Columbus' local CBS affiliate will remain on the air with DirecTV satellite broadcasting service. "There will be no interruption," said Dean Hinson, president of Morris Network. Morris Multimedia Inc. in Savannah, Ga. owns WCBI.
One teenager was sent to the hospital and another was arrested after a shooting that put a Columbus business on lockdown. Thursday morning, 17-year-old Brandon Perry encountered another 17-year-old whom he argued with previously, according to Terrie Songer, public information officer for the Columbus Police Department.
The Sears store at Leigh Mall is one of three that Sears Holdings plans to close in Mississippi. However, employees at the store were not aware of the closure late Thursday afternoon.
The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office reports the following felony arrests:
Plantersville police arrested a man last week who is suspected in a Lowndes County armed robbery. Levelle Deshay Grandberry, 23, of 746 Gatlin Road in Columbus, was arrested Thursday on charges of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and receiving stolen property, according to a news release from the Plantersville Police Department.
The necessity of computers in the classroom is forcing school districts into an awkward tango between needs, wants and the ever-present knowledge that no matter how fast administrators dance, they will always be one step behind.
WCBI-TV and DirecTV expect a new contract soon for satellite carry of the local CBS affiliate, spokesmen for both companies said Wednesday afternoon. And the proverbial clock is ticking.
A 6-year-old child was airlifted from Columbus to Jackson after receiving injuries in a two-car collision on Highway 82 Wednesday afternoon.
UPDATE: Police have a suspect in custody after a shooting this morning.
Sears Holdings Corp. announced Tuesday plans to close 100 to 120 stores after 2011 losses. However, the status of individual stores is still unknown. Sears includes Kmart stores and the Lands' End brand.
Fred Shelton was heading into Alabama in hot pursuit of a suspect. "We had good sights on the suspect vehicle," said Shelton, a captain with the Columbus Police Department.
A Columbus man is in jail following a Christmas Day incident that began at a local motel. Sugi Kamar Fox, 30, of 1801 Third Ave. S. is in the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center awaiting processing today on several charges that arose from a Sunday incident at the Budget Inn on Main Street, Columbus Police Chief Selvain McQueen said this morning.
A Lowndes County man is waiting in prison for a ruling on a motion to be released on bond until his new trial in connection with his wife's death.
Retail stores around the nation, including in the Golden Triangle, have seen an influx of shoppers this holiday season, with bargain hunters flooding the aisles to snap up last-minute deals for others as well as themselves.
A fisherman noticed the body near a boat landing at the Luxapalila Creek Recreation Area off Highway 69.
In Lowndes County homes, Sunday will be the end to a hectic season of giving and receiving. At the Columbus Police Department, Thursday was the climactic ending to its annual Christmas Toy Drive.
Just when it's needed most, there's no place like home -- at least for 17-year-old Ruby Jane Smith and her mother, JoBelle Smith. Two weeks after being carjacked and robbed at gunpoint in Houston, Texas, the Columbus natives are home for Christmas.
Columbus Fire and Rescue is doing its part to give back to the community this Christmas season. Battalion Chief Martin Andrews took time out on Friday to talk about a new initiative called CFR Gives. Through the program, the fire department raises money to give to those in need to help make their holiday season better.
The smile lights up the gym. Marcus Sims dribbles the basketball to the corner of the court and launches a 3-pointer. He moves to greet a visitor before returning to the court to join Anthony Sharp in an impromptu game of one-on-one.
Their soldiers have been gone barely a month, but the family members of the Mississippi National Guard's 223rd Engineer Battalion are reaching out with Cheetos, chewing gum and ChapStick.
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