The Lowndes County Sheriff's Department is searching for the man responsible for robbing a gas station over the weekend.
Columbus mayor Robert Smith's annual Thanksgiving luncheon honoring Columbus and Lowndes County's senior citizens will be held 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday at the Trotter Convention Center.
Through Nov. 29, Lowndes County supervisors are requesting proposals from consultants to implement recommendations from a joint land use study on property at neighboring Columbus Air Force Base.
As a powerful tornado bore down on their Illinois farmhouse, Curt Zehr's wife and adult son didn't have time to do anything but scramble down the stairs into their basement. Uninjured, the pair looked out moments later to find the house gone and the sun out and "right on top" of them, Zehr said.
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