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Caledonia teen charged with murder just hours after graduating high school

LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI)- A Caledonia teen is charged with murder just hours after graduating high school. Sheriff Eddie Hawkins said 18-year-old Justin Robert Coggins allegedly shot 33-year-old Dustin Hoffpauir during a domestic dispute Saturday morning. The gunfire happened on 136 Richard’s Lane in Caledonia. Hawkins said Coggins graduated...
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Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department honoring fallen officers

LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – The Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department honored the fallen officers of years past and now they have something to show for it. Agencies across the country have participated in ceremonies for law enforcement officers week. Today, multiple local agencies gathered at the Lowndes County...
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Victim in Friday shooting identified, cpd searching for suspect

COLUMBUS,Miss. (WCBI)- Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant identifies 23-year-old Amarcus McMillen as the person killed in an apartment on Waterworks Road. The second victim, a woman, was shot and transported to Baptist Memorial Hospital Golden Triangle- with non-life threatening injuries. Chief Fred Shelton said the department is searching for a...
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Lowndes County Supervisors grant tax break to Leigh Mall owners

LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – Lowndes County Supervisors have voted to give tax breaks to the newest owners of Columbus’s Leigh Mall. The Golden Triangle Development LINK has drawn up a Regional Economic Development Act Agreement to allow the Hull Group to recoup some of the tax money it will be paying in as it completes renovations.
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Eight Lowndes County bulls perform in 2022 PBR World Finals

LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI)- A local stock contractor is grabbing the bull by its horns. Eight of them actually. Blake Sharp is a Lowndes County cattle owner and has a handful of bulls performing in the 2022 Professional Bull Riders World Finals. Sharp’s love for his bulls is evident. We...
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Columbus man indicted for murder of his mother and sister

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – The man accused of killing his mother and his sister is facing capital murder and first degree murder charges. That’s the indictment returned by a Lowndes County grand jury for Jaquenton Bush. He’s accused of killing 8-year-old Jayda and 49-year-old Erica Brewer. The...
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Murder indictment for man accused of killing his wife

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – A man accused of killing his wife is indicted for murder. A Lowndes County grand jury recently returned the indictment against Wayne Frasier. He was arrested shortly after the December 2021 shooting. 55-year-old Natalie Ryan-Fraser was visiting her husband, Wayne Frasier, at his Caledonia apartment...
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Lowndes County Grand Jury issues indictment in 2020 shooting death

COLUMBUS, Miss (WCBI) – A Lowndes County grand jury returns a murder indictment in a Columbus homicide. Tyler Blackwell was recently indicted. He’s accused of shooting and killing 20-year-old Xavier Johnson in April 2020. The shooting happened in the 1600 block of 5th Street South. Investigators believe the...
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EMCC students celebrate graduation day with family and friends

LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – Hundreds of parents, family and friends gathered today to celebrate EMCC Golden Triangle graduates. Two ceremonies took place to celebrate those graduating. The Academic graduates walked across the stage at 10 this morning and the career technical graduates walked at 2 this afternoon. Congratulations...
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City official working to get storm shelters in West Lowndes

LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – Flash Flood, Thunderstorms, or even tornadoes. Weather in Mississippi can be unpredictable and you never know what will strike. The Lowndes County Board of supervisors wants to make sure that all parts of the county have a safe place to go during severe weather.
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