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Sporting events, concerts to hit Columbus in coming days

Posted 4/15/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus is getting its share of events in the coming week.

 

Ruffin, prolific Southern writer raised in Columbus, dies

Posted 4/14/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Paul Ruffin, a writer who spent his formative years in Columbus and later published two novels, seven collections of poetry and a multitude of short stories and articles, has died. He was 74.

National Volunteer Week: Teriah Brown gets started with Girl Scouts

Posted 4/14/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Among Lowndes County's newest crop of volunteers is 7-year-old Teriah Hamilton.

New law ends elected school leaders

Posted 4/13/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County School District's five-member board will choose the district's superintendents moving forward after Gov. Phil Bryant signed into law a bill Monday eliminating elected superintendents across the state.

Hickman: Fake texts created to hurt district

Posted 4/13/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The superintendent of Columbus city schools is claiming someone created a series of fictitious, sexually-charged text messages between him and another person and distributed the texts in an effort to hurt the school district.

 

City of Columbus seeking animal control officer

Posted 4/13/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city of Columbus is looking to hire a new animal control officer.

 

4-County celebrates National Lineman Appreciation Day

Posted 4/13/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

4-County Electric Power Association joined the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association in recognizing Monday, April 11, as National Lineman Appreciation Day.

National Volunteer Week: For Uwusu, volunteer work has mutual benefits

Posted 4/12/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Like a lot of 17-year-olds, Johanna Jones Uwusu isn't entirely sure what she'll ultimately do for a living.

Concerns mount for proposed CHS principal

Posted 4/12/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District board adjourned its meeting Monday without conducting any business after board members disagreed on hiring Columbus High School's next principal.

 

High court awards fired Columbus worker $18K

Posted 4/12/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi's Supreme Court has awarded $18,750 in damages to a former employee of Columbus-based Southern Pharmaceutical Corporation after the company fired him for complaining about an illegal kickback scheme.

 

Columbus firefighters complete fire academy course

Posted 4/12/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Fire & Rescue firefighters Matt Jaynes and Jaquay D. Sharrod have completed a training course at the Mississippi State Fire Academy in Jackson.

 

Hwy. 50 accident sends one to hospital

Posted 4/12/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A two-pickup accident Monday on Highway 50 sent one person to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle with minor injuries.

 

Downtown YMCA getting facelift

Posted 4/11/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The YMCA in downtown Columbus is being renovated and getting new equipment.

 

Political groups respond to HB 1523

Posted 4/9/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Following the passage of Mississippi House Bill 1523, groups on both sides of the political isle have come out in support of or opposition to the bill.

 

Speaking out against House Bill 1523: Gay Golden Triangle residents discuss discrimination, state's image

Posted 4/9/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Holly Cochran first heard about Mississippi House Bill 1523, the bill had just passed through the House and was on its way to the State Senate. "I thought, 'There's got to be some good senators in Mississippi that will shut this down,'" she said.

Six apply for open CMSD board seat

Posted 4/9/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Six people have applied to fill a vacant Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees seat.

State champs CHS Falcons honored in Jackson

Posted 4/9/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus High School "Falcons" Boys Basketball Team was presented with Senate Concurrent Resolution 628 by Senator Angela Turner on Wednesday for winning their first Mississippi High School Activities Association Class 6A State Championship.

CL&W hopeful for water finances turnaround

Posted 4/9/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Light & Water general manager Todd Gale is hopeful the water department is leaving hard times behind.

 

Woman dies following East Columbus fire

Posted 4/8/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 46-year-old woman is dead following a house fire Friday morning in East Columbus.

 

 

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