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'Just be alert' shopping this weekend

Posted earlier today in Area

With the shopping crowds out for Black Friday, local law enforcement are gearing up to increase patrol and doling out tips to shoppers who want to stay as safe and comfortable as possible.

 

Feeding the needy: Food drives lend helping hand for Thanksgiving

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

This week, 40 families living in Columbus Housing Authority residences will receive a laundry basket filled to the brim with fruits, vegetables, cake mix, canned goods, baking ingredients and more.

 

MBN agent: Marijuana use more prominent, dangerous today than before

Posted 11/17/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Use of marijuana has increased by 7.5 percent since 2007, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics Lt. Eddie Hawkins said.

 

'A fun little outing': Law enforcement show local man the ropes in simulated traffic stop

Posted 11/17/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On his first day as a law enforcement officer, Phillip Goodwin pulled over Keith Worshaim near the Lowndes County Soccer Complex for reckless driving three times.

 

Finding a safe place: Sally Kate Winters promotes safe place sites where teenagers in crisis can go for help

Posted 11/15/2017 in Area

In youth centers, fire stations and convenience stores throughout the Golden Triangle, teenagers can see a diamond-shaped yellow sign saying simply: "Safe Place."

 

Higgins: State needs to get creative on economic development to stay competitive

Posted 11/10/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At a luncheon of the Columbus Lowndes Chamber of Commerce, Golden Triangle Development LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins said Mississippi would have to get creative to compete with surrounding states like Alabama, Georgia and Arkansas.

 

CHS football coach's firing takes CMSD board by surprise

Posted 11/10/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The firing of Columbus High School football coach Randal Montgomery earlier this week caught the Columbus Municipal School District board of trustees off guard.

 

Former Jack's employee pleads guilty

Posted 11/9/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former Jack's Restaurant employee charged with serving unwholesome bread after she was accused of smearing bodily fluids on a burger in January pleaded guilty Tuesday.

 

Volunteers prepare for annual turkey drive

Posted 11/6/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Columbus resident Annie Barry began preparing Thanksgiving meals to take to the city's elderly and disabled residents back in 1994, she only to made about 50 plates.

 

CPD officer shoots local man during disturbance call

Posted 11/4/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus police officer shot and killed a local man early Saturday morning outside a night club.

 

Update: CHS student dies after game of 'Russian Roulette'

Posted 11/2/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus High School student has died after he apparently shot himself in a game of "Russian Roulette" on Poplar Street in Columbus Tuesday night, police say.

 

CAFB commander praises community, base relations

Posted 11/2/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Throughout his Air Force career, Col. Doug Gosney has lived in about a dozen different communities -- but he says none have been as welcoming to him as Columbus and Lowndes County residents are to airmen at the Columbus Air Force Base.

 

Supreme Court presses Lowndes judge on bite mark case status

Posted 10/31/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Supreme Court has asked Circuit Judge Lee Howard in writing for a status update on a case questioning bite mark evidence that landed a Lowndes County man on death row.

 

Hollywood stuntman talks to teens about following their dreams

Posted 10/28/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Find what you're good at and make a living at it. That was Justin Evans' message to kids at the Boys and Girls Club of Columbus Friday.

 

Making the choice to stay sober: Alternative school students get lesson on effects of addiction

Posted 10/27/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Fifteen-year-old Destanne Barker's vision was blurry. She had been instructed to throw a ball into a basket only a few feet away, but there appeared to be three different baskets.

 

The War of the Worlds: CAC presents Reader's Theater of the Orson Welles' 1938 broadcast

Posted 10/26/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Seventy-nine years from the day Orson Welles' infamous radio broadcast of "The War of the Worlds" aired on CBS (then Columbia Broadcast Systems), a Columbus audience will have the chance to sit through a Reader's Theater production of the same play.

 

Downtown West Point shooting lands one in jail

Posted 10/25/2017 in Area

A man is behind bars in Clay County in connection with a West Point shooting.

 

Developer relents to Southside residents' protest

Posted 10/24/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A contentious dispute over building permits on a Southside lot in downtown Columbus has been put to rest.

 

Southern Cross to hold another vendor fair in Columbus

Posted 10/23/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Area construction companies and other local businesses will have the opportunity to attend a vendor fair Tuesday for information on the Southern Cross Transmission Project, a proposed $700 million wind energy transmission line, which if approved, will run through the Golden Triangle.

 

Welty Gala: Toobin touches on Supreme Court, Trump tweets and journalism

Posted 10/21/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A spontaneous burst of applause greeted CNN legal analyst and The New Yorker contributor Jeffrey Toobin at the Trotter Convention Center in downtown Columbus Friday night after he read aloud from a 1943 Supreme Court decision declaring public officials cannot force citizens to participate in patriotic ceremonies.

 

 

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