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Columbus, MS – Johnny Will Prude Jr. Identified as Employee Killed at Treatment Plant on Yorkville Rd

According to the Lowndes County Coroner, 54-year-old Johnny Will Prude, Jr. was found dead at the CLW’s wastewater plant off Yorkville Road near the Columbus fairgrounds. The CW General Manager reported that, at about 9:30 a.m., one of their employees was performing routine jobs at one of the department’s water facilities. After a period of time during which the employee failed to respond to any calls from his co-workers, emergency protocols were executed to establish the employee’s whereabouts.
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An Amory man dies following car crash

AMORY, Miss. (WCBI)-An Amory man dies from his injuries in a car crash. Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley said 53-year-old Willam Elbert Tallent, Jr. of the Bigbee Community died Saturday morning. Gurley said the incident happened back on June 17th on Highway 25 North in Smithville. Tallent was traveling north...

A Columbus family loses their home in a devastating fire

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI)- A Columbus family loses their home in a devastating fire. Columbus Fire and Rescue Chief Duane Hughes said the fire started around 2a.m. on June 25th at 317 23rd Street North. Firefighters were able to get control the blaze. One man is being treated for burns on...

Amory man dead 6 days after multi-vehicle accident

SMITHVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - An Amory man died almost a week after a multi-vehicle accident. 53-year-old William Tallent Jr. died on June 23, 2022 following an accident that happened on June 17. Tallent was driving his GMC Pickup on Highway 25 North when he collided with a Dodge Charger head-on...

Not as hot this week, some hope for mid and late week rain

COLUMBUS, Mississippi (WCBI) – Temperatures won’t be as high as last week, and there’s hope for several days of at least some rain around these parts. MONDAY: Variably cloudy today with highs in the upper 80s. A front should slide through the region, but the best chance of scattered downpours should remain south of the WCBI coverage area.

Construction accident in Monroe County claimed life of West Point man

MONROE COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - A Friday construction accident killed a West Point man. According to Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley, the accident happened at 11:20 a.m. on Highway 45 Alternate at the intersection of Davidson Road. Robert Grays, 68, was an employee of Falcon Construction in Columbus. Workers were...

Upper 80s to start off the workweek

COLUMBUS, Mississippi (WCBI) – A front will ease into the region and bring a brief break from the heat and humidity. TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy skies. Low near 69 degrees. A few lingering showers are possible, but for most of us, today’s rain is over. MONDAY: Mostly cloudy skies....

O’Neal Manufacturing Services adds Alabama plant

O’Neal Manufacturing Services (OMS) has opened a 130,000-sq.-ft. custom steel fabrication center in Fayette, Ala. The $4 million project is expected to create 80 jobs. The company provides production and manufacturing redundancy for OEMs engaged in heavy equipment industries such as truck and trailer, agricultural equipment, and material handling. The addition of this facility brings the company’s total North American locations to nine, including its corporate headquarters in Birmingham, Ala.

Columbus Municipal School District hosting Summer Feeding Program

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – School may be out, but cafeteria crews with the Columbus Municipal School District are staying busy. The District is continuing its Summer Feeding Program. Cafeterias at all of Columbus’s schools are serving breakfast and lunch to all kids 18 and under. The program continues...

Columbus home goes up in flames early Monday morning

A Columbus home goes up in flames early Monday morning. The fire happened just before 4 AM in the 200 block of Taylor Street. The home was engulfed when Columbus Fire and Rescue arrived. Investigators are still trying to determine what sparked the fire. No one was home at the...

Increased Rain Chances through Next Week

COLUMBUS, Mississippi (WCBI) – Rain chances arrive Sunday Evening and linger through next week. SUNDAY: Clouds increasing through the afternoon with high temps reaching the upper 90s. T-storms likely to develop by the evening hours. Overnight lows will be near 72. MONDAY: Scattered showers and storms remain in the...

Columbus woman scores half a million dollar win in MS Lottery

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WLBT) – One Mississippi woman is now the winner of half a million dollars!. According to the Mississippi Lottery Corporation, a Columbus woman claimed $542,292.73 in prize money from the Tuesday, June 21, Mississippi Match 5 drawing on Friday. Normally purchasing five tickets each week, the woman...

Columbus woman wins big in Mississippi Match 5!

JACKSON, Miss. (WTOK) - A Columbus, Miss., was still in shock when she claimed $542,292.73 in prize money from the June 21, Mississippi Match 5 drawing. She said she plays Mississippi Match 5 every week, always choosing the quick pick option. Usually she buys five tickets each time but decided on 10 for Tuesday’s drawing. The 7th ticket nailed her big win. In disbelief, she called to her husband to look at the ticket. He thought she wanted him to kill a bug; but, in fact, it was to verify she’d hit all the winning numbers.