At first, the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager at the hands of a white neighborhood watch volunteer was playing out like many previous tragedies that cut short the lives of young black men.
Little remains now. Just a simple white house, some charred timbers, and Jimmy Craddieth on the front porch, watching the sun slide behind the trees on Sand Road, just as his father used to do.
A Columbus business owner was arrested for possession of a controlled substance on Tuesday.
Bullying. Gang violence. Domestic violence. Drug abuse. Depression. Teen suicide. The issues grab the national spotlight after a tragedy, but the problems facing today's youth remain, long after the media glare has dimmed.
Building contractors and agriculture groups, including those representing the poultry industry and sweet-potato growers, say they're against an immigration-enforcement bill awaiting debate in Mississippi.
Entrepreneurs hoping to open a new bar in Columbus will have to wait to receive a permit.
A Mississippi State University student slain Saturday night at a dorm had been shot twice, an autopsy shows.
The third suspect in the fatal shooting of a Mississippi State University student today turned himself into law enforcement authorities near Gainesville, Fla.
Lowndes County has all the ingredients to achieve "dynamic growth," according to economic development expert Bill Fruth, who spent much of Monday touring the Golden Triangle and talking with officials at the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link.
The co-director of Mississippi State's creative writing program is receiving a top honor from the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters.
California jurors today convicted two men of the murder of Eugene "Cliff" Ellis, killed almost 20 years ago.
Arrests have been made in connection with the fatal shooting on the MSU campus Saturday night. A third suspect is sought.
University officials released more details, including the victim's name, in a Sunday morning press conference.
A student was shot to death at a Mississippi State University residence hall late Saturday night, prompting campus-wide alerts as authorities searched for suspects who fled the scene.
The search for a wide variety of elusive antiquities has become a hot trend for cable television programmers. "American Pickers" and "Dirty Money" are two of several titles showing how discarded items can become valuable commodities. Although cable network cameras weren't rolling in Columbus Saturday, a small band of treasure hunters were digging.
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.
1. Photos: Market Street 2015 COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. A closer look at the Lowndes Co. bond issue COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Suspect in Wednesday shooting turns himself in COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. First Baptist Church dedicates new children's building STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY