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Fatal car crash begins in West Point Walmart parking lot

Posted earlier today in Area

A West Point man has died either just before or during a car accident near Walmart off Highway 45 South Alternate Monday.


Arrest report 6-19-18

Posted earlier today in Area

The Boys and Girls Club of the Golden Triangle hosts youth cooking demonstration to help fight childhood hunger

Posted yesterday in Area

Fifty children started tearing up during a special program at the Boys and Girls Club Thursday, but the adults in the room urged them not to worry -- crying while chopping onions is a common occurrence.

Senator's son to spend three years in prison for robbery

Posted 6/14/2018 in Area

The son of a state legislator will spend three years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to robbery.

Making a splash: Caledonia mulls building splash pad while other area cities praise value of theirs

Posted 6/13/2018 in Area

The town of Caledonia hopes to make a big splash at a one-acre parcel located next to the YMCA.

'Hooked on books': Summer reading programs combat illiteracy locally

Posted 6/12/2018 in Area

In a state where illiteracy rates top the national average, local libraries have implemented summer programs to get Mississippi's youngest reading.

Oktibbeha supervisor allegedly gave county property to IHL board member

Posted 6/12/2018 in Area

The Mississippi State Auditor's Office is investigating Oktibbeha County officials for potentially wrongly giving away almost $3,000 in county property to a private citizen.


Churches asked to ring bells Tuesday in Medgar Evers' memory

Posted 6/11/2018 in Area

Bells at St. Paul's Episcopal Church of Columbus will ring Tuesday with a tribute to civil rights activist Medgar Evers.


Gathering place: 'This is a farmers market town'

Posted 6/9/2018 in Area

Marvin "M.C." Ellis, 82, has been growing food most of his life. In 1997, he decided to make a business of it at the Columbus farmers market.

Arrest report 6-10-18

Posted 6/9/2018 in Area


State third-grade reading assessment scores released

Posted 6/6/2018 in Area

More than 60 school districts in Mississippi had a 95% or higher passing rate on the third grade reading assessment this year.


Gas prices up from last year but expected to stabilize

Posted 6/6/2018 in Area

If you are looking for a way to remain optimistic about gasoline prices, the best thing to note is that it could be worse, said Don Redman of AAA, which monitors gas prices.

Wicker faces winner of Dem runoff in Mississippi Senate race

Posted 6/6/2018 in Area

Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi easily won a Republican primary Tuesday, months after being endorsed by President Donald Trump and the same day Trump tweeted that the legislator "has my total support!"

Arrest report 6-5-18

Posted 6/5/2018 in Area


Lowndes-Oktibbeha pursuit ends with one in hospital

Posted 6/4/2018 in Area

A man was taken to OCH Regional Medical Center with minor injuries early Monday morning after he crossed the Lowndes-Oktibbeha line fleeing from law enforcement.



Congressional primary races to be held Tuesday

Posted 6/4/2018 in Area

Registered voters in Lowndes and Oktibbeha counties may vote in the state's Congressional primary election beginning at 7 a.m. Tuesday.


Low turn-out expected for Tuesday's primary votes

Posted 6/1/2018 in Area

Local circuit clerks expect low turn-out for Tuesday's primary elections.

Area schools aim to feed 40,000 meals to children over summer

Posted 5/30/2018 in Area

Columbus Municipal and Starkville-Oktibbeha school districts aim to serve more than 40,000 meals this summer, at no cost, to children 18 and younger.

Caring for community cats: Volunteers in Columbus, Starkville 'trap, neuter, release' feral cats

Posted 5/30/2018 in Area

A few cats were walking around outside two abandoned businesses nestled between some woods and a busy highway in Starkville when Janice Greenslade first saw them about six years ago. All she knew at the time was no one there could have owned them.

Arrest report 5-29-18

Posted 5/29/2018 in Area


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