Drug Take-Back Program Saturday at CPD

The Columbus Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will be holding a drug take-back program this Saturday in Columbus. Prescription drugs in patches or pills can be dropped off at the police department on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The department is located at 1501 Main Street. There will be fun for the family, too. Sharps or needles are not...

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Kellum Caught Thursday Morning

Kristopher Kellum, who was the subject of a search by the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office and the Mississippi Highway Patrol after he allegedly fled from officers, was taken into custody this morning at approximately 7:45 a.m.  He was hiding in a storage building north of the Lowndes County line in Monroe County (beside the old truck stop).  The United States Marshal Fugitive Task Force and Mississippi Highway Patrol received information of Kellum’s location and took him into custody without incident.    Kellum was armed with a firearm at the time of his arrest. He was transported back to Lowndes County...

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Street Light Audit Underway Starting April 8

Evari GIS Consulting will be performing an audit of all street lights within the city limits during the month of April. The week of April 8, workers will be on Main Street and in the Downtown area; the week of April 15 on Highway 69, Tuscaloosa Road and residential neighborhoods to the south and east; the week of April 22 in surrounding residential neighborhoods. The week of April 29 workers will move into the area north of Downtown and east of Highway 45, and the week of May 6 in areas west of the Riverwalk. Workers will be present...

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Shots Fired Into Crawford Home

On March 28th at approximately 11:30 p.m., Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of shots being fired into a home located in the 200 block of Long Street in Crawford.  Deputies were able to confirm numerous shots being fired into the dwelling while the homeowner was inside.  There were no reported injuries. The case is under investigation and anyone with any information is asked to call the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office at (662) 328-1136 or Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers 1-800-530-7151....

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Sheriff’s Office Seeks Info on Missing Person

On March 26, 2019, Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office deputies received a report of a missing person.  John McMillen, 46. was last seen on March 24 at approximately 3 p.m. when he left 396 Elm Drive in Columbus en route to Greenville, Ala.  McMillen has not been heard from since he left.  He was driving a green 2004 Ford F-150 tag# LT1 0930 . Anyone with any information to McMillen’s whereabouts is asked to call the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office at (662) 328-6788....

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