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Amory man wrestles gun from 11-year-old would-be robber

Posted 1/7/2017 in Area

An eleven-year-old in Amory is in custody at a juvenile detention center after he allegedly threatened a man with a gun.



Schools closing early in Lowndes, Oktibbeha

Posted 1/6/2017 in Area

Mid-morning sleet, accumulating on bridges and roadways, in some areas meant an early end to the school day today.


Nonprofits encourage involvement on MLK Day of Service

Posted 1/6/2017 in Area

Organizations throughout the Golden Triangle are looking for volunteers to work on service projects on Martin Luther King National Day of Service on Jan. 16.

Arrest report 1-6-17

Posted 1/6/2017 in Area

Police, fire depts. see quiet holiday season

Posted 1/3/2017 in Area

Local fire and law enforcement officials are reporting a quiet Christmas and New Year's holiday period.


Storms kill 4, damage buildings across Southern states

Posted 1/3/2017 in Area

A powerful storm system that moved across the South on Monday killed four people in Alabama and left a trail of damage over several states, officials said.


Photos: New year, new babies

Posted 1/2/2017 in Area

Scarlett Jocelyn Farmer, born at 3:23 p.m. Sunday, was the first baby delivered in 2017 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in Columbus.

Those we lost in 2016

Posted 1/2/2017 in Area

From fighter pilot to poet, soul singer to civil servant and pioneer to artist, we bid farewell to many of our fellow citizens.


Woman assaulted in prison files lawsuit against Monroe County

Posted 12/31/2016 in Area

A Lowndes County woman who was sexually assaulted in the Monroe County Detention Center has filed a lawsuit against Monroe County and the Monroe County Sheriff's Office.


Debate over OCH mirrors process in Lowndes 23 years ago

Posted 12/30/2016 in Area

Leroy Brooks remembers well the public furor that arose when Lowndes County supervisors voted to lease the county-owned hospital to Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation.

Local thrift stores gear up for busiest time of year

Posted 12/30/2016 in Area

With 2016 drawing to a close, boxes of old clothing, used household goods and other donations are pouring into local non-profit thrift stores during the busiest donation week of the year.


MHP releases Christmas enforcement numbers

Posted 12/28/2016 in Area

Mississippi Highway Patrol Troop G experienced an active Christmas holiday enforcement period.


Law, fire officials urge safety for holiday period

Posted 12/27/2016 in Area

With another major holiday on the horizon, officials are advising people to use caution during travel and celebrations.

Bedside comfort and joy: Staff at Baptist, OCH go extra mile to bring the holiday spirit to their patients

Posted 12/24/2016 in Area

For the second year in a row, Mike Bounds won't be home for Christmas.

Christmas away from home

Posted 12/24/2016 in Area

Emergencies don't always take Christmas off, which means the people whose job it is to respond to those emergencies can't either.

Clay, Monroe sheriff's offices search for burglary suspect

Posted 12/23/2016 in Area

Law enforcement officials are on the lookout for a man they believe is connected with a string of burglaries in two counties.

Unemployment rates dip noticeably in November

Posted 12/22/2016 in Area

As unemployment rates continue to drop nationally, the trend is particularly noticeable in Mississippi and the Golden Triangle based on the latest data released by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security on Wednesday.

Southern Cross line expected to have $1B impact

Posted 12/20/2016 in Area

The wind energy transmission line Southern Cross Transmission Company representatives hope to build across north Mississippi would have a $1.05 billion direct economic impact in the state over 30 years, according to an independent economic analysis the company commissioned on its own behalf.

Communities donate food for those in need, first responders

Posted 12/20/2016 in Area

For the 100th straight year, members of First United Methodist Church of Columbus have brought canned goods and monetary donations for the church's annual White Christmas celebration.

Staying healthy during the holidays

Posted 12/19/2016 in Area

The way to stay healthy during the holidays isn't so much to avoid fattening foods as it is focusing on a healthy lifestyle, local experts agree.


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