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Home, business owners wary of Columbus annexation plan

Posted 12/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Barring further studies, little is known regarding how the latest annexation proposal may affect individual homes and businesses in four select areas of Lowndes County.

 

Embezzlement case against ex-Packet employee moves forward

Posted 12/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Former Columbus Packet owner Roger Larsen took the stand in municipal court Thursday, testifying that an ex-employee embezzled up to $22,167.70 in cash over a four-year period.

 

Smaller airports avoid security hassles

Posted 12/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

New security screenings implemented Nov. 1 seem to have travelers across the country in a frenzy. But locally, the changes have been quiet. And officials expect it to remain so.

 

Alleged burglar interrupts woman's morning shower

Posted 12/3/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 48-year-old woman's morning shower was interrupted Thursday when a burglar broke into her home. Rodney Wayne Shaw, 43, of 801 Alabama St., shattered the window of a sliding glass door to enter the house in the 200 block of Kermit Street at about 7:44 a.m.

 

Police: Alleged rape 'black eye' on law enforcement

Posted 12/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A reported rapist's recent use of blue lights to pull over and attack a woman adds another layer of distrust between the public and police, local lawmen say.

 

 

Latest annexation plan focuses on commercial areas

Posted 12/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The latest annexation proposal to come before the Columbus City Council intentionally excludes residential areas in favor of commercial property.

 

 

14-year-old with police rap sheet arrested in burglaries

Posted 12/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 14-year-old boy was locked in jail for the third time this year Saturday, when he was charged with a burglary in Columbus and four in Lowndes County.

 

 

Man hit by beer bottle at local nightclub

Posted 12/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 17-year-old man was hit in the nose with a beer bottle outside a downtown nightclub early today, according to Columbus police.

 

 

Caregiver pleads guilty to theft of Social Security checks

Posted 12/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 43-year-old Columbus caregiver pleaded guilty in Lowndes County circuit court Monday to stealing Social Security checks over a two-year period.

 

Link touts accomplishments, looks toward next year

Posted 12/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes Development Link paused for a little praise Wednesday at its annual luncheon. A recent round of focus group surveys completed by the Link encouraged the economic development specialists to better publicize their accomplishments.

UMMC visitors prescribe new opportunities to Franklin students

Posted 12/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Keara Williams and Brianna O'Neal want to be pediatric nurses when they grow up. Tristian Moody wants to be a cardiologist.

Sheriff, state officials shift blame for alleged murderer's release

Posted 12/2/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After a 20-year-old Columbus man charged with capital murder was released from prison, state and county officials disagree about who should shoulder the blame.

 

Lowndes supervisors spar over park projects

Posted 12/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

District 4 Supervisor Jeff Smith sparked an animated conversation about recreation projects when he requested a joint meeting between the county and city boards to discuss the status of the Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority's $1.7 million parks construction project.

 

Oops: Lowndes murder suspect mistakenly released from prison

Posted 12/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 20-year-old Columbus man wanted for murder has been arrested in Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., after he was mistakenly released from prison.

 

Supervisors consider replacing tourism board members

Posted 12/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A motion to vacate all county appointments to the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau board of directors was met with strong accusations at Tuesday's meeting of the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors.

 

 

Lowndes: Dismiss lawsuit brought by coach, principal

Posted 11/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County School District has asked a judge to dismiss lawsuits brought against it by former New Hope High School principal Lynn Wright and longtime baseball coach Stacy Hester.

 

Some Omnova strikers finding other jobs to make ends meet

Posted 11/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As a flurry of shoppers made the rounds at local retailers for the biggest shopping day of the year, Ed Clemons sat outside Omnova, battling the cold with a small propane heater.

Grant program provides new homes for sisters

Posted 11/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After 15 years on the waiting list for a new house, two Columbus sisters received free southside homes.

 

Man stabbed outside Columbus nightclub

Posted 11/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 19-year-old Columbus man was stabbed early today while talking to a woman outside a local night spot, according to police.

 

 

Sheriff: Alleged rapist posed as cop to stop victim

Posted 11/29/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Authorities are looking for a rape suspect, who posed as a police officer to attack his victim, the Pickens County, Ala., Sheriff's Department reported this morning.

 

 

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