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Miller: New athletic teams helped MUW avoid cutting budget

Posted 9/12/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women has faced numerous state budget cuts in recent years, causing student tuition to fund more than 50 percent of its expenditures.

Caledonia parks director says he was forced to resign

Posted 9/12/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Chris Clardy is out as the Caledonia parks director, a move he said came without warning or explanation.

City taps Tupelo firm for retail development

Posted 9/12/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Tupelo-based firm with Golden Triangle ties will lead retail development efforts in Columbus for at least the next year.

New CMSD strategic plan focuses on student achievement

Posted 9/11/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District adopted a new strategic plan for the 2018-19 school year.

Some area schools see spikes in discipline issues

Posted 9/11/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District students saw an increase in disciplinary referrals from last August, largely due to incidents involving its middle- and high-school students.

Man with multiple warrants turns himself in to police

Posted 9/11/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man with multiple warrants for his arrest has turned himself in to Columbus Police Department.

County-wide disaster drill rescheduled for Sept. 18

Posted 9/11/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County's annual disaster preparedness drill has been rescheduled for Sept. 18.

 

Caledonia man dies in wreck

Posted 9/10/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Caledonia man is dead after a Sunday morning wreck on Highway 69.

 

City to keep contract with Baptist Medical Group

Posted 9/8/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When it came to whether the city of Columbus would continue to use Baptist primary care clinic services next fiscal year, better information and a better price made all the difference.

Photos: Little Hands, Big Trucks

Posted 9/8/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Karemon Hayes, 7, leaps from a helicopter as lead AirCare pilot Pat Glandon looks on during the United Way of Lowndes County's Little Hands, Big Trucks event at the Soccer Complex in Columbus Saturday morning. "I like the helicopter but my favorite was the garbage truck," Karemon said. He is the son of Kristi Hayes.

West Point man arrested for extortion

Posted 9/8/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A West Point man is in jail in Lowndes County after allegedly extorting money.

EMCC names athletic director as new interim president

Posted 9/8/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

East Mississippi Community College has named Athletic Director Randall Bradberry interim president.

Man dies in Lowndes County jail

Posted 9/7/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and Lowndes County Sheriff's Office are investigating the death of an inmate at Lowndes County Adult Detention Center.

Caledonia dips into reserves to keep from raising taxes

Posted 9/7/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Caledonia's property tax millage will remain unchanged for the seventh year in a row, although that decision required the town's board of aldermen to dip into its reserve fund to do it.

Sports betting takes off in Mississippi

Posted 9/7/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Legal sports betting has been in Mississippi for just a month and at Pearl River Resort for only a week.

Man arrested for allegedly sending threatening messages to family member

Posted 9/7/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man is behind bars after an estranged family member reported he was sending her threatening text messages.

Man jailed for allegedly attacking someone with a box cutter

Posted 9/7/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man has been accused of attacking another man with a box cutter.

Five retail firms vying for city contract

Posted 9/6/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus City Council has now heard proposals from five retail development firms wanting to do business with the city.

Young resigned from EMCC due to apparent 'lack of confidence' in his leadership

Posted 9/6/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Rick Young's decision to step down as interim president at East Mississippi Community College came as result of a perceived lack of confidence in his leadership from board members, according to the resignation letter presented to the EMCC Board of Trustees during Tuesday's meeting.

Police search for stalking, trespassing suspect

Posted 9/6/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Investigators with Columbus Police Department are asking the public's help locating a man wanted on several warrants.

 

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