Teen killed in Propst Park shooting

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus teen was shot dead at Propst Park Saturday night, according to Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant.


Local residents 'excited' by Communiversity

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Mike and Ellen Clark learned their 22-year-old grandson had enrolled in classes at Communiversity, East Mississippi Community College's $42-million advanced manufacturing skills training center on Highway 82 in Lowndes County scheduled to open for classes next month, they knew they had to see it for themselves.

Flash flood causes evacuations near Poorhouse Road

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

What is believed to be a flash flood led to the evacuation of 10 people Saturday afternoon in an apartment complex about two miles south of Starkville, according to Oktibbeha County Fire Services Coordinator Kirk Rosenhan.

Simple acts: Annual fan drive, checking on the vulnerable, help cope with searing summer

Posted yesterday in Community

As extreme heat alerts for much of the country went out this past week, Brenda Edmonds in Columbus was thankful for an act of kindness. The new box fan she'd been given at Helping Hands made a noted difference in the second-floor room her grandbaby will soon sleep in.





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