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CPD closes in on more Princess shooting suspects

Posted 8/10/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Police Chief Fred Shelton released more details on last week's armed robbery outside The Princess Theater during a Columbus Police Department Overview Committee meeting Thursday.


Local woman sues over tainted Goldfish crackers

Posted 8/10/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus woman has sued Connecticut food corporation Pepperidge Farm after she says she was hospitalized eating contaminated Goldfish crackers.


Sen. lauds Trump's efforts at Columbus stop

Posted 8/8/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Since Mississippi Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith took office four months ago, she said she has witnessed an "amazing time in our country."


Mississippi State to house Phi Beta Kappa chapter

After 40 years of trying, Mississippi State will soon house a chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society.


Suspect in missing Starkville man's murder already in custody on unrelated charge

Posted 8/3/2018 in Area

A man authorities believe to have killed a Starkville man missing since last week is currently in custody on unrelated charges.


Princess owner lauds off-duty officer as 'hero' after gunfire exchange

Posted 8/2/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Bart Lawrence said he wasn't at The Princess Theater, the downtown restaurant he owns, early Wednesday when an off-duty Columbus police officer and an armed robbery suspect exchanged gunfire just after midnight. However, he said he'll be eternally grateful to the officer.


Off-duty officer, robber exchange gunfire downtown

Posted 8/1/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An off-duty police officer and an armed robbery suspect exchanged gunfire outside The Princess Theatre downtown business shortly after midnight Wednesday.


EPA celebrates Kerr-McGee clean-up in Columbus

Posted 7/27/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Partnerships between local, state and federal governments was the theme at a celebration of clean-up at Superfund sites at the former Kerr-McGee site on 14th Avenue North on Thursday.


Local attorney sues county for age discrimination

Posted 7/26/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A local attorney and former State Supreme Court justice has filed two federal lawsuits against Lowndes County after he was twice passed over for the position of public defender.


New CPD assistant chief resigns due to 'family issues'

Posted 7/25/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The assistant chief of Columbus Police Department has resigned.


CHS teacher convicted of child exploitation out on bond during appeals process

Posted 7/13/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former Columbus High School choir director convicted of child exploitation is out on bond while awaiting appeal.


Burglary gradually rising in Golden Triangle

Posted 7/6/2018 in Area

Though violent crime numbers have decreased or leveled off in Starkville and Columbus, property crimes -- specifically burglaries -- have been steadily increasing.


Statistics don't support claims of rising crime

Posted 7/6/2018 in Area

In January 2017, then Columbus Police Chief Oscar Lewis answered a reporter's question about the city's crime rate with a promise that violence was on the rise and that a biblical end-times prophesy was being fulfilled.


Cracker Barrel shooter a 'danger to the community'

Posted 7/3/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Before Robert Beck even made it into the courtroom for his arraignment in Columbus Municipal Court Monday, the suspect in a June shooting at Cracker Barrel was smirking and flashing gun signs at photographers.


13-year-old shot in East Columbus

Posted 6/27/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 13-year-old in Columbus has been hospitalized with non life-threatening injuries after being shot in east Columbus Tuesday night.


Steel Dynamics announces $240 million expansion

Posted 6/27/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Steel Dynamics, Inc. announced Tuesday a plan to add an expansion valued at nearly a quarter billion dollars to its Lowndes County facility, which is expected to create at least 45 jobs in the next three years.


CRA to hold off on Burns Bottom acquisitions

Posted 6/22/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Redevelopment Authority will temporarily hold off on acquiring more properties in the Burns Bottom neighborhood.


Bridging the gap between doctor and patient

Posted 6/20/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Growing up in a small community outside Aberdeen, Cali Edwards remembers her family having to drive the 30 miles to Columbus just to see doctors.


Online targeting of children by predators increasing

Posted 6/15/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In the last month, four individuals from Lowndes County have been arrested for internet sex crimes, including a 17-year-old whose case is being handled by Lowndes County Youth Court, and a Columbus man who the FBI has been investigating.


'A different world': Camp Rising Sun makes place for kids with cancer

Posted 6/14/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Andy Miller was 8 years old, he came home from his first year at Camp Rising Sun, sat on the swingset in his backyard and cried because he had to leave camp.



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