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Boys and Girls Club ready for first off-site program

Posted 2/18/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Late Friday afternoon, eight kids were gathered at a clubhouse at Cypress Park Apartments on South Lehmberg Road in Columbus, six of whom were playing a game of musical chairs under the direction of Natasha Morris.

Consultant brings fresh eyes to short-staffed CPD

Posted 2/18/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

K.B. Turner has made law enforcement his life.

City engineer: Phase 1 of amphitheater going well

Posted 2/17/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In another three months or so, a new amphitheater in Columbus could be open for business

Water department financials improving

Posted 2/17/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Light and Water's financial troubles in the water department seem to be turning around, according to a financial report from the utility's general manager Todd Gale.

Murder victim's attacker pleads guilty to assault

Posted 2/17/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A murder victim's attacker has pleaded guilty to aggravated assault.

Man arrested for wedding day melee

Posted 2/17/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County man is in jail after he allegedly broke a family member's jaw during an altercation on his wedding day.

Carpenter named MBJ Business Woman of the Year

Posted 2/17/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Nancy Carpenter, executive director for the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau, was named Mississippi's Business Woman of the Year for 2017 on Thursday by the Mississippi Business Journal.

Police search for alleged wallet, car thief

Posted 2/16/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

City authorities have asked for the public's help identifying a man accused of stealing a wallet, fraudulently using a credit card from it and taking a vehicle from Wholesale Auto.

Ricky Ball Shooting: Paternity, heirship questioned in suits against Boykin

Posted 2/16/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An attorney defending former Columbus police officer Canyon Boykin in a federal wrongful death lawsuit is questioning whether the plaintiff is actually the father of the deceased.

New rent-to-own development in Northaven Woods sparks hope, concern

Posted 2/16/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For Rhonda King, added security is one of her favorite things about her new home.

Man accused of posting explicit photos of ex-girlfriend on social media

Posted 2/16/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man was arrested last week after posting inappropriate pictures of his ex-girlfriend online without her consent.

Higgins: Columbus development outlook bleak compared to county

Posted 2/16/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Industrial development prospects for the city of Columbus are likely to be few, and while the outlook is more promising in Lowndes County, even those prospects may diminish unless the state adopts a new strategy, Joe Max Higgins said Wednesday.

Photo: Stew sale

Posted 2/15/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Johnny Fancher, retired Columbus Fire & Rescue captain, adds tomatoes as Rick Graves, retired CFR battalion chief, stirs Brunswick stew at Fire Station No. 1 in Columbus this morning. The stew will be sold starting at noon today to benefit the Lowndes County Council of Aging.

Shooting suspect charged with domestic aggravated assault

Posted 2/15/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man accused of shooting a family member in the leg at a hotel Monday night faces aggravated domestic violence charges, according to a press release from the Columbus Police Department.

Former CPD officer acquitted in domestic violence case

Posted 2/15/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former Columbus police officer who resigned after being charged with domestic violence was acquitted in Lowndes County Justice Court Tuesday.

Two more qualify for Columbus mayor

Posted 2/15/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two more candidates have filed to run for the mayor's office in city elections.

Photo: Concerned citizens

Posted 2/14/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sam Jones speaks during a community meeting for Ward 5 with Columbus Police Department consultant K.B. Turner at Sim Scott Community Center in Columbus on Monday.

Buffalo Wild Wings shooter pleads guilty

Posted 2/14/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus woman accused in the 2014 shooting death of a Buffalo Wild Wings employee will spend up to the next 40 years in prison.

Nonprofit seeks to expedite foster care training

Posted 2/14/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There are more than 5,500 children in foster care in the state of Mississippi -- and about another 1,500 families needed to care for them.

Principal sets 'C' goal for struggling middle school

Posted 2/14/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Middle School Principal Billie Smith hopes to improve her school's "F" designation in last year's Mississippi Department of Education's accountability assessment to at least a "C" rating by improving students' English and math testing grades and overall behavior.

 

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