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Four face bribery charges in aggravated assault case

Posted about 2 hours ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

Four people face bribery charges after a Lowndes County Sheriff's Office investigator learned a suspect in an aggravated assault was attempting to offer his alleged victim money.

City council approves new traffic signal plan

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

Traffic signals at four intersections in Columbus are coming down, while three other intersections will see signals installed.

Columbus, DA's office each chip in $3,000 toward reward for escaped inmate capture

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus City Council upped the ante Tuesday to help law enforcement find an escaped inmate from Lowndes County Adult Detention Center.

New Hope student's wrongful arrest lawsuit moves forward

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

Federal judge Debra Brown on Tuesday denied the motion to dismiss a civil lawsuit for wrongful imprisonment against a Lowndes County Justice Court judge who signed an affidavit for the arrest of a 17-year-old falsely accused of statutory rape.

Exhibition looks at gender issues, Southern culture

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

"Intersections of Gender and Place," an exhibition now on view at the Mississippi University for Women Galleries, features artwork by Teresa Cole, Shawne Major and Amy Pleasant.

Would-be CPD officer popped for DUI, other charges

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A would-be Columbus police officer withdrew his application Monday after he was charged with several offenses during a weekend traffic stop.

LCSD delays acting on policy requiring standing for anthem

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

An anticipated vote on a proposal requiring those attending a school event to stand for the national anthem never made it to the agenda for Monday's meeting of the Lowndes County School District Board of Trustees.

Mickens takes on ex-opponent during town hall

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

An otherwise amicable town hall meeting Monday briefly became chippy when a Columbus councilman accused a former political opponent of lying about his address.

 

Teen arrested for brandishing AR-15 at park event

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A teenager accused of threatening a crowd at a public park with an AR-15 is in custody at Lowndes County Adult Detention Center for attempted aggravated assault.

 

Police nab two teens for gun theft

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Columbus teens are charged with burglary of a commercial building for allegedly breaking into a local business last week and stealing 20 guns.

Man arrested for molesting child under 14

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 21-year-old Columbus man faces charges of burglary and touching a child for lustful purposes after he allegedly entered a neighbor's home and assaulted a child younger than 14.

30-plus employers to recruit at job fair

Posted 10/16/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

According to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES), there are 4,130 eligible workers in the Golden Triangle without a job.

 

Deputies seek man who wielded AR-15 rifle at park

Posted 10/16/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Deputies with the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office are seeking a suspect who allegedly pointed at AR-15 at attendees of a Saturday night event at the Plum Grove Community Center in the southern part of the county.

 

Columbus woman charged with embezzlement for allegedly stealing from cash register

Posted 10/14/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Deputies with Lowndes County Sheriff's Office arrested a Columbus woman after she allegedly stole money from her employer's cash register multiple times.

West Point man arrested for north Columbus burglaries

Posted 10/14/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A West Point man is behind bars after being charged with five counts of burglary.

Hwy. 69 shooting suspect turns himself in

Posted 10/13/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A suspect in a September shooting on Highway 69 turned himself in to Lowndes County sheriff's deputies Thursday afternoon.

Potential homeowners take 'big step' at Housing Fair

Posted 10/13/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Rhonda Patterson found herself a little closer to her dream Thursday.

LCSO identifies suspect, person of interest in Hwy 69 shooting

Posted 10/12/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County sheriff's deputies are seeking both a suspect and a person of interest in a Sept. 29 shooting on Highway 69.

Student discipline cited as reason teachers are leaving CMSD

Posted 10/11/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Forty-nine percent of Columbus Municipal School District employees who responded to an anonymous employee exit survey last year reported they would not recommend the district as a place to work.

LCSO arrests Crawford man and woman for sexual battery of juvenile

Posted 10/11/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Crawford residents are behind bars for an alleged sexual assault of a juvenile in Artesia.

 

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