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Locally published poetry magazine goes live

Posted 12/26/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When C.T. Salazar saw the dirty paw prints left on the steps to his apartment from his landlord's cat, Humus, inspiration struck.

 

Benefits from good preschool programs could be big

Posted 12/26/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's a soft sell -- come and listen to renowned figures who have studied the benefits of educating very young children, and maybe people will leave charged up to support more and better preschool programs in Mississippi.

 

When duty comes-a-caroling

Posted 12/23/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

What do Peking Chinese Restaurant, Waffle House and Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle have in common?

For residents at Recovery House, Last House on the Block, this will be a Christmas like no other

Posted 12/23/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Kimberly Clemons and David Hodges have one thing in common. Well, two actually. First, both are addicts in recovery. Second, for both Clemons, a 30-year-of single mom of three girls, and Hodges, a 40-year old who has spent half his life battling addiction, this Christmas will be like no other.

Police seek person of interest in Motel 6 murder

Posted 12/23/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Police Department has released the name and photo of a person of interest involved in a shooting that left one man dead at Motel 6 this morning.

Deputies arrest armed robbery suspect

Posted 12/22/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man who allegedly held a gun to a teenager's head is behind bars.

Restaurant taxes a boon for area cities

Posted 12/21/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The 2-percent restaurant tax collected in Lowndes County may change next year, following the Columbus City Council's passing of an entirely new tax which would collect revenue only from city restaurants.

Talent show 'promoter' arrested after jail escape

Posted 12/21/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man who last summer attempted to a hold a talent show on behalf of a non-existent record company has been arrested by local law enforcement after escaping a Mississippi Department of Corrections facility where he was being held on multiple charges.

Pets for Christmas? A surprise might not be the best idea

Posted 12/21/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Think before you adopt. That's the advice Columbus Lowndes Humane Society director Karen Johnwick would give to people considering picking up a new pet this holiday season.

Two arrested for domestic violence for strangling victims

Posted 12/21/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Within the last week, deputies with Lowndes County Sheriff's Office have arrested two men for aggravated domestic violence after the suspects allegedly strangled their victims.

City-passed bill kills CVB, seeks new restaurant tax

Posted 12/20/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council approved a resolution for a 2-percent food and beverage tax Tuesday that its attorney said will not require agreement from the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors.

MSMS students deliver 3D-printed toys to local kids

Posted 12/20/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Just six days before Christmas, children at the Boys and Girls Club of Columbus received a special delivery of handmade toys Tuesday.

County records expected to get $16K facelift

Posted 12/20/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Chancery Court will receive a nearly $16,000 Christmas present this year from the board of supervisors.

Post office sees busiest week of the year

Posted 12/20/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lucy Wilson stood in a line that easily stretched to double digits at the post office on Bluecutt Road Monday, chatting happily with the people around her at the beginning of the post office's busiest week of the year.

 

Identity released for suspect who fled Lowndes narcotics agents

Posted 12/20/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Authorities have released the identity of the suspect of a drug investigation who fled from police last week.

 

Atlanta airport power outage delays trips home for Golden Triangle travelers

Posted 12/19/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Pitch black terminals. Blinking red "exit" signs. Thousands of people spending the night on or under airport benches.

Boys and Girls Club campaign gaining steam

Posted 12/18/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With about two weeks to go, the Golden Triangle Boys and Girls Club's "36 Reasons" fundraising campaign is hoping to build momentum.

 

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