Clay County and West Point leaders Tuesday were effusive in their praise for the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link, as the entities signed a joint economic agreement at the Ritz Conference Center in downtown West Point.
The Columbus City Council Tuesday tabled a request from Columbus Police Department Chief Selvain McQueen to approve his new organizational chart.
Frisco Road, Christian Circle and East Railroad Drive residents are fed up with no water, low water and rusty water that smells like rotten eggs.
More arrests have been made in connection with the death of a Beaverton, Ala. man.
The Mississippi Department of Education said four public high school seniors from Mississippi, including Columbus and Starkville students, have been chosen as semifinalists for the 2012 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.
It was a busy weekend for the Starkville Police Department, as 56 arrest citations were issued, during a city-wide crackdown on selling beer to minors.
After years spent meeting every requirement of the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, East Mississippi Community College made the grade last week.
A man was shot early Sunday while driving on the Highway 82 bypass, but the shooter has not been apprehended, and the Columbus Police Department has no suspects at this time.
At Monday's meeting of the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors, Harvey Myrick, who founded Grilling on The River, said the event would return in a "bigger and better" capacity.
Columbus Middle School students Saturday swept Destination ImagiNation's state competition at Columbus High School, with four teams winning first place prizes in four categories.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Monday signed a law that will put new regulations on the state's only abortion clinic, starting July 1. The Republican said he's not bothered by the possibility that the clinic's owner will sue to try to block the new mandates. "If it closes that clinic, then so be it," Bryant said during a bill signing ceremony in his Capitol office.
When a man threw a five-week-old kitten from the window of his car Friday, he didn't know the vehicle behind him belonged to an undercover officer with the Columbus Police Department.
The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors is examining its policy regarding employees who take county-owned vehicles home at night.
Police Chief Selvain McQueen will be discussing a new organizational chart for the Columbus Police Department during Tuesday's city council meeting. McQueen said the chart, if passed by the council, will provide restructuring within his department.
A federal jury in Aberdeen has decided that race played a part in the majority-black Greenwood Leflore Hospital board firing its white former attorney.
A lifelong scouting enthusiast, Jeremy Whitmore, has made a career in the Boy Scouts of America. Whitmore, 39, is a graduate of Murray State and an 18-year veteran of scouting. In January 2011, he began his latest scouting challenge as CEO of the Columbus-based Pushmataha Area Council.
The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors and other county officials this month are celebrating National County Government Month to highlight county government programs and services; the theme for this year's celebration is healthy counties, healthy families.
Columbus Fire and Rescue responded to an unauthorized burn at 215 8th Ave. S. Friday around 7: 30 p.m. Capt. Mike Gibson said the homeowner was burning leaves, without a permit to burn within the city limits, but the fire was out upon arrival.
Roughly 43 percent of Mississippians, between the ages of 19 and 26, don't have health insurance.
The Mississippi Department of Transportation says a newly reconstructed portion of Highway 45 with four lanes will be opening Monday.
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