Trayvon Martin's mother and George Zimmerman's mother clashed on the witness stand Friday over whether the screams for help that can be heard in the background on a 911 call came from the teenager or the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot him.
Columbus Mayor Robert Smith said contract fees will be discussed next week with the management team of J5 Broaddus, hired by the city council Tuesday for the newly-created position of project manager.
Nothing's ever easy with President Barack Obama's health care law. The latest hitch gives employers an additional year before they must offer medical coverage to their workers or pay a fine.
Two thirds of the way through its financial year, the city of Columbus reports nearly $30,000 less in cash balances from its general fund than through this point last year but slightly more than $200,000 in balances from its reserve fund, a total decrease in the balance of $172,010.65.
The Columbus Arts Council is kicking off its series of July art camps next week. On Monday, a variety of classes will be offered at the Rosenzweig Arts Center, ranging from ceramics to dance to drawing. The camp is open to children ages 5-10.
When the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights act last week, it handed Republicans tough questions with no easy answers over how, and where, to attract voters even GOP leaders say the party needs to stay nationally competitive.
A member of the University of Mississippi football team was killed Wednesday in a traffic accident in Chickasaw County, Miss.
Lowndes County Supervisors unanimously agreed Monday to a revised memorandum of understanding and lease agreement with sustainable building material manufacturing company CalStar specifying penalties the company would have to pay in the event it does not provide at least 58 jobs at its Columbus plant once its fully operational.
Former Columbus Municipal School Superintendent Dr. Martha Liddell will soon learn if she will be reinstated to her former position.
Organizers of today's Independence Day celebration, Fireworks on the Water, said they expect this year's event to be better than ever. Despite the threat of rain, Columbus Air Force Base Chief Public Affairs Officer Sonic Johnson said they are preparing for maximum crowds for the event, which will be staged on the East Bank of the John C. Stennis Lock and Dam.
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