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CAFB parents jailed for neglect of 7-week-old child

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

The parents of a 7-week-old infant have been charged with contributing to the neglect of a child for allegedly not providing proper medical care.

Renee Sanders named interim executive director for United Way

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Renee Sanders has assumed the role of interim executive director for the United Way of Lowndes County.

Fit for a king: SHS homecoming king faces challenges with a kind heart, positive attitude

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Owen Hardin's week has seen him treated like royalty. Those who know the Starkville High School senior say that's only fitting.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: A pioneer in cancer treatment

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

On Monday, OCH Regional Medical Center opened its new Breast Health and Imaging Center near the hospital with a ceremony dedicating the facility to a doctor who hasn't seen a patient in almost seven years.

Illinois investigators believe 1976 murder victim may have had Columbus ties

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Authorities in Columbus and Illinois are asking the public's help in identifying the victim in a 42-year-old murder case.

Photo: 30th annual Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women Creative Writing graduate student Bailey Robertson talks with novelist Steve Yarbrough during the 30th annual Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium in Poindexter Hall on the MUW campus Thursday evening. Yarbrough was the keynote author for the symposium and he read passages from his seventh novel, "The Unmade World." Yarbrough is one of several authors visiting MUW for the Welty Symposium this weekend, and the public is invited to meet with authors through Saturday. For more information on the event, go to


One dead, two hospitalized after Thursday wreck in Hamilton

Posted yesterday in Area

One person has died and two others were hospitalized following a car accident in Hamilton Thursday afternoon.



US judge extends hold on Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban

Posted yesterday in State

A federal judge is again extending his temporary block on one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the U.S.


'You wonder how in the world it's going to get fixed': Local utilities workers, firefighters encounter 'overwhelming' damage in Florida panhandle after Hurricane Michael

Posted 10/18/2018 in Area

For 4-County Electric Power Association, working in response to Hurricane Michael on the Florida panhandle has meant living out of a tent city.

Preparing for winter: Local companies push pre-winter heat system checks, weatherization

Posted 10/18/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It may be early fall, but those in the business of providing heating to homes are already thinking winter.

Capital murder suspects denied bond

Posted 10/18/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus municipal judge denied bond to two capital murder suspects at their initial court appearance Wednesday.

Private equity group buys AkzoNobel, changes name to Nouryon

Posted 10/18/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

AkzoNobel Specialty Chemical now has a new owner and name for its global chemical companies.

Business Moves with Mary: Cook Out makes headway in Columbus

Posted 10/18/2018 in Business

The long-awaited Cook Out project in Columbus has finally begun. Demolition of the old Immanuel Baptist Church property is underway, and restaurant construction at the site should begin shortly after.


Building permits 10-18-18

Posted 10/18/2018 in Business



Baby born after Michael starts life in Walmart parking lot

Posted 10/18/2018 in National

Their home full of soggy furniture and mosquitoes, Wilmer Capps was desperate to find shelter for his wife and their son Luke, born just three days after Hurricane Michael ravaged the Florida Panhandle.



Narcotics agent: Trooper killed was in official capacity

Posted 10/18/2018 in State

A Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics agent says in a sworn statement that a state trooper was acting in an official capacity when he was shot to death last month in the middle of a night in a rural area.



Mississippi ex-alderman gets 7 years on child porn charge

Posted 10/18/2018 in State

A former alderman from Mississippi's third-largest city has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison after pleading guilty to a federal charge of transporting child pornography.



Tornadoes are spinning up farther east in US, study finds

Posted 10/18/2018 in National

Over the past few decades tornadoes have been shifting -- decreasing in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas but spinning up more in states along the Mississippi River and farther east, a new study shows. Scientists aren't quite certain why.



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