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Cold case arrest brings closure to family

Posted 5/25/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At 6:40 a.m. Wednesday morning, Monroe County resident Dannie Fowler woke up to a call from Columbus Police Department investigators.


Police release more details on cold case murder arrest

Posted 5/24/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police have arrested a suspect in a more than 20-year-old capital murder case, city officials confirmed today.


Having a voice: Tyler Edmonds seeks compensation from Mississippi for three years he spent in prison

Posted 5/24/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Tyler Edmonds was about to take the stage to speak to a room full of attorneys in Biloxi earlier this month when he received some unfortunate news.


Man accused of stealing meat from Sunflower found not guilty

Posted 5/24/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County Circuit Court jury on Tuesday acquitted a Columbus man accused of stuffing meat down his pants at a grocery store and trying to run away.


LCSO seeks suspects in store robberies

Posted 5/23/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County sheriff's deputies are seeking suspects in a pair of Monday night store robberies. Chief Deputy Marc Miley said the two robberies are possibly related.


Walking with purpose: Recent college graduate traverses Golden Triangle on cross country trek

Posted 5/22/2017 in Area

Marshall Hardee is on the last leg of a 2,000-plus-mile journey across the country. On foot.


A family remembers 'Willie Hoop': For a week George Cotton's family has gathered, sharing stories and speculating on his drowning death

Posted 5/20/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Jeanette Cotton still expects to see her brother George walking down the street or coming around the corner of the hallway in the home he shared with his mother in southeast Columbus.


Man found in Lux appears to have drowned accidentally

Posted 5/19/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man whose body was found in Luxapalila Creek Monday drowned in what was most likely an accident.


Man accused in 'arson for hire' plot arrested for illegal moonshine

Posted 5/19/2017 in Area

A man previously implicated in an "arson for hire" plot in Clay County is now behind bars for allegedly distilling moonshine.


Starkville nurse arrested for writing fraudulent prescriptions

Posted 5/18/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville nurse has been arrested for allegedly writing false prescriptions.


Reform man pleads guilty to second-degree murder

Posted 5/16/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Reform, Alabama, man will spend 40 years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections after pleading guilty Monday to second-degree murder.


Starkville Realtor picked to sell Lee Middle property

Posted 5/12/2017 in Area

The Columbus Redevelopment Authority is working with Farmer Commercial Properties, a Starkville-based realty firm, to sell the Lee Middle School property on Military Road.


Wife of clinic doctor indicted in $13M fraud

Posted 5/11/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus woman has been indicted by a federal court in Alabama of conspiring to defraud health insurance companies.


Columbus man pleads guilty to aggravated assault

Posted 5/11/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Less than a day into his trial, Columbus resident Kirby Erby pleaded guilty to aggravated assault.


Suspect rams deputy's car during chase

Posted 5/10/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man previously arrested for aggravated assault after what is thought to be a failed drug deal is back behind bars after leading Lowndes County deputies on a chase through the north part of the county Monday night and hitting one deputy's vehicle.


Deputies follow assault suspect to Alabama and back

Posted 5/9/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Deputies with the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office followed an assault suspect to Alabama -- and back -- Sunday night in a car chase which at points got up to about 80 miles per hour.


Jack's employee accused of contaminating food indicted by grand jury

Posted 5/8/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County grand jury has indicted a woman accused of serving a customer a cheeseburger smeared with bodily fluids at Jack's Family Restaurant on Hwy. 45 in Columbus.


MUW students join Homeland Security challenge to counter extremism, promote diversity

Posted 5/8/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A group of college students at Mississippi University for Women are working with the Department of Homeland Security to fight terrorism.


Man implicated in two shootings goes to trial

Posted 5/6/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At least one murder suspect and one aggravated assault suspect also accused of murder are set to go before juries in Lowndes County Circuit Court's next session which starts Monday.


Celebrating a legacy of emancipation, racial cooperation

Posted 5/6/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On May 8, 1865, federal troops arrived in Columbus, Mississippi and freed the black slaves who remained in bondage in the city



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