Columbus Police Department is looking to implement a training reimbursement agreement for officers trained to repay back the department for the cost of training if they resign within two years to join another law enforcement agency.
Area law enforcement agencies are encouraging citizens to use a new app to send tips to Crime Stoppers.
The CPA handling Lowndes County School District's financial audit declared the district's audit "clean" during the board's regular meeting Friday, but not without raising several examples of incorrect filing procedures and information missing from board meeting minutes -- the latter of which had board members questioning Business Officer Kenneth Hughes as to whether he had presented certain expenses to them at all.
A Columbus man who admitted to shooting a manager at Cracker Barrel in June 2018 will spend 30 years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections.
Lauren McGraw does not consider herself a public speaker. Instead, she's a talker.
The Macon native who grew up driving to and from Columbus talked to everyone gathered at the monthly meeting of the Lowndes County Republican Women at Lion Hills Center on Tuesday, where, in true Southern fashion, she knew about half the people in the room, or at least their friends or relatives, she joked.
The Mississippi Ethics Commission ruled Friday that the Lowndes County School District Board of Trustees did not violate the open meetings law when it held superintendent interviews behind closed doors, with only 15 handpicked citizens allowed to attend.
When it came to baking, Nicole Huff's "first challenge" was a white velvet birthday cake for her mom.
City officials have closed the pedestrian bridge over the Tombigbee River at the Columbus Riverwalk until further notice.
Dr. Doris Taylor said she cried the first time she held a human heart in her hand.
A bill making its way through the Mississippi House of Representatives potentially banning corporal punishment -- which traditionally has entailed paddling children for certain school offenses, such as fighting -- from public schools has area legislators thinking about when to involve parents in school discipline.
Columbus High School Principal Craig Chapman tells a story about a particular student who swung by his office to ask, "When are the industries visiting?"
The student, one of the school's 202 seniors, had taken the WorkKeys exam, a workforce readiness test similar in format to the more academic-oriented ACT, and was now excited to meet representatives from area industries planning to visit the schools.
Duffy Neubauer, the curator of the Starkville Civil War Arsenal and a self-proclaimed "cannon guy," was cleaning the barrel of a Model 1841 "6-pounder" cannon in December when he came across something he didn't expect.
Two Columbus men face aggravated assault charges after investigators connected them to two unrelated shootings in the city earlier this year.
From 1985-1995, Alma Turner spent part of nearly every week day in her office at the Demonstration School on Mississippi University for Women's campus.
On Friday, she was back, standing outside the office looking at the wall where her portrait now hangs, welcoming visitors to the newly renovated Turner Hall.
When Columbus police Sgt. Brian Jenkins first became a law enforcement officer in 2006, one of the first courses he took was how to respond in an active shooter situation.
Since then, the way officers have been trained to respond has changed, especially after major mass shooting events have alerted law enforcement to tactics that no longer work, he said.
Investigators with Columbus Police Department are searching for a suspect or suspects in two Wednesday night shootings that may be related.
People throughout Mississippi can try their luck at massive jackpot games like the Powerball and Mega Millions for the first time Thursday, starting at 3 a.m.
Whenever Lowndes County Justice Court Judge Ron Cooke imposes a fine on someone, he always asks them, "How much can you afford to pay?"
Columbus City Council is expected to hire an assistant chief and head of criminal investigations for the police department during this evening's meeting, scheduled to begin at 5 in the Municipal Complex.
Maxine Glenn Morgan knows every cancer patient who has visited Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle since 2006, though most of them have never met her.
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