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Pontotoc woman arrested inside old Columbus school

A Pontotoc woman was arrested for trespassing inside an old school in Columbus.COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - A Pontotoc woman was arrested for trespassing inside anoldschool in Columbus.The arrest happened the morning of Friday, June 15 at the abandoned Lee Middle School on Military Road.Police say they

WTVA.COM - 2018-06-18 09:48:00

Restaurant Named 'Breaux Bridge' Opening Soon in Columbus, Mississippi

My hometown is so awesome that Mississippi wants a piece of it.A new restaurant named after the crawfish capital of the worldwill be opening soonin Columbus, Mississippi (near Starkville).The restaurant will simply be calledBreaux Bridgeand it will feature a fusion of Cajun and Asian food. The menu

999KTDY.COM - 2018-06-18 06:34:21

Columbus, Lowndes County restaurant tax no longer in effect as of July 1

COLUMBUS, Miss. (Press Release) - The City of Columbus and Lowndes County Restaurant tax is no longer in effect as of July 1, 2018.

WTVA.COM - 2018-06-18 13:54:00

Car Runs Into Lil Caesar's Pizza - WCBI TV | Your News Leader

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – Tense moments for Lil Caesar’s Pizza customers Saturday as a vehicle ran through the Columbus location store front.Just before 2 p.m., the Columbus Police and Fire Department responded to a call that a gray pick up truck ran through 2 sections of glass windows.- Advertisemen


Residents react to West Point curfew

is now being enforced in west point to keep minors off the streets. this is in response to a surge in burglaries. wtva's evan hensley has more on what residents are saying residents of west point have not been afraid of sharing their opinions on this curfew. i talked to a few of them to see what the

WTVA.COM - 2018-06-19 01:18:46

No injuries in Starkville car fire

The fire happened sometime near 2:39 p.m. on Pat Station Road.Oktibbeha County firefighters responded and were able toextinguishthe blaze. However, the firedestroyedthe car.The fire is under investigation to determine the official cause.

WTVA.COM - 2018-06-18 15:55:00

Mississippi patrol pays $500K in wreck that killed 1, hurt 2

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) --The Mississippi Highway Patrol is paying $500,000 in a lawsuit over a fatal wreck that happened when a state trooper was driving without his blue lights flashing.

WTOK-TV - 2018-06-17 14:59:00

Car crashes into Columbus Little Caesar's

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - Columbus police arrested a drunk driver Saturday afternoon after that person crashed into a Little Caesar's.Chief Fred Shelton says one person did sustain minor scrapes and bruises from the incident.Police are working to book the suspect at this time. Shelton says that perso


West Point police arrest car burglar

Police said Stederrius Terrell Hodges, 21, of West Point, was wearing the same backpack from the surveillance video. He was charged with burglary of an auto and an outstanding contempt of court warrant. Hodges remains in the Clay County Jail.

NE MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-06-18 14:58:00

GEDs provide opportunities for 21 excited graduates

Roger Jones, 33, speaks about his struggles in education during a GED graduation at Lyceum Auditorium at East Mississippi Community College Thursday night. Photo by: Courtesy photo

COMMERCIAL DISPATCH - 2018-06-18 10:23:31

More than 20 Child Exploitation victims in Columbus

disturbing case in lowndes county. a 17-year-old boy is accused of child exploitation and the sheriff says there are 20 victims -- all of being underage. the sheriff also says the suspect punished the victims -- if they refused to send more pictures. wtva's xavier harris is in columbus with more emi


West Point man arrested after automobile break-in

harris joins us live outside of the police department with more information. emily, its kind of like the old saying once you get greedy you will get caught...and that's exactly what happened in this case. ." west point police say 21- year-old stederrius hodges was arrested at the same place where th


Company behind Lee Middle development revealed; CRA still mum on individuals involved

Columbus Redevelopment Authority, which has been marketing the property, identified Military Lee and announced the corporation's decision in a press release Saturday. Military Lee purchased an option on the 14-acre site in November.


Columbus welcomes new doctors to the area

“It’s important to recognize this is a new residency. It’s a new program. It’s important for the community. It’s important for the hospital. It’s important for the region, and we want to recognize the new residents we have coming in. Thew commitment they’ve made; the commitment we’ve made to trainin


Columbus City Hall project wins Heritage Trust Award

A near-20-month rehabilitation project of Columbus' historic City Hall earned a Mississippi Heritage Award for Restoration at a ceremony in Ocean Springs June 7. The honor was presented to Columbus Mayor Robert Smith at the Listen Up! Historic Preservation Conference and Heritage Awards. Main Street


A Columbus business opens its doors with a celebration

The Governor’s Opiod and Heroin Task Force Vice Chair, Dr. Randy Easterling, made a special appearance.


NCBWA Names Mississippi State Baseball Gary Henderson 2018 Coach Of The Year

Because of that and how the Mississippi State baseball team got here, Gary Henderson is deservedly the 2018 Coach of the Year. Earlier in the week,Perfect Game/Rawlings named Henderson their 2018 Coach of the Year. Now, the National College Baseball Writers Association have named Henderson to be the


West Point police make an arrest in burglaries

Police say Stederrius Hodges, 21, was caught on camera breaking into cars at a community counseling building.


17-year-old accused of exploiting more than 20 people

On June 7, the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department arrested a 17-year-old male for child exploitation. Due to the suspect's age, no name was provided.


Father's Day surprise touches hearts across the country - WCBI TV | Your News Leader

“How about we go to Omaha,” Lea said in the video. “Do you want to go up to Omaha and watch the College World Series together?” Lea asked his father.