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Six months on: Long-term recovery efforts still underway after Feb. 23 tornado

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Deundrae Cockrell stepped onto the front porch of his parents' home on Shady Street, shaking his head sadly as he looked at what was left of the brick pathway and low brick wall that fronts the home.

 

Missing Columbus man found safe at relative's home

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man who police were searching for has been found safe at a relative's home, according to a Columbus Police Department email.

 

City proposes tax hike to cover increased debt service

Posted 8/23/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

During its first Fiscal Year 2020 budget hearing, the city of Columbus expects to finish the year with a surplus of nearly $900,000, but it will require an ad valorem tax hike to get there.

LCSD stakeholders meeting reveals pro-, anti-Wright divide

Posted 8/23/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Technically, stakeholders were asked not to endorse or denounce specific candidates for Lowndes County School District superintendent Thursday evening during a board-hosted public forum at central office. Instead, the board asked for patrons to offer what qualities they wanted to see in the district's chief executive.

Supreme Court upholds Lowndes murder conviction

Posted 8/23/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Supreme Court has upheld the conviction and life sentence of a Lowndes County man tried for murder in 2016, reversing a decision by a lower court to have the defendant stand trial again.

Missing Columbus man found safe at relative's home

Posted 8/23/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man who police were searching for has been found safe at a relative's home.

Federal judge fines Columbus couple for smuggling, mislabeling adult novelties

Posted 8/23/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus couple has been sentenced to fines, and one of them must forfeit $250,000 in money or property, after authorities say they sold mislabeled and smuggled products in their adult novelty store.

No charges filed in police-involved fatal shooting

Posted 8/22/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus police officer involved in a fatal shooting at a night club two years ago is not expected to face charges.

Benefit motorcycle ride planned for Capt. Stacey Deans

Posted 8/22/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Capt. Stacey Deans was hospitalized for severe spinal injuries back in May, doctors said it may be up to 18 months before he could walk again. Now, he said, he can get around with the aid of a walker. "I'm just really excited about my recovery," he said.

Six candidates qualify for Ward 1

Posted 8/22/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Six candidates have qualified so far for the Ward 1 city council vacancy.

Sex offender compliance check leads to four arrests in Lowndes County

Posted 8/22/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Investigators with Lowndes County Sheriff's Office expect to arrest at least six people following its regular address compliance check on registered sex offenders living in the county.

Gibbs-Gray, Beard head to runoff in Ward 4 special election

Posted 8/21/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Kegdra Gibbs-Gray and Pierre D. Beard Sr. are headed to a runoff in the special election for the Ward 4 Columbus City Council vacancy.

City carves out $805K in savings, new revenue

Posted 8/21/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city has shored up its financial position this fiscal year by at least $805,000, according to a report Mayor Robert Smith presented to city councilmen Tuesday evening at the Municipal Complex.

Former MUW student pushes for state-wide change over eyebrow threading

Posted 8/20/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former business owner in Columbus and Starkville has filed a federal lawsuit against the Mississippi Attorney General's Office and state Board of Cosmetology, arguing the board's regulations impose unfair restrictions and forced her to shut down her eyebrow threading business.

200th Lakota helicopter heads to Ft. Rucker

Posted 8/20/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

U.S. Army officials stepped off the Airbus tarmac in Columbus Monday morning to fly the 200th Lakota trainer helicopter to Ft. Rucker, Alabama.

Ward 4 candidates prioritize youth outreach

Posted 8/19/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Cleaning up Ward 4 will likely start with helping the younger generation, Ward 4 candidates agreed during a forum Sunday night.

Remembering Beverly Norris: The 'princess' of Columbus art

Posted 8/17/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Dale Robertson said Beverly Norris has been encouraging him as a musician since he was a teenager.

Alabama man arrested after high-speed chase from Lowndes to Pickens counties

Posted 8/16/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A police chase from eastern Lowndes County into Alabama involving speeds of up to 90 mph and a deputy firing shots ended with an Ethelsville, Alabama man in custody Wednesday night.

Lowndes man killed during apparent struggle over weapon with son

Posted 8/16/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Crawford man has died after he was shot during what authorities described as a struggle over a weapon during a domestic dispute Thursday night.

 

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