The criticism was swift and biting -- so much so that several attendees of the Lowndes County School Board meeting last week said they inwardly cringed as consultants ripped West Lowndes High School to shreds.
Event organizers seeking grants for festivals taking place January through July of next year will present their proposals Monday to the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau's Board of Trustees. The new model is part of an overhaul of the board's festival grant guidelines.
Emergency personnel tend Jacques Mullen, 29, who was struck by a truck while riding his bicycle Friday afternoon on Main Street.
German Smith, son of Columbus Mayor Robert Smith, appeared Friday in Lowndes County Circuit Court for a bond revocation hearing. Smith was recently indicted in federal court for possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. As a result of that charge, his bond from his 2008 robbery conviction was revoked.
It's fast-growing and drought-tolerant, producing tons of biomass per acre. It thrives even in poor soil and is a self-propagating perennial, so it requires little investment once established.
The Coast Guard on Saturday evening called off its search for two workers missing after a fire broke out on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico, sending an ominous black plume of smoke into the air reminiscent of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion that transformed the oil industry and life along the U.S. Gulf Coast.
A southwest Missouri man who confessed this week to plotting to shoot up a "Twilight" showing and a Walmart store was detained in 2009 after threatening a store clerk, police said Saturday.
The White House on Saturday defended Israel's right to defend itself against attack and decide how to respond to rocket fire from the Gaza Strip, blaming the ruling Islamic militant Hamas group for starting the conflict.
The demand of dozens of citizens has been denied in the Ecuadorean city of Guayaquil: There will be no jackass running for the legislature.
The third annual Christmas Tour of Homes in West Point will showcase six unique homes at Old Waverly Golf Club on Sunday, Dec. 9, from 2-5 p.m. Refreshments will be served from 4-6 p.m. in the Clubhouse on the grounds.
A much-anticipated Lowndes County industrial prospect will miss a second construction deadline. According to Lowndes County Administrator Ralph Billingsley, Silicor Materials is not expected to meet its phase one groundbreaking deadline set for Dec. 31.
Five months have passed since Point of Grace Pastor Shane Cruse's bid for Lee Middle School was rejected, but he has not given up hope.
On Thursday, the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning Board of Directors approved a contract between Mississippi State University and Columbus developer Mark Castleberry to develop the much-delayed CottonMill project.
As the Christmas season approaches, children anxiously write their lists to Santa, begging for the top toy of the season.
The unique bird and reptile species that make the Galapagos Islands a treasure for scientists and tourists must be preserved, Ecuadorean authorities say -- and that means the rats must die, hundreds of millions of them.
Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman said the city will not challenge a preliminary report by the Mississippi Ethics Commission that says the city violated three sections of the state Open Meetings Act.
The Mississippi Department of Revenue has found mistakes in 36,000 homestead exemption filings.
A day of reckoning arrived for BP on Thursday as the oil giant agreed to plead guilty to a raft of criminal charges and pay a record $4.5 billion in a settlement with the government over the deadly 2010 disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. Three BP employees were also charged, two of them with manslaughter.
Bobby DeLaughter, a former circuit judge caught up in Mississippi's judicial bribery scandal, is no longer on post-prison supervised release.
The state College Board has approved a request from Mississippi's two largest universities to impose a $50-a-semester fee on their students.
1. Wife, mother-in-law of missing New Hope man charged with murder COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Nepali MUW student returns home for summer COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. CMSD holding budget hearing tonight COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY