Backpack food programs preparing for new school year

Posted yesterday in Area

The other students aren't aware of the change in their classmates, but the teachers and counselors are. Children in need of food over the weekends at the Franklin Academy Elementary school in Columbus and in pre-K through eighth grade throughout Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District get bags with four meals in their backpacks on Fridays during the school year, thanks to ministry programs with the First United Methodist churches in Columbus and Starkville.

Lowndes man killed during apparent struggle over weapon with son

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Crawford man has died after he was shot during what authorities described as a struggle over a weapon during a domestic dispute Thursday night.

Alabama man arrested after high-speed chase from Lowndes to Pickens counties

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A police chase from eastern Lowndes County into Alabama involving speeds of up to 90 mph and a deputy firing shots ended with an Ethelsville, Alabama man in custody Wednesday night.

Where the characters are: Columbus Writers' Group keeps going, growing

Posted yesterday in Community

It's 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month. Jeanette Basson is in her usual place. Sitting at a table in the Rosenzweig Arts Center gallery, her friends start to filter in and take their places, each clutching papers representing their creative efforts over the last 30 days.





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