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Local attorney invited to inauguration

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

Attending a campaign fundraiser in Jackson this summer, Corky Smith shook hands with the man who would become President.

Two local nonprofits get Dutch Oil grants

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Thanks to Shell Oil, with a major assist from one of its distributors, Dutch Oil of Columbus, two area organizations devoted to helping men and women recover from drug/alcohol dependence will be getting a financial shot in the arm this month.

Supervisors approve AbilityWorks lease

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors unanimously approved a new lease to allow AbilityWorks to continue using its current facility near the Columbus-Lowndes Airport.

 

LCSD nominates new board officers

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County School District elected new officers to its board on Jan. 13 at its regular meeting.

 

 

CPD opens investigation into alleged Jack's incident

Posted 1/13/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Police Department has officially opened a criminal investigation into the alleged serving of contaminated food at Jack's restaurant on Highway 45.

 

CMSD trustee to seek second term

Posted 1/13/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees member Jason Spears has confirmed his intent to seek a second five-year term.

Thriving neighborhood watches becoming more effective

Posted 1/13/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Shortly after a streak of well-publicized crimes hit the downtown area in late 2015, Columbus south side residents Julie Parker and Qua Austin organized a neighborhood watch.

 

CPD seeks suspects in armed robbery, shot into dwelling cases

Posted 1/13/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police are seeking suspects in two Thursday night incidents that occurred about 90 minutes apart.

 

 

CPD seeks armed robbery suspect

Posted 1/12/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Police Department is seeking a suspect in the Monday evening armed robbery of a Columbus convenience store.

 

CMSD employee arrested for alleged embezzlement

Posted 1/12/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An employee of Columbus Municipal School District is accused of embezzling from a local department store when she was an employee there.

Alleged food contamination sparks investigations

Posted 1/12/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A viral Facebook post that claims a Columbus restaurant worker wiped menstrual fluids and licked a food order before delivering it to a customer has led to two investigations.

City hall work nearly done

Posted 1/12/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mayor Robert Smith can see the light at the end of the tunnel for the Columbus City Hall renovation.

CPD Chief: 'Prophecy is being fulfilled'

Posted 1/12/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Police Chief Oscar Lewis is at least partly blaming rising crime in the city on biblical prophecy related to the end times.

Borsig: Liberal arts education is more important than ever

Posted 1/11/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In his five-plus years as president of Mississippi University for Women, Jim Borsig has frequently talked about the importance of a liberal arts education and The W's unique role in those fields.

More candidates qualify for council elections

Posted 1/11/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two more challengers have emerged in city council races in Columbus.

Man jailed for failing to report as sex offender

Posted 1/11/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A local man is in the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center for allegedly failing to report as a sex offender.

CMSD will not form budget advisory committee

Posted 1/11/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District's board of trustees has opted not to create a budget advisory committee.

Mother Goose endowment campaign raises $101K

Posted 1/10/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In April 2013, Friends of the Library for the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library kicked off an endowment campaign to support the library's children's programs.

CMSD clears state SpEd audit

Posted 1/10/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After coming under fire for its special education model over the past year, the Columbus Municipal School District has increased its efforts to make corrections and improvements.

Cold temperatures may delay paving projects

Posted 1/10/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Work is well under way on a major paving project for Columbus.

 

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