COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY

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Salvation Army Angel Tree provides gifts, warms hearts

Posted 11/28/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At first blush, the Salvation Army's Angel Tree program might seem like a pretty simple affair.

Clay County native, veteran starting organic cattle farm

Posted 11/28/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Throughout 23 years of service in the United States Air Force, Clay County native Leroy Alford always had one plan - to move back to the land where he grew up outside West Point.

Pressing on: Mother-daughter duo continue preparing, delivering Thanksgiving meals while fighting cancer

Posted 11/26/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

One week before Thanksgiving, Ayandria Barry sat in a hospital in Virginia receiving chemotherapy treatment.

Court system, bail bondsmen regularly deal with bond jumping

Posted 11/26/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With the Lowndes County Circuit Court in session, defendants from all over the county are coming to the courthouse for trials, sentencing and other hearings -- or just to check in with their attorneys and the judges.

Photo: Getting in the holiday spirit

Posted 11/26/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sixteen-year-old Justina, left, and her 15-year-old sister, Chelsey, right, from Palmer Home for Children, prepare the 3,700 poinsettia plants in their green houses to be delivered to their customers by Monday.

Judicial race runoffs set for Tuesday

Posted 11/26/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Voters will decide the winners in two judicial race runoff elections Tuesday. Polls will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Shoppers: Black Friday crowds smaller this year thanks to retailers opening on Thanksgiving

Posted 11/25/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Between Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday and retailers opening their doors in advance on Thanksgiving Day this year, Black Friday in Columbus looked like most other shopping days close to Christmastime, except shoppers were out at 6 a.m.

New fire station may lead to lower premiums

Posted 11/25/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Fire and Rescue's new Fire Station 4 could lower the city's fire rating, which could lead to lower insurance premiums for residents and attract more businesses.

Alabama man arrested for alleged sexual battery in Columbus

Posted 11/23/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An Alabama man is in the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center for alleged sexual battery.

Work on Seventh Avenue ditch progressing

Posted 11/23/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Work on the Seventh Avenue ditch environmental remediation project is moving at a quicker pace than expected.

Palmer Home traditions

Posted 11/23/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Douglas spent his first Christmas at Palmer Home for Children when he was 15, opening presents and spending time with his house parents and the other children in their cottage.

Stores prepare for large Black Friday crowds

Posted 11/23/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Deborah Phinisey stacked a pile of men's button-up shirts on a table in the Belk men's department on Tuesday in preparation for Belk's Black Friday sale.

Cedarhill Animal Sanctuary holds once-in-lifetime opportunity to spend weekend with animals

Posted 11/23/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Whoever gets to spend the night at Cedarhill Animal Sanctuary in Caledonia could wake up to the sound of tigers roaring just outside their guest house in the early morning.

Serving Thanksgiving lunch: Salvation Army, volunteers feed area needy

Posted 11/23/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lunch was ready at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Columbus Salvation Army headquarters on Main Street, but Glenn McDonald wasn't eating.

Busy Thanksgiving travel period expected

Posted 11/22/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Thanksgiving travelers should prepare for busy roads this year.

Two men jailed for identity theft

Posted 11/22/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two North Carolina men are in the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center on identity theft charges after authorities said they were using stolen credit cards to make purchases at local convenience stores.

Fire destroys mobile home in New Hope

Posted 11/22/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Monday afternoon fire has left a mobile home near New Hope in ruins.

 

'Tis the season: First live Christmas trees arriving

Posted 11/21/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Christmas displays have been in stores since Halloween, but one of the sure signs the Christmas season is soon approaching is the arrival of "real" or "live" Christmas trees.

 

First Baptist Church selling historic downtown property

Posted 11/21/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A "For Sale" sign has appeared in front of First Baptist Church of Columbus downtown.

 

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