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City faces lawsuit from bystander injured in officer-involved shooting

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County woman shot as a bystander in an officer-involved shooting in Columbus a year ago has filed a federal lawsuit against the city and the officer she says shot her.

 

Russian-roulette-style game claims New Hope man's life

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 20-year-old man has died after he and several others were apparently playing a Russian roulette-style game over the weekend.

 

'A better deal': Plea agreements incentivize defendants to admit to crimes, keep the justice system moving

Posted 11/11/2018 in Area

Starkville resident James Bardwell had a choice. He could go to trial for sexual battery and two counts of being a convicted felon in possession of a weapon. Or, he could accept a plea agreement from the state to confess to the weapons charges, spend the next 18 years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections and not have to register as a sex offender when released.

 

After 30 years of helping women at Recovery House, Johnson to retire

Posted 11/11/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Nearly every time the board of trustees for Recovery House meets, Executive Director Stephanie Johnson is there with a letter from a woman who has been touched by the program.

 

182-year-old Beckrome to be demolished

Posted 11/8/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An antebellum house in north Columbus is slated to be demolished.

 

Ricky Ball Shooting: Judge denies new grand jury for Boykin

Posted 11/2/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County circuit judge ruled Thursday not to drop the manslaughter indictment against a former Columbus police officer involved in a fatal shooting three years ago.

 

Traveling Smithsonian exhibition on its way to Columbus

Posted 11/2/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Agnes Zaiontz saw the Water/Ways traveling Smithsonian museum exhibition in Pickwick, Tennessee last year, she immediately loved it.

 

Chasing the dream: Jackson businesswoman recounts journey from South Korea to the United States

Posted 10/31/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In 1975, 18-year-old Jeanhee Kang arrived in the United States with $40 in her pocket and hope that she could make her dreams come true.

 

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: 'Know your body'

Posted 10/26/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When lifelong Columbus resident Laverne Greene-Leech learned she had breast cancer and would need surgery followed by months of chemotherapy, she went to the store and bought some wigs and colorful scarves to wrap around her head.

 

'One of the good guys': Miller named Firefighter of the Year for second-straight time

Posted 10/26/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Michael Miller said he and the other firefighters had just finished Thanksgiving dinner when they got the call: house fire on 12th Avenue North.

 

EMCC prepares first surgical technology program in Golden Triangle

Posted 10/24/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Fifteen students will begin classes in the Golden Triangle's first surgical technology program next January. East Mississippi Community College and Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle have entered a partnership to train students in the college's new program as well as its paramedic program.

 

'The start of their Thanksgiving': Annual turkey drive starts this week in Columbus

Posted 10/23/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Annie Barry spent Monday morning going from Columbus office to Columbus office handing out flyers for the city's annual turkey drive.

 

For kids who like 'scary': Columbus Fairgrounds, MUW host haunted houses to raise money for charity

Posted 10/22/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Fairgrounds will soon be haunted. At least that's what the volunteers with the Community Benefit Committee are hoping visitors will think when they visit this year's haunted house.

 

Two arrested for capital murder in weekend homicide

Posted 10/17/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Investigators with Columbus Police Department have arrested two people in connection to a weekend homicide in south Columbus.

 

CLW weighs offering phone, internet service

Posted 10/16/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Light and Water has partnered with a broadband consulting firm to explore whether Columbus business owners are open to the idea of receiving phone and internet service from their local public utility company.

 

Man found dead with gunshot wound in Southside apartment

Posted 10/13/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police are investigating a homicide after a body was found Saturday in a south Columbus apartment.

 

Looking for soldiers: Historians, archaeologists survey Confederate section of Friendship Cemetery for unmarked Union graves

Posted 10/13/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Gary Lancaster leaned over the computer set out in Friendship Cemetery among clusters of land surveying equipment Friday afternoon. On the screen in front of him was a rough underground map of the grave sites of about 1,000 soldiers who died in Columbus after the Battle of Shiloh in 1862 -- soldiers whose lives and deaths he's been researching for years.

 

Crack-down results in 250 arrests in N. Miss.

Posted 10/11/2018 in Area

More than 250 suspects of violent crimes were arrested in a month-long combined operation of law enforcement in North Mississippi last month.

 

Science-based crime-solving: Private labs use growing number of resources to help law enforcement match suspects to DNA profiles

Posted 10/9/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

In 2010, forensic DNA analyst Kathryn Rodgers created a DNA profile of the suspect in a 30-year-old sexual assault.

 

One killed, one hospitalized in weekend wreck on Hwy. 69

Posted 10/8/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

One Columbus man has died and another is in a hospital in Memphis after their car veered off Highway 69 and into a tree Sunday morning.

 

 

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