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Two CAFB officers among those who march 100 miles from New Jersey to Ground Zero to commemorate 9/11

Posted 9/14/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Air Force officers Maj. Jonathan Leetch and Capt. Matthew Carpenter had been walking 32 hours, without stopping to sleep in a hotel or eat at a restaurant, when they arrived at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum on Wednesday. It had been 18 years to the day since the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.


Community Counseling hopes to reach 400 more youth with $5 million grant

Posted 9/13/2019 in Area

Community Counseling Services administrators want to reach at least 400 more youth with the help of a nearly $5 million grant to expand services throughout the Golden Triangle and beyond over the next five years.


Philadelphia man caught with trafficked child

Posted 9/12/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Philadelphia man is in custody at Lowndes County Adult Detention Center after state troopers discovered him with a missing 15-year-old who they believe to have been a sex trafficking victim from Georgia.


LCSO reserve officer injured in motorcycle accident

Posted 9/12/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An off-duty reserve deputy for Lowndes County Sheriff's Office was injured in a wreck on Gardner Boulevard this morning and has been taken to North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.


Monday Profile: Retired teacher still 'blessed' to spend time with children

Posted 9/9/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In the coming weeks, Janie Williams is going to have to baby-proof her house. "She's trying to crawl," she said of her youngest granddaughter, who Williams keeps regularly while the baby's parents are at work.


Columbus businessman gets 10 years for pleading to filming child in bathroom

Posted 9/7/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former business owner pleaded guilty to two counts of secretly photographing for lewd purposes after a teenage relative told a jury how he set up a camera in a residential bathroom and filmed her while she was showering.


'Getting the bug' for art and technology at Golden Triangle Comic Con

Posted 9/7/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mariano Nicieza has been in the comic book industry about 30 years, has worked for Marvel and with comic legends like Stan Lee, and earlier this year was a guest at San Diego Comic Con, one of the world's biggest pop culture convention that attracts thousands of visitors every year.


New Hope wife pleads to 2015 murder of husband

Posted 9/6/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The wife of a man killed in New Hope in 2015 has pleaded guilty to his murder, but is not expected to be sentenced until after the District Attorney's Office presents new evidence in the case to a grand jury.


New CAC director pushes children's art outreach

Posted 9/6/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Though she has only been in the position for about a month, Columbus Arts Council's new executive director Jan Miller is already planning new programs, particularly for children.


City council OKs millage increase

Posted 9/6/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus City Council unanimously approved an ad valorem tax hike during a special-call meeting Thursday, raising the city's property tax rate by 3.65 mills.


Man dies in fatal collision between two tractor-trailers

Posted 9/5/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal wreck between two tractor-trailers on Highway 82 West late Wednesday night.


Main Street heads effort to paint utility boxes downtown

Posted 9/4/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Since Friday afternoon, for a few hours at a time, Jennifer Garrard has been at the intersection of Fifth and College streets with a set of paints and a job to do that she hopes will be the first of many.


As Presley presses for action, 4-County explores offering broadband at its pace

Posted 8/31/2019 in Area

Northern Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley says the only way for rural Mississippians to access high speed internet is if electric cooperatives in the state provide it to them.


'Justice' has new home in Clay County

Posted 8/30/2019 in Area

About 17 years ago when Judge Jim Kitchens first became a judge for the 16th Circuit District, he gave a group of elementary students a tour of the Clay County Courthouse. He asked them if they knew why it was called a courthouse -- expecting them, he said, to give the answer that it was where court takes place. Instead, one child said: "Because this is where justice lives."


Baskin Robbins to return to Columbus

Posted 8/29/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Baskin Robbins -- and 31 flavors of ice cream -- is returning to Columbus.


CPD mourns loss of investigations captain

Posted 8/28/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Every morning Capt. Stacey Deans would come to work at Columbus Police Department singing gospel songs. It's one of Cpl. Eric Lewis' favorite memories of the senior officer, who was head of the department's Criminal Investigation Division.


Black Prairie Blues Festival to be held Friday

Posted 8/23/2019 in Entertainment

Twenty-four years ago, Mookie Wilson stood in the West Point civics center looking out over a crowd of what he remembers to be about 200 people at the first ever Black Prairie Blues Festival.


Supreme Court upholds Lowndes murder conviction

Posted 8/23/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Supreme Court has upheld the conviction and life sentence of a Lowndes County man tried for murder in 2016, reversing a decision by a lower court to have the defendant stand trial again.


No charges filed in police-involved fatal shooting

Posted 8/22/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus police officer involved in a fatal shooting at a night club two years ago is not expected to face charges.


Benefit motorcycle ride planned for Capt. Stacey Deans

Posted 8/22/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Capt. Stacey Deans was hospitalized for severe spinal injuries back in May, doctors said it may be up to 18 months before he could walk again. Now, he said, he can get around with the aid of a walker. "I'm just really excited about my recovery," he said.



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