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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.

 

'Not just fighting fires': Area fire chiefs compare firefighter pay in profession with increasing training, scope of duties

Posted 9/8/2018 in Area

He's 21 years old. He has a high school education and a higher-than-average ACT score. He's just been handed 75 pounds worth of weights and is told to climb a stairclimber with them on his back for three minutes and 20 seconds.

 

Family of man held without trial for almost 12 years sues Clay County

Posted 9/6/2018 in Area

The family of a man kept in jail for 11 years has filed a wrongful imprisonment lawsuit against Clay County and multiple public officials.

 

Young steps down as EMCC interim president

Posted 9/5/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Less than four months after taking the position, Rick Young has resigned as interim president at East Mississippi Community College.

 

Patient awarded $2M in lawsuit against OBGYN

Posted 9/4/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County jury awarded $2.4 million to the plaintiff in a medical malpractice lawsuit against a Columbus obstetrics and gynecology doctor Friday.

 

Six-hour standoff ends in death of Lowndes man

Posted 9/4/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is looking into the death of a Lowndes County man who apparently killed himself after a six-hour standoff with county deputies.

 

Lowndes man to spend life in prison for molesting autistic child

Posted 9/1/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County man will spend life in prison after a jury found him guilty of molesting a 13-year-old autistic child.

 

Searching for answers: Grandsons of victim in 25-year-old cold case record true crime podcast in her memory

Posted 8/30/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

For most of their lives, Nashville resident Jason B. Jones and his brother Simon have wanted the answer to one question: Who killed their step-grandmother, Betty Jones, and her friend Kathryn Crigler in Starkville on Labor Day 1990?

 

A community history: Archivists complete six-year project indexing county records

Posted 8/29/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In 1856, Catherine Atkins, a 26-year-old free woman of color from Maryland, sued Lowndes County resident Dunston Banks for illegally holding her as a slave -- and won.

 

Palmer Home sexual battery case continued because of juror shortage

Posted 8/23/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former Palmer Home house parent accused of sexually assaulting twin 8-year-olds girls in 2006 has had his trial postponed after not enough people showed up for jury duty.

 

Authorities seize 1,200+ gallons of moonshine

Posted 8/21/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Law enforcement discovered and destroyed an illegal moonshine operation in southern Lowndes County Monday morning.

 

Retail development firm pitches city council

Posted 8/21/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council heard from the first of what could be several retail recruitment consulting firms at its meeting Monday.

 

City to add privacy wall around Trotter's Second Avenue patio

Posted 8/21/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Trotter Convention Center is getting a privacy wall on its north-facing patio on Second Avenue.

 

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."

 

 

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