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Columbus Fairgrounds: A history of great and terrible moments

Posted 1/7/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Jane Jordan was a little girl, she showed cows she'd raised at the fair on the Columbus Fairgrounds where her father, Robert Burns, was property manager.

Lowndes pockets $1M from trust fund

Posted 1/6/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It isn't as much as it might have been, but the return on the investments made by the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors in the county's $30-plus-million hospital trust fund will still add close to $1 million to the county's general fund this year.

Lowndes schools to hold gun safety assembly following death of student

Posted 1/6/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The death of a 13-year-old New Hope Middle School student has led the Lowndes County School District to take initiative in promoting gun safety.

Local woman shares grandmother's accomplished artistic legacy with Exchange

Posted 1/6/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In 1965, 60-year-old Ethel Wright Mohamed began embroidering scenes from her life in early 20th-century Mississippi.

Lowndes man jailed for trying to rob 90-year-old mother

Posted 1/5/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County man is in jail for allegedly robbing his 90-year-old mother.

CPD arrests suspect in kidnapping

Posted 1/5/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man is behind bars and accused of kidnapping.

Heritage students to attend inauguration

Posted 1/5/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At high noon on Jan. 20, when President-elect Donald Trump takes the stage in Washington D.C. to be sworn into office, several students from Heritage Academy will be watching from the crowd.

Supes authorize MEMA grant for Palmer Home shelters

Posted 1/5/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two tornado shelters at the Palmer Home for Children are unlike anything else in Lowndes County.

Nine qualify on first day for Columbus elections

Posted 1/4/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Nine candidates officially put their hats in the ring for municipal elections on the first day of qualifications, including three challengers to current incumbents.

 

Fairgrounds shooting: Council issues 90-day moratorium on Fairgrounds events

Posted 1/4/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus city councilmen unanimously approved Tuesday a 90-day moratorium on events at the Columbus Fairgrounds until the property manager can present a plan to curb violent activity at the location.

 

James named Chamber president

Posted 1/4/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lisa James is the new president of the Columbus-Lowndes Chamber of Commerce.

USM president urges Columbus leaders to support higher education

Posted 1/4/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

University of Southern Mississippi President Rodney Bennett urged Columbus leaders to support public higher education at Tuesday's Columbus Rotary Club meeting at Lion Hills.

 

Citizen to address council about cable bills

Posted 1/3/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A local man whose cable bill has nearly doubled in a little more than four years is set to bring his concerns about Cable One before the Columbus City Council this evening.

 

 

Baptist to limit prescription pain meds for chronic pain

Posted 12/31/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Beginning Tuesday, the emergency room at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle will limit pain medication doctors and nurses give to patients with chronic pain complaints.

 

2016: Year in review

Posted 12/31/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In an active 2016, Columbus and Lowndes County saw its economic development efforts showcased on the national stage.

Man arrested for strangling wife on Christmas Day

Posted 12/31/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Prairie man is in custody after allegedly strangling his wife on Christmas Day.

Lowndes supes balk at new lease with AbilityWorks, who hasn't paid rent in 20 years

Posted 12/30/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors are looking to negotiate a new lease agreement with AbilityWorks for the organization's longtime production facility near the Columbus-Lowndes Airport.

 

13-year-old Columbus boy killed in gun accident

Posted 12/30/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 12-year-old boy in Noxubee County has been killed in what appears to be a gun accident.

 

Higgins named MBJ Person of the Year

Posted 12/29/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi Business Journal has named Golden Triangle LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins as its Person of the Year.

Following shooting, city presses charges against fairgrounds manager

Posted 12/29/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department has issued an arrest affidavit for the president of the Columbus Fair and Livestock Association for leasing the Columbus Fairgrounds for a weekend party without applying for an event permit from the city.

 

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