During a city budget workshop Thursday, Columbus council members cut an $860,836 deficit for next year's budget in half before agreeing to Mayor Robert Smith's request to break camp and discuss further cuts individually with department heads.
A Lowndes County teenager was sentenced to prison Wednesday after pleading guilty for his part in an armed robbery and burglary of a Columbus woman.
Jabari Edwards, owner of project managing firm J5/Broaddus said Thursday he stands behind one of his employees, Orlando Rendall Smith, son of Columbus Mayor Robert Smith. The younger Smith was arrested Saturday.
Two of the three post offices in Columbus have reduced their hours. The shorter retail window hours of operation at the U.S. Postal Service's locations on Alabama Street and Main Street began Monday. The windows are open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
State Rep. Tyrone Ellis, D-Starkville, says he is in better health and spirit following a late July stroke which hospitalized him.
Brandon Lee White, 26, of Clay County, was killed in a single-car accident after the vehicle he was driving hit a tree off of Miss. Highway 389, an Oktibbeha County coroner's assistant confirmed Wednesday.
Robert Earl Smith Jr. was arrested Friday night and charged with driving under the influence. The 36-year-old son of Mayor Robert Smith was arrested after he was observed driving recklessly in front of Club Heidiho in East Columbus, according to witnesses that were at the scene.
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