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Hickman claims board subjected him to 'pattern of abuse'

Posted 3/31/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Testimony from Philip Hickman on Friday dominated the final day of the termination hearing of the former Columbus Municipal School District superintendent.

Hickman hearing reveals phone 'threat'

Posted 3/30/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A recording of a telephone call in which the attorney for the Columbus Municipal School District said then-school superintendent Philip Hickman threatened a board member with a lawsuit if the board member didn't vote to extend Hickman's employment contract highlighted Thursday's opening day of Hickman's termination hearing at Brandon Central Services.

Columbus man sentenced to 40 years for identity theft

Posted 3/30/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man could spend up to 40 years in prison for multiple counts of fraudulent use of identity and a drug charge.

LCSO arrests man accused of beating woman until her spleen ruptured

Posted 3/29/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man accused of beating a woman so severely that she was hospitalized with a ruptured spleen has been arrested.

 

New Hope man dies in Wednesday morning vehicle accident

Posted 3/29/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A New Hope man died on his way to work Wednesday morning when his vehicle collided with a loaded log truck.

 

Restaurant tax: CVB looks at budget amid cuts from two-percent tax loss

Posted 3/29/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's the nature of the job for tourism officials to look ahead and in the aftermath of this week's failed effort to extend Lowndes County's 2-percent restaurant tax, that is what Nancy Carpenter was doing Wednesday morning.

Preparing for attacks on schools

Posted 3/29/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

About 1,000 people -- primarily educators and staff from Lowndes County School District and Mississippi University for Women -- were silent as they watched what appeared to be surveillance footage of two teenage boys armed with long guns stalking the hallways of a school.

Restaurant tax: Legislators fail to reach tax agreement for CVB

Posted 3/28/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The bill to extend Lowndes County's 2-percent restaurant sales tax is all but dead, as local business, government, economic development and tourism officials begin to absorb the bleak consequences.

City struggles to fill commission vacancies

Posted 3/28/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Years ago, filling local boards and commissions with concerned citizens was no problem, Columbus Chief Operations Officer David Armstrong said.

Kerr-McGee redevelopment site meetings planned

Posted 3/28/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Multistate Trust responsible for handling the clean-up and redevelopment of the former Kerr-McGee property in north Columbus has invited the public to share their ideas about how the site could be put to use in the future.

La Quinta looks to open in mid-May

Posted 3/28/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The construction of the new La Quinta hotel on the site formerly occupied by the Ramada Inn will soon be completed, with the opening of the hotel quickly to follow.

 

Girl arrested for New Hope social media threats

Posted 3/27/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A female juvenile has been arrested in connection with social media posts in February threatening New Hope schools.

 

Restaurant tax: CVB funding in limbo as Legislature argues over tax

Posted 3/27/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The fate of Lowndes County's 2-percent restaurant sales tax hangs in the balance after a conference committee failed to agree Sunday evening on whether the new legislation should extend to all businesses that sell prepared meals, as was requested by both the City of Columbus and Lowndes County.

CMSD recruitment fair draws 80 faculty, staff prospects

Posted 3/27/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After completing his bachelor's degree at Mississippi State University, Tyrell Harmon went back home to Kosciusko, still unsure of what he wanted to do in the future.

Palm Sunday service planned for century-old church building

Posted 3/24/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Martha Mims was a little girl, she used to go every spring with her mother, grandmother and aunt to Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church near Caledonia for "church cleaning day."

'Jesus, freedom and Dr. Holzhauer'

Posted 3/24/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It was a little after noon on Friday and a couple of dozen people milled about, waiting for the arrival of the man of the hour, who had promised to stop in during his lunch break.

MUW's CFO to lead university after Borsig's departure

Posted 3/23/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women's Senior Vice President for Administration Nora Miller will be acting president of the university starting July 1, the Mississippi Institute of Higher Learning announced Thursday.

Building public engagement with CMSD

Posted 3/23/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At a meeting of the Columbus Exchange Club Thursday, Columbus Municipal School District Board president Jason Spears said the biggest challenge facing the board is finding ways community members can get involved with the school district.

 

Shots fired in possible domestic case

Posted 3/22/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting incident Wednesday evening in Caledonia that may be a part of a domestic violence case.

 

Pioneers in their field: Local women discuss their challenge-laden paths to success

Posted 3/22/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Judge Dorothy Colom began a program Wednesday at Airbus Helicopters with a folk tale about an old wise woman.

 

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