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Family of murdered inmate asks for jail records

Posted 3/22/2019 in Area

The family of an inmate at the Clay County Jail who was murdered by his cellmate has filed public records requests for documents related to their loved one's death.


Two arrested in Tuesday shooting

Posted 3/22/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 19-year-old with several dismissed charges to his name was one of two people arrested in connection with a shooting in east Columbus Tuesday.


Civil service commission upholds Adams' termination

Posted 3/21/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Civil Service Commission voted unanimously on Wednesday to uphold the termination of a former Columbus Police Department investigator who drove to Moorhead in a city vehicle while on duty to apply for a job.


Area Catholics react to diocese list of clergy accused of sexual abuse

Posted 3/20/2019 in Area

Father Jason Johnston was removing an old picture frame from its place on the wall in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Starkville on Tuesday afternoon.


Area students to head to state spelling bee in Jackson Tuesday

Posted 3/18/2019 in Area

Soyeon Park has won the state spelling bee every year she's attended. This year, now that she's an eighth grader, is her last year to try.


Judge denied motion to dismiss criminal case against Canyon Boykin

Posted 3/16/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 16th circuit court judge ruled Friday not to dismiss a case against a former Columbus police officer involved in a fatal shooting three years ago.


Office Depot in Columbus to close

Posted 3/15/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Office Depot on Old Aberdeen Road in Columbus is closing. Store employees were confirming the closing to customers earlier this week, but store managers said they could not release information, including the date the business will shut its doors.


Monday profile: Starkville counselor helps clients 'find their voice'

Posted 3/11/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Karla Morgan said she's always been interested in helping people tell their stories. Of course, what that's looked like has varied over the years, said Morgan, a licensed counselor who opened her own private practice, Seeds Counseling and Wellness, in Starkville four years ago.


Planting a seed: Coding Academy students teach fifth graders basic coding skills

Posted 3/9/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Friday morning the auditorium at Franklin Elementary School was filled with the chatter of students -- and the buzzing of robots those students helped program.


'Capturing the creative class': Downtown makerspace open for Starkville entrepreneurs

Spencer Reed's first visit to the MSU Idea Shop on Thursday was also the first time using power tools for wood-turning.


Caledonia Elementary SPED students partner with 4th graders in Challenge of Champions

Posted 3/7/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At Caledonia Elementary School on Wednesday, 19 students in the school's special education department became champions.


Nearly 70 turn out for Airbus job fair

Posted 3/6/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Danika Meeks has been a stay-at-home mother for 13 years. Tuesday, she sat in the lobby at the Columbus Airbus facility awaiting a job interview with company supervisors.


New Hope man gets 50 years for shooting deputies

Posted 3/2/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Marion Coscia had been worried about his son, New Hope resident Kenneth Coscia, for several weeks leading up to the day Kenneth Coscia shot two Lowndes County Sheriff's deputies in 2014.


Palmer Home to move children to Hernando site

Posted 3/2/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Palmer Home for Children has announced it will move the children in its residential program from its Columbus campus to its Hernando campus in June.


Program teaches incarcerated veterans dog training, job skills

Posted 3/1/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The first night B.R. Hawkins introduced dogs to Central Mississippi Correctional Facility, it was chaos.


First Baptist breaks ground on Bluecutt expansion

Posted 2/28/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

First Baptist Church has begun work on Phase 2 of a project more than a decade in the making to expand its downtown ministry.


Hotel death suspect pleads guilty to manslaughter

Posted 2/20/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man charged with second-degree murder in 2016 has pleaded guilty to manslaughter.


Burkhalter Rigging files bankruptcy

Posted 2/20/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus company Burkhalter Rigging has filed for a multi-million dollar bankruptcy in a federal court in Texas.


Man faces federal charges in stalking, blackmailing case

Posted 2/13/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man has been indicted on federal charges after authorities say he harassed people


Wright named chief deputy at LCSO

Posted 2/12/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Greg Wright has been named chief deputy of the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office.



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