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Portnoy places two stories in top 10 in national contest

Posted about 2 hours ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ben Portnoy, sports reporter for The Dispatch, earned two top-10 finishes in this year's national Associated Press Sports Editors competition.

LCSO: Victim of fatal officer-involved shooting was armed

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Authorities released more details in an officer-involved shooting in North Columbus Wednesday, including allegations the victim had pointed a weapon at a Lowndes County deputy and stole an unmarked law enforcement vehicle during the incident.

Mayor cuts city employees' hours until further notice

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Mayor Robert Smith has reduced work hours for most city employees, an executive decision that became effective Wednesday morning and is expected to last at least through next week, said the city's Chief Administrative Officer David Armstrong.

Columbus Lowe's reopens after brief COVID-19 closure

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowe's Home Improvement off Military Road in Columbus reopened at 6 a.m. today after an employee tested positive earlier this week for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

Lowe's in Columbus closes temporarily after employee contracts COVID-19

Posted 4/2/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowe's Home Improvement off Military Road in Columbus is temporarily closed after an employee tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, on Tuesday.

Update: Victim in officer-involved shooting identified

Posted 4/2/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Authorities have released further details on an officer-involved shooting that resulted in the death of a 19-year-old in north Columbus Wednesday morning.

Police release video of altercation between Huck's owner and off-duty deputy

Posted 4/2/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

City officials have released a video of a March 26 altercation outside Huck's Place downtown between the restaurant owner and a former Lowndes County deputy.

Local businessman, antebellum homeowner joins CVB board

Posted 4/1/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday morning to appoint Joe Beckett, local businessman and antebellum homeowner, to the board of the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Local State Farm agent, CRA chair dies Tuesday

Posted 4/1/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

John Acker, chairman of the Columbus Redevelopment Authority and longtime State Farm agent, died Tuesday evening from an apparent medical condition.

Convenience store falsely claims employees at rival store have COVID-19

Posted 3/31/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Within the past week, Columbus police have dealt with multiple calls involving accusations that employees at businesses have contracted COVID-19 coronavirus, as fear of the virus spreads throughout the community, Police Chief Fred Shelton said.

Huck's employee, off-duty Lowndes deputy involved in alleged 'simple assault' downtown

Posted 3/31/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police are investigating an altercation with injuries between an employee of Huck's Restaurant and an off-duty Lowndes County Sheriff's Office deputy.

CAC innovates to keep community connected to the arts

Posted 3/27/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Like other businesses and nonprofits in the Golden Triangle, the Columbus Arts Council is absorbing the shock of measures to prevent spread of COVID-19.

Police set up checkpoints to enforce curfew in Columbus

Posted 3/25/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Police Department will set up checkpoints throughout the city at night to enforce the curfew the city council implemented over the weekend to curb the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus.

Paccar halts production at Columbus plant through April 6

Posted 3/25/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Paccar Engine Company became the first local industry to close operations in response to the COVID-19 virus.

 

Police investigate shooting in north Columbus

Posted 3/25/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police are investigating a shooting outside an apartment complex Monday night.

 

Lowndes County administrator chooses to resign as of Sept. 30

Posted 3/24/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County Administrator Ralph Billingsley has opted to leave his position effective Sept. 30. Billingsley said he submitted a retirement letter to the county board of supervisors Monday evening.

Columbus Air Force Base confirms one case of COVID-19

Posted 3/24/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Authorities at Columbus Air Force Base on Monday confirmed a case of COVID-19 coronavirus in a government civilian who works on base.

Lowndes supes enact curfew, restrictions on restaurants, gatherings

Posted 3/24/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County Board of Supervisors took action Monday to limit the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus by instituting a curfew, closing non-essential businesses in the county and directing restaurants to close their dining rooms to customers.

 

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