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Deputies with Lowndes County Sheriff's Office are investigating a Columbus man's murder after his body was found in a ditch along Burns Road Thursday morning.
In the two-plus weeks since Lowndes County District 1 Supervisor Harry Sanders made his now-infamous comments following a board meeting about Black people remaining "dependent" since slavery ended, the voices calling for Sanders to resign from the board have been thunderous.
Dissatisfied with District 1 Supervisor Harry Sanders' decision to only step down as board president during a Tuesday meeting over his recent racist remarks, many of his fellow supervisors and other local leaders vowed to continue pushing for his full resignation from the board.
With District 1 Supervisor Harry Sanders refusing to resign from the board over his recent racist remarks, some officials who have urged him to step down, including Supervisors Trip Hairston of District 2 and Leroy Brooks of District 5, say one way to force his removal is through a citizen petition.
Fifteen minutes before the start of Tuesday's Lowndes County Board of Supervisors meeting, Johnny Hampton stood in the entrance of the courthouse, using a bullhorn to lead a crowd of about 70 protesters in chants of "Harry Must Go."
Lowndes County Sheriff Eddie Hawkins unclips the state flag -- which displays the Confederate battle emblem in its top left corner -- while Lt. Rhonda Sanders holds it on Monday afternoon at the Lowndes County Courthouse.
An Iowa man has filed a federal lawsuit against Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle and several of its medical staff, alleging negligence after he said it took him three trips in consecutive days to the hospital's emergency room to see a doctor for an infection that eventually resulted in a stroke, took multiple surgeries to treat and ended his career as an airline pilot.
Harry Sanders opened Tuesday morning's Lowndes County Board of Supervisors meeting by stepping down as board president. He did not resign from the board entirely.
As Hope Oakes slipped into her chair at the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development Authority last August, a feeling of anxiousness crept in. Taking over as the Tenn-Tom Waterway Development Authority's office manager for Agnes Zaiontz -- who had held the post for almost 35 years -- Oakes concedes the shoes she had to fill were big.
A man already listed on the Mississippi Sex Offender Registry has been charged with kidnapping two children and taking them to Meridian, investigators with Lowndes County Sheriff's Office say.
Lowndes County Board of Supervisors President Harry Sanders says he's sorry for comments he made more than a week ago saying Blacks have been "dependent" since slavery and that they are the only ethnicity that has not assimilated into American society.
The annual Market Street Festival held downtown has been canceled for this year due to health and safety concerns around the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
Two press conferences. Two vastly different conclusions.
It took the Columbus-Lowndes Chamber of Commerce less than two weeks to find a successor for Lisa James as its new president.
A man, armed with a rifle and handgun, was arrested Saturday after he disturbed a protest of the Confederate monument outside Lowndes County Courthouse.
Lowndes County supervisors have reached a deadlock over their stances on embattled Board of Supervisors President Harry Sanders, with two supervisors hoping to discuss Sanders' removal as president, and two others urging for his resignation from the board.
Lowndes County School District Superintendent Sam Allison will work with administration at Caledonia schools to gather opinions about the school's Confederate mascot for the board to review. Those opinions could conceivably result in a future change in the schools' mascot.
A bridge on North Lehmberg Road will stay closed for two weeks while repairs of deteriorating pilings are underway.
Sherry Ellis had everything she needed: a sewing machine and fabric she saved for cloth masks. Within five minutes, Ellis said, she fashioned herself a T-shirt instead. It read, "Racism is wrong. #Resign."
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