For many visitors, Spring Pilgrimage is their first glimpse of Columbus, and organizers are hoping this year's 72nd annual event will inspire newcomers to fall in love with the city and remind residents of the rich heritage and historic charm with which the community is graced.
Approximately two years ago, Zachary's owner Doug Pellum made a decision to allow smoking in his downtown eatery, while limiting his patrons to those 21 years old and above. But starting April 2, Zachary's, 205 5th St. N, will be added to the list of non-smoking establishments in Columbus.
Phase four of the Magnolia Bowl renovation project, commonly known as "Clean Sweep," has been successfully completed according to Link's Young Professionals President Jason Spears.
Last year was difficult for many people across Lowndes County as unemployment soared and prices for basic necessities sky-rocketed. At times, the agencies trying to help those in need found themselves in need as well.
Two local leaders have been tasked with representing the community on the newly-established Mississippi Military Communities Council, which was re-established by Gov. Phil Bryant last week to help promote and protect the state's military interests and advise him on issues impacting the state's nine military bases.
When Robert Smith decided to run for mayor, he ran on the platform of uniting the community. And with his annual Unity Picnic looming, Smith said it is still one of his goals.
On a typical football Saturday, as many as 50,000 visitors meander through Starkville, many of whom don't know where they are going or how to get there.
East Mississippi Community College's annual celebration of all things artsy returns March 26-29 with the Pine Grove Arts Festival.
With one of the most famous pedigrees in popular music, Wilson Phillips will be bringing their California sun-kissed brand of pop to the MSU Riley Center Sunday, March 25.
Recognized for her contributions to Columbus' Market Street Festival events, former WCBI-TV Promotions Director Susan Bell Thursday was named the recipient of the President's Choice Award at the Columbus Main Street Annual Awards event.
City school officials have had enough.
Nothing brings competitors together like the threat of even bigger competition. Among the crowd of different furniture manufacturing representatives at Mississippi State University's Franklin Furniture Institute on Wednesday, that seemed to be the sentiment. About 75 people from furniture companies, suppliers and industry trade organizations from Mississippi and seven other states met to discuss current challenges.
Local restaurateur John Bean Thursday was recognized for his contributions to the community when he was awarded the Columbus Exchange Club's highest honor, the Golden Book of Deeds.
Attorney General Jim Hood has asked the Mississippi Supreme Court to reconsider its ruling that former Gov. Haley Barbour's late-term pardons were valid.
Investigators with the Columbus Police Department are searching for leads in a Thursday night shooting.
It's the political cure-all for high gas prices: Drill here, drill now.
Only two of Columbus' six City Councilmen were ready to terminate Public Works Director Mike Pratt on Wednesday.
Higgins discusses West Point agreement, development updates
The West Point School District is considering an abstinence-only program for its students, in compliance with a state-mandated directive for all school districts to offer sex education.
Arrests for the week of March 19, 2012.
1. Columbus stabbing leaves one in hospital COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. West Point PD makes third arrest in August altercation COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Younger claims Dist. 17 runoff COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Lowndes awaits same-sex marriage ruling COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY