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Photos: Wreck on 18th Avenue

Posted 6/8/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus Police Department vehicle was severely damaged during an automobile accident on 18th Avenue North shortly before 11 a.m., according to City Public Information Officer Joe Dillon. Dillon said the officer was attempting to aid a deputy with the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office following a suspicious vehicle when a van turning left collided with the CPD car. No one was seriously injured, but Dillon said the car is most likely totaled.

Willis provided a teacher's sense of order to Caledonia board

Posted 6/8/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Brenda Willis attended her last meeting as a Caledonia alderman Tuesday evening. After two decades on the board, she did not run for re-election this year.

Police arrest suspect in 2016 murder

Posted 6/8/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus teenager is behind bars and accused of murdering a man found near a burned car in November.

A 'sweet soul' lost in a 'dark world': Friends remember Drew Johnson for his kindness, pitching acumen

Posted 6/8/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Chris Wright and his friend Drew Johnson were at a local fair in 2001 when they approached one of the games where players threw balls trying to knock over milk bottles to win stuffed animal prizes. Johnson told Wright to "give the man some money."

Accused father out on $50K bond

Posted 6/8/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County man accused of killing his son is out on bond.

Caledonia mayor's race still undecided

Posted 6/8/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The effort to confirm the election result of the mayor of Caledonia will stretch into two days -- and possibly longer -- after three separate counts of the votes has produced three different vote tallies in a razor-thin race between incumbent Bill Lawrence and challenger Mitch Wiggins.

Redevelopment Authority head addresses Lee Middle, Burns Bottom progress

Posted 6/7/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In hopes privately developed real estate will grow the city's property tax revenue, the Columbus Redevelopment Authority plans to extend its contract with the Columbus Municipal School District to market and sell the former Lee Middle School's almost 15-acre property, according to CRA president John Acker.

Man arrested for killing son at home

Posted 6/7/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sheriff's deputies are investigating an apparent shooting death in southeast Lowndes County near the Alabama line.

Incumbents cruise to easy wins in general election

Posted 6/7/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Incumbent candidates won comfortable victories in each of Columbus' four contested municipal elections on Tuesday.

Caledonia mayor's race too close to call

Posted 6/7/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

While the town of Caledonia has chosen four members of its board of aldermen, the mayor's race and the final alderman's position are still too close to call.

CPD arrests two burglary suspects

Posted 6/7/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two teenagers, one from Columbus and one from Meridian, are behind bars for an alleged burglary last week.

 

Woman reportedly robbed at gunpoint in north Columbus over weekend

Posted 6/6/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Officers with Columbus Police Department are investigating an alleged weekend armed robbery.

 

CPD: Man hides from police in apartment attics

Posted 6/6/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man is in custody for burglary after breaking into two apartments by crawling through a hole he kicked between two attics.

Caledonia candidates make final push

Posted 6/6/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Less than 24 hours before today's Caledonia municipal elections, not all the hay was in the barn, said the two men vying for mayor.

Police search for suspects in May robbery

Posted 6/6/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Investigators with Columbus Police Department are searching for the suspects in an armed robbery from May 13.

 

Creative writing students to share storytelling Wednesday

Posted 6/6/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Seven students from the Master of Fine Arts program in Creative Writing at Mississippi University for Women will bring their oral storytelling craft to downtown Columbus Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Books and Boards, 422 Main St.

 

Palmer Home hires director of development

Posted 6/5/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Palmer Home for Children has hired Columbus native Meryl Fisackerly as director of development at the regional children's home.

Photos: Dance showcase

Posted 6/5/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Robin Warren, 12, dances to a Beatles rendition of "Here Comes the Sun" during the annual spring showcase for WHEREhouse Dance Company at Mississippi University for Women's Rent Auditorium on Friday.

Artesia files petition to increase town borders

Posted 6/3/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Town of Artesia has filed a petition with Lowndes County Chancery Court to extend the town's corporate limits, approximately doubling the size of the town.

 

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