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Builder of houses and people: Caledonia builder, Realtor dies at age 89

Posted 5/19/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

William Vincen "W.V." West, who died Monday at age 89, was a lot of things.

Columbus voted No. 6 Best Small Town Cultural Scene

Posted 5/19/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus was voted number 6 in the Best Small Town Cultural Scene category of USA Today's Readers' Choice travel award contest.

A church within reach

Posted 5/19/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For Jason and Kelsey Bigelow, going to church on Sundays has traditionally meant making a trek of more than an hour to and from Tupelo.

Columbus police make arrest in April shooting

Posted 5/18/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police have arrested a man for allegedly shooting into an occupied house last month.

CLW eyes rate, customer surcharge hikes for electric

Posted 5/18/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Light and Water will look to its electric customers to raise $1.4 million in new revenue next fiscal year.

Rick Young returns as EMCC interim president

Posted 5/18/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A familiar face is back in the president's office at East Mississippi Community College.

City, county summer intern programs get green light

Posted 5/18/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In city government, budget surprises are rarely good news.

Photo: The Big Why

Posted 5/18/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Colin Krieger announces his weight loss program to raise money for the Columbus YMCA during a basketball game outside Zachary's Restaurant on Thursday. YMCA board member and Ward 5 Councilman Stephen Jones and Zachary's owner Doug Pellum stand in the background. The goal is for business owners and other sponsors to pledge a certain amount of money for each pound he loses this summer to raise money for the YMCA to add a child development center. "We want to turn our child watch room into a child development center and that requires buying furniture and supplies to set up centers so that it is more educational," said YMCA membership and marketing director Cynthia Mutch.

 

Four in custody for alleged car theft ring after chase with deputies

Posted 5/18/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Four people suspected of being involved in a car theft ring are in the custody of Lowndes County Sheriff's Office.

 

Caledonia man gets one year for nude photos of teen

Posted 5/17/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Caledonia man will serve one year in Lowndes County Adult Detention Center after pleading guilty to exploitation of a child.

CMSD could pay teachers incentive bonuses by 2019

Posted 5/17/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Teachers at Columbus Municipal School District could soon start seeing incentive bonuses based on the state accountability rating of the campus where they work.

Steens woman indicted for child endangerment

Posted 5/17/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A grand jury has indicted a Steens woman arrested last year for child endangerment.

Man found guilty in 2011 grocery store assault

Posted 5/17/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County jury has found a Columbus man guilty of aggravated assault.

City hires new assistant police chief, CID captain

Posted 5/16/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved hires for two key positions in the police department, though city officials would not publicly announce the hires.

MUW retiring speech-language pathology professor reflects on job that was 'never boring'

Posted 5/16/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Michelle Harmon has been working as a speech pathologist for 35 years and says she has never once been bored.

New county building inspector starts June 1

Posted 5/16/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A familiar face will soon take over as Lowndes County building inspector, at least to the person responsible for the hire.

Former insurance agent indicted for allegedly shooting into neighbors' homes

Posted 5/16/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former insurance agent from Columbus has been indicted on two counts of shooting into a dwelling.

 

Alabama woman dies in Lowndes County wreck

Posted 5/16/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An Alabama woman died in a vehicle accident in Lowndes County Tuesday night.

 

Columbus man to sentenced to 30 years in prison for 2016 murder

Posted 5/15/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man has pleaded guilty to second degree murder for a 2016 shooting in east Columbus.

Planning Commission votes 5-1 to rezone Lee Middle property

Posted 5/15/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city's Board of Adjustments and Appeals opted Monday to rezone the former Lee Middle School property from single-family residential (R-1) to neighborhood commercial (C-1), clearing the way for a possible multi-million dollar mixed-use development.

 

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