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10 years, thousands of cases: Columbus Crime Lab handles evidence for investigations throughout Golden Triangle

Posted 9/14/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Austin Shepherd had been with the Columbus Police Department as a crime scene investigator not quite four years in 2007 when he and a police investigator went to then Chief Joseph St. John and pitched the idea of starting a local crime lab.

 

Bicyclist hospitalized in hit-and-run on William Roberts Road

Posted 9/14/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County Sheriff's Office has a person of interest in custody regarding a hit-and-run where a 21-year-old man riding a bicycle was hospitalized.

 

Lottery, education are focuses of legislative forum

Posted 9/14/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A new lottery and public education spending dominated Starkville forum where four local legislators spoke about the results of last month's special legislative session.

Columbus man to spend 10 years in federal prison

Posted 9/14/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man will spend 10 years in federal prison for his role in a 2016 shooting in Columbus.

 

The Verdict: Circuit Court rundown Sept. 14, 2018

Posted 9/14/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

Mississippi high court affirms governor's budget-cut power

Posted 9/14/2018 in State

The Mississippi Supreme Court on Thursday affirmed the governor's power to make midyear state budget cuts.

 

 

University and community college enrollment falls slightly

Posted 9/14/2018 in State

Enrollment fell at Mississippi's eight public universities and its 15 community colleges this fall, with universities declining for a second year from an all-time record in 2016. Community colleges fell for the eighth year in a row.

 

 

Hurricane Center: Florence makes landfall in North Carolina

Posted 9/14/2018 in National

Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina early Friday, pushing a life-threatening storm surge of floodwater miles inland and ripping apart buildings with screaming wind and pelting rain.

 

 

'It looked like Armageddon:' Deadly gas blasts destroy homes

Posted 9/14/2018 in National

A series of gas explosions an official described as "Armageddon" killed a teenager, injured at least 10 other people and ignited fires in at least 39 homes in three communities north of Boston, forcing entire neighborhoods to evacuate as crews scrambled to fight the flames and shut off the gas.

 

Two plead guilty to sexually assaulting children in separate cases

Posted 9/13/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man accused of sexually assaulting two children under the age of 16 will spend 15 years in prison.

The Depot opening for business: Wedding venue, catering company expecting to open early next year

Posted 9/13/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A commercial tenant has agreed to do business on the first floor of the old Columbus Depot. Kelly Pittman and her husband Matt are opening an events and catering venue they will simply call The Depot, giving a nod to the history of the 135-year-old building.

Starkville man racks up almost 30 felony charges

Posted 9/13/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville man is facing nearly 30 felony charges after a Starkville Police Department arrest led to a slew of auto burglary charges from an Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office investigation.

Business Moves with Mary: Main Street offers venue tours to the public

Posted 9/13/2018 in Business

This Sunday, feel free to walk down Main Street and tour three different event venues in Columbus.

Partnership to host Art Walk on Friday

Posted 9/13/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Partnership will put several local artists on display through the downtown corridor on Friday as it hosts an Art Walk.

Caledonia millage, budget will remain unchanged

Posted 9/13/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A few new wrinkles were added to the budget the Caledonia Board of Aldermen approved Tuesday, but the bottom line will remain pretty much the same, Mayor Mitch Wiggins said.

Arrest report 9-13-18

Posted 9/13/2018 in Area

 

Building permits 9-13-18

Posted 9/13/2018 in Business

 

 

2 brothers charged, released in connection with large marijuana farm

Posted 9/13/2018 in State

Two brothers are charged following Monday's discovery of seven large marijuana fields in south Mississippi.

 

 

Time nearly up: Fierce Hurricane Florence aims at Southeast

Posted 9/13/2018 in National

Time is running short to get out of the way of Hurricane Florence, a monster of a storm that has a region of more than 10 million people in its potentially devastating sights as it zeroes in on the Southeastern coast.

 

 

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