A Steens man was sentenced to 28 years in prison for statutory rape. The Lowndes County Circuit Court session wrapped up last week with a high-profile murder case. The same day a guilty verdict was delivered in the Daniel Copple murder trial, Joshua L. Conn of 413 Steens Road in Steens pleaded guilty to statutory rape.
A Lowndes County home was destroyed Tuesday morning, and officials are investigating how it started. No one was injured in the fire that started about 3 a.m. inside a mobile home at 883 Motley Road near the Golden Triangle Regional Airport.
Columbus police arrested one of the two men suspected in connection with a November house burglary. The burglary was caught on surveillance video.
The Starkville Planning and Zoning Commission on Tuesday tabled a request from C Spire to erect a cellular service tower along Highway 25. The commission was faced with a string of issues, including conflict between C Spire and neighboring property owner RMR Investment Co., which said the 120-foot monopole tower would affect the aesthetics of the area and drive down property value.
Last November, Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle's emergency department faced a dilemma: No matter what the staff did, patients were unhappy. Surveys ranked the ER in the 17th percentile for patient satisfaction. And despite their best efforts, scores were still plummeting.
A wreck involving a white pickup truck and a commercial truck with a mounted crane sent both drivers to the hospital this morning.
New Columbus Police Chief Selvain McQueen said he will not change assistant police chiefs. Capt. Joe Johnson will remain in the No. 2 position. "I am going to take what I have in place right now and work with it," McQueen said.
A Columbus plant that has been a mainstay of the local economy since 1963 plans to phase out its manufacturing operations here.
Columbus police arrested one of the two men suspected of burglarizing a house in November. The burglary was caught on surveillance video.
A decision regarding striking workers at Omnova Solutions isn't hanging by a chad. It's hung up by the Senate.
A response to shots fired Sunday night in north Columbus resulted in a felony arrest. Columbus police arrested Jerry White Jr., 33, of 2514 23rd Ave. N. in Columbus; he faces a charge of possession of a firearm by a felon.
COLUMBUS -- The Columbus Municipal School District has faced its share of challenges this year, from searching for a superintendent to wrangling a budget that left even accountants befuddled. Monday night, board members learned of a new problem: The district is at risk of losing its accreditation for failing to administer state subject area tests to special education students at Columbus High School.
A Columbus man was physically attacked Sunday night in Artesia and transported to the hospital with wounds to his face.
The city's new soccer complex is at about 50 percent completion.
The Columbus City Council named Selvain McQueen the new police chief of The Friendly City on Monday with fewer than 100 words. By a vote of 4-2, the council selected McQueen as the new police chief during the special-called meeting, which lasted no more than five minutes.
By a vote of 4-2, the Columbus city council selected Selvain McQueen as the new police chief.
MAYHEW -- A former "dummy" wised up this year. Lloyd Watts, 27, of Starkville was one of 23 students to receive GED diplomas Dec. 6 at East Mississippi Community College's Golden Triangle campus, and one of three recipients to address the crowd of family and friends.
On the heels of the Columbus police chief interviews, Columbus residents who watched the interviews weighed in with their thoughts Saturday afternoon.
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