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Man jailed after being caught in former romantic partner's home

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man is in the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center after a former romantic partner came home Friday night to find him in her house.


Man arrested after allegedly shooting into murder victim's home

Posted 1/18/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus teenager is behind bars for allegedly shooting into the residence of a murder victim weeks before the victim died.


Fairgrounds moratorium partially lifted

Posted 1/18/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A circus and two auctions will take place at the Columbus Fairgrounds this week now that the Columbus City Council voted Tuesday to allow events where no alcohol will be sold to be held at the fairgrounds.


Three jailed for breaking into cars, stealing firearms

Posted 1/18/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three men are in custody at the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center after allegedly breaking into multiple cars and stealing various items, including firearms, in the New Hope area.


Thriving neighborhood watches becoming more effective

Posted 1/13/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Shortly after a streak of well-publicized crimes hit the downtown area in late 2015, Columbus south side residents Julie Parker and Qua Austin organized a neighborhood watch.


CMSD employee arrested for alleged embezzlement

Posted 1/12/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An employee of Columbus Municipal School District is accused of embezzling from a local department store when she was an employee there.


Man jailed for failing to report as sex offender

Posted 1/11/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A local man is in the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center for allegedly failing to report as a sex offender.


Caledonia man accused of stealing friend's truck

Posted 1/10/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Caledonia man is in custody at the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center for allegedly stealing a friend's pick-up truck.


Columbus Fairgrounds: A history of great and terrible moments

Posted 1/7/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Jane Jordan was a little girl, she showed cows she'd raised at the fair on the Columbus Fairgrounds where her father, Robert Burns, was property manager.


Nonprofits encourage involvement on MLK Day of Service

Posted 1/6/2017 in Area

Organizations throughout the Golden Triangle are looking for volunteers to work on service projects on Martin Luther King National Day of Service on Jan. 16.


Local woman shares grandmother's accomplished artistic legacy with Exchange

Posted 1/6/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In 1965, 60-year-old Ethel Wright Mohamed began embroidering scenes from her life in early 20th-century Mississippi.


CPD arrests suspect in kidnapping

Posted 1/5/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man is behind bars and accused of kidnapping.


Starkville aldermen vote 6-1 to rezone property for industrial park

The Starkville Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday to rezone more than 300 acres of land north of Highway 82 to make room for a Golden Triangle LINK-backed industrial park.


Baptist to limit prescription pain meds for chronic pain

Posted 12/31/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Beginning Tuesday, the emergency room at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle will limit pain medication doctors and nurses give to patients with chronic pain complaints.


Woman assaulted in prison files lawsuit against Monroe County

Posted 12/31/2016 in Area

A Lowndes County woman who was sexually assaulted in the Monroe County Detention Center has filed a lawsuit against Monroe County and the Monroe County Sheriff's Office.


Local thrift stores gear up for busiest time of year

Posted 12/30/2016 in Area

With 2016 drawing to a close, boxes of old clothing, used household goods and other donations are pouring into local non-profit thrift stores during the busiest donation week of the year.


Following shooting, city presses charges against fairgrounds manager

Posted 12/29/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department has issued an arrest affidavit for the president of the Columbus Fair and Livestock Association for leasing the Columbus Fairgrounds for a weekend party without applying for an event permit from the city.


CPD investigates Columbus Fairgrounds for no permit

Posted 12/28/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On Tuesday, Mayor Robert Smith ordered the Columbus Police Department to investigate why a gathering of as many as 300 people at the Columbus Fairgrounds Sunday night and early Monday morning -- and where a local man was shot -- did not have a permit filed with the city.


Unauthorized gathering at fairgrounds results in shooting

Posted 12/27/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Authorities say a gathering at Columbus Fairgrounds where a man was shot Monday morning did not have a permit with the city.


New reward program offers little anonymity

Posted 12/26/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With the city's new reward program for criminal information, more money comes with more responsibility.



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