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Pheba man gets 25 years for child sexual abuse

Posted yesterday in Area

A Clay County man will spend 25 years in prison for sexually abusing children.


A new look for YMCA summer camps

Posted 3/14/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Camp Pratt may have a new owner, but the Frank P. Phillips YMCA in Columbus will still host a day camp for children this summer -- it'll just be downtown instead of 25 miles away.


'A rewarding job': Exchange Club announces Wade Jones as Trooper of the Year

Posted 3/9/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi Highway Patrol Trooper Wade Jones loves what he does.


Report: Nearly all CMSD SPED students underserved

Posted 3/9/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Mississippi Department of Education investigation into Columbus Municipal School District's special education programs decisively found the district is failing to adequately educate and accommodate its SPED students.


200 gather for 'community conversation'

Posted 3/6/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When it came to the key issues facing Lowndes County, there seemed to be a consensus among the 200 community stakeholders gathered Monday at Trotter Convention Center.


SPD hopes to expand force

Starkville Police Chief Frank Nichols wants a larger police force. That's the message he gave the Starkville Rotary Club at its weekly meeting Monday during a "state of the police department" address.


Authorities search for aggravated assault suspect

Posted 3/6/2018 in Area

Authorities in Lowndes County and Alabama are searching for a man accused of beating a woman so severely she is having surgery today.


MSU psychology program seeking participants in nightmare study

Fourth-year Mississippi State University graduate student Kat Speed is looking for people to participate in her Nightmare Treatment Study.


Erasing the stigma: How families, communities can have discussions about youth suicide

Posted 3/3/2018 in Area

Nobody saw it coming. That was what Drew Johnson said about a 19-year-old Lowndes County native who died by suicide last month.


More scouting options for girls: Local Boy Scout, Girl Scout leaders discuss pros and cons of girls in Boy Scouts

Posted 3/2/2018 in Area

Six-year-old Kara Stubbs, a first grader from Starkville, is one of the first girl Cub Scouts in the Golden Triangle.


Taking off 'American glasses': Journalist Lisa Ling speaks at MSU about her reporting experiences at home, abroad

Posted 2/27/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

When Lisa Ling stepped off an airplane in Afghanistan for the first time in 1997, the 21-year-old American journalist reporting for Channel One News was greeted by a throng of boys who appeared half her age, all of them holding guns bigger than they were.


Need increases for training to help first responders deal with trauma

Posted 2/23/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

John Almond knows of a police officer who, on his first day of work, was the first to respond to the scene of an 11-year-old who was accidentally shot.


Man gets 40 years for killing cousin

Posted 2/21/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus murder defendant will spend the next 40 years in prison after he pleaded guilty Tuesday to second-degree murder.


Petition calls for Baptist to reinstate privileges for longtime OBGYN

Posted 2/20/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A longtime obstetrics and gynecology doctor at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle has had his OB privileges suspended.


Man gets life sentences for kidnapping, sexual battery

Posted 2/17/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man sentenced to life in prison for robbing and sexually assaulting two Sprint Mart employees three years ago told the court he'd only committed the crimes because he was on drugs and "the devil took him over."


Sexual assault, armed robbery defendant guilty on all counts

Posted 2/16/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County jury has found the defendant in a sexual battery case guilty of robbing a local convenience store at gunpoint, forcing the two employees on duty into a back room, sexually assaulting them and then driving one to West Point in February 2015.


Kidnapping victim 'too terrified' to flee

Posted 2/15/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The victim in a kidnapping, armed robbery and sexual battery case told a Lowndes County jury Wednesday that when Autravious Gaston kidnapped her at gunpoint and drove her to West Point three years ago, her only goal was survival.


State auditor visits Columbus

Posted 2/14/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi Auditor Stacey Pickering readily admits state finances can make a boring conversation, but he still takes seriously the task of education citizens about how the numbers work.


Trial for Sprint Mart robbery, kidnapping suspect to begin

Posted 2/14/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The trial for a man accused of holding up a Sprint Mart, kidnapping and assaulting two employees begins this week.


Ugandan Kids Choir visits Golden Triangle

Posted 2/10/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The 10 children on the stage at Rosenzweig Arts Center Friday night didn't need to be asked by the adults in the audience what they wanted to be when they grew up.



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