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Columbus to cease upkeep at Luxapalila Creek Park after 20 years

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

In a sense, word of mouth played a role in the fate of Luxapalila Creek Park in southern Lowndes County. The park has gone from popular to "dangerous" to all-but-forgotten over the past two decades.

One in hospital, one in custody after Friday hit-and-run

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County man is in law enforcement custody and a woman in a Jackson hospital after a hit-and-run early Friday morning.

County taps CivicPlus for new website

Posted 12/6/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Monday was a big day for Al Quinn, probably the most important day since Quinn was hired as Lowndes County's information technology director two years ago.

Mother, grandmother charged with neglecting child who drowned

Posted 12/6/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The 5-year-old victim referenced in indictments in a child neglect case in Lowndes County is a child who died over Labor Day weekend, authorities have confirmed.

CPD sets up mobile command center in business areas to deter holiday-related crime

Posted 12/6/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Police Chief Fred Shelton has asked citizens not to be alarmed when Columbus Police Department parked its mobile command center in the Walmart parking lot Thursday afternoon, where it will remain for about a week before moving to Leigh Mall.

Thunderbirds set to return for spring show

Posted 12/5/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The United States Air Force Thunderbirds will fly over Columbus again next April.

Depleted command staff, tenured officer exits cause stability concerns for CPD

Posted 12/5/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

More than 15 police officers -- including several longtime ranking officers -- have departed Columbus Police Department this year, leaving a force that sits at 55 with a dearth of command positions.

City set to install LED lights starting this month

Posted 12/4/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A project to install more than 4,000 energy-efficient LED lights in the city is set to begin this month.

One arrested in armed robbery

Posted 12/3/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Investigators with Columbus Police Department arrested a Columbus man accused in multiple unrelated crimes, including an armed robbery.

Supes move half of hospital trust fund to Stifel firm

Posted 12/3/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors voted unanimously Monday to change how its hospital trust fund will be invested.

 

Health brief: Columbus Orthopaedic Outpatient Center becomes certified

Posted 12/3/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

Monday Profile: Paul 'Catfish' Clay spends decades teaching game of baseball to youth

Posted 12/2/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mention the word "baseball" and the name "Catfish" and folks around the country immediately think of Jim "Catfish" Hunter. But anyone who played youth league baseball in Columbus in the 1970s and 1980s -- around the time Hunter was crafting his Hall of Fame career -- might also offer up Paul "Catfish" Clay.

Cedarhill aims for $5,000 in raffle to win weekend at animal sanctuary

Posted 11/30/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The exotic feline alarm clock at Cedarhill Animal Sanctuary in Caledonia goes off every morning about 6 a.m. when the sanctuary's four lions begin to roar.

Faces of homelessness: Evictions, mental illness, inadequate housing all contribute to hidden issue

Posted 11/30/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On Nov. 4, Louise Patmon was evicted from the home she'd lived in for three years.

City hosts second 'Holiday Night of Hope' for families in need

Posted 11/29/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Every now and then, an idea proves so successful that it leaves people wondering why no one thought of it before. For Glenda Richardson, "Holiday Night of Hope," which provides Christmas gifts to children of the working poor in the community, was such an idea.

CMSD requests performance audit of spending from state

Posted 11/27/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District wants the State Auditor's Office to conduct a performance audit of district spending. But it's likely the auditor's office will tell them to look elsewhere for that service.

First Columbus councilwoman passes away at age 77

Posted 11/27/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Edna Boone occupies a unique place in Columbus history: She was not only the first woman on the Columbus City Council, she was also responsible, at least in part, for the third.

Despite glitches, scratch-off sales see strong start

Posted 11/26/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

State Line Express, a convenience store/gas station on Highway 12 in north Lowndes County, is just a couple hundred feet from the Alabama state line.

'They think they're the dogs': Caledonia family raising pet turkeys

Posted 11/26/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Six days before Thanksgiving, a turkey came to Caledonia Elementary School.

 

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