COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY

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Photo: Bomb threat at Walmart

Posted 7/8/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

From left, Walmart employees Vicki Reed, Misty Johnson and Jennifer Baker wait outside the Columbus Walmart Monday morning after a bomb threat was called in to local law enforcement.

Council, school board meet tonight

Posted 7/8/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Members of the Columbus Municipal School Board and the Columbus city council are scheduled to meet tonight to discuss the district's current financial state.

Monday profile: Lowndes County man looking to put literature on airwaves

Posted 7/7/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The words of James Joyce going into West Point homes over the airwaves. The poems of Samuel Taylor Coleridge crackling through the speakers of a car in Columbus. The tall tales of Mark Twain heard at night across the prairie. That is the vision of one Lowndes County man.

Columbus man shot in head during robbery

Posted 7/7/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man was shot in the head Sunday morning and investigators are searching for the assailant.

Weather plagues progress on Jess Lyons fire station

Posted 7/7/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Harsh, damp winter weather coupled with an unusually wet June has had an effect on the progress of numerous local construction projects. The new fire station on Jess Lyons Road is no different.

Residents, supervisors frustrated over slow pace of HOME projects

Posted 7/5/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Lowndes County homeowners will have their home rebuilt, thanks to grant funding from the Mississippi Development Authority's HOME Investment Participation Program. When the homes will be ready to move into is in question, however.

Cops, prosecutors balk at new law

Posted 7/5/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local law enforcement officials are questioning the wisdom of a new law that changes several felonies to misdemeanors and reduces jail time for convicted offenders.

CPD names Swan new commander of investigations

Posted 7/4/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The new commander of the Criminal Investigations Division at the Columbus Police Department said he is hoping to work with the community to help create a trust in the department.

KiOR misses scheduled loan payment to state

Posted 7/4/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Development Authority confirmed Thursday that KiOR, an alternative fuel company that in 2011 built a $218 million facility in Columbus, did not make its latest scheduled loan payment to the state.

Memories of WWII remain vivid for Columbus veteran

Posted 7/4/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Albert Glenn moves about his house with pace and intent; he seems young for an 88-year-old. In his home on Spivey Road, he moves deftly from room to room showing off his old Navy uniform and other war relics while reflecting on his service during World War II.

Port authority director Hardy retires

Posted 7/3/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes County Port Authority Board is searching for a new leader after John Hardy retired as director Monday.

No decision yet on schools supe

Posted 7/3/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The board members of the Columbus Municipal School District emerged from a five-and-a-half-hour executive session Wednesday without making a decision on who to hire as the district's schools superintendent.

For U.S. immigrants, Independence Day has special meaning

Posted 7/3/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For some residents of Columbus, a question about Independence Day prompts a question of their own: Which one?

Motel robbery suspect turns himself in

Posted 7/3/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man has been arrested and charged with robbing two Columbus hotels.

 

Fourth of July fireworks less fun for our furry friends

Posted 7/3/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Independence Day is awesome. It's summertime, there are BBQ's to attend, friends to catch up with, good food and drink and, of course, fireworks.

 

 

Seventh Annual Southside Blues Festival to celebrate community

Posted 7/2/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The seventh annual Southside Blues Festival will be held July 3-5 at Townsend Park. The festival is a free, open event that will feature live music, a softball tournament and food vendors, according to event committee member Wendy Blunt.

 

Council approves Trotter contracts

Posted 7/2/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus councilmen on Tuesday approved the remaining contracts for renovation of the Trotter Convention Center.

School superintendent search down to two

Posted 7/2/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The next superintendent for the Columbus Municipal School District could be announced as early as this afternoon. Members of the school board held a specially called meeting this morning where they met with finalists Dr. Phillip Hickman and Dr. David Fonseca.

 

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