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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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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...

Rain chances increase starting Wednesday

COLUMBUS, Mississippi (WCBI) – After a dry and less humid Tuesday, rain chances will likely increase the rest of the week. TUESDAY: With slightly drier air in place today behind Monday’s front, the sky stays partly cloudy and the weather less humid today. Rain chances should once again stay largely south of the WCBI coverage area. Afternoon highs will reach the upper 80s to near 90 degrees.

Dry and less humid Tuesday, then rain chances return

COLUMBUS, Mississippi (WCBI) – Tuesday will be warm and less humid. Moisture begins surging into the region Wednesday and will help fuel isolated showers and thunderstorms. TONIGHT: Partly cloudy skies. Low near 67 degrees. Cooler and less humid. TUESDAY: A mix of sun and clouds. Less humid. High near...

Cooling shelter in Columbus this week

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI)- Folks in need of shelter from the heat have a cool place to cool off for the week. The Golden Triangle Homeless Coalition is hosting a cooling shelter at Saint Stephen United Methodist in Columbus. Drinks and snacks will be provided. The shelter will be open from...

Columbus Community Counseling share warning of recent scam calls

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – Scams are everywhere whether it be calls, texts, emails, or social media. Members at Columbus Community Counseling are seeing more romance scams as of late. Romance scams come from people who portray themselves as someone else online and lure people into giving them money or...

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...

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...

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.

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....

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...

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...

Betty Sue Parker

Funeral services for Ms. Betty Sue Parker, age 76, of Kennedy, were held Friday, June 24, 2022 at 3 p.m. at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel with Bro. Michael Feltman officiating. Burial followed in Higdon Memorial Cemetery. Ms. Parker died Tuesday, June 21 at her residence. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

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.

Woman arrested on vandalism and cyberstalking charges in Noxubee

NOXUBEE COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI)- The Noxubee County Sheriff’s Department arrested a woman for alleged burglary and vandalizing church property. Investigators say Ashley McCoy of Brooksville vandalized a grave at Bigbee Valley Church among other crimes on Wednesday. McCoy is charged with Burglary of an Occupied Dwelling, Cyberstalking with an...