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Photo: Honeybee & Jumping spider

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A juvenile daring jumping spider, Phidippus audax, feeds on a honeybee Monday in rural Lowndes County.

Trufant chosen as AD at MUW

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women has selected Jason Trufant of Dowling College in New York as its director of athletics, the university announced this morning.

 

Weyerhaeuser to sell Columbus mills

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

International Paper is purchasing two mills Weyerhaeuser operates in Columbus.

 

CPD names suspect in weekend shooting

Posted 5/2/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a 19-year-old allegedly involved in a Columbus shooting Saturday.

Area high school students earn national scholarships

Posted 5/2/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three local high school seniors have been be awarded the Gates Millennium Scholarship.

 

'Music 4 U' launching in Miss. this month

Posted 5/2/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two entertainers will be heading to the Market Street Festival before their show launches across Mississippi.

 

 

Shots fired at Columbus Sprint Mart

Posted 4/30/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An early-morning shooting incident Saturday sent one person to a hospital with a gunshot wound in the ankle.

 

Habitat for Humanity provides home for beloved CHS manager

Posted 4/30/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Some people leave home and become famous. Dennis Bailey, better known simply as "Cookie," became a local celebrity mainly sticking around.

Two arrested for Walgreens burglary

Posted 4/29/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Texas residents have been arrested for allegedly breaking into a Columbus pharmacy.

Volunteer Appreciation Day to honor youth

Posted 4/29/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Volunteer Columbus will host Volunteer Appreciation Day for young people from Lowndes, Noxubee and Monroe counties at the John C. Stennis Lock & Dam in Columbus on Saturday.

 

Local students learn about legal rights

Posted 4/28/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local defense attorneys spoke to roughly 120 high school students Wednesday about their Miranda rights, along with what to do -- and what they're legally not allowed to do -- when in police custody.

 

West Lowndes principal resigns

Posted 4/28/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

West Lowndes High School has lost its principal.

Columbus cheer squads competing in national event

Posted 4/28/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two cheerleading teams from Columbus will compete in The Summit-All Star Cheerleading Championship, an elite national competition, Friday in Orlando, Florida.

Chamber president Bragg selected as CAFB honorary commander

Posted 4/28/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Lowndes Chamber of Commerce President Joey Bragg has been appointed by Col. John Nichols as his honorary commander.

Smith shares harrowing Vietnam POW story

Posted 4/27/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Gene Smith lit a cigarette on the way down. He was over Hanoi, Vietnam, on Oct. 25, 1967.

Man charged after gun in church incident

Posted 4/27/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus military veteran been charged with carrying a concealed weapon after authorities say he brought a handgun into a church this weekend.

Avery selected to lead Lowndes United Way

Posted 4/27/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Danny Avery is the new executive director for the United Way of Lowndes County.

Colom: Violent offenders are a priority

Posted 4/27/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Scott Colom spoke to the Columbus Rotary Club on Tuesday about his intention to prioritize prosecuting violent crime during his tenure as district attorney for Lowndes, Oktibbeha, Noxubee and Clay counties.

Summer, longtime MUW professor and artist, dies at 92

Posted 4/26/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Eugenia Summer, an artist and former Mississippi University for Women professor who spent nearly four decades inspiring students with her wisdom and work while never losing her peculiar brand of humor and charm, died this weekend.

F-22s stop in Columbus

Posted 4/26/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For a few days, Columbus was home to some of the most advanced fighter jets in the world.

 

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