Articles by Devin Golden
The Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office reports the following felony arrests. Unless otherwise noted, arrests are by the sheriff’s office.
Police responded to Kermit Street for a call of shots fired, but the incident turned into a drug arrest.
A grandmother and her 5-year-old granddaughter died in a mobile home fire Wednesday afternoon in the Plum Grove community, near the Lowndes County and Noxubee County line.
Columbus Mayor Robert Smith assured residents Tuesday he is doing all he can to curtail crime in The Friendly City. Smith read a letter addressed to all Columbus residents, and the council spoke to Columbus Police Chief Selvain McQueen about ways to prevent crime.
Lowndes County authorities have a second suspect in custody from a mid-December burglary.
Billy Ross Petty Jr., 35, of 1124 Sixth Ave. N. in Columbus, was taken into custody Sunday after a deputy saw him walking along Sixth Avenue North in Columbus, Lowndes County Chief Deputy Greg Wright said.
Police are looking for a man believed to be responsible for a sexual assault incident that occurred at a Columbus laundrymat.
Otis Moss III asked for one thing: for those listening to “make a way” for future generations.
Moss, the senior pastor at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, was the keynote speaker during Monday’s Dream 365 Commemorative Breakfast Program, which is the culminating event in a five-day celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy
A Columbus woman is in jail for murder after a Sunday-morning shooting. And police are interviewing a second person associated with the incident.
An incident early this morning in Columbus resulted in one man dead and one female behind bars.
A Columbus Civil Service Commission meeting next week could change the rank system when the Columbus Police Department hires experienced officers.
A recent law enforcement meeting has local agencies on their toes and ready to combat crime by working together.
Lowndes County, Columbus and other nearby law enforcement agencies met Thursday afternoon regarding the recent outbreak of burglaries.
A 25-year-old New Hope man was arrested after authorities received information accusing him of having sexual relations with a 14-year-old girl.
Nathan Page, of 519 Oswalt Road in the New Hope area, was arrested Jan. 5 and charged with statutory rape. Lowndes County Chief Deputy Greg Wright said the investigation started almost one month before the arrest.
A Domino’s delivery man told police he had a gun put to his head Wednesday night.
According to Columbus Police Chief Selvain McQueen, a Domino’s chain in Columbus received a delivery order to 2212 26th St. N. The deliverer went to the location a little after 11 p.m. when two males approached the delivery man.
Law enforcement personnel responded to New Hope High School to evacuate students and faculty from the school after a student found a box with a note attached to it.
Lowndes County authorities are making headway in the investigation of recent burglaries.
Area law enforcement agencies are investigating numerous reports of counterfeit money. West Point Assistant Police Chief Avery Cook said his department made one arrest Friday — Quenton Davis, 21, of 16 Redbird Lane in Aberdeen, who was charged with counterfeiting. He was released on bond Saturday.
SMITHVILLE — Monroe County law enforcement officials arrested a Tupelo woman on a charge of armed robbery Tuesday after a Renasant Bank branch in Smithville was robbed at around 11:30 a.m. A male was taken into custody later in the day in Lee County but was released without being charged.
When Bill McCord’s name is mentioned in the New Hope community and among District 3 firefighters, it is accompanied by glowing tributes. Awesome. Dedicated. Role Model.
Who knows what strange treasures lurk inside a storage unit? Storage-auction bidder Mark Binkley of Starkville knows all too well.In some, bidders may find a makeshift home.
When the door rises, silence reigns. Thirty people take mental snapshots of anything that crosses their experienced eyes, doing their best to add up prospective numbers and figure out just how much profit rests inside this storage unit