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Lawmakers approve more funding for Columbus’ amphitheater

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www.wcbi.com – Anthony Jenkins – 2024-06-04 19:02:10

SUMMARY: The Mississippi has allocated an additional $1 million to the Terry Brown Amphitheater at the Columbus Riverwalk, which has multiple delays since its inception over seven years ago. Despite the of Columbus spending over $3 million since 2017, construction has been hindered by , issues, and vandalism. A proposed October 2023 opening date was missed. Ward 5 City Councilman Stephen Jones hopes the new funding will finally complete the project, aiming to make a strong community impact. Columbus Arts Council Executive Director Salem Gibson envisions the venue as a catalyst for local entertainment and economic growth.

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Tip line created for information on Brunett case

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www.wjtv.com – Rachel Hernandez – 2024-06-15 21:44:39

SUMMARY: In Loranger, , 6-year-old Jalie Brunett was kidnapped, and her mother Callie and sister Erin, 3, were murdered. Callie was found dead in her locked mobile home by her father. The were abducted before 8 a.m. and Daniel Callihan was in , Mississippi. Erin was found dead in a wooded area, while Jalie was found alive and hospitalized. Evidence possibly linked to human trafficking was discovered. Another suspect, Victoria Cox, was also arrested. The FBI is seeking public assistance through a digital tip line for more information on the case. Call 1-800-225-5324 or visit the FBI's website.

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MCSO part-time academy graduates ready to protect and serve

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www.wcbi.com – Allie Martin – 2024-06-15 21:44:31

SUMMARY: Class Four cadets at the Monroe County Sheriff's Office part-time academy a grueling eighteen- course that included topics on street , gangs, and driving, and rigorous PT tests. They experienced OC (pepper spray) firsthand, described as extremely painful yet a crucial team-building exercise. The final month involved written tests and graduation. Instructors and Sheriff Kevin Crook were credited for pushing cadets to their limits, fostering endurance, and instilling a sense of duty. Graduates expressed readiness to apply their in their respective roles, emphasizing community service and continuous professional . The next academy starts in January.

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Annual Juneteenth Parade makes its way Downtown Columbus

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www.wcbi.com – Anthony Jenkins – 2024-06-15 21:42:04

SUMMARY: COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – Columbus celebrated its 3rd annual Juneteenth Parade , with community members participating by bringing their vehicles. The parade extended from the Walk Soccer Complex to the Columbus Department. Coordinator Leroy Brooks expressed pride in the turnout, noting the community's engagement and the importance of the . Brooks highlighted the significance of people understanding Juneteenth's relevance. The parade also marked the start of the 27th annual Juneteenth . For more information, follow WCBI on Facebook and X for 24/7 and updates.

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