COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY

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Yokohama adopts new work schedules to combat turnover

Posted 8/29/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In an effort to combat employee turnover, Yokohama Tire Corporation created a new work schedule for its West Point plant employees.

A community history: Archivists complete six-year project indexing county records

Posted 8/29/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In 1856, Catherine Atkins, a 26-year-old free woman of color from Maryland, sued Lowndes County resident Dunston Banks for illegally holding her as a slave -- and won.

Columbus man pleads guilty to second-degree murder

Posted 8/28/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man will spend 35 years in prison for fatally shooting a man outside a convenience store two years ago.

Made in Mississippi: Stark delivers first missile defense canister to Israel

Posted 8/28/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A new ballistic missile defense system being developed for Israel will have a bit of the Golden Triangle in it.

YMCA collecting undergarments for disaster victims

Posted 8/27/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When disaster strikes and donations begin pouring in, relief workers know they'll get plenty of the usual staples -- bottled water, nonperishable foods and clothing. But there is one needed item that is almost always in short supply: Underwear.

Man sentenced to life in prison after third capital murder trial

Posted 8/25/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man accused and tried three times for the 2011 murder of his disabled cousin has been found guilty and sentenced to life in prison.

Presley plans to push for electric co-ops to bring internet to rural Mississippi

Posted 8/25/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In 1935, in the back room of McPeters Furniture store in Corinth, a handful of residents devised a plan that reshaped rural America. Up until then, electricity was almost exclusively a benefit of living in cities and the big city utility companies showed no interest in absorbing the cost of extending electricity to sparsely-populated areas.

Respected Columbus CPA dies at age 82: Tommy Lott remembered as talented businessman and lifelong advocate for Golden Triangle

Posted 8/25/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Even though they had known each other for years, each time Tommy Lott called the Brunini Law Firm to speak with attorney Gordon Flowers, Lott would always spell out his name to the receptionist. "It's Lott," he would say. "L-O-T-T."

Parking tickets and police escorts: SEC ref tells tales from the road

Posted 8/24/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Southeastern Conference official Stan Murray arrived at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas, hours before kickoff of a Texas A&M game last fall, he was looking for his designated parking spot -- Lot 62, Space 710.

W looks ahead to year of new president, new sports

Posted 8/24/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Thursday marked the first day of classes at Mississippi University for Women, and for the two featured speakers at The W's Town & Tower Luncheon, the start of the fall semester holds even more significance.

Presley questions FCC claims of good cell coverage

Posted 8/24/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Brandon Presley is not a cartographer by training or occupation.

Woman accused of stabbing husband indicted for attempted murder

Posted 8/23/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County woman arrested in three separate incidents this year for allegedly attacking her husband has been indicted for attempted murder.

Palmer Home sexual battery case continued because of juror shortage

Posted 8/23/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former Palmer Home house parent accused of sexually assaulting twin 8-year-olds girls in 2006 has had his trial postponed after not enough people showed up for jury duty.

Restaurant tax: City, county on same page with restaurant tax

Posted 8/23/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors and Columbus City Council passed matching resolutions during special meetings Wednesday for a new restaurant sales tax proposal on the eve of a special session of the Mississippi Legislature.

County threatens to reduce funding for library

Posted 8/23/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Not one computer station sat open Wednesday afternoon in the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library on Seventh Street North.

Columbus woman arrested for child abuse

Posted 8/23/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus woman faces a charge of felony child abuse in connection with an alleged abuse of a relative, according Columbus Police Chief Fred Shelton.

Mississippi University for Women names new chief of police

Posted 8/23/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women Police Department officially has a new police chief.

Aurora working on pilot-less 'air version of Uber', other initiatives

Posted 8/22/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Imagine if the Golden Triangle merged with New York City and suddenly had access to all of the talents and resources of The Big Apple.

No charges for officers involved in fatal Lowndes shooting

Posted 8/22/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A grand jury elected not to press charges against officers involved in a deadly chase in March 2017.

CPD arrests Columbus man in weekend shooting

Posted 8/22/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man has been arrested for his involvement in what police initially thought was an accidental shooting Saturday.

 

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