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New CAC director places focus on outreach, 'dying' arts

Posted 7/12/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Jan Miller went from painting to framed poster to quilt in the art gallery at Rosenzweig Arts Center Thursday afternoon, pointing out her favorite pieces and explaining how each of the artists hails from the Golden Triangle area.


Two arrested after deputies find children living in 'deplorable' conditions

Posted 7/11/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County Sheriff's Office has arrested a couple on Hughes Road after deputies found four children in the home living in "unbearable conditions," according to a LCSO press release.


Two throw in hat for Ward 4 race

Posted 7/11/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The first two candidates have qualified for the Ward 4 city council vacancy.


Local agent details fight against child exploitation

Posted 7/10/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A few years ago, Lt. Tony Cooper of the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office visited an area school to talk to teenagers about sex crimes and the dangers of sending inappropriate texts and pictures through social media.


Discovering where they've been: Area residents use DNA testing, genealogical research to place ancestors throughout American history

Posted 7/6/2019 in Area

The 1900 census lists two children -- 11-year-old Lillie and her 10-year-old brother -- living with the Eubanks family in Louisville. The problem is, said Columbus native Carol Anne Beard, Lillie's great-granddaughter, that Eubanks isn't the last the name the children were born with.


DNA-collecting agencies use genetic data for research

A strand of DNA analyzed in a rape kit from 1990 was the key piece of evidence in Starkville Police Department's 28-year-old investigation into the murders of Betty Jones and Kathryn Crigler.


Area nonprofit sued for racial discrimination

Posted 6/28/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former Columbus-Lowndes Habitat for Humanity employee is suing the area nonprofit in federal court for racial discrimination.


Combating human trafficking: Area law enforcement agencies join regional task force to pool local, state, federal resources to combat modern slavery

Posted 6/22/2019 in Area

A kidnapped woman escaped from an 18-wheeler stopped in West Point after she'd been moved from place to place against her will for weeks. Another young girl was found in a Clay County drug den after being reported missing in Arkansas and trafficked through multiple states. Those are just two victims area law enforcement know of this year who were caught up in what the Mississippi Attorney General's Office says is the world's fastest growing criminal industry: human trafficking and modern slavery.


Deputy marshal resigns from Caledonia amid investigation

Posted 6/21/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Caledonia deputy town marshal has resigned amid an investigation into an incident in which he was involved.


Columbus 'liver mom' champions organ donation

Posted 6/14/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Margaret Rollins is happy to report that her 2-1/2-year-old daughter Adeline now weighs two pounds more than her 4-year-old son.


'A fair and moderate voice': Area leaders reflect on Cochran's influence on the Golden Triangle

Posted 5/31/2019 in Area

When Lowndes County Board of Supervisors President Harry Sanders thinks of Republican U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, who died Thursday at age 81, he remembers the senator's sense of humor.


Head of investigations at CPD away on medical leave

Posted 5/25/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The head of Columbus Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division is away on medical leave after suffering from severe health issues.


Councilmen question use of fire trucks at private events

Posted 5/16/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Fire and Rescue firefighters from Fire Station No. 2 attended and helped with a private gender reveal party for an expectant couple at the bingo hall on Gardner Boulevard Monday night.


Officer injured in weekend chase and fight

Posted 5/15/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Hamilton man was arrested and a Columbus police officer who also works part-time for the Caledonia Marshal's Office was injured after a chase from Lowndes to Monroe County ended in a fight between officers and suspects Saturday.


Hawkins: America is most addicted society in the world

Posted 5/15/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

About 128 people per-day die from opioid overdoses around the country, with 2016 and 2017 seeing more overdose deaths than deaths from both car accidents and gun violence.


Suspect in Artesia triple homicide indicted for capital murder

Posted 5/14/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An Oktibbeha County man arrested for the murder of three men in Artesia earlier this year has been indicted for capital murder.


'We just did what we had to do': Former officers reflect on Columbus Police Department's integration

Posted 5/11/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Thomas Lee Sr. and Joe Johnson Jr. sat with their heads bent over a copy of a grainy, 50-year-old photograph of the first black police officers in the Columbus Police Department.


Chancery clerk candidates vow to keep office business as usual

Posted 5/10/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In a departure from the usual candidate for political office, the hopefuls for Lowndes County chancery clerk who spoke to a crowd of Columbus Exchange Club members Thursday stressed that they didn't want to change anything about how the clerk's office works.


New Hope, MSMS seniors overcome obstacles to earn Exchange youth awards

Posted 4/26/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two-and-a-half years ago, when Madilyn Burns was a sophomore in high school, a car accident put her in a coma for 10 days, damaging her short-term memory and causing her to have to relearn how to walk.


Gray new Volunteer Columbus director

Posted 4/24/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Errolyn Gray has been named the new director of Volunteer Columbus for United Way of Lowndes County.



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