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Supervisor, state rep endorse Ward 4 challenger

Posted 5/9/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ward 4 city council candidate Fredrick Jackson picked up a pair of endorsements Monday from Leroy Brooks and Kabir Karriem, who issued a warning that they'll be watching the use of absentee ballots leading up to the May 16 runoff election.

Murder suspect indicted for November stabbing

Posted 5/9/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Murder suspect Barry Boozer, 41, has been indicted by a grand jury for a November 2016 stabbing death at a local motel.

 

EMT sentenced to 15 years for fondling vulnerable person

Posted 5/9/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An emergency medical technician is in prison after pleading guilty to fondling a vulnerable person on the job.

 

Jack's employee accused of contaminating food indicted by grand jury

Posted 5/8/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County grand jury has indicted a woman accused of serving a customer a cheeseburger smeared with bodily fluids at Jack's Family Restaurant on Hwy. 45 in Columbus.

Son cleared in Robert Smith Jr.'s shooting death

Posted 5/8/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Davius Smith feared for his life the day he shot his father to death in the family's home.

MUW students join Homeland Security challenge to counter extremism, promote diversity

Posted 5/8/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A group of college students at Mississippi University for Women are working with the Department of Homeland Security to fight terrorism.

'He's our miracle': Rushing family thankful for wreck survivor's chance to heal

Posted 5/8/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There's a long road ahead to recovery for JoJo Rushing, but his family is counting their blessings.

Man implicated in two shootings goes to trial

Posted 5/6/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At least one murder suspect and one aggravated assault suspect also accused of murder are set to go before juries in Lowndes County Circuit Court's next session which starts Monday.

Photos: Market Street Festival 2017

Posted 5/6/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Jaquaylan Colvin, 10, rides a bull in the children's activity area during the 22nd Annual Market Street Festival in Columbus on Saturday. Jaquaylan is the son of Kisa Colvin and Aaron Colom.

Celebrating a legacy of emancipation, racial cooperation

Posted 5/6/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On May 8, 1865, federal troops arrived in Columbus, Mississippi and freed the black slaves who remained in bondage in the city

Beard endorses Turner in Ward 4 race

Posted 5/6/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Marty Turner and Pierre Beard are teaming up in the Ward 4 race.

Councilman grilled on social media use at forum

Posted 5/5/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ward 4 Councilman Marty Turner said his First Amendment rights are some of the most valuable available to him as an elected official.

'Dispatches from Pluto' author describes his time living in Mississippi Delta

Posted 5/5/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Shortly after moving to Pluto, a small town in Holmes County, freelance journalist and book author Richard Grant heard this bit of wisdom from his friend the cookbook author Martha Foose, who had taken him on a long-promised trip through the Mississippi Delta.

Officials hopeful about CPD staffing

Posted 5/5/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

City officials are growing optimistic about Columbus Police Department's manpower.

Photos: National Day of Prayer

Posted 5/5/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Jennifer Stephenson and Cherry Williams, right, sing in the Frank P. Phillips YMCA gym during the National Day of Prayer event in Columbus on Thursday. "We came here because we love the Lord and prayer," Williams said.

Ward 2 candidate challenges absentees

Posted 5/4/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Eric Thomas is challenging the Ward 2 Democratic primary results.

Streets, parking lots closing Friday for Market Street Festival

Posted 5/4/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Downtown streets will begin closing Friday for the 22nd annual Market Street Festival.

Smith breezes to primary victory

Posted 5/3/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It wasn't really close. Mayor Robert Smith, after a contentious and at times confrontational campaign, easily dispatched Democratic challengers Carl Lee and Selvain McQueen in Tuesday's primary election.

Lowndes Young Leaders completes 18th year

Posted 5/3/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Tuesday's luncheon at Lion Hills Center could be viewed as a coming of age celebration for the Lowndes Young Leaders program.

Assault, armed suspects returned to Columbus

Posted 5/3/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two suspects in separate violent crimes have been returned to Columbus from other counties.

 

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