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City lashes back at county over CLRA funds

Posted 7/21/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city of Columbus is defending itself against claims it has withheld money rightfully belonging to Lowndes County since the Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority dissolved last October.

A long, unexpected journey to citizenship: Caledonia grad fights deportation, connects years later with South Korean siblings

Posted 7/21/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In 2000, Richi James Lesley was enrolled in his final year at Mississippi State University when he learned something about himself that changed his life.

County, city agree to negotiate tax collection fee

Posted 7/20/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

County supervisors now say they are willing to negotiate the details of a potential $80,000 increase in the fee Lowndes County charges the city of Columbus to collect its property taxes.

LCES director discusses emergency notification system costs

Posted 7/20/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County Emergency Services Director Cindy Lawrence packed a lot of information into her 30-minute appearance at Thursday's Columbus Exchange Club meeting at Lion Hills Center, detailing the work of the LCES, informing the audience how to prepare for emergencies and outlining how her agency operates.

For the love of music: Sunstroke House concerts draw musicians from across the U.S.

Posted 7/20/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Four years ago, Columbus resident and music fanatic Jami Nettles left the continent to see her favorite band.

Columbus man arrested for allegedly molesting child

Posted 7/19/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly molesting a child.

Two injured when car crashes into Subway

Posted 7/19/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two people were hospitalized Wednesday after someone drove into the Subway restaurant building at 213 Alabama St.

Police search for suspects in Office Depot shoplifting incident

Posted 7/19/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Police Department is looking for two individuals involved in a June 29 shoplifting incident at Office Depot on Old Aberdeen Road.

City vies for share of online sales tax revenue

Posted 7/18/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If the Mississippi Legislature decides to force out-of-state online retailers to charge sales tax, Columbus wants a portion of that revenue.

Steel production 'gang-busters' in Columbus

Posted 7/18/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Madhu Ranade is a member of the Columbus Rotary Club, but he confessed Tuesday he rarely attends the clubs' weekly luncheons.

Woman arrested after allegedly attacking husband for third time this year

Posted 7/18/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A woman has been arrested for the third time this year for allegedly attacking her husband.

County 'blindsides' city with increased tax collection fee

Posted 7/17/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County Supervisors vote on Monday could knock an $80,000 hole in the Columbus city budget next fiscal year.

CHS championship basketball coach leaves after one year

Posted 7/17/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On Monday afternoon, the Columbus High School boys' basketball team received its state championship rings commemorating its Class 6A tournament win this spring.

 

City employee injured in lawnmower accident released from hospital

Posted 7/17/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A city employee who was hospitalized following a lawnmower accident Monday has been treated and released from Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle.

 

Columbus Marble Works designs memorial for Marine plane crash victims

Posted 7/14/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mark Cowart stood among more than 1,000 people in Itta Bena Saturday for the unveiling of a memorial dedicated to 16 military personnel who died in a plane crash in Leflore County a year ago.

Couple arrested after allegedly going on shopping spree with friend's debit card

Posted 7/13/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Steens couple is accused of going on a spending spree to Walmart with someone else's credit card after stealing the victim's car.

County: Columbus owes $74K after parks split

Posted 7/13/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

More than nine months after Columbus and Lowndes County ended their joint parks and recreation operations, the two entities still haven't settled all the terms of the divorce.

CHS teacher convicted of child exploitation out on bond during appeals process

Posted 7/13/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former Columbus High School choir director convicted of child exploitation is out on bond while awaiting appeal.

Man charged with shooting 13-year-old

Posted 7/12/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man accused of shooting at 13-year-old last month was charged with aggravated assault in Columbus Municipal Court Wednesday.

 

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