Robert Earl Smith Jr. was arrested Friday night and charged with driving under the influence. The 36-year-old son of Mayor Robert Smith was arrested after he was observed driving recklessly in front of Club Heidiho in East Columbus, according to witnesses that were at the scene.
The common ground between the U.S. and Russia -- and Presidents Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin -- has been shrinking steadily in spite of the much-touted "reset" of relations between the old Cold War foes. And it just got even smaller.
The Columbus City Council clarified how it intends to handle engineering services during Tuesday's regular meeting. After a month-long period of ambiguity regarding the future of Neel-Schaffer as the city's engineering services provider, the council voted 4-0 to reappoint the firm on as "as-needed" basis.
A Monroe County man will spend the rest of his life behind bars after pleading guilty to the robbery and murder of a Lowndes County business owner.
The fate of the vacant Lee Middle School property is a step closer to being decided. The Columbus Municipal School District will host two open houses at the end of September.
Bond monies could be used to acquire land, update infrastructure, construct facilities or develop planning for future Golden Triangle Development Link-recommended projects.
1. Lowndes Narcotics Unit searching for 10 suspects COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. The accidental entrepreneurs STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. Dak Prescott acquitted of DUI, speeding STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
4. Two arrested in Motel 6 robbery COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Starkville man arrested for statutory rape COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY