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Dorothy comes to Columbus: CMSD holds red carpet for the premiere of student-made 'The Wonder Grove Wizard of Oz'

Posted 1/16/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's not often that Malco Cinema in Columbus hosts the stars and designers of the movies it shows. But when a limousine pulled up in front of the theater and expelled a crowd of students, their family members and faculty from Columbus Municipal School District just after 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, that's exactly what happened.

Higgins appointed to EMCC board

Posted 1/16/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Joe Max Higgins, chief executive officer for the Golden Triangle Development LINK, will soon serve the area in an additional role.

Columbus warming shelter to open this weekend

Posted 1/15/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus' new warming shelter will open this weekend when temperatures are expected to drop as low as 28 degrees.

Roof repairs at CMSD schools could cost almost $9M

Posted 1/14/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Repairing leaking roofs in most schools in Columbus could cost an estimated $8.8 million, according to a report presented to the Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees Monday night.

The life and times of DeLois Price: Alabama advertiser, Tennessee actress bring car-selling character to life over 20 years

Posted 1/11/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

She stands there in a little black dress against the background of a darkened car lot, stares at the camera and coos seductively: "DeLois Price is twice as nice on a weekend night." For 20 years now, one 30-second spot at a time, DeLois Price has been a staple of Carl Hogan Automotive television advertising, becoming one of the most recognizable names and faces in northeast Mississippi.

Buxton takes over as interim principal at Sale

Posted 1/10/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Robyn Buxton roamed the halls of Sale Elementary as a wide-eyed first grader in 1971, probably at that time with no desire to ever be in the principal's office. Now, that's exactly where she wants to be.

Preservation society's goals go beyond historic home tours

Posted 1/10/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Kathy Novotny is fine with being known as the woman who lives in Dixie Butler's house.

Southside homeowners seek local historic designation

Posted 1/9/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For 40 years, a section of Columbus' Southside has been recognized as a historic district by the National Register of Historic Places, a largely honorary distinction noted Meredith Massey of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.


Caledonia man dies after being pinned under water by felled tree

Posted 1/9/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A "freak accident" claimed the life of a 42-year-old Caledonia man Wednesday, Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant said.


Higgins looks forward to working with new state administration

Posted 1/8/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Golden Triangle LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins said he has high hopes for the future of economic development in the Golden Triangle, updating Columbus Rotarians Tuesday on prospective projects and a political change at Mississippi Development Authority.

Hawkins starts sheriff term with personnel changes

Posted 1/8/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Newly-elected Sheriff Eddie Hawkins is settling into his new position at Lowndes County Sheriff's Office and has already started planning his changes -- starting with switching around personnel.

Amphitheater could host free events by spring

Posted 1/8/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

More than four years after construction started, the first event at the Sen. Terry Brown Amphitheater could be held, perhaps in time for the Market Street Festival concert.

Call for leadership diversity denied by supervisor majority

Posted 1/7/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Monday's Lowndes County Board of Supervisors meeting began with an unfamiliar face seated at the end of the table, a space normally occupied by the board president.

Storm recovery projects making progress on Northside

Posted 1/7/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's been almost a year since Greg Mixon got to go home to his house on Seventh Avenue North. The house, which had been in his family for decades and belonged to his mother before him, was destroyed beyond repair in the February 2019 tornado that roared through central and northeast Columbus.

Columbus police search for Sunday shooting suspect

Posted 1/6/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus investigators are searching for the suspect in a Sunday evening shooting that sent one person to the hospital.


Authorities search for burglary suspect who killed victim's dog

Posted 1/4/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County investigators are searching for the suspect in a Caledonia burglary during which the home owner's dog was killed.


New Year, 'new me': Local fitness experts address unrealistic goals, fears that keep people from getting in shape

Posted 1/3/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Salem Gibson knows just how hard it can be for people to achieve their fitness goals -- and how intimidating it can be for them to walk into a gym for the first time.

County, CLW ink deal with Allegro for employee clinic services

Posted 1/3/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A new year brings new health care options for Lowndes County and Columbus Light and Water employees.

Suspect arrested for accessory after the fact in Columbus homicide

Posted 1/3/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The second suspect connected to a deadly shooting in Columbus last month is now in custody.

Area authorities searching for Chicago man

Posted 1/3/2020 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Area authorities are searching for a Chicago man who disappeared from Crawford in November.


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