Columbus, MS

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...
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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 went...

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...

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.

Columbus Woman Claims Half-A-Million Dollar Mississippi Match 5 Jackpot

JACKSON, MISS –A Columbus woman, still in shock, claimed $542,292.73 in prize money from the Tuesday, June 21, Mississippi Match 5 drawing. The player loves Mississippi Match 5 and plays every week, always choosing the Quick Pick option. Typically, she purchases five tickets each time. Something made her up that number and purchase 10 for Tuesday’s drawing. As she checked her numbers Tuesday night, it was the seventh ticket yielding her big win.
Starkville Daily News

MSU's Molinar signs free agent deal with Bucks

After going through the two-round National Basketball Association Draft without being taken by a team Thursday night, Molinar signed a free agent deal with the Bucks according to a report on Friday morning. Molinar became a reliable scoring option for the Bulldogs over his three-year career in Starkville. During the...

COVID-19 cases back on the rise in Mississippi

COVID-19 numbers are back on the rise in parts of Mississippi. The Mississippi State Department of Health reported over 1500 new cases in its most recent update. Desoto, Tunica, and Benton counties in North Mississippi have seen the highest spike in cases. Residents in those counties are being asked to...

MSDH reports more than 1,300 COVID-19 cases

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Mississippi have been spiking in recent weeks. On Friday, the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reported 1,377 new cases. Two additional deaths were also reported. The new cases were reported to the department by 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 23. This brings the […]

Hot & sunny Saturday, evening storms Sunday

COLUMBUS, Mississippi (WCBI) – Triple digit heat is expected Saturday ahead of a cooler start to next week. TONIGHT: Mostly clear skies. Low near 69 degrees. Calm winds. SATURDAY: Plenty of sunshine and hot. High near 100 degrees! Heat index values as high as 105. Find a way to beat the heat!
Starkville Daily News

SHS anxious to add the sport of wrestling

Now, two years after the beginning of the pandemic, athletics are beginning to move forward again with the addition of the sport of wrestling. Recently, the Mississippi High School Activities Association approved the move for schools to include wrestling as part of its programs. Starkville High School Athletic Director Greg...
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A look inside The Templeton and Seal Performance Nutrition Centers

STARKVILLE – When it comes to winning, the path to victory is often paved when no one is watching. Mississippi State is committed to ensuring no stone is left unturned on its quest to win championships in all sports and help athletes achieve individual dreams, as evidenced by the soon-to-open Templeton and Seal Performance Nutrition Centers.
Starkville Daily News

GTPDD dedicates building to honor executive director

Family, friends, coworkers, and clients of Rupert “Rudy” Johnson alike were all at the same place at the same time on Thursday to show him appreciation. The one fitting way they found to do that was to dedicate the headquarters of the Golden Triangle Planning and Development District in his name.

Lucky Mississippi lottery player wins more than $5M

JACKSON, Miss. — A lucky lottery player won Tuesday's Mississippi Match 5 jackpot worth $542,000. The ticket was purchased from the Texaco Food Mart on Highway 45 North in Columbus, according to the Mississippi Lottery Corporation. The winning numbers were 02-16-22-28-31. The jackpot for Saturday's Mississippi Match 5 drawing...

R&B legend Dionne Warwick to open 75th MSU Lyceum Series

STARKVILLE, Miss.—Mississippi State’s Lyceum Series will begin its 75th year of shows with a performance by legendary R&B singer Dionne Warwick. The performance, scheduled for Sept. 29, begins a five-show season featuring a variety of acts, from theater and dance troupes to a brass band. Each show will be held at 7 p.m. in Lee Hall’s historic Bettersworth Auditorium.