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LCSD offers virtual learning option after parents express concerns

Posted 7/21/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County School District's decision Monday afternoon to offer virtual learning to all its students, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, came as a big relief for Carli Hankey.

Monday Profile: Business owner to host back-to-college drive from her salon

Posted 7/20/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For nearly two decades, Courtney Harris has been a hair stylist in Columbus. She's seen various sides of the beauty industry, working at different salons within city limits, providing house calls and eventually starting her own small business.

LCSD to implement full in-person learning plan starting Aug. 20

Posted 7/18/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County School District plans to start the school year with a hybrid learning method, then return to a fully in-person traditional method after two weeks.

Caledonia schools moving on from Confederate mascot

Posted 7/18/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Caledonia schools are changing the name of their sports teams from the Confederates.

 

LCSD to start school 'hybrid', then move to fully in-person by Aug. 20

Posted 7/17/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County School District plans to start the school year with a hybrid learning method, then return to a fully in-person traditional method after two weeks.

 

LCSD board votes to change Caledonia's Confederate mascot

Posted 7/17/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Caledonia schools are changing the name of their sports teams from the Confederates.

Man jailed for murder of victim found on Burns Road

Posted 7/17/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man has been arrested for the murder of a man whose body was discovered on Burns Road earlier this month.

CPD trains on how to help those with mental illness

Posted 7/17/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Recently, a man released from a Columbus behavioral health clinic became so upset outside the facility that police were called to the scene. Chief Fred Shelton did not give too many details about the man to protect his privacy, but said he was screaming and throwing things. It was the sort of situation where police may have simply arrested the man for disorderly conduct.

CPD adopts complaint-based enforcement on mask requirement

Posted 7/17/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A week after Columbus' mask-wearing mandate went into effect, Assistant Police Chief Doran Johnson told Exchange Club members that the police department is trying its best to enforce the newly-implemented regulations -- mostly through responding to business complaints.

Lowndes tables decision on mask requirement

Posted 7/16/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted Wednesday morning to table the decision to mandate mask-wearing countywide until its Aug. 3 meeting, citing the need for more information on the severity of the spread of COVID-19 in the county and concerns about enforcement.

Construction of downtown mini roundabout to begin early next week in front of Harvey's

Posted 7/16/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The first of the many roundabouts planned along the downtown corridor in Columbus will be under construction starting early next week, said City Engineer Kevin Stafford during a Wednesday press conference.

Lowndes County Juvenile Detention Center employees test positive for COVID-19

Posted 7/16/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Several employees at Lowndes County Juvenile Detention Center and the Road Department have tested positive for COVID-19, county officials told The Dispatch on Wednesday.

New Salvation Army directors meet new assignment with enthusiasm

Posted 7/16/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As it is with the regular military, serving as an officer with the Salvation Army means frequent moves from one community to another. Now in their 10th year with the Salvation Army, Capts. Pradeep and Priscilla Ramaji are finding their fourth assignment different from the previous ones.

Business coaches at MSU call for local investment into young entrepreneurship

Posted 7/15/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Eric Hill's interest in building a business from scratch started young.

New CAFB commander: 'Now is not the time to tough it out'

Posted 7/15/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Speaking to a camera, Col. Seth Graham assured the more than 900 people watching him on Facebook Live that, even though it doesn't look like it on camera, he does indeed have hair.

 

Volunteers needed to help make 3,000 kids' masks

Posted 7/15/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A group of mask-makers in Columbus is asking for volunteers with sewing machines to join them in assembling cloth face coverings for Columbus Municipal School District students in pre-K through fourth grade.

 

Alabama man charged with Lowndes County sexual assault

Posted 7/15/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County deputies have arrested an Alabama man who allegedly assaulted a victim in a neighborhood north of Columbus.

CMSD approves 'hybrid schedule' for fall semester, allows 'virtual-only' students

Posted 7/14/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Students at Columbus Municipal School District will spend the majority -- if not all -- of their school weeks online this fall, the board of trustees unanimously decided during its monthly meeting Monday night.

 

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