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New Hope principal, ex-coach fired over mower purchase

Posted 5/19/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

New Hope High School Principal Lynn Wright was terminated, and the contract of former baseball coach Stacy Hester was non-renewed by the Lowndes County School District board, over the improper purchase of a lawnmower in 2007.

 

 

City antes up for new Hampton Inn hotel

Posted 5/19/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council Tuesday approved a resolution declaring the city's intent to issue tax increment financing bonds, not to exceed $450,000, for a hotel project on Highway 45 North, subject to a memorandum of understanding.

 

 

Crowd of 40,000 estimated for Columbus air show

Posted 5/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Approximately 40,000 spectators made their way to Columbus Air Force Base this past weekend for the Wings Over Columbus airshow.

 

 

Columbus Kia dealership owner's fraud trial delayed

Posted 5/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The trial of former Parker Kia owner Tommy Parker has been continued until Aug. 24.

 

Crawford man dies in mobile home fire

Posted 5/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 50-year-old Crawford man died Monday afternoon after a fire swept through his double-wide mobile home.

Councilman calls for task force as more details emerge in fatal Columbus shooting

Posted 5/18/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus city councilman whose ward has suffered two homicides within the past month is calling on police to form a special task force to target high-crime areas and deter violence.

Columbus man shot point-blank, killed after argument

Posted 5/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man was killed when he was shot point-blank in the chest and once in the back after an argument this morning, witnesses said.

Skin expert Melissa Rushing finds running spa business challenging, rewarding

Posted 5/17/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

About 10 years ago, Melissa Rushing, 28, pulled into the parking lot of Merle Norman, located between Kroger and Wal-Mart, in search of some "girl therapy."

 

New fire station helps lower insurance rates in Lowndes' District 5

Posted 5/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For the first time, Lowndes County homeowners in an area west of the river -- in District 5, north of Highway 82 -- will enjoy a reduced rate on their fire protection insurance.

 

Honoring the fallen: Columbus police pause to remember lost officers

Posted 5/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department closed out National Police Week Friday with a ceremony honoring fallen officers from around the country.

Columbus farmers' market has brisk first day

Posted 5/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Saturday's heat didn't stop people from going to the Columbus Hitchin' Lot Farmers' Market's first day of the year, which was pretty busy considering that most of the local produce isn't ready to farm yet, according to vendors.

Into the wild blue yonder: Thousands flock to Wings Over Columbus air show

Posted 5/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

More than 30,000 people visited Columbus Air Force Base for the Wings Over Columbus Air Show, taking in planes performing acrobatic feats in the air and getting a close look at more on the ground.

Peter Imes: Columbus at 13,000 feet

Posted 5/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

I've logged quite a few hours in aircraft over the past 24 hours, but unfortunately I didn't earn any frequent flyer miles.

 

Columbus chiropractor charged with insurance fraud

Posted 5/15/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus chiropractor Dr. James Donovan is free on $10,000 bond after being charged with insurance fraud.

 

 

Garthia Elena Burnett: A code to live by

Posted 5/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council recently nixed a proposed code of ethics.

 

Caledonia seniors hope Lowndes County sheriff reduces charges

Posted 5/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The students being charged with burglary after a senior prank at Caledonia High School say they've satisfied the school's demands for restitution but can't understand why the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office insists on charging them with a felony.

 

Columbus officials reach out to club owners in wake of fatal shooting

Posted 5/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

City officials have formed a committee and are crafting new rules to address concerns of violence and other problems at local nightclubs, in the wake of a deadly shooting at the Everyday Club and Lounge.

 

Columbus air show ready to take flight

Posted 5/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

All eyes will be on the sky Saturday and Sunday as Wings Over Columbus 2010 takes to the air.

Shannon man named Trooper of the Year

Posted 5/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Trooper James Burrow, of Shannon, has been a full-fledged trooper just two years, but earned "100 Club" honors both years for 100 DUI stops.

 

Truck collides with train; Columbus owner says vehicle stolen

Posted 5/14/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A truck collided with a train on Highway 69 early today, but the driver was nowhere to be found, Columbus police said.

 

 

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