Demonta Dewayne "Gangsta" Gardner. Gardner, 19, of 917 11th Ave. S, was arrested September 29, 2011 and charged with armed robbery and burglary of a dwelling.
The city school board has spent the past few weeks backgrounding superintendent candidates, but Tuesday night, they learned the district -- as well as Columbus and its movers and shakers -- had been equally scrutinized.
People who wheeled into Dunkin' Donuts Monday morning searching for their sugar and java fix were in for a surprise: The doors were locked, with signs informing customers the shop had gone out of business.
The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science has been named one of the best high schools in America.
Lowndes County's older residents next week will join an estimated 100,000 seniors across the nation to help promote active, healthy lifestyles through physical fitness, good nutrition and preventive care as part of National Senior Health & Fitness Day. As an official host site, the YMCA will hold activities May 30 at the Frank P. Phillips Memorial YMCA in downtown Columbus.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has signed a law limiting the attorney general's control of the state's legal business.
Friday marked the end of the school year for city students, but for preschoolers at Stokes-Beard Elementary Technology and Communication Magnet School, it was business as usual.
In what seems to be a regular occurrence, festival funding was once again a source of contention between members of the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors.
During a meeting of the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors Monday, Executive Director of the Golden Triangle Planning and Development District Rudy Johnson fielded questions concerning the progress of a comprehensive plan for the county.
The trial of a former youth leader, Benjamin Shelton, has been continued until August.
A gang fight in a prison for illegal immigrants quickly escalated into a riot involving as many as 300 inmates, some lashing out with sticks or homemade knives as the uprising spread through the sprawling prison, a sheriff said.
Interviews will begin tonight for the first of three candidates remaining in the Columbus Municipal School District's superintendent search.
Former state Sen. Ezell Lee of Picayune died Monday after battling cancer, according to a Senate staff member who had spoken with his family. Lee was 74. He served in the Mississippi House from 1988 to 1992, then in the state Senate from 1992 until January 2012.
A Starkville man was arrested on charges of impersonating a police officer, after Starkville police discovered a fake Twitter account the man had established.
An outstanding warrant led to a drug bust and a statutory rape charge Thursday evening.
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