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Woman arrested for allegedly stealing credit card information

Posted 9/20/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County woman is behind bars on multiple counts of identity theft.

Area students check out college options

Posted 9/19/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Judd Williams has been all over eastern Mississippi talking to high school seniors at college fairs about admission at Mississippi State University.

 

Human remains discovered on banks of Tenn-Tom

Posted 9/19/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office received a report Monday of what are apparently extremely old human remains that were discovered on the banks of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway.

 

 

Columbus man dies in head-on crash

Posted 9/19/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man is dead following a head-on collision near New Hope Monday.

 

Lowndes supes OK budget with deficit, tax increase

Posted 9/18/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a Fiscal Year 2018 budget Friday that includes a roughly $900,000 deficit.

Suspect in Princess shooting arrested for intimidating witness

Posted 9/16/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A suspect in a shooting outside the Princess Theater earlier this year is now facing two charges of intimidating a witness.

AG opinion: Council can't terminate Dowd

Posted 9/16/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Despite public outcry for Columbus City Council to terminate police officer Keith Dowd, rather than let him resign, a Mississippi Attorney General's opinion says firing him isn't a valid option.

Embattled CPD officer resigns

Posted 9/15/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An embattled Columbus police officer being investigated for his conduct during a traffic stop has resigned, city officials confirmed.

 

City official: Dowd should have been with training officer on day of stop

Posted 9/15/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A city official has told The Dispatch that the Columbus police officer who initiated a controversial traffic stop on Aug. 18 was not actually supposed to be patrolling by himself.

 

Man leads police on wild chase that ends at his home

Posted 9/15/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man who led Lowndes County and Columbus law enforcement officers on a wild, hazardous chase was arrested Thursday afternoon.

Alabama man jailed for molesting child younger than 10

Posted 9/15/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Brookwood, Alabama, man is out on bond in a case where he is accused of molesting a child younger than 10-years-old.

Boykin, Columbus reach settlement in wrongful termination suit

Posted 9/14/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Former Columbus police officer Canyon Boykin has settled his wrongful termination suit against the city for an undisclosed amount of money.

Smith directs police chief to place officer on administrative leave (includes video)

Posted 9/14/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Mayor Robert Smith on Wednesday ordered Police Chief Oscar Lewis to place on administrative leave a patrol officer being investigated for his conduct during a traffic stop.

'I don't know what would have happened if I had said something': Hibbler recounts terrifying traffic stop

Posted 9/14/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Joshua Hibbler saw the blue lights flash behind him on Aug. 18 and immediately pulled over to the side of the road.

CMS students board the 'Choice Bus'

Posted 9/14/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When 11-year-old Chase Bailey got on the Choice Bus with the rest of his sixth grade class at Columbus Middle School Wednesday, he didn't know what to expect.

Finding shelter from the storm

Posted 9/13/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Luis Rojas made a last-minute decision Friday to leave his apartment in Fort Lauderdale and drive west away from Hurricane Irma.

Council OKs balanced FY 18 budget

Posted 9/13/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus City Council approved a $24.31 million budget for Fiscal Year 2018 during a special-called meeting on Tuesday afternoon.

Mayor: CPD officer misused power on traffic stop

Posted 9/12/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus officials are investigating a police officer's conduct during a traffic stop in August and whether it violated departmental policy - including whether it constituted racial profiling.

How the Mississippi Encyclopedia was made

Posted 9/12/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Encyclopedia is the literary equivalent of the Great Pyramids -- 1,400 entries written by 650 contributors, researched by 100 more. It runs 1,500 pages, weighs nine pounds and was 14 years in the making.

 

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