Four decades have passed since the 19th century train came to rest at Propst Park, and since that time, it has stood silent sentry over Main Street. Juveniles threw rocks and broke a few windows, and a person was once found living inside one of the cars, but for the most part, the train has been free of vagrants and vandals, ravaged only by time.
If you want to know what's happening with the long-awaited, much-delayed Cotton Mills project, just follow the food.
Columbus anglers have an abundant supply of fishing holes where they can wile away the afternoon, from the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway to the cedar swamps deep in the Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge. But until recently, there were a limited number of places to buy supplies.
A Columbus woman charged with murder will be going back to court in September. Kalmesha Denise Jackson, 23, of 810 Eighth St. S. was charged with the January 15 shooting of Marquez Kentrel Carter, 23, of 1147 Tabernacle Road. Jackson's initial appearance in Municipal Court Thursday was continued until September 6.
A domestic dispute landed a Caledonia couple behind bars Wednesday night.
Determining the best writer in Debbie Vanderford's fifth grade class at Henderson Elementary School is not an easy assignment.
A measure to limit Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood's ability to control state legal business is on the way to Republican Gov. Phil Bryant.
With summer comes higher power bills. Although the area's power supplier, the Tennessee Valley Authority, has not yet announced rate increases for the summer, Lowndes County residents still can expect to pay higher utility bills.
A Columbus architect and noted historian, Sam Kaye, was given a lifetime achievement award by the Mississippi Heritage Trust Friday.
A majority of Mississippi senators voted Wednesday to approve the chamber's redistricting plan, despite complaints from a few colleagues who think they're treated unfairly because their districts are dramatically changed.
The Oktibbeha County Relay for Life begins Friday and, like many of those who help stage the event each year, Brian Hawkins has a personal connection to the cause.
Dr. Kelly Trout has joined the dental practice of Dr. George P. Elsberry.
When the construction of Columbus Middle School was underway, Principal Cindy Wamble was intimately involved in every aspect of the process, from choosing the paint colors and classroom design to haggling with then-Superintendent Dr. Del Phillips over the entrance location, she jokingly recalled last April following Phillips' resignation.
In an effort to increase the manpower at the Columbus Police Department, the City Council Tuesday voted unanimously to allow Chief Selvain McQueen to hire six officers.
The Caledonia Board of Aldermen quietly ushered in the month Tuesday night, taking care of town business with relatively little public comment and no need for a lengthy executive session, as in the past few meetings.
Shots were fired Tuesday night, within audible range of one of Columbus' busiest family attractions.
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