Delta Adds New Flight at GTRA

Delta Airlines is adding a fourth daily flight at Golden Triangle Regional Airport, announced Executive Director Mike Hainsey on Monday. The round-trip flight between Columbus and Atlanta will begin in June. Last year was a record-setting year for GTRA, Hainsey said, and Delta’s addition of the flight is good for long-term growth. “We’ve been working with Delta for two years to get this flight,” Hainsey said. “The number of people on our airplanes is so high that people weren’t flying out of here because either seats weren’t available or prices were too high. We weren’t as competitive, and we...

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Shots Fired Into House

The Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Thursday afternoon shooting. According to Sheriff Mike Arledge, at about 4:30 p.m. deputies responded to 508 Lehmberg Road after a reported shooting. When they arrived they found that someone had fired multiple rounds into a house. The homeowner was inside, but nobody was injured. Anyone with any information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-530-7151 or the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office at (662)...

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4-County prepared for potential winter storm

With the potential of a winter storm system hitting the Golden Triangle area tonight and tomorrow, 4-County Electric Power Association has implemented its Emergency Response Plan and is ready to respond if significant accumulations of snow, sleet and ice hit the area. This morning, 4-County crews were making extra preparations to prepare, organizing equipment and putting the final touches on planning for the potential event. Being prepared and planning ahead are critical components in weathering the storm, according to 4-County Manager of Operations Anthony Miller. “We’re ready,” Miller said this morning. “Our crews are trained and equipped to handle...

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United Way, Building Bridges of Hope Seek Donations for Federal Workers

Two area organizations are joining together to help local citizens that are suffering financially from the continued government shutdown. The Lowndes County United Way and Building Bridges of Hope are working to help over 40 area residents that are working without pay. Glenda Buckhalter, the Community Outreach Coordinator for the City of Columbus and Officer and Director of Building Bridges of Hope, a Mississippi 501(c)(3), is leading an effort to help these employees of the TSA from the Golden Triangle Airport, the Federal Correctional Institution in Aliceville and employee of the USDA in the area. All have been working...

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Man Charged With Capital Murder in Artesia Massacre

According to Sheriff Mike Arledge, Clark Earl Allen Jr., 20, of 47 Fulton Lane, Starkville, has been charged with capital murder in the Jan. 15 shooting deaths of three men in Artesia. Allen was a guest inside the home at the time of the murders, but investigators are not releasing any details about motive at this time, Arledge said. Deputies responding to a shots fired call on Mobile Drive in Artesia found three men dead at a trailer. Shortly afterwards, patrol deputies captured Allen nearby. According to the Lowndes County Coroner’s Office, the victims were Demario Anquan Snell, 31,...

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