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Learning to lead: Mayor's Youth Council boasts record 54 members this year

Posted 9/21/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Standing behind a podium in a near empty first-floor ballroom in Trotter Convention Center Thursday evening, Marian Turner sound-checked the microphone nearly a dozen times.

Man charged with attempted murder for using vehicle as weapon

Posted 9/21/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man is accused of attempted murder for allegedly hitting someone with a vehicle intentionally after an argument.

Vacation 'wish list': Columbus Airbnb ranked among top-sought in state

Posted 9/20/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Amy Edwards keeps separate books for her business, but there is nothing nefarious about it.

First responders, nursing students hone skills at mock tornado drill

Posted 9/19/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A tornado ripped through Propst Park Tuesday morning causing numerous fatalities and injuries. Though just a drill, local agencies responded to the scene as if the disaster happened in real life.

Grandmother rescues toddler from burning home

Posted 9/19/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus woman escaped from her burning home Tuesday afternoon with her 2-year-old granddaughter in her arms.

CMSD announces launch of Parent University

Posted 9/19/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

"Partnership" was the key theme at Columbus Municipal School District's annual Title I meeting at Brandon Central Services Tuesday night.

Columbus appoints five to joint city-county committee

Posted 9/19/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus City Council on Tuesday appointed five members to an intergovernmental relations committee of city and Lowndes County leaders.

Citizen-led change: Lowndes Community Foundation organizes task forces to combat key challenges locally

Posted 9/18/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Building a better community, according to Matt Bogue, starts with supplying nails to the people with hammers.

 

One dead in fatal county fire

Posted 9/18/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

One person has died following a fire at a mobile home Monday afternoon.

 

Lowndes investigates weekend apartment shooting

Posted 9/18/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County sheriff's deputies are investigating a weekend shooting at Applewood Apartments on Yorkville Road.

Woman treated for internal injuries after being hit by ATV

Posted 9/18/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

One woman was hospitalized and a man jailed after he allegedly intentionally hit her with an all-terrain vehicle over the weekend.

18-year-old arrested for hit-and-run

Posted 9/17/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An 18-year-old was arrested for a hit-and-run that sent one man to the hospital Thursday night.

Nora Miller appointed president at MUW

Posted 9/15/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Friday was supposed to be the first of several "listening sessions" held on the Mississippi University for Women campus during its process to find a successor to Jim Borsig, who retired as the university's president in June.

County raises property tax rate by 2 mills

Posted 9/15/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A "perfect storm" of bad circumstances necessitated Lowndes County hike property tax rates for residents next year, County Administrator Ralph Billingsley said Friday.

10 years, thousands of cases: Columbus Crime Lab handles evidence for investigations throughout Golden Triangle

Posted 9/14/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Austin Shepherd had been with the Columbus Police Department as a crime scene investigator not quite four years in 2007 when he and a police investigator went to then Chief Joseph St. John and pitched the idea of starting a local crime lab.

 

Bicyclist hospitalized in hit-and-run on William Roberts Road

Posted 9/14/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County Sheriff's Office has a person of interest in custody regarding a hit-and-run where a 21-year-old man riding a bicycle was hospitalized.

 

Columbus man to spend 10 years in federal prison

Posted 9/14/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man will spend 10 years in federal prison for his role in a 2016 shooting in Columbus.

 

The Verdict: Circuit Court rundown Sept. 14, 2018

Posted 9/14/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

Two plead guilty to sexually assaulting children in separate cases

Posted 9/13/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man accused of sexually assaulting two children under the age of 16 will spend 15 years in prison.

The Depot opening for business: Wedding venue, catering company expecting to open early next year

Posted 9/13/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A commercial tenant has agreed to do business on the first floor of the old Columbus Depot. Kelly Pittman and her husband Matt are opening an events and catering venue they will simply call The Depot, giving a nod to the history of the 135-year-old building.

 

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