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Big cat sleepover: Cedarhill holds fundraising raffle for second year in a row

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

There's a hill in Caledonia where, at night, people can hear the growls, barks and occasional roars of lions, tigers and the many other animals that call Cedarhill Animal Sanctuary Home.


Local lawmakers differ on education funding

Posted 12/13/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Area legislators at an education town hall meeting in Columbus Tuesday evening responded to a range of questions about education with conflicting solutions, all of which involved either cuts or increases in spending on schools.


Local toy drives, fundraisers still short of goals

Posted 12/11/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Of the 110 local families in Adopt-a-Family, the United Way of Lowndes County's venture to provide Christmas presents for needy families, only five still need businesses to purchase their Christmas gifts.


Special education at CMSD: Becoming an advocate

Posted 12/9/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The day Qua Austin's daughter started kindergarten at Union Academy, the "girly girl" with big red bow on her head couldn't have been more excited.


Parents' complaints lead to investigation of CMSD special education department

Posted 12/9/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Investigators with Mississippi Department of Education have been in and out of classrooms in Columbus since November, checking on all 472 students with special education needs in the Columbus Municipal School District.


Second murder trial ends in hung jury

Posted 12/8/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The second trial of a man accused of capital murder in the shooting death of his disabled cousin ended in a hung jury Thursday.


Kidnapping latest in series of suspect's incidents

Posted 12/7/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man accused of abducting his ex-girlfriend faces charges from kidnapping and domestic violence to reckless driving.


Remaining reasonable in the heat of the moment: Local law enforcement, attorney talk excessive vs. reasonable force in policing

Posted 12/7/2017 in Area

There is a split second right before a car wreck when the driver has to decide how to avoid a collision.


Palmer Home to receive volunteer hours after placing in Regions Bank competition

Posted 12/6/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Hot chocolate, holiday cookies, Christmas decorations and music from Palmer Home's children's choir await attendees of the Columbus children's home's annual Christmas open house Thursday.


Man abducts ex-girlfriend, leads deputies on chase

Posted 12/6/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man accused of abducting his ex-girlfriend is in custody this morning after he spent Tuesday on the run from Lowndes County sheriff's deputies.


New trial begins for man accused of killing disabled cousin

Posted 12/5/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man accused of capital murder in the death of his disabled cousin will stand trial this week for the second time.


Lowndes residents receiving calls from fake sheriff's office

Posted 12/5/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If someone calls 662-480-3001, they will get a voicemail from a man with a thick Southern accent, informing the caller they've reached the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office's non-emergency line -- dial 1 to talk to an officer, dial 2 for the warrants division and otherwise please leave a brief and detailed message, it instructs.


Carbon monoxide detectors installed after MUW dorm leak

Posted 11/30/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

One hundred-one Mississippi University for Women students who spent Tuesday and Wednesday nights in a local hotel will return to their campus residence hall, two days after the hall filled up with carbon monoxide, prompting an evacuation from the building and sending 28 students to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle.


Potential buyer interested in Lee Middle property

Posted 11/30/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There is a developer interested in purchasing the former Lee Middle School property on Military Road.


Body found at Lake Lowndes identified as MUW student from Nepal

Posted 11/25/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A body found Thanksgiving afternoon at Lake Lowndes State Park has been identified as an international student at the Mississippi University for Women.


Deceased inmate battled drug dependency for years

Posted 11/22/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Louisville man died at the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center Monday night.


'Just be alert' shopping this weekend

Posted 11/21/2017 in Area

With the shopping crowds out for Black Friday, local law enforcement are gearing up to increase patrol and doling out tips to shoppers who want to stay as safe and comfortable as possible.


Feeding the needy: Food drives lend helping hand for Thanksgiving

Posted 11/20/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

This week, 40 families living in Columbus Housing Authority residences will receive a laundry basket filled to the brim with fruits, vegetables, cake mix, canned goods, baking ingredients and more.


MBN agent: Marijuana use more prominent, dangerous today than before

Posted 11/17/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Use of marijuana has increased by 7.5 percent since 2007, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics Lt. Eddie Hawkins said.


'A fun little outing': Law enforcement show local man the ropes in simulated traffic stop

Posted 11/17/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On his first day as a law enforcement officer, Phillip Goodwin pulled over Keith Worshaim near the Lowndes County Soccer Complex for reckless driving three times.



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