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Cold case arrest brings closure to family

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

At 6:40 a.m. Wednesday morning, Monroe County resident Dannie Fowler woke up to a call from Columbus Police Department investigators.

Officers reflect on a city rattled by a series of murders in the '90s

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

Fred Shelton was a sergeant with CPD's patrol division in 1995 when he joined the department's newly created community policing team tasked with building better relations and communication lines with citizens.

CMSD renews Ecco Ride contract for five new buses

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

In a special-called board of trustees meeting Wednesday morning, lasting less than 10 minutes, the Columbus Municipal School District voted unanimously to extend its contract with the private transportation company Ecco Ride.

Police release more details on cold case murder arrest

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police have arrested a suspect in a more than 20-year-old capital murder case, city officials confirmed today.

YMCA Parkinson's program packing punch

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

After sliding on her hot pink boxing gloves, Gina kept her chin down and eyes forward, ready to face her opponent. "One, one, two," her husband, Gill, said instructively, bracing for the next punch into the boxing mitts.

Having a voice: Tyler Edmonds seeks compensation from Mississippi for three years he spent in prison

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Tyler Edmonds was about to take the stage to speak to a room full of attorneys in Biloxi earlier this month when he received some unfortunate news.

MDOT nearly done with road paving near CAFB

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Department of Transportation has almost completed nearly five miles of paving along two entrances to the Columbus Air Force Base, thanks to amenable winter conditions.

Man accused of stealing meat from Sunflower found not guilty

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County Circuit Court jury on Tuesday acquitted a Columbus man accused of stuffing meat down his pants at a grocery store and trying to run away.

The W's MFA in Creative Writing presents a week of public readings

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Students in the low-residency Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at Mississippi University for Women will be on campus through June 2 for their Full Residency period, consisting of workshops, seminars and public readings by students, faculty and guest writers.

Accused child abuser held without bond

Posted 5/23/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man charged with felony child abuse has been denied bond because of a Mississippi Department of Corrections hold.

Defendant shows up to court high

Posted 5/23/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A woman accused of threatening to blow up the Columbus office of the Department of Human Services had her trial continued after she showed up at court Monday drunk and high, officials said.

 

LCSO seeks suspects in store robberies

Posted 5/23/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County sheriff's deputies are seeking suspects in a pair of Monday night store robberies. Chief Deputy Marc Miley said the two robberies are possibly related.

 

Man locks disabled child in hot car

Posted 5/22/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man is in jail after allegedly locking a disabled child in a vehicle.

Tenn-Tom is more than meets the eye

Posted 5/20/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For many, the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway is something you drive over when on Highway 82 in Columbus or Highway 50 near West Point. For others, it's a great source of recreation.

A family remembers 'Willie Hoop': For a week George Cotton's family has gathered, sharing stories and speculating on his drowning death

Posted 5/20/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Jeanette Cotton still expects to see her brother George walking down the street or coming around the corner of the hallway in the home he shared with his mother in southeast Columbus.

Boykin manslaughter trial moved to south Mississippi

Posted 5/19/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Canyon Boykin's trial is set to begin exactly two years to the day after he shot and killed Ricky Ball in Columbus.

Former Belk employee gets five years house arrest for embezzlement

Posted 5/19/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former Belk employee is facing five years of house arrest after pleading guilty to embezzlement.

Crawford woman arrested for shooting at boyfriend

Posted 5/19/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Crawford woman is accused of shooting at her boyfriend.

Columbus man jailed for aggravated assault

Posted 5/19/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man has been arrested for a shooting in March.

 

Man found in Lux appears to have drowned accidentally

Posted 5/19/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man whose body was found in Luxapalila Creek Monday drowned in what was most likely an accident.

 

 

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