The first time Joe LaNier II left Columbus, he was 17. There weren't many options for the young black man deep in the heart of the 1940s South. His mother was dead, his father was out of work, his little sisters were hungry and he had just been fired from his job as a dishwasher because he'd asked for a raise from $3.50 to $5 a week.
Dr. Martha Liddell will preside Monday night over her first school board meeting since being selected as superintendent of the Columbus Municipal School District. She plans to update the board on details of her "Believe and Achieve" strategic plan, which she unveiled during her interview last month.
It may not be the Taj Mahal, but Caledonia aldermen believe the new municipal complex they're planning will be a welcome improvement for the community.
Randomly drug testing students is preventative, not punitive, Jerome Nettles, of Advanced Screening Solutions, said Friday, asking the Lowndes County School District Board of Trustees to consider on-site drug testing at schools.
16th District Circuit Court Judge Jim Kitchens says state laws creating leniency on time served for convicted criminals is undermining the justice system.
A proposed ordinance to protect and preserve the historic integrity of Southside has been scuttled due to a lack of funds.
Two high-level Columbus drug dealers have been indicted on federal drug charges. Antonio Brooks, 25, of 396 Swedenburg Circle and Steven Douglas Jennings, 41, of 163 Swedenburg Circle, have been indicted on two counts each of intent to sell or distribute narcotics and one count each of aiding and abetting.
The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office is investigating the armed robbery of an occupied trailer in northern Lowndes County.
After eluding authorities in Pickens County, Ala., a Columbus man is behind bars, charged with failing to register as a sex offender.
Mississippi is exporting some of its southern-fried culture to the folks up North this weekend.
A Starkville church daycare provider has been charged with two counts of felony child abuse, Starkville Police confirmed Wednesday.
An upgraded security camera system and random drug testing will be considered by the county school system during Friday's board meeting.
There are two things associated with summer in Mississippi: oppressive heat and humidity and the presence of mosquitoes. Summer in Columbus are no different.
An agreement between the City of Columbus and Lowndes County could be bad news for those associated with illegal drugs.
Tupelo leaders have been told relocating the historic Spain House will cost 62 percent more than originally estimated.
Columbus residents beware: A major duck invasion will take place Saturday at the Columbus Riverwalk.
Two decades ago, Columbus Air Force Base was threatened with Base Realignment and Closure, a process by which the United States Department of Defense strategically divests itself of military bases and reassigns personnel as a cost-saving measure.
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