COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY

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No rate increase for CL&W customers

Posted 9/30/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The CL&W Board of Directors met Sept. 18 to discuss the water budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year, which begins Wednesday. During that meeting, the board voted down a recommendation from CL&W General Manager Todd Gale to increase water and sewer rates by 7.5 percent beginning in October.

Columbus man arrested for Friday shooting

Posted 9/30/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man has been arrested for a weekend shooting and more arrests are expected, according to officials with the Columbus Police Department.

 

West Nile case confirmed in Lowndes

Posted 9/30/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County is one of 21 counties in the state to have a confirmed report of West Nile Virus this year.

 

Photo: Trailer fire on Highway 45

Posted 9/30/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Volunteer firemen hose down a semi-truck trailer that caught fire on its way up Highway 45 North on Monday.

Main Street Columbus offering grants for exterior work

Posted 9/29/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Up to $1,000 may be up for grabs for downtown business owners wanting to spruce up the front of their buildings.

Four have qualified for Dist. 17 seat

Posted 9/29/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Four candidates have qualified for the District 17 seat in the Mississippi State Senate. Bill "Doc" Canon qualified 12 days ago, while Bill Gavin, Bobby Patrick and Chuck Younger filed last week.

Columbus shooting leaves one injured

Posted 9/27/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

One man is in jail and another injured after a Thursday shooting on the Southside of Columbus.

Mother of two brothers charged with murder speaks out

Posted 9/27/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three brothers are behind bars in Lowndes County, each charged with a violent crime, two of which are murder. Quinton Erby, 24, Joshua Erby, 21, and Kirby Erby, 20, are each in the custody of the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center.

Police department changes chase policy

Posted 9/26/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department is changing how it handles pursuits. Under former Chief Selvain McQueen, officers were instructed not to chase a suspect if he fled. Now, Chief Tony Carleton, is changing that policy.

Riverwalk connector getting closer

Posted 9/26/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Construction crews are about a quarter of the way through the process of building a sidewalk that will connect the Riverwalk to the Columbus Soccer Complex.

Golden Triangle jobless rates dip

Posted 9/25/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

While state and local unemployment levels remain well above the national average, newly released figures show signs that people around the Golden Triangle area are finding jobs.

Street improvement bids to be opened Oct. 16

Posted 9/25/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Bids for the street improvement portion of a $4.5 million Columbus capital improvements project will be opened on Oct. 16, with construction set to begin later that month.

CPD hires new assistant police chief

Posted 9/25/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department has a new assistant chief. Tony McCoy, 46, stepped into the role on Sept. 15. He replaces Joe Johnson, who retired in June, in the position.

Third Columbus man arrested in connection with murder

Posted 9/24/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A third Columbus man has been charged with murder in connection with a drive-by shooting that left one man dead and another injured this month.

CL&W looking at acquiring water customers

Posted 9/24/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Light and Water board members are looking into options for generating more revenue, one of which includes acquiring new customers for water services.

Crowd celebrates beloved educator

Posted 9/24/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There wasn't much space in the reception room at the Education and Human Sciences Building on the campus of Mississippi University for Women on Tuesday afternoon. They were there to honor Dr. Alma Turner, a woman whose impact on local education has been felt by many throughout the Golden Triangle.

Federal lawsuit dismissed against county school district

Posted 9/24/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A federal lawsuit against the former superintendent of the Lowndes County School District filed by the current superintendent has been dismissed.

Newell wins new trial in Slab House manslaughter case

Posted 9/24/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An Alabama man sentenced to serve 15 years in prison for manslaughter in a 2008 shooting death at a Mississippi bar has won a new trial from the Mississippi Court of Appeals.

Brooks calls on black men to 'do better'

Posted 9/23/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

About 60 men gathered at Sim Scott Community Center on Monday for a community "Men of Color" meeting called by Lowndes County Supervisor Leroy Brooks.

Couple starts Columbus snow cone biz

Posted 9/23/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's been less than a month since Robert and Velma Woodard started a snow cone side business in Columbus.

 

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