Crawford, MS

Columbus police make arrest in connection to deadly shooting

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – Columbus police make an arrest in connection to a deadly shooting. 20-year-old Johnathan Slaughter is charged with one count of murder and one count of aggravated assault. Bond has not been set. Slaughter turned himself in this afternoon to Columbus police. He’s accused of shooting...
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Columbus chase ended Tuesday with one arrest

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - Columbus police arrested a man after he led them on a chase Tuesday night. It happened Tuesday night around 10 p.m. Police were checking the Riverwalk area where cars can’t park after a certain time of day. They checked one car at the Riverwalk parked on First Street South.
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Columbus police are investigating a shooting at Sim Scott Park

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – Columbus police are investigating a shooting at a northside park. The gunfire happened about 8 o’clock Tuesday night at Sim Scott Park. Police Chief Fred Shelton says officers were in the area and heard the shots. When they arrived at the park people were...

Suspect arrested in Columbus for Waterworks Road murder

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - Columbus police have made an arrest in connection with the May 13 murder on Waterworks Road. Johnathan Slaughter, 20, of Macon, is charged with murder in the shooting death of Amarcus McMillen, 23. Police also charged Slaughter with aggravated assault. A second person was also shot...

Aliceville Council approves of many resolutions for the city

ALICEVILLE-Robert Wilder, Mayor Pro-Tempore, called the Aliceville City Council meeting to order on March 24, 2022 with all council members present. Mayor Windham was not in attendace. The council approved of last meeting’s minutes mov- ing into discussion for items under unfinished business. Wilder mentioned to the council that...

CMSD Superintendent took proposal for modified school calendar to council

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – Stopping the slide. That’s one of the motives behind a plan that would alter the school year for Columbus public school students. Columbus Municipal School District Superintendent Doctor Cherie Labat took her proposal for a modified school calendar to the Columbus City Council Tuesday night.

Expungement Clinic held at Aliceville Activity Center

ALICEVILLE-Jill Noland, Job Placement Coordinator of the Pickens County Family Resource Center, and candidate for District 2 Commissioner, hosted along with Aliceville Council member Talya Ball “The Road to Redemption” Expungement Clinic on March 23, 2022 helping those with rent and utilities. assistance with the Emergency Rental Assistance...

Congresswoman Terri Sewell speaks at town hall meeting in Aliceville

ALICEVILLE-Elected officials of Aliceville brought about a town hall meeting with Congress-woamn Terri Sewell to be the face of the meeting speaking on a congressional update on April 20, 2022 at Aliceville City Hall. Tiedra Owens, a native of Pickens County, heads over the Tuscaloosa office for Sewell and introduced the program at the meeting. She recognized elected officials in the audience Aliceville Council-memeber Thomas Wilkins, Commissioner Bobby Ingram and Mayor Terrence Windham.

Aliceville City Council Honors Officer David Corder on His Retirement

ALICEVILLE- The Aliceville City Council meeting was held March 9, 2022, at 5 p.m. at Aliceville City Hall. Mayor Terrence Windham called the meeting to order. After the invocation, the minutes were approved on a motion from Councilman Thomas Wilkins and a second from Councilman Chris Lewis. Windham gave a...
Starkville Daily News

Know Your Neighbor: Dad’s hometown is now home for Niya Smith

Although she was born and raised in Littleton, Colo., Niya Smith moved to her dad’s hometown in Starkville because she wanted to make a difference. “I wanted to open up a school for youth at risk,” said Smith. “When we would come down here in the summer, I would see a lot of kids who weren’t in school. So I wanted to come down here and try to rebuild the community [where my parents were born and raised.]”

Columbus City Council discuss crime prevention for summer break

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) With two fatal shootings in less than a month, crime has been a topic of conversation in Columbus. Youth crime and how to prevent it have been in the spotlight, especially as Summer Break approaches. Incidents involving young people usually spike in those months when students are...

SEC Baseball Standings, Tuesday Results, and Weekend Matchups

There is one remaining weekend in the 2022 SEC baseball regular-season schedule. After kicking off the season back in late February, teams are now preparing for their final conference series of the season before post-season baseball starts. Tennessee continues to stay in the driver’s seat in the conference, which is...

Aliceville Career Center Grand Opening

The Pickens County Family Resource Center and Tuscaloosa Career Center partnered and worked together to open up a career center at the Aliceville Public Library to help those in Pickens County with networking and job opportunities. The grand opening took place on March 30, 2022 with Library Director Frances Lewis, Pickens County Family Resource Center Job Placement coordinator Jill Noland and Director, Wille Joe Thomas. The Mayor of Aliceville Terrence Windham did the welcome talking of positive changes and the opportunities this will bring to move the community forward.

Aliceville Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet

ALICEVILLE- The annual banquet of the Aliceville Area Chamber of Commerce took place on March 1, 2022, at the Aliceville Museum. Chamber Board President Gary Hankins welcomed a large crowd for the annual event. Caleb Marine of The West Alabama Bank and Trust called up Everett Owens to present a...

Skeptic’s guide to Mississippi State’s 2022 season

Mississippi State hired Mike Leach to establish an above-average program. He arrived in Starkville 2 years ago after winning 65% of his games as head coach at Texas Tech (10 seasons) and Washington State (8 seasons). But his first 2 Bulldogs teams had a combined record of 11-13 after State...

Record heat possible tomorrow but rain returns this weekend

COLUMBUS, Mississippi (WCBI) – SUMMARY: Record heat will remain possible the next few days, then storms arrive Saturday night. TONIGHT: Mostly clear and seasonably mild with lows in the low-70s. Calm wind. THURSDAY: Sunny and breezy. Highs in the low-90s. West wind 5-19mph with gusts up to 20 mph.