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Body discovered in Pickens County identified as missing West Point man

Posted 9/22/2017 in Area

Investigators with Columbus Police Department are investigating the homicide of a missing West Point man whose body was discovered in Pickens County, Alabama.


Three candidates certified in Dist. 38 race

Posted 9/22/2017 in Area

The State Board of Election Commissioners qualified three candidates for the Mississippi House of Representatives District 38 special election earlier this week.

City completes second-highest sales tax collection year on record

Posted 9/21/2017 in Area

Sales tax collections for 2017 in Columbus are lower than last year, but city officials are still touting strong economic footing.

New West Point police chief returns to where career began

Posted 9/19/2017 in Area

To Avery Cook, teaching kids karate at the CK&A Karate School downtown has some parallels to policing.

Vietnam: Four veterans, four stories

Posted 9/16/2017 in Area

No two stories are the same.

West Point hires new police chief

Posted 9/13/2017 in Area

West Point's new police chief is anything but new when it comes to law enforcement in his hometown.

Waverley hits market with $2.9M price tag

Posted 9/9/2017 in Area

In his long career in real estate, Dick Leike has not only sold some historic properties, he's bought them, too.

Irma evacuees come to Golden Triangle

Posted 9/9/2017 in Area

The 100-year-old house Eleni Papanou lives in with her two daughters withstood the last serious hurricane to hit Tarpon Springs, Florida, back in 1921. She's hoping it survives Hurricane Irma, as well.

Harvey brings little more than wind, rain to area

Posted 9/1/2017 in Area

A long day of threatening weather paced with little damage, according to emergency management directors in Lowndes and Oktibbeha counties.

Locals ramp up for Harvey relief

Posted 8/30/2017 in Area

Relief agencies are seeking mostly monetary donations to help victims in the wake of historic flooding Hurricane Harvey left behind in the Houston, Texas, metro area.


West Point police still searching for armed robbers

Posted 8/30/2017 in Area

Officers with the West Point Police Department are investigating a Monday night armed robbery.


Too good for drugs: Program in area schools, community teaches kids about life skills to prevent drug, alcohol abuse

Posted 8/29/2017 in Area

The day after 15-year-old Shelbi Taylor was released from the Lowndes County Juvenile Detention Center, she texted drug prevention specialist Arleen Weatherby.

Flight of fancy: Delta pulls out all the stops for a special passenger

Posted 8/26/2017 in Area

The Giesbrecht family lives on 100 acres of land in Brooksville in a home that sits high on a ridge. From the front porch, you can look down on several of the family's five catfish ponds, the cows grazing contentedly nearby and beyond their property, across Lynn Creek Road, a bucolic landscape that makes you want to paint it.

Golden Triangle unemployment rates remain stable

Posted 8/24/2017 in Area

An increase in jobs combined with a decrease in employment cause a slight spike in across the state, according to the data released Wednesday by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.


Body found in southern Noxubee County

Posted 8/23/2017 in Area

A woman's body was found in Noxubee County Tuesday night.


Thousands take in eclipse in Golden Triangle

Posted 8/22/2017 in Area

Stubborn clouds lingered over Mississippi State University's Drill Field for nearly 45 minutes leading to the Great American Eclipse's peak in Starkville.

Judges seek pay increases for court reporters

Posted 8/19/2017 in Area

Mississippi 16th Circuit judges are seeking a pay increase for their court reporters.

Uber drivers look for success in Golden Triangle

Posted 8/19/2017 in Area

For the past five months, Terrel Curtis has followed the same routine. He gets into his 2011 Chevrolet Impala and heads south from his home in Philadelphia, Mississippi, to Jackson, an 80-mile trip.

Keeping the torch burning: Noxubee junior QB tries to follow family tradition of winning rings

Posted 8/18/2017 in Area

Noxubee County High School junior Maliek Stallings already knows the price of admission when he later attends a family reunion.

CMSD students perform poorly on state assessments

Posted 8/17/2017 in Area

The majority of Columbus Municipal School District students failed end-of-year assessments in 2016-17, according to the Mississippi Department of Education.


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