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Flier calling for boycotts further disrupts divisive Southside development issue

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A flier circulating on social media calling for boycotts of three local businesses has made an already contentious Southside development issue even more divisive.

Planned talent show draws scam concerns

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A talent show set to take place in Columbus at the end of July could be suspicious, according to two involved local business directors.

 

Shooting victim fights for life in hospital

Posted 7/21/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A person shot in a home invasion Wednesday in eastern Lowndes County is fighting for his life in a Jackson hospital.

 

Local nonprofits receive $8,800 in grants from Exchange Club

Posted 7/21/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Eight local nonprofits received grants at the Exchange Club of Columbus' weekly meeting at Lion Hills Center Thursday.

Lowndes supervisor builds strong legacy

Posted 7/21/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

John Holliman was recognized as a pioneer upon his recent induction into the Home Builders Association of Mississippi Hall of Fame.

Two arrested for child endangerment in marijuana bust

Posted 7/20/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two people are in the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center after deputies found marijuana in their home within easy reach of children.

Man arrested for allegedly attacking 80-year-old relative

Posted 7/20/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County man is behind bars after allegedly assaulting an elderly relative.

 

Person shot in home invasion on Tabernacle Road

Posted 7/20/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County sheriff's deputies are seeking suspects in a home invasion Wednesday night in eastern Lowndes County which sent one person to the hospital with gunshot wounds.

 

New Caledonia mayor sets out to lead divided city

Posted 7/20/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Wednesday morning, when the town's election commission ruled that only one of the five affidavit ballots would be counted, the outcome of the Caledonia mayor's relied on that single vote.

City holds ribbon cutting for Deer Run bridge

Posted 7/20/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ward 6 Councilman Bill Gavin can remember standing in holes caused by eroded soil on either side of the bridge on Deer Run Road.

House built by and for freed slaves for sale in Columbus

Posted 7/19/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Haven is the perfect place for someone who wants a house with a story behind it.

City seeks grant to restore blighted lots

Posted 7/19/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city of Columbus is seeking grant funds to remove and replace homes on blighted properties.

Wiggins wins Caledonia by one vote

Posted 7/19/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mitch Wiggins is the new mayor of Caledonia.

Property swap may be option for Southside project

Posted 7/18/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A scheduled request for an appeal on a zoning variance granted for a townhouse project at the corner of Sixth Avenue South and Seventh Street is on hold after city officials and developer Kenny Frye discussed options for alternatives late last week.

Delta crash response: 'A somber, purpose-driven' mood

Posted 7/18/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Of the 16 servicemen killed in a military aircraft crash July 10 in Leflore County, one body had yet to be discovered when Columbus Fire and Rescue personnel arrived at the crash site at 5 a.m. Thursday. Their mission was to help find the fallen Marine.

 

CPD seeks armed robbery suspect

Posted 7/18/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Authorities with the Columbus Police Department are investigating a convenience store armed robbery from Monday night.

 

Columbus Boys and Girls Club reaps what it sows

Posted 7/17/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A new community garden, unveiled today at the Columbus Boys and Girls Club on 14th Avenue North, is inspiring youngsters to one day plant their own.

 

Caledonia voters return to polls Tuesday

Posted 7/17/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Caledonia's lone voting precinct will be buzzing again Tuesday for the second time in the 2017 municipal election cycle.

 

Supes put next horse park phase out for bid

Posted 7/15/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County is moving along with the next phase of work on its horse park.

Child's death adds to street's painful history

Posted 7/15/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Gail Deloach didn't sleep much Thursday night. It seems very few people who live on Florence Street did.

 

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