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Education concerns to be raised at annual town hall

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

Those with questions for legislators or area education officials will have an opportunity raise their concerns at an Education Town Hall in Columbus Monday.


Volunteers to deliver Thanksgiving meals for 25th straight year

Posted 11/15/2019 in Area

From turkey drives to Starkville's now-annual Jive Turkey Jam, those wanting to help nonprofits and give back to their communities will have plenty of options this Thanksgiving.


New evidence casts doubt on Macon murder case

Posted 11/14/2019 in Area

District Attorney Scott Colom has asked to continue the capital murder trial of a Shuqualak man accused of killing a Macon gas station attendant in 2015 after new evidence came to light suggesting the suspect was 13 miles away when the murder occurred.


LCSD board interviews superintendent candidates

Posted 11/13/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Though the three finalists vying for Lowndes County School District superintendent were interviewed behind closed doors Tuesday, their identities are now clear.


Female CAFB officers recall their military service

Posted 11/11/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In 23 years of serving in the United States Air Force, Col. Betty Venth said her proudest accomplishment is the work she did at a port mortuary in Dover, Delaware shortly after Sept. 11, 2001.


Columbus, Starkville to host Veterans Day parades Saturday

Posted 11/8/2019 in Area

On Saturday, both Columbus and Starkville will host Veterans Day parades in honor of community members, past and present, who have served in the armed forces.


Citizen Overview Committee ends regular meetings

Posted 11/8/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The handful of members who attended Thursday's Columbus Police Department Citizen Overview Committee meeting Thursday voted unanimously to make the group an ad hoc committee -- meaning they will meet only on an as-needed basis.


New Hope class meets Trump during Tupelo rally

Posted 11/7/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When New Hope Middle School seventh grader Lariyon Beckwith told his teacher, Liza Miley, he wanted to meet the president, she didn't really expect it to happen.


Diabetes Awareness Month: Columbus resident takes 'extra steps' living with Type 1 diabetes

Posted 11/5/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At the beginning of Kathryn Carson's junior year of high school, her father, a Type 2 diabetic, suggested she test her blood sugar on his meter.


Concerns raised over phony absentee ballot requests

Posted 11/2/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

This year, as in every other election year, the clerks in the Lowndes County Circuit Clerk's Office are busy helping hundreds of voters wanting to cast absentee ballots, by taking their phone calls, helping them vote at the courthouse and sending ballots to those who have requested them in the mail.


Calls exceeded available ambulances in near-drowning Saturday

Posted 10/30/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When a three-year-old child nearly drowned in a pool in east Columbus Saturday just before 11:45 a.m., it was the seventh emergency call to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle's ambulance service requiring emergency transport in the city during that time frame, according to a hospital statement issued to media outlets around the state Monday.


Mennonite team arrives to continue disaster relief

Posted 10/28/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Thursday afternoon, seven men -- some as young as 17 -- were on top of a Columbus resident's roof repairing damage from the Feb. 23 tornado.


Monday Profile: Snider makes pop culture-inspired trunks for Halloween

Posted 10/28/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As a seemingly never-ending line of costumed children, their hands clutched around tote bags decorated with pictures of black cats and jack-o-lanterns, marched slowly around the Columbus Soccer Complex Sunday during Mt. Vernon's annual Trunk or Treat, they each got at least a few pieces of candy from Jurassic Park.


Steens man charged with felony domestic violence

Posted 10/25/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police arrested a Steens man last week after the suspect allegedly choked a woman who lived with him.


West Point woman charged with felony child abuse following death of her infant

Posted 10/24/2019 in Area

A West Point woman has been charged with felony child abuse following the death of her infant.


Columbus schools partner with African-American leaders for mentorship program

Posted 10/24/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Middle School football players all got a chuckle Wednesday afternoon when Columbus Fire and Rescue Assistant Chief Duane Hughes told them Mayor Robert Smith used to "paddle him" when he was at school back in 1980.


Area cities have stake in Ohio opioid trial

Posted 10/17/2019 in Area

Next week, Columbus attorney Corky Smith -- along with thousands of other lawyers across the country -- will be keeping a close eye on opiate litigation that begins in federal court in the Northern District of Ohio.


Oktoberfest to be held on W's campus Friday

Posted 10/17/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women will host its 40th Oktoberfest for students and the Columbus community.


Labat's contract extended another year and a half

Posted 10/16/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees voted unanimously to extend Superintendent Cherie Labat's contract to Oct. 14, 2023.


Accused murderer mistakenly released from custody turns himself in

Posted 10/14/2019 in Area

A Lowndes County murder suspect who was mistakenly released from Mississippi Department of Corrections custody last week has turned himself in.



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