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Area cities have stake in Ohio opioid trial

Posted 10/17/2019 in Area

Next week, Columbus attorney Corky Smith -- along with thousands of other lawyers across the country -- will be keeping a close eye on opiate litigation that begins in federal court in the Northern District of Ohio.


Oktoberfest to be held on W's campus Friday

Posted 10/17/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women will host its 40th Oktoberfest for students and the Columbus community.


Labat's contract extended another year and a half

Posted 10/16/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees voted unanimously to extend Superintendent Cherie Labat's contract to Oct. 14, 2023.


Accused murderer mistakenly released from custody turns himself in

Posted 10/14/2019 in Area

A Lowndes County murder suspect who was mistakenly released from Mississippi Department of Corrections custody last week has turned himself in.


Vaping: Does it help or harm?

Posted 10/12/2019 in Area

Rob Roberts hasn't smoked a cigarette in nine years. Before his wife died of lung cancer in 2006, he smoked nearly two packs a day. After some "arm twisting" from friends and family, he turned to vaping instead about seven or eight years ago.


Keynote author opens Welty Symposium by reading memoir written to his mother

Posted 10/11/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As an eighth grader at a predominantly white Catholic school in Jackson in the 1980s, Kiese Laymon said he and fellow black friends sometimes had to remind themselves and each other they were "abundant."


Operation Triple Beam nets 149 area arrests

Posted 10/10/2019 in Area

Almost 150 suspects wanted for sex offenses, drug charges and violent crimes throughout the Golden Triangle area were arrested during a six-week joint operation between federal and area law enforcement earlier this summer, authorities announced Wednesday during a press conference in West Point.


Court orders candidate's husband to pay for work done at family home

Posted 10/9/2019 in Area

A Clay County Justice Court judge has ordered the husband of a candidate for the state Legislature to pay more than $2,500 to a contractor for work done at the couple's home.


Two juveniles arrested for terroristic threats illustrate leeway with charge

Posted 10/9/2019 in Area

When state legislators were debating the "Mississippi Terroristic Threats Law," Dist. 16 Sen. Angela Turner-Ford (D-West Point) had one primary concern with the bill: Would juveniles charged under the law go straight to circuit court to be tried as adults?


Breast Cancer Awareness Month: McGill overcomes her fears, mounts successful battle against breast cancer

Posted 10/4/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Edna McGill began chemotherapy to treat breast cancer on her 60th birthday, in July 2014. It would prove to be 100-percent effective. That didn't mean her battle with breast cancer was over, McGill explained from her home in Columbus Thursday.


Cedarhill welcomes new pride

Posted 10/4/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On Sept. 25, as an unfamiliar truck was pulling up to Cedarhill Animal Sanctuary in Caledonia, the sanctuary's lone lion Zeus got up and began running around in excitement.


FEMA encourages in-person visits for assistance

Posted 10/3/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sarah Collie was sitting in the bathroom of the house she owned on 18th Street North the evening of Feb. 23 when a tornado touched down in North Columbus. "I looked up and there it was," Collie said.


City-county relations raised again at second forum

Posted 10/1/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Those hoping to be elected to a seat on the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors disagreed on the state of the board's relationship with city of Columbus officials during a political forum at the Columbus Municipal Complex Monday night.


MUW, other state universities face challenges of funding, student debt

Posted 9/27/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Nora Miller knows the challenges universities face today.


Lowndes County candidates to appear at two upcoming forums

Posted 9/26/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Voters will have two opportunities next week to meet and ask questions of candidates in the upcoming Lowndes County general election at separate political forums.


Monday Profile: CAFB's Strickland wins top female 'Alpha Warrior' honor

Posted 9/23/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Second Lt. Michelle Strickland was in the gym at Columbus Air Force Base in May when she noticed a flier on wall advertising the base's Alpha Warrior competition.


Friends remember Lt. Tammy Prescott, lifelong Lowndes County resident and enthusiastic volunteer

Posted 9/21/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In June, Lt. Tammy Prescott was up until 3 a.m. painting individualized pictures on pillowcases for children at Camp Rising Sun, the annual summer camp that serves children with cancer. The Lowndes County Sheriff's deputy and long-time volunteer for organizations all over the Columbus area had at that point been fighting her own battle with cancer for about a year and was determined not to let it interfere with her involvement at the camp.


City council recognizes CPD officers for response to burglary ring

Posted 9/20/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Police Department Officer Melvin Shirley did not expect to be recognized by the city council for his first ever footchase.


Caledonia student arrested for allegedly threatening other students

Posted 9/18/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 15-year-old student at Caledonia High School was arrested Monday after he allegedly told other students he had made a list of people he planned to shoot at school.


CVB debates who should fund certain festivals

Posted 9/17/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Officials with Lowndes County, the city of Columbus and Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau all said they were open to a sit-down meeting to clarify language in interlocal agreements among the entities regarding the funding of local events.



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