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United Way seeks fan donations

Posted 5/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Temperatures have been relatively cool this week, but several hot days, along with the advent of summer, prompted local agencies to distribute electric fans to low income families this week. The annual fan drive began in 2006 and is a coordinated outreach effort by the United Way of Lowndes County and Helping Hands.



Starkville teen killed in one-vehicle accident

Six people were injured in accident


Organizers: Market Street numbers up over last year

Posted 5/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Final figures are still being calculated, but organizers for the 17th Annual Market Street Festival -- Columbus' largest outdoor event -- are projecting more than 36,000 people attended the weekend event. Main Street Columbus Executive Director Amber Brislin said sales indicated the event drew a larger crowd than in 2011.

FBI, police hunt kidnap-slaying suspect, 2 girls

Posted 5/9/2012 in National

Heavily armed FBI agents and authorities from Mississippi and Tennessee were searching woods and back roads for what they said was a dangerous man suspected of killing a Tennessee woman and her teenage daughter and fleeing with her two younger girls.

Columbus Air Force Base noise levels and risk down

Posted 5/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's been a little quieter around Columbus Air Force Base, and if nearby residents had complaints about noise levels or safety, they didn't voice them Tuesday, during a presentation by Col. Barre Seguin, commander of the 14th Flying Training Wing, at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library.


Redistricting talks continue Thursday

Posted 5/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In a meeting at the Columbus Municipal Complex, the Columbus City Council Thursday will continue redistricting discussions, with Chris Watson of Oxford-based Bridge and Watson.


Built to last: After forty-six years of building lives, Moore retires

As times have changed, teachers have had to change as well, learning new methods for engaging students in the classroom and fostering a passion for lifelong learning.

Lowndes Supervisors implement scheduled drug testing for road department

Posted 5/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As a preemptive measure, the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Monday voted to perform drug tests on all Road Department employees once a year and then employees will randomly be chosen for drug tests three subsequent times throughout the year.


CPD investigating armed robbery and burglary

Posted 5/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department is investigating an alleged armed robbery.



Columbus Arts Council announces winners of Market Street Juried Art Exhibit

Posted 5/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County


Columbus nurse receives ten-year sentence for abuse

Posted 5/8/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former Columbus nurse Monday was sentenced for felony abuse of a vulnerable person.

Mom, daughter found dead; two sisters still missing

Posted 5/8/2012 in National

The intense search for a man accused of abducting a Tennessee woman and her three daughters continued Tuesday after authorities said the mother and her oldest daughter were found dead in north Mississippi, behind a house the alleged kidnapper rented.


College tuition costs to rise in Mississippi

Posted 5/8/2012 in State

Students and their parents will be digging a bit deeper in their wallets next semester, following a statewide tuition hike approved Monday by the Institutes of Higher Learning College Board.


Oktibbeha County Lake management in limbo after 16th section lease expires

It has been 14 months since the lease between Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks and the Oktibbeha County Board of Schools expired.

Mississippi State student dies in car accident

Mississippi State University lost one of its happiest students, her classmates said. Katherine Elizabeth "Katie Beth" Carruth, 21, died Friday evening in a single-car accident just south of Okolona, as she was returning to her home in Tupelo after completing classes at MSU earlier in the day.


Arrest report 5-8-12

Posted 5/8/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County



Columbus police investigating theft of English bulldog and AC unit

Posted 5/8/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An English bulldog valued at about $3,000 was allegedly stolen Monday afternoon.



Photos from the 2012 Market Street Festival

Posted 5/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County


Habitat begins home for Columbus family

Posted 5/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's the little things she misses most. Snuggling beneath the covers with her sister, watching movies. Slipping into her mother's room to say good morning. Brushing her teeth and spitting toothpaste into the sink instead of a plastic cup.


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