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Carrollton Council Keeps it Short and Sweet
The Carrollton Town Council met December 6 for its monthly meeting. Mayor Mickey Walker was absent from the meeting as he was double-booked and was required to attend another meeting at the same time. Mayor Pro Tem, Freddie Lowe, directed the council meeting in Walker’s absence.
Local Career Tech Teacher Wins National Honor
Natalie Lavender, Health Science teacher at the Pickens County College and Career Center (PCCCC) in Carrollton, has been awarded Teacher of the Year in the Health Science division by a national organization for career technical educators known as the Association for Career and Technical Education.
PA Boys Fall to Marengo in Southern Tournament
The Pickens Academy boys dropped two games in the Southern Christmas tournament last weekend, falling to Southern Academy 45-33 in the opener and then dropping the third place game to Marengo Academy 51-25 in the third place game Saturday morning.
Police search for missing Columbus teen
LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI)- A missing child report has been filed for a 16 year old from Columbus. Demarcus Lowe was last seen at a Caledonia school wearing jeans, a spider-man jacket, dark blue, short sleeve shirt and black Converse shoes.
Changes in First Responder Protocol Makes a Tough Job Tougher
Every fire department in Pickens County is volunteer based. “There is not a paid fire fighter in Pickens County,” said District 1 Commissioner Bobby Bain. Amazing considering the amount of time, not to mention the danger involved, in being a fire fighter/first responder.
Pickens County Comes up Short in Bid for Third-Straight Super 7
Pickens County advanced to the Class 1A state championship game in 2016 and 2017 and came up one game away from a third consecutive appearance, as the Tornadoes fell to Mars Hill Bible 20-12 in Florence Friday night. The Panthers led 20-6, but midway through the fourth quarter Pickens County scored
Three-Car Crash In Pickens County, AL Leaves One Injured
PICKENS COUNTY, Ala. (WCBI) – One person is injured after a three-car accident in Carrollton County, Alabama.
Auburn AD Allen Greene: Rumors, speculation haven’t 'served the Auburn family well’
Auburn Athletic Director Allen Greene penned an open letter to the fans in response to the turmoil and rumor mill that has taken place over the last 16 days since the football season ended.
Paul Finebaum: ‘Gus Malzahn’s offense will dictate whether he keeps his job’
Auburn’s hiring of Memphis offensive coordinator Kenny Dillingham has left some scratching their heads. Paul Finebaum is one of them. The SEC Network analyst joined The Roundtable on JOX 94.5 in Birmingham on Monday to discuss the move, which was announced by press release on Sunday night.
Making it to the finish line
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – It’s a very special day for East Mississippi Community College as dozens of graduates cross the stage. It was an even more special day for non traditional students.
BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Holy Spirit boys opens Area 7 play with win
MARION – The Holy Spirit boys basketball team moved to 7-2 overall and 1-0 in AHSAA Class 1A, Area 7 play Tuesday with a 53-42 win at Francis Marion. The game’s top scorer was the Saints’ Jaylon Stevenson with 26 points. Mason Mulanix scored 10.
New Auburn OC Kenny Dillingham not expected to coach Memphis in Birmingham Bowl
Kenny Dillingham is expected to shift his full attention to his new job as Auburn’s offensive coordinator this week and leave his duties in Memphis behind him. Dillingham, who was named as the successor to Chip Lindsey on Sunday night, is not expected to coach Memphis in this month’s Birmingham Bowl
‘Good Ol’ Boy’ Drinking Truck Used to Share Gospel
A couple of years ago, Terry Billings saw his old truck sitting in the field, weeds growing up through it. Then he heard God whisper that He could take that old truck and make something new out of it.
Columbus Apartment Fire Displaces Tenants
Two sets of tenants at River gate Apartments are displaced after a early weekend fire. It happened just before midnight Friday. Two apartments in the same building, caught a blaze .
Carlos the camel in Montana has a Mississippi connection
KALISPELL, Montana -- Carlos lets out a long, low-pitched protest moan -- sounding suspiciously like Chewbacca in the "Star Wars" movies -- as Jim Watson says "sook sook" and gently pulls the enormous camel's head and halter downward.
A Night of Holiday Hope: Community Outreach Office plans Christmas party for 100 needy children
Glenda Buckhalter, community outreach coordinator for the city of Columbus, recently learned six homeless children she works with are not expecting anything for Christmas. The children's mother is working a 15-hour per week job and was just evicted from her home.
There’s Only One Remaining Old-Time Amish Bakery In All Of Mississippi And You Need To Visit
Ole Country Bakery is one of the only places in the Magnolia State where you can find fresh Amish baked goods. The bakery sells everything from pastries and pies to breads and muffins. And the best part is, it’s all homemade and preservative free! As one of the only Amish bakeries in Mississippi, Ol
Aliceville Falls to Fyffe in 49-8 Route
Fyffe used a 28-point second quarter to build a 35-0 halftime lead against Aliceville and never looked back, as the Red Devils defeated the Yellow Jackets 49-8. Only a few of the Aliceville players played in the 2016 state championship game against Fyffe, but the result was very similar, as the Red
Samford women's hoops falls at Memphis, 53-48
The Samford women's basketball team dropped a hard-fought contest at Memphis, 53-48, Sunday afternoon at Elma Roane Fieldhouse. With the loss, Samford falls to 3-7 on the season. Memphis improves to 3-5 with the win.
Annexation a Possible Solution for Expanding Aliceville
Progress is important to any small town. Showing that progress is vital to receiving federal and state grants and promoting the town as an expanding and viable option for new business and new opportunities. This has been the concern for Aliceville Chamber of Commerce Director Edgar Pruitt and City A