According to Rankin County Coroner David Ruth, 36-year-old Omar Beard was taken from the jail to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A circuit court judge issues a ruling that allows Rubel West to keep his seat as the District 3 Supervisor.

WATCH: Highlights from day one of boys and girls high school quarterfinals between Ingomar, Coffeeville, New Site, Coahoma County, Pine Grove, Baldwyn, Calhoun City, Potts

President Trump has appealed for calm and put Vice President Mike Pence in charge of America’s coronavirus response, insisting the country is “very, very ready”

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Warming shelter opened in Columbus

The shelter will be in the Scout Hut building, right next to the Farmers Market.
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Inmate found dead at CMCF in Rankin County

According to Rankin County Coroner David Ruth, 36-year-old Omar Beard was taken from the jail to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
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Judge issues ruling on supervisor’s race

A circuit court judge issues a ruling that allows Rubel West to keep his seat as the District 3 Supervisor.
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Choctaw County residents hopeful busy road will be repaired soon

MDOT said the highway will remain closed until their engineers can determine the severity of the slide and formulate a repair plan.
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A decent Friday making way for a beautiful weekend

SUMMARY: A few weak disturbances will pass through the Friday morning and night but not expecting much with some cloud cover and maybe an...
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Area Pastors Team Up With Police Department to Discuss Community Safety

On Thursday, the two parties discussed increasing security presence at the churches.
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Big Crowd Comes Out For Meet And Greet With New Sheriff

The sheriff's department will host three more community meetings throughout the county

Gov. Tate Reeve praises relief efforts from ministries to Jackson flood victims

Governor Reeves said it's vital for flood victims to get both physical and spiritual support during a time of crisis.
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Local ministry helps Jackson area homeowners find hop after devastating floods

Volunteers with "Eight Days of Hope" helped many homeowners who have lost all their possessions.
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Southwire employees continuing to help Jackson flooding victims

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) - The people who work at Starkville's Southwire want to help flood victims. That's why they are collecting items to send to...
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Columbus PD searching for local ministers for Pastors on Patrol Program

Shelton said people who attend Thursday's meeting will get the full rundown of becoming a police chaplain.
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Wreck sends five to hospital in Columbus

It happened around 2:30 Thursday afternoon near 12 Street and 4th Avenue North in Columbus. 

Quiet Friday, storms next week

Drying out through the weekend before more rain and storms.

Students given mock interview opportunities at Lowndes County Career Tech Center

Students from the Columbus Municipal School District and Lowndes County were part of today's event.

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HIGHLIGHTS: HS Girls/Boys Quarterfinals — Day 1

WATCH: Highlights from day one of boys and girls high school quarterfinals between Ingomar, Coffeeville, New Site, Coahoma County, Pine Grove, Baldwyn, Calhoun City, Potts Camp and Walnut.
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HIGHLIGHTS: New Site and Hickory Flat Fall in Quarterfinals

WATCH: Highlights from the quarterfinal match-ups between New Site and Coahoma County girls along with Hickory Flat and Pine Grove girls. 
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MACJC SEMIFINALS: EMCC, NEMCC Headed to Championships, ICC Women Fall

WATCH: Highlights and scores from the MACJC semifinals featuring EMCC, NEMCC and ICC. 
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MSU Beats Alcorn State in Midweek Meeting

A 2-run bomb from Jordan Westburg gave the Diamond Dawgs the 8-4 win against Alcorn.

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