Street Light Audit Underway Starting April 8

Evari GIS Consulting will be performing an audit of all street lights within the city limits during the month of April. The week of April 8, workers will be on Main Street and in the Downtown area; the week of April 15 on Highway 69, Tuscaloosa Road and residential neighborhoods to the south and east; the week of April 22 in surrounding residential neighborhoods. The week of April 29 workers will move into the area north of Downtown and east of Highway 45, and the week of May 6 in areas west of the Riverwalk. Workers will be present...

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Shots Fired Into Crawford Home

On March 28th at approximately 11:30 p.m., Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of shots being fired into a home located in the 200 block of Long Street in Crawford.  Deputies were able to confirm numerous shots being fired into the dwelling while the homeowner was inside.  There were no reported injuries. The case is under investigation and anyone with any information is asked to call the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office at (662) 328-1136 or Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers 1-800-530-7151....

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Sheriff’s Office Seeks Info on Missing Person

On March 26, 2019, Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office deputies received a report of a missing person.  John McMillen, 46. was last seen on March 24 at approximately 3 p.m. when he left 396 Elm Drive in Columbus en route to Greenville, Ala.  McMillen has not been heard from since he left.  He was driving a green 2004 Ford F-150 tag# LT1 0930 . Anyone with any information to McMillen’s whereabouts is asked to call the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office at (662) 328-6788....

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4-County pole inspections begin in New Hope

A 4-County Electric Power Association contract crew has begun work in the New Hope community of the co-op’s Lowndes County service area. Osmose Inc. is treating and inspecting wooden 4-County poles. Crews will be in the area for about four weeks. The work involves inspecting and treating wooden poles in the area. The inspection and work require digging around poles, which means Osmose employees will sometimes be working in 4-County members’ yards and/or properties. The workers will be wearing clothing clearly identifying them as Osmose workers and their trucks will also have 4-County contractor signs. For more information, call...

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Red Cross Registration Monday at Trotter Center

The American Red Cross is taking applications Monday, March 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for Red Cross assistance. The applications need to be made in person at the lower level of the Trotter Convention Center. The assistance provided by the Red Cross depends on the needs of each resident. This is assistance provided by the Red Cross for victims and is separate from any other benefits from other agencies. Even if you have registered with other agencies at the Disaster Assistance Center, you will need to contact the Red Cross. If you have NOT had contact with a...

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