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Remembering Beverly Norris: The 'princess' of Columbus art

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Dale Robertson said Beverly Norris has been encouraging him as a musician since he was a teenager.


Getting stolen firearms off the street: Area law enforcement agencies promote prevention, up enforcement efforts to crack down on people obtaining firearms illegally

Posted yesterday in Area

A man walks through a neighborhood or parking lot, tugging on vehicle door handles until he finds one unlocked. When he opens the door, there's a handgun in plain view on the passenger seat. The burglar takes it, along with some other unsecured valuables, and leaves the area.


'Who we are as a state': Meridian's The MAX celebrates 600 plus Mississippians who made world-famous contributions to the arts

Posted 8/14/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Jerome Trahan can still remember when students from Carver Middle School in Meridian visited the new Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience, also known as The MAX, in downtown Meridian.


Preventing suicides in jail: Local authorities enhancing protocols as inmate deaths rise nationally

Posted 8/13/2019 in Area

In June, construction was completed on two new cells, each designed to hold only one person at a time, in the Clay County Jail.


Finances, cleanup concerns raised by Ward 4 candidates at forum

Posted 8/12/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Issues facing the city from its finances to sewer and drainage problems and ongoing clean-up in north Columbus from a Feb. 23 tornado were topics raised by candidates hoping to fill the recently vacated Ward 4 city council seat during a forum at Lion Hills on Friday.


McLean beats incumbent Smith in Dist. 39 race

Posted 8/7/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Dana McLean will represent House District 39 in 2020 after she beat 28-year incumbent Rep. Jeff Smith in Tuesday's Republican primary.


'Better because of Gene Taylor': Ward 1 councilman remembered for kindness, service to community

Posted 8/6/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ward 2 Councilman Joseph Mickens can remember the last words he heard Ward 1 Councilman Gene Taylor say, Sunday afternoon as the two men were leaving church.


Columbus to hold National Night Out block parties Tuesday

Posted 8/5/2019 in Area

Both Columbus and Starkville will host their annual National Night Out on Crime block parties this week.


Lowndes sheriff's race brings in $45K in run-up to primary

Posted 8/3/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Nearly $45,000 has been poured into the race for Lowndes County sheriff in the run up to Tuesday's primary election, according to campaign finance reports from the four candidates.


CPD focuses on removing illegal guns from streets

Posted 8/2/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Getting stolen guns off the street has become a priority for Columbus Police Department, Chief Fred Shelton told the CPD Overview Committee during its meeting Thursday at the Columbus Municipal Complex.


Remembering 'Ace': Caledonia native, ballplayer a victim in Southaven shooting

Posted 7/31/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Anthony Brown's baseball coaches all agreed: You didn't want to be at the plate when Brown was pitching. "He was a ace of a pitcher in baseball," said Bubba Woods, who coached Brown in youth league ball. "He was a good athlete, and a good boy. I looked at him as a son back then."


Chancery judges offer free legal clinic to citizens

Posted 7/31/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For the second straight year, chancery judges are holding a free legal clinic for those planning to represent themselves in court.


CPD: Second person fired shots at Propst Park on Saturday

Posted 7/25/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An individual at a party where a Columbus teenager was fatally shot has been issued a citation for also firing a weapon at the party.


Historic preservation taken out of this world: Oxford couple founds 'For All Moonkind' to push for protection of moon landing sites, human objects in space

Posted 7/19/2019 in State

Fifty years ago tomorrow astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to ever walk on the moon. They left behind ample evidence of their more than 21-hour visit, including boot prints, medals of Soviet cosmonauts who died before the Apollo 11 mission and a small plaque inscribed with messages of peace from world leaders. That evidence is still there.


MEMA awards $250K grant to storm clean-up nonprofit

Posted 7/17/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has awarded Community Recovery of Lowndes County a $250,000 grant to aid homeowners still repairing and rebuilding after a Feb. 23 tornado and subsequent flooding.


New CAC director places focus on outreach, 'dying' arts

Posted 7/12/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Jan Miller went from painting to framed poster to quilt in the art gallery at Rosenzweig Arts Center Thursday afternoon, pointing out her favorite pieces and explaining how each of the artists hails from the Golden Triangle area.


Two arrested after deputies find children living in 'deplorable' conditions

Posted 7/11/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County Sheriff's Office has arrested a couple on Hughes Road after deputies found four children in the home living in "unbearable conditions," according to a LCSO press release.


Two throw in hat for Ward 4 race

Posted 7/11/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The first two candidates have qualified for the Ward 4 city council vacancy.


Local agent details fight against child exploitation

Posted 7/10/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A few years ago, Lt. Tony Cooper of the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office visited an area school to talk to teenagers about sex crimes and the dangers of sending inappropriate texts and pictures through social media.


Discovering where they've been: Area residents use DNA testing, genealogical research to place ancestors throughout American history

Posted 7/6/2019 in Area

The 1900 census lists two children -- 11-year-old Lillie and her 10-year-old brother -- living with the Eubanks family in Louisville. The problem is, said Columbus native Carol Anne Beard, Lillie's great-granddaughter, that Eubanks isn't the last the name the children were born with.



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