COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY

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Family remembers Columbus fire victim

Posted 10/2/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In the last hours of her life, Oranjula Shanklin did what she did best: She made her mother laugh.

Grant could help GTRA get westbound service

Posted 10/2/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that GTRA was one of 16 airports that had been awarded funding from the Small Community Air Service Development Program for local air service needs.

 

CLRA begins process to replace outgoing director

Posted 10/2/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Lowndes Parks and Recreation Board has received 16 applications for the department's executive director position.

 

Supervisors appoint LINK committee members

Posted 10/1/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors appointed three members to the Golden Triangle Development LINK Executive Committee during their meeting Monday.

Child dies in morning blaze

Posted 10/1/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A fire at Jamestown Square townhouse claimed the life of an 11-year-old girl this morning.

Ask first, respect the answer: MUW hosts event on sexual assault

Posted 10/1/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mike Domitrz is the author of "May I Kiss You? A Candid Look at Dating, Communication, Respect, Sexual Assault Awareness." He spoke at Mississippi University for Women on Tuesday evening.

MSMS director: 'We will be a top 10 high school'

Posted 10/1/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Executive Director of the Mississippi School for Math and Science told local Rotarians Tuesday that he expects the school to be one of the top ten high schools in the nation in coming years.

VISTA program entering third year in Golden Triangle

Posted 9/30/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two years ago, Tina Sweeten-Lunsford had a 40-hour a week volunteer at the Columbus Arts Council. Sweeten-Lunsford, executive director with the CAC, wanted to do what she could to get the volunteer some benefits. She remembered that as a young woman she had been a VISTA volunteer and ended up in Alaska with a $423-a-month stipend.

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.

 

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