Mississippi escapee captured in Georgia after 8 months

March 31, 2018 in The Buzz

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) – An inmate who escaped a Mississippi jail in September has been captured nearly seven months later, in Georgia. News outlets cite a release from the sheriff’s […]

Airbus gets $273M deal to make helicopters in Mississippi

March 12, 2018 in Business

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) – The U.S. Army is awarding a $273 million contract to a Mississippi helicopter maker for 35 aircraft. The Army announced the contract with Airbus Helicopters on […]

White candidate urges voters to keep council’s racial makeup

May 16, 2017 in News

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) – A white city council member running against a black challenger says he stands by a campaign letter he sent to voters, urging them to “maintain the […]

Police: Columbus homeowner stabs, kills intruder

March 13, 2017 in News, The Buzz

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) – Columbus police are investigating an apparent home invasion where the suspect was stabbed to death by the homeowner. Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant tells the Commercial […]

Police investigate if restaurant worker contaminated food

January 15, 2017 in News

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) – Columbus police have launched a criminal investigation into whether a fast-food worker intentionally served contaminated food. The Commercial Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2jgEWak ) reports that a Tupelo resident […]

City transfers state lawmaker’s criminal case

December 9, 2016 in News

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) – The city of Columbus has sent a pending criminal case against a state lawmaker to Lowndes County Justice Court. City spokesman Joe Dillon confirmed to The […]

Firefighters put out car fire, find body; man had been shot

November 29, 2016 in News

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) – Columbus police say firefighters called to a grass fire found a burning car – and when the fire was out, they found a man’s body near […]

Parts sold from KiOR biofuel plant that owes Mississippi $79M

October 7, 2015 in Business

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Equipment from the failed KiOR biofuel plant in Columbus is being sold, but Mississippi taxpayers are likely to recover little of the $79 million that the […]