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Man escapes juvenile detention center on 18th birthday

Posted 5/15/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man was jailed in the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center after authorities say he escaped from the Lowndes County Juvenile Detention Center on his 18th birthday.

 

Local sports legend Brewer dies at 83

Posted 5/14/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Billy Brewer, who made a habit of getting what he was never really supposed to have and going places where he was never supposed to go, is coming home.

City addressing sewage line break by wastewater facility

Posted 5/14/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city of Starkville is working to repair a sewage line that ruptured near the wastewater treatment plant on Sand Road.

LCSD board opts to delay Caledonia coach hire until after candidate's DUI court date

Posted 5/12/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County School District's board members opted Friday to delay a decision on hiring a Caledonia High School head football coach until after the recommended candidate's court date for a pair of misdemeanor charges in D'Iberville.

DNA leads to arrest in 2015 sexual assault case

Posted 5/12/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man was arrested Wednesday for a 2015 armed robbery and sexual assault after investigators matched his DNA to DNA evidence found at the scene.

 

New CID supervisor has yet to serve 2015 suspension for mishandling evidence

Posted 5/12/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The officer now leading Columbus Police Department's criminal investigation division has a documented history of mishandling evidence.

 

Investigator piles 338 overtime hours in four months

Posted 5/12/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A member of Columbus Police Department's criminal investigation division has racked up more than 338 hours of overtime in the last four months, some of it as Mayor Robert Smith's driver.

 

Disc golf coming to Ola J. Pickett Park

Posted 5/11/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Rarely will you see a proposal greeted more warmly than that presented by Derrick McEwen at Monday's meeting of the Caledonia Park Commission.

 

LCSD petitions city schools to allow choice for Palmer Home

Posted 5/11/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Palmer Home for Children is petitioning for the foster children in its care to have the option to attend Lowndes County public schools.

New housing project in Sandfield is first step in larger neighborhood redevelopment plan

Posted 5/11/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When visiting his father's grave in Sandfield Cemetery one day last year, Jabari Edwards took a good hard look around him at the neighborhood he once called home. He didn't like what he saw.

Police seeking identity of suspect in Sunday shooting

Posted 5/11/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Investigators with Columbus Police Department are asking for the public's help identifying a suspect from a Sunday vehicle shooting.

Lead Caledonia head football coach candidate faces DUI charge on coast

Posted 5/11/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The lead candidate for Caledonia High School's head football coaching vacancy has pending misdemeanor charges in D'Iberville of careless driving and refusing to take a test for driving under the influence.

 

Man arrested for allegedly shooting into girlfriend's car

Posted 5/11/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man involved in a Thursday shooting has turned himself in to Columbus Police Department.

 

CHS seniors declare their college intentions

Posted 5/10/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Asjah Bell, Columbus High School senior, signed her letter of intent to Alabama State University on Wednesday at the first CHS academic signing day.

Woman who allegedly hit domestic violence victim with car arrested

Posted 5/10/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A woman has been arrested for allegedly hitting a motorcycling with her car in a domestic violence incident.

Apartments, retail plans revealed for old Lee High

Posted 5/10/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Redevelopment Authority on Wednesday released possible future plans for the Lee Middle School property.

Depot developer talks progress, hopes for historic building

Posted 5/10/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Depot building on the corner of Main Street and 13th Street South was once a bustling location, with tens of thousands of travelers arriving and departing at the train station.

Huebner resigns as president of EMCC

Posted 5/10/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Thomas Huebner has resigned as president of East Mississippi Community College, EMCC Board Chairman Jimmie Moore confirmed Wednesday.

Opening the door: Employment among biggest obstacles facing freed felons

Posted 5/9/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

David Duett's job interview was going great. The Columbus native had been referred for the position by the business' owner. The hiring manager had come to the portion of the interview where she talked about salary and time off, and Duett was hopeful.

Photos: Eighth of May Emancipation Celebration

Posted 5/9/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science junior Samantha Anderson of Terry sings "Feeling Good" during the annual Eighth of May Emancipation Celebration at Sandfield Cemetery Tuesday. The production of the MSMS African-American History class and MSMS Voices in Harmony choir performed historical stories and songs that explored 19th- and early-20th-century African-American leaders in Columbus and the surrounding area.

 

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