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.