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Another Southside shooting

Posted 6/16/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Gunshots rang out in south Columbus on Monday afternoon in the area of Fifth Avenue South, causing a group of teenagers to bolt and officers from the Columbus Police Department to respond to the area.

Labyrinth nears completion at Franklin

Posted 6/16/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It takes three minutes to walk to the center of the 30-by-30-foot formation being painted underneath a blue sun-structure behind Franklin Academy Medical Sciences and Wellness Magnet School.

Public works shows $250K in savings

Posted 6/16/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The plan to reduce wasteful spending in the Columbus public works department is evidently starting to pay dividends.

Lowndes Co. purchases property near courthouse

Posted 6/16/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors agreed Monday to purchase a parking lot and building near the courthouse.


$3M car dealership TIF plan heads to aldermen

Posted 6/16/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen could pave the way for infrastructure improvements associated with a $21.9 million, mixed-use development along eastern Highway 12 during today's city meeting.


Columbus Christian Academy has new leader

Posted 6/16/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Terry Walters, 57, has accepted the role as head of school for CCA and will serve as principal for grades 7-12.

EMCC barber grad lined up for success

Posted 6/16/2015 in Area

The first time Chris Clark cut someone's hair other than his own, it did not go well.


Blogger gets 2.5 years over senator's wife photo conspiracy

Posted 6/16/2015 in State

A blogger who pleaded guilty in a conspiracy to break into a nursing home and shoot unauthorized video of the ailing wife of a U.S. senator was sentenced Monday to serve more than two years in prison.


Escaped killers elude capture in New York

Posted 6/16/2015 in National

Two escaped murderers remained at large as a woman charged with helping the killers flee from a maximum-security prison by providing them hacksaw blades, chisels and other tools made a second appearance in a New York court.

'We've had to wait so long'

Posted 6/15/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Willie Hill sat on a folding chair under the porch of a small utility building, waiting for the official dedication ceremonies for his new home next door.

2 Starkville men arrested in connection to gun theft

Posted 6/15/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two Starkville men were charged last week in connection to a residential burglary in which a firearm was stolen.


Falling branch kills boy in Tupelo

Posted 6/15/2015 in State

Authorities say a falling tree branch killed a 10-year-old boy as baseball teams were leaving the field because of a storm.



Permit error could have led to EPA violation

Posted 6/13/2015 in Area

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has corrected an error in the wastewater pretreatment permit it issued Yokohama that would have allowed the company's Clay County facility to discharge cadmium, a known cancer-causing agent, at a level that exceeds safe limits.


Area companies have paid nearly half million in penalties since 2011

Posted 6/13/2015 in Area

Entities in the Golden Triangle have paid nearly half a million dollars in environmental penalties in fewer than five years.


What's in a tire? It's not just rubber.

Posted 6/13/2015 in Area

A tall, blue-collar man is eating at a gas station. His sewn-on nametag says 'Jimmy' in red letters and he's talking with another man over sandwiches. When asked if he knew what was in his tires, he laughed and looked around uncertainly.



LCSD hires former CMSD CFO Kenneth Hughes

Posted 6/13/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County School District Board of Trustees approved the hire of a new business manager, appointed a new principal at Caledonia High School and approved a technology fee for students at Friday's board meeting.



Gunshots ring out in south Columbus, again

Posted 6/13/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Officers from the Columbus Police Department responded to a call about gunshots in the 2200 block of Washington Avenue shortly after 5:00 p.m. on Friday.



Man accused of threatening USDA agent with metal pipe

Posted 6/13/2015 in State

A grand jury will review a complaint that a Perkinston man threatened a federal agent with a metal pipe when the agent visited the man's farm headquarters.



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