COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY

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MBI turns deputy shooting investigation over to DA

Posted 8/25/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A New Hope man remains in custody more than five months after being accused of shooting two Lowndes County deputies in front of his Drake Circle home.

Columbus' Smith wins Mississippi author award

Posted 8/23/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Library Association has announced that Michael Farris Smith of Columbus is the recipient of its 2014 Mississippi Author Award for fiction.

Conviction in Columbus shooting case

Posted 8/23/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County jury has found a Columbus man guilty of two counts of aggravated assault stemming from a 2012 shooting that left one man blind and another injured.

School bond issue hits ballot on Tuesday

Posted 8/23/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County voters who reside outside Columbus city limits will head to the polls Tuesday to decide on a $47 million bond issue that could revamp campuses in New Hope, Caledonia and West Lowndes.

Lowndes County crews cut down oak that claimed lives

Posted 8/23/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The tree that took three lives along Officers Lake Road late last month is no more. Lowndes County road crews cut it down nearly two weeks ago.

A balcony revival in Columbus

Posted 8/23/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Old photographs in the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library archives reveal that balconies were once commonplace in downtown Columbus. Black and white images from the dawn of the 20th century show Main Street lined with balcony after balcony. But after World War I, the balconies faded. By the 1920s, they were gone.

Columbus teen charged with statutory rape

Posted 8/22/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus teenager has been charged with the statutory rape of two victims.

Reeves touts fiscal responsibility in local speech

Posted 8/22/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi's Lieutenant Governor anticipates that in next year's session, state legislators will be able to appropriate the largest allocation to community colleges in Mississippi history.

Columbus drops insurance for retirees

Posted 8/22/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city of Columbus, because of looming increases in insurance premiums, will no longer offer health insurance coverage to its retirees.

Local campaign contributions favored Sen. Cochran

Posted 8/22/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Golden Triangle residents contributed almost $70,000 to this year's hotly contested campaign between incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel in the Republican primary and run-off for Senate.

Gas leak shuts down MUW cafeteria

Posted 8/21/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A gas leak at Mississippi University for Women shut down a portion of the campus Wednesday night.

City, county mulling options for old Maxim building

Posted 8/21/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Lowndes County and the city of Columbus bought the Maxim medical building after the company shut its doors, they believed they were acquiring a 130,000-square-foot facility over 19 acres of land.

Former CMSD choir director indicted for child exploitation

Posted 8/21/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The former choral director and public relations officer for the Columbus Municipal School has been indicted for exploitation of a child.

Suspected shooter's family says lover's quarrel led to incident

Posted 8/20/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A lover's quarrel led to a woman being gunned down in a Columbus parking lot early Sunday, according to the shooting suspect's family. Tarkesha Carter, 25, is charged in the shooting death of 27-year-old Brittany Foster.

Contractor approved for 14th Ave. project

Posted 8/20/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Expect to begin seeing some major road and drainage work on 14th Avenue North in October. Columbus councilmen accepted a bid from Colom Construction Tuesday of $755,394 for the long-awaited improvement project.

Highway 50 shutting down tonight

Posted 8/20/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Highway 50 will be shut down from 10 p.m. tonight until at least 4 a.m. Thursday for the installation of a water line crossing for the Love's truck stop.

CVB adopts sliding scale for festival grants

Posted 8/19/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Eleven Lowndes County festivals will have one more year before they begin to see less and less financial assistance from the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Teen arrested and charged with capital murder, arson

Posted 8/19/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A suspect has been identified and charged with capital murder in the death of a Lowndes County woman whose body was discovered in a burned down mobile home Monday morning.

Mayor, city employee raises rescinded

Posted 8/19/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Mayor Robert Smith will not get a raise and neither will any other city employee.

Father of parking lot shooting victim speaks out

Posted 8/19/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus woman is in jail following an early morning shooting death Sunday, and the victim's father -- an Alabama police chief -- is left picking up the pieces. Brittney Foster, 28, was gunned down early Sunday in the parking lot of Buffalo Wild Wings, where she worked.

 

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