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Flier calling for boycotts further disrupts divisive Southside development issue

Posted 7/22/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A flier circulating on social media calling for boycotts of three local businesses has made an already contentious Southside development issue even more divisive.


Local nonprofits receive $8,800 in grants from Exchange Club

Posted 7/21/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Eight local nonprofits received grants at the Exchange Club of Columbus' weekly meeting at Lion Hills Center Thursday.


Two arrested for child endangerment in marijuana bust

Posted 7/20/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two people are in the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center after deputies found marijuana in their home within easy reach of children.


Man arrested for allegedly attacking 80-year-old relative

Posted 7/20/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County man is behind bars after allegedly assaulting an elderly relative.


House built by and for freed slaves for sale in Columbus

Posted 7/19/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Haven is the perfect place for someone who wants a house with a story behind it.


Second Baptist deacons to release offering to trustees, finance committee

Posted 7/19/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A judge has restored the Second Baptist Church board of trustees' and finance committee's access to offering collections.


Second Baptist feud over construction intensifies

Posted 7/18/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The finance committee of a Starkville church embroiled in a lawsuit over a stalled building project have joined the church's board of trustees as plaintiffs against the church's pastor and head deacon.


Coroner identifies child killed in apparent accidental shooting

Posted 7/14/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant has released the name of a child killed in an apparent accidental shooting Thursday.


A refuge for children: Sally Kate Winters nears three decades of service

Posted 7/14/2017 in Area

Not long ago, a woman showed up at the doors of Sally Kate Winters Family Services in West Point with her own children in tow.


'This is the job we do': Columbus firefighters head to Leflore Co. to aid search, recovery at military plane crash site

Posted 7/13/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Before dawn this morning, eight Columbus firefighters were on the road to Leflore County. Their mission: to aid with search and recovery efforts for the military plane that crashed in the Delta Monday.


West Point man may have died from medical conditions

Posted 7/12/2017 in Area

A preliminary report from the State Medical Examiner's Office suggests a man who died after an alleged altercation in West Point over the weekend may have died from a preexisting medical condition.


Police investigating suspicious West Point death

Posted 7/11/2017 in Area

Officers with the West Point Police Department are investigating the death of Clay County man, according to a department press release.


Eagle Scout looks to brush up Little Sister of Liberty

Posted 7/10/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sixteen-year-old Eli Box realized something Friday while he was selling Krispy Kreme donuts to raise money to restore downtown Columbus' replica of the Statue of Liberty.


Annual CPD ball raises more than $10K

Posted 7/8/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Victor Summerville had no idea he would be singled out at the Columbus Police Department's annual Black and White Ball Friday to raise money for charity.


DA investigator: Opioid addiction on the rise

Posted 7/7/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Steven Woodruff remembers the day he bought heroin off the street in Tupelo.


Fight in East Columbus ends with a gunshot

Posted 7/6/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When a single gunshot rang out in the parking lot outside United Deli on Gardner Boulevard in East Columbus Wednesday, customers eating lunch inside rushed to the back of the store and John Musa, the owner and operator, ran out from behind the counter and locked the doors.


Baptist's first residency attracts new doctors to area

Posted 7/5/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus Monday, six new doctors received their white coats.


Law expands Narcan use to all first responders

Posted 7/3/2017 in Area

Glen Herron and Ron Nivens have saved lives with Narcan.


CPD seeks armed robbery suspect

Posted 7/3/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police have identified a second suspect in an armed robbery outside a home in north Columbus in late June.


Hemp-based gummies, oils growing in popularity

Posted 7/1/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Marijuana is still illegal in Mississippi, but that hasn't stopped some businesses in Columbus from marketing cannabis-infused products with cannabidiol -- also known as "CBD."



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