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Man pleads guilty to robbing railroad worker

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man accused of robbing and kidnapping a railroad worker in 2015 could spend the next 20 years in prison.


Trailblazers of integration: African Americans in area remember trials, triumphs of tumultuous process

Posted 2/24/2017 in Area

Before Henry Ashford started his senior year of high school in 1966, his father sat him down and asked him if he wanted to be one of the first black students to attend Starkville High School.


Districts 'Go Open' for instructional resources

Posted 2/24/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Educators from all over the country came to Columbus Thursday for a technology convention on how they can use and share curricula and other educational resources online -- a movement many of them say is the way of the future.


County man arrested for assault, cyberstalking

Posted 2/24/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County man is behind bars after allegedly breaking into an ex-girlfriend's house and choking her.


Honoring Mississippi's history

Posted 2/20/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On February 17, 1992, Kenneth P'Pool met a crowd of fellow history and architecture lovers on Mississippi University for Women's campus for the first membership meeting of the Mississippi Heritage Trust.


Consultant brings fresh eyes to short-staffed CPD

Posted 2/18/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

K.B. Turner has made law enforcement his life.


Murder victim's attacker pleads guilty to assault

Posted 2/17/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A murder victim's attacker has pleaded guilty to aggravated assault.


Police search for alleged wallet, car thief

Posted 2/16/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

City authorities have asked for the public's help identifying a man accused of stealing a wallet, fraudulently using a credit card from it and taking a vehicle from Wholesale Auto.


Accused Noxubee jailer still employed

Posted 2/16/2017 in Area

A woman employed as a jailer at the Noxubee County Jail is still at work days after being arrested in Columbus for misdemeanor shoplifting.


Shooting suspect charged with domestic aggravated assault

Posted 2/15/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man accused of shooting a family member in the leg at a hotel Monday night faces aggravated domestic violence charges, according to a press release from the Columbus Police Department.


Former CPD officer acquitted in domestic violence case

Posted 2/15/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former Columbus police officer who resigned after being charged with domestic violence was acquitted in Lowndes County Justice Court Tuesday.


Nonprofit seeks to expedite foster care training

Posted 2/14/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There are more than 5,500 children in foster care in the state of Mississippi -- and about another 1,500 families needed to care for them.


Buffalo Wild Wings shooter pleads guilty

Posted 2/14/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus woman accused in the 2014 shooting death of a Buffalo Wild Wings employee will spend up to the next 40 years in prison.


Suspect in Monday shooting in custody

Posted 2/14/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Police have released the name of the suspect in a hotel shooting that sent a woman to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle Monday night.


MSMS alum headed to Cambridge University

Posted 2/13/2017 in Area

Mississippi State University senior biology major Lucas Ferguson just got a free ride to study the evolution of viruses at the University of Cambridge in England.


Finding their voices: Founding members of CMS girls' book club return as mentors

Posted 2/10/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Four years ago, eighth graders Wrishija Roy, Laurel Yarborough and Damare Baker all read "Fat Chance" by Leslea Newman in a girls' book club at Columbus Middle School run by then-Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science senior Emma Thompson.


Man who previously disappeared with work van arrested for embezzlement

Posted 2/9/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man declared missing after disappearing with a work vehicle last week is now behind bars for allegedly stealing about $3,500 worth of drinks and snacks.


Man wanted for questioning in Columbus shooting

Posted 2/9/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Police are searching for a person of interest for questioning in a Columbus shooting last month.


The usual suspects: Costly repeat offenders highlight justice system difficulties

Posted 2/8/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lavento Fox has spent a total of 646 days and counting in Lowndes County Adult Detention Center.


Consultant holds first community-wide meeting after hire

Posted 2/7/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus residents have to help the police keep the city safe, newly-hired police consultant K.B. Turner said at a public safety meeting Monday night.



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