Suspected shooter's family says lover's quarrel led to incident

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

A lover's quarrel led to a woman being gunned down in a Columbus parking lot early Sunday, according to the shooting suspect's family. Tarkesha Carter, 25, is charged in the shooting death of 27-year-old Brittany Foster.

Sales tax revenue continues upward trend

Posted earlier today in Area

The Golden Triangle sales tax revenue uptick continues. For the fourth month in a row, revenue was up in Columbus, Starkville and West Point.

Slimantics: A tale of two tails

Posted earlier today in Local Columns

Pete Creekmore sits in a chair in his upstairs office at Rae's Jewelers on Tuesday afternoon, hunched over his microscope, examining two quarters that have one "head" between them or, if you prefer, three "tails."

Highway 50 shutting down tonight

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

Highway 50 will be shut down from 10 p.m. tonight until at least 4 a.m. Thursday for the installation of a water line crossing for the Love's truck stop.






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