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Man gets life sentences for kidnapping, sexual battery

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man sentenced to life in prison for robbing and sexually assaulting two Sprint Mart employees three years ago told the court he'd only committed the crimes because he was on drugs and "the devil took him over."

 

City continues to field applicants for CMSD board vacancies

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city is continuing to take applications for two open spots on the Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees.

 

Sweet Adeline: Child's future hangs in balance as Columbus family awaits liver transplant

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

Adeline Rollins was born on Dec. 6, 2016, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in Columbus. But in a very real sense, life will begin for the little girl on Tuesday at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

Cajun seafood restaurant coming to Highway 45

Posted 2/16/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Cajun seafood restaurant is coming to the former Chili's location in Columbus, The Dispatch has confirmed.

Lowndes investigators search for child abuse suspect

Posted 2/16/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Investigators with Lowndes County Sheriff's Office are searching for a suspect in a felony child abuse case.

School district, business partners plan strategy for career tech center

Posted 2/16/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

By the end of 2019, Lowndes County will have more $55 million in new, state-of-the art workforce training facilities.

Sexual assault, armed robbery defendant guilty on all counts

Posted 2/16/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County jury has found the defendant in a sexual battery case guilty of robbing a local convenience store at gunpoint, forcing the two employees on duty into a back room, sexually assaulting them and then driving one to West Point in February 2015.

Restaurant tax: Joint restaurant tax resolution now unanimous

Posted 2/16/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors have made it unanimous.

Kidnapping victim 'too terrified' to flee

Posted 2/15/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The victim in a kidnapping, armed robbery and sexual battery case told a Lowndes County jury Wednesday that when Autravious Gaston kidnapped her at gunpoint and drove her to West Point three years ago, her only goal was survival.

Woman jailed for allegedly stabbing husband

Posted 2/15/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County man was hospitalized with serious injuries and his wife arrested for attempted murder after she allegedly stabbed him Wednesday.

Man angry with firefighters' response time arrested for shooting into ground

Posted 2/15/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County man who allegedly fired a weapon in the presence of volunteer firefighters was arrested Monday.

Kmart kidnapping suspect turns himself in

Posted 2/15/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man accused of kidnapping a woman last week and driving her around Columbus is now in custody.

MUW robbery suspect nabbed after police chase

Posted 2/15/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A suspect in a December armed robbery at the Mississippi University for Women is in custody and also facing burglary charges stemming from incidents this month.

State auditor visits Columbus

Posted 2/14/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi Auditor Stacey Pickering readily admits state finances can make a boring conversation, but he still takes seriously the task of education citizens about how the numbers work.

Grand jury indicts six for witness tampering

Posted 2/14/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A grand jury in Lowndes County has indicted six people connected to three separate cases where witnesses were intimidated or bribed.

Trial for Sprint Mart robbery, kidnapping suspect to begin

Posted 2/14/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The trial for a man accused of holding up a Sprint Mart, kidnapping and assaulting two employees begins this week.

New Hope shooting suspect charged for attempted murder

Posted 2/13/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three people have been charged in relation to a shooting in New Hope over the weekend, one with attempted murder.

 

Public meetings set for superintendent search input

Posted 2/13/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi School Board Association will hold a pair of community meetings in March to gather input as it begins its search for the next Columbus Municipal School District Superintendent.

 

CMSD removing 'For Sale' signs at central office

Posted 2/13/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For sale or not for sale? That was the question during Monday's meeting of the Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees.

GTR hosting enrollment in TSA PreCheck program

Posted 2/13/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Travelers flying out of Golden Triangle Regional Airport will have the opportunity to apply for expedited security check-in next month.

 

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