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For kids who like 'scary': Columbus Fairgrounds, MUW host haunted houses to raise money for charity

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Fairgrounds will soon be haunted. At least that's what the volunteers with the Community Benefit Committee are hoping visitors will think when they visit this year's haunted house.


Two arrested for capital murder in weekend homicide

Posted 10/17/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Investigators with Columbus Police Department have arrested two people in connection to a weekend homicide in south Columbus.


CLW weighs offering phone, internet service

Posted 10/16/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Light and Water has partnered with a broadband consulting firm to explore whether Columbus business owners are open to the idea of receiving phone and internet service from their local public utility company.


Man found dead with gunshot wound in Southside apartment

Posted 10/13/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police are investigating a homicide after a body was found Saturday in a south Columbus apartment.


Looking for soldiers: Historians, archaeologists survey Confederate section of Friendship Cemetery for unmarked Union graves

Posted 10/13/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Gary Lancaster leaned over the computer set out in Friendship Cemetery among clusters of land surveying equipment Friday afternoon. On the screen in front of him was a rough underground map of the grave sites of about 1,000 soldiers who died in Columbus after the Battle of Shiloh in 1862 -- soldiers whose lives and deaths he's been researching for years.


Crack-down results in 250 arrests in N. Miss.

Posted 10/11/2018 in Area

More than 250 suspects of violent crimes were arrested in a month-long combined operation of law enforcement in North Mississippi last month.


Science-based crime-solving: Private labs use growing number of resources to help law enforcement match suspects to DNA profiles

Posted 10/9/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

In 2010, forensic DNA analyst Kathryn Rodgers created a DNA profile of the suspect in a 30-year-old sexual assault.


One killed, one hospitalized in weekend wreck on Hwy. 69

Posted 10/8/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

One Columbus man has died and another is in a hospital in Memphis after their car veered off Highway 69 and into a tree Sunday morning.


Citizens affected by Kerr-McGee to march tonight

Posted 10/4/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Eric Collins has lived his entire life within walking distance of the Kerr-McGee wood treatment plant that operated on 14th Avenue North from 1928-2003.


One injured in Monday convenience store shooting

Posted 10/2/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

One man was taken to the hospital with what appear to be minor to moderate injuries following a shooting outside a convenience store north of Columbus Monday evening.


Recovery-based community

Posted 10/1/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Just after 10 a.m. Friday, a group of more than 75 people walked from The Pines and Cady Hill Recovery Center down Main Street, all wearing bright blue shirts and holding handmade signs that promised hope of recovery after drug addiction.


Room to grow: PACCAR communication manager talks hiring, benefits of Lowndes plant

Posted 9/28/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When a Kenworth or Peterbilt tractor-trailer rolls down the highway, there's an 80 percent chance that truck's engine was built in Lowndes County.


New 4-County leader plans to continue trajectory of success

Posted 9/27/2018 in Area

4-County Electric Power Association has a new leader.


Arrest made in Monday night robbery

Posted 9/26/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An 18-year-old is in custody for a Monday night robbery in Lowndes County.


Fire destroys church building in Oktibbeha County

Posted 9/26/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A church building burned down late Tuesday night in Oktibbeha County.


Grandmother rescues toddler from burning home

Posted 9/19/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus woman escaped from her burning home Tuesday afternoon with her 2-year-old granddaughter in her arms.


CMSD announces launch of Parent University

Posted 9/19/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

"Partnership" was the key theme at Columbus Municipal School District's annual Title I meeting at Brandon Central Services Tuesday night.


Into the fire: Dozens of area college students balance studies, volunteering as rural firefighters

Posted 9/15/2018 in Area

Mississippi State freshman Mitch Graves was walking through the university activities fair on the Drill Field his first week of classes, looking at his different extracurricular options, when someone from one of the booths shouted: "Hey! You wanna be a fireman?"


10 years, thousands of cases: Columbus Crime Lab handles evidence for investigations throughout Golden Triangle

Posted 9/14/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Austin Shepherd had been with the Columbus Police Department as a crime scene investigator not quite four years in 2007 when he and a police investigator went to then Chief Joseph St. John and pitched the idea of starting a local crime lab.


Two plead guilty to sexually assaulting children in separate cases

Posted 9/13/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man accused of sexually assaulting two children under the age of 16 will spend 15 years in prison.



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