Candidate profiles of Ward 5 candidates

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus residents who live in Ward 5 will take to the polls Tuesday to decide who represents them on the city council.

Chism asks state to fund $10M for partnership school

Posted 2/12/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

State Rep. Gary Chism, R-Columbus, joined other area lawmakers this week in filing a state funding request for the construction of a Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District-Mississippi State University partnership school, but the District 37 representative's bill could, if approved, delay the build by a year.

Ask Rufus: Old Pickensville

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

One of the oldest towns along the Upper Tombigbee River is the little, though once not so small, community of Pickensville, Alabama.

Man shot near Friendship Cemetery

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Authorities continued to search for suspects Saturday afternoon after an 18-year-old man was shot in the leg in south Columbus.








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