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Army Corps of Engineers set to remove sunken barge from Stennis Lock and Dam, minimal impact to business on waterway

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says they expect to start removing the sunken barge that is lodged against the...

Trio of women blaze new trail while fighting fires for Starkville Fire Department

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) - On May 13th, Savanna Sanchez, Sarah Thompson and Anna Beth Robertson became the largest group of women firefighters to work a...

Nearly 200 Lowndes Co. students taking summer school classes to fill gaps in education after COVID-19 disrupted learning in 2020

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) - In Lowndes County, school is not out for summer in 2021. But JoLynne Robertson's first grade class doesn't seem to mind. "For...

Mayor-elect Keith Gaskin says education, unity & a more transparent government can lead Columbus to ‘bright future’

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) - Wednesday marked the beginning of a new chapter for the city of Columbus as Keith Gaskin became the city's mayor-elect. Gaskin...

Breaking down the week-long process to determine a winner in the race for mayor of Columbus

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) - Since the polls closed on June 8, the citizens of Columbus waited a full week to find out the results...

Keith Gaskin ahead of Robert Smith in Columbus mayoral race after final tally of affidavits with 53 outstanding absentee ballots

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) - The final tally from the city election commission Thursday has Keith Gaskin with the most votes at 2,907 in the...

Offense leads MSU past VCU 16-4 , Bulldogs heading to regional championship

Mississippi State took down VCU 16-4 and will play in the Starkville Regional Championship on Sunday. The Bulldogs averaged 12 runs per game in...

Community Counseling Services goes into communities to provide mental health treatment to thousands of people across 7 counties

WEST POINT, Miss. (WCBI) - When it comes to mental health, Community Counseling Services therapist Trisha Thornton says that, for many people, the hardest...

Columbus Police, Lowndes Co. Sheriff hope Ring Doorbell’s video and safety information sharing app can help solve and prevent more crimes

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) - In the ongoing fight against the area's rising crime, law enforcement has repeatedly stressed the importance of working with the...

Columbus-Lowndes Public Library wants people to donate artifacts that document experience during COVID-19 pandemic

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) - After living through history, the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library System is starting to collect artifacts that document the pandemic experience in...

Monroe Co. Sheriff’s Dept. makes record-breaking meth bust after joint investigation with North Mississippi Narcotics & several local law enforcement agencies

ABERDEEN, Miss. (WCBI) - Tuesday, the Monroe County Sheriff's Department announced the details of an arrest in a major drug bust they say is...

After Confederate monument’s removal from Lowndes County Courthouse, local leaders hope it can be replaced with positive symbol

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) - Crews hired by Lowndes County are in the process of cleaning out the excess concrete and covering the hole where...

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A local florist is accused of spitting in a man’s face

MACON, Miss. (WCBI)- Family, friends, and neighbors are asking why after, allegedly, seeing their local florist spit in the face of one of their...
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Wilbanks Named Deputy Of The Year For Mississippi

MONROE COUNTY, MISS. (WCBI) - A Monroe County sheriff's deputy is named Deputy of the Year for the state of Mississippi. Monroe County Sheriff's Deputy...

Future of motorized scooters in Starkville is still uncertain

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) - The future of motorized scooters in Starkville is still uncertain. Just one day after Mayor Lynn Spruill vetoed a ban on...

All four Aberdeen police chief candidates are back on the ballot

All four candidates for police chief in Aberdeen are back on the ballot. The Aberdeen Election Commission reversed its original decision to remove two candidates...