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Private probation firms cash in on monitoring offenders

Posted 1/25/2020 in Area

Whenever Lowndes County Justice Court Judge Ron Cooke imposes a fine on someone, he always asks them, "How much can you afford to pay?"


Council to discuss hiring assistant chief, head of criminal investigations

Posted 1/21/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus City Council is expected to hire an assistant chief and head of criminal investigations for the police department during this evening's meeting, scheduled to begin at 5 in the Municipal Complex.


Monday Profile: Baptist's tumor registrar collects data on cancer patients, helps doctors come up with plans of care

Posted 1/20/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Maxine Glenn Morgan knows every cancer patient who has visited Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle since 2006, though most of them have never met her.


Elm Lake, three other neighborhoods to get fiber optic internet

Posted 1/20/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

C Spire has chosen the first four areas of Lowndes County and Columbus to lay fiber optic infrastructure and begin the process of bringing gigabit internet service to the county.


Dorothy comes to Columbus: CMSD holds red carpet for the premiere of student-made 'The Wonder Grove Wizard of Oz'

Posted 1/16/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's not often that Malco Cinema in Columbus hosts the stars and designers of the movies it shows. But when a limousine pulled up in front of the theater and expelled a crowd of students, their family members and faculty from Columbus Municipal School District just after 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, that's exactly what happened.


Events, volunteer efforts planned in honor of MLK

Posted 1/15/2020 in Area

For the last seven or eight years, Christine Jackson has spent Martin Luther King Jr. Day -- traditionally a day off from work for many around the country -- out in the community serving as a volunteer.


Columbus warming shelter to open this weekend

Posted 1/15/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus' new warming shelter will open this weekend when temperatures are expected to drop as low as 28 degrees.


Higgins looks forward to working with new state administration

Posted 1/8/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Golden Triangle LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins said he has high hopes for the future of economic development in the Golden Triangle, updating Columbus Rotarians Tuesday on prospective projects and a political change at Mississippi Development Authority.


Hawkins starts sheriff term with personnel changes

Posted 1/8/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Newly-elected Sheriff Eddie Hawkins is settling into his new position at Lowndes County Sheriff's Office and has already started planning his changes -- starting with switching around personnel.


Storm recovery projects making progress on Northside

Posted 1/7/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's been almost a year since Greg Mixon got to go home to his house on Seventh Avenue North. The house, which had been in his family for decades and belonged to his mother before him, was destroyed beyond repair in the February 2019 tornado that roared through central and northeast Columbus.


New Year, 'new me': Local fitness experts address unrealistic goals, fears that keep people from getting in shape

Posted 1/3/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Salem Gibson knows just how hard it can be for people to achieve their fitness goals -- and how intimidating it can be for them to walk into a gym for the first time.


Hull considers major renovations to Leigh Mall

Posted 1/2/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The new owners of Leigh Mall say they hope to have a plan in a place for the property by late February -- a plan which may include major upgrades and renovations.


2019: Columbus' year in review

Posted 12/28/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Much of the news in Columbus and Lowndes County was dominated by effects of a devastating EF-3 tornado that touched down in the city in February, resulting in millions of dollars of damage.


Area cities grapple with regulating food trucks

Posted 12/20/2019 in Area

In the month since Taco Amigo opened in Columbus, it has been bouncing from parking lot to parking lot and business to business serving tacos, enchiladas, tamales and other Mexican cuisine out of a truck.


75 tons of asphalt used to patch Leigh Mall parking lot

Posted 12/19/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The new owner of Leigh Mall has already begun improvements at the property, most recently filling in major potholes in the parking lot.


CMSD pays $370K in TIPP bonuses to teachers, staff

Posted 12/18/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District has paid teachers and staff more than $370,000 in incentives in the first year of the Teacher Incentive Pay Plan.


MUW student poll reopens discussion on potential name change

Posted 12/13/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Rahel Stanford was a high school senior looking at colleges, she was surprised to learn Mississippi University for Women was a coed school.


Hickman lawsuit against CMSD dismissed

Posted 12/12/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A federal judge has dismissed without prejudice a lawsuit against Columbus Municipal School District filed by former Superintendent Philip Hickman.


Mistrial declared in Clay County double-homicide

Posted 12/11/2019 in National Columns

The murder trial of a Mantee man accused of killing two people in Clay County two years ago ended in a mistrial Tuesday.


MHP responds to nearly 20 weather-related accidents in Golden Triangle

Posted 12/11/2019 in Area

Troopers with Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to nearly 20 weather-related accidents in the Golden Triangle as of press time this morning, though none of them had serious injuries.



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