbus fire department trains two new puppies for search and rescue

Posted 2/8/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mack, a 6-week-old McNab Shepherd puppy, squirmed in Columbus Fire and Rescue engineer Eric Minga's arms on their first day together as search dog-in-training and handler at the fire station on 31st Avenue North Friday.

AG fraud investigator offers tips on identity, scam protection

Posted 2/8/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

By the time the dishes were cleared and the announcements were made during Wednesday's meeting of the Columbus Kiwanis Club at Lion Hills, Doug Tyrone had about 30 minutes to deliver his message.

Custody dispute at center of missing autistic man case

Posted 2/7/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man claiming to be a licensed private investigator harshly criticized Columbus Police Department Tuesday evening for its efforts to find a missing autistic man in late January.

Restaurant tax: Inter-local agreement clears CVB board on 5-4 vote

Posted 2/7/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau board on Tuesday did its part to save a 2-percent county wide restaurant sales tax.

Lee Foundation gala to support historic Columbus landmark

Posted 2/7/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Stephen D. Lee Foundation will hold its annual gala at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, at the home of Martha Kirkley in Columbus. This year's event will be an early celebration of Valentine's Day and an elaborate celebration of Mardi Gras.

Supes withdraw $1 million-plus from hospital trust fund

Posted 2/6/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors voted unanimously to withdraw $1,009,186 in profits from its hospital trust fund, its largest withdrawal in the five years since a state law allowing funds to be invested in the stock market.

Burglary victim catches suspect in act

Posted 2/6/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man was arrested for burglary after his own victim kept him detained at the scene of the crime until police arrived.

Finding the right fit

Posted 2/5/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Pinkie is just like most puppies. She wags her tail, pricks up her ears and loves walks with her humans. She has no idea she's blind, said Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society director Karen Johnwick, so she doesn't let it slow her down.

After deal with city, American Players current on taxes

Posted 2/5/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

All seems to be going well with a local company nearly a year after city councilmen voted to approve an agreement to take care of about $76,000 in back taxes and late property note payments.

Photos: F-22 demonstration at CAFB

Posted 2/3/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Noah Oppedal, 3, pretends he is a plane in front of two F-22 Raptor fighter planes at Columbus Air Force Base before a flying demonstration Friday. The F-22 pilots will be utilizing the airspace time as they prepare for the 2018 air show season. Noah is the son of Laura and Maj. Ryan Oppendal of CAFB.

Social media gun claims lead to arrest of Caledonia student

Posted 2/2/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Deputies with Lowndes County Sheriff's Office arrested a student at a Caledonia school campus Thursday for possession of a weapon by a minor.

Columbus firefighters respond to smoke-filled apartment

Posted 2/2/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Just before rush hour Thursday, fire engines from Columbus Fire and Rescue filled Fifth Street between Main and College streets to investigate a smoke-filled apartment downtown.

 

Vandals damage CHS press box, two buses

Posted 2/2/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police and Columbus Municipal School District are investigating acts of vandalism on school property which occurred overnight Tuesday.

 

Police update Overview Committee on Leigh Mall shooting

Posted 2/2/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A conversation Thursday about witnesses and victims cooperating with police segued into a public update on last month's shooting outside Leigh Mall.

Narcotics agents find counterfeit money in community

Posted 2/1/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County Sheriff's Office has released a statement warning businesses that several counterfeit bills have found to be in circulation in the area.

Restaurant tax: CVB again delays restaurant tax deal with city

Posted 2/1/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Another last-minute wrinkle has delayed for at least another week the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau and the city reaching an inter-local agreement on dividing restaurant sales tax revenues.

Woman arrested for shoplifting from Kroger

Posted 2/1/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After a "small scuffle" in the Kroger parking lot Wednesday, Columbus police arrested a woman who allegedly left the grocery store with more than $500 worth of merchandise she hadn't paid for.

Two suspects arrested for robbery

Posted 2/1/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two area men are in custody after they allegedly robbed a man on Shephard Drive Wednesday.

 

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