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A rite of spring: Tales from the Crypt part of long history of Columbus Pilgrimage

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Starting next week, juniors from Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science will again dress in hoop skirts and Confederate uniforms to perform Tales from the Crypt at Friendship Cemetery.


Community meeting on public safety to be held at YMCA

Posted 3/27/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The community is invited to a meeting at the YMCA Tuesday to discuss crime and public safety downtown.


Perception and reality: Downtown business owners grapple with fallout from shooting

Posted 3/26/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Peering through the front windows of her French-Creole-influenced restaurant in downtown Columbus, Mary Broussard can see the temporary lights now illuminating Fifth Street South in front of the Columbus Light and Water office -- a section of downtown that was the scene of a shooting early last Sunday morning.


Consultant lauds mayor's efforts to curtail crime

Posted 3/24/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Police consultant K.B. Turner on Thursday threw his support behind Columbus Mayor Robert Smith and the city council's recent decisions to roll back the hours of businesses that are hot spots for crime.


Two arrested in December shooting

Posted 3/23/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Deputies with the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office have arrested two men involved in a shooting at an occupied vehicle back in December.


CPD makes arrest in Princess Theater shooting case

Posted 3/22/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Officers with the Columbus Police Department have made one arrest related to the Sunday morning shooting outside a downtown Columbus night club and are searching for another.


City, store owner clash after Tuesday shooting

Posted 3/22/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Mayor Robert Smith will call an emergency city council meeting Thursday to address violence at a Seventh Avenue North convenience store where two men were shot Tuesday.


Mayor seeks moratorium at Princess

Posted 3/21/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mayor Robert Smith plans to float the idea of "some type of moratorium" on The Princess Theater at this evening's Columbus City Council meeting.


Shots fired near the Princess

Posted 3/20/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

City officials are planning measures to make downtown safer after a shooting near the Princess Theater nightclub early Sunday morning.


LCSO names suspect in Crawford shooting

Posted 3/20/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An Oktibbeha County man is behind bars in Lowndes County this morning for allegedly shooting a woman a club in Crawford Friday.


Clay sheriff: Double murder case points to 'drug deal gone wrong'

Posted 3/18/2017 in Area

Clay County Sheriff's Office is still investigating the shooting deaths of two Tupelo residents Tuesday night, but Sheriff Eddie Scott said signs are so far pointing to a "drug deal gone wrong."


Asking for a seat at the table

Posted 3/17/2017 in Area

Eight-year-old Noa Baine and her 11-year-old sister Phoebe stood crammed into a crowd of hundreds at the Capitol in Jackson. They were there, like their parents and hundreds of others, to show support for public education.


Double murder investigation continues in Clay Co.

Posted 3/16/2017 in Area

The Clay County Sheriff's Office has opened a homicide investigation after the bodies of two people from Tupelo were found in a vehicle on Dixie Road Tuesday.


Fire destroys 3 apartment units in East Columbus

Posted 3/16/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three families lost their homes in a fire that burned units in an East Columbus apartment complex on Wednesday.


Police not releasing details on Starkville assault

Posted 3/16/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Police Department is asking for information about an alleged weekend aggravated assault on Everglade Avenue.


Camp teaches kids theater production

Posted 3/15/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Big Bad Wolf is coming to Columbus.


A Dispatch special report: The last step before murder

Posted 3/15/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When she opened the door, he shoved his way into the house. He grabbed her by the hair and dragged her across the floor. When he came to a stop, he wrapped both hands around her throat and began to squeeze.


Rising to the occasion: CPD helps raise money for officer whose infant daughter has cancer

Posted 3/14/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

"Happy" is the word Columbus police officer Kenny Brewer uses to describe his 9-month-old daughter Kensley.


Caledonia man accused of choking family member

Posted 3/14/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Caledonia man is accused of choking a family member.


A fire, a rescue and hope for a new start

Posted 3/13/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

LaQuita Green was in Texas filling out an application for a new apartment when she learned her Columbus home was on fire.



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