In celebration of the nation's "Month of the Military Child," the Mississippi 4-H Military Club Program invites all of Lowndes County and the Golden Triangle to join in the national "Purple Up for Military Kids" event Friday, April 13.
In September of 2008, 18-year-old high school senior Jason Burnham sat on his bed, listening to his mother pound on his door and thought, "I just don't want to be here anymore." He stood up, walked a few steps across his bedroom and calmly removed the screen on his ninth-story window.
At a specially called meeting Wednesday, the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau's board added an additional $26,250 to its local grant fund.
A controversial bill, which would require photo identification in order to vote, passed the state Senate 34-14 Tuesday, but local opponents say the fight is far from over.
April's three free concerts, held by the Mississippi State University music department, make the month a busy one for music lovers.
It started with the bomb threats. As the Columbus Municipal School District fought to get a grip on an escalating situation -- six threats within a six-week time span -- school officials learned an awful truth: Two of the nine threats against city and county schools this year were placed by a Columbus High student, from a school bathroom.
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is investigating an early Monday morning shooting by a Columbus Police Department officer in the 1100 block of Wheat Street.
Columbus developer Mark Castleberry was granted a setback variance for an upcoming hotel project.
Black-hearted gamblers, lily-pure maidens and stalwart heroes leap from the dime novels of the late 1800s to the McComas Hall stage at Mississippi State University April 12-14. The Theatre MSU production of Tim Taggert's "Deadwood Dick or The Game of Gold" begins at 7:30 p.m. nightly.
When people think of American Eurocopter, they often think of military aircraft, but the company's Columbus facility manufactures helicopters which are used every day for a wide range of purposes, from law enforcement to corporate, commercial and business use.
A Columbus Police Department officer has been suspended, following a Sunday morning shooting.
On a recommendation from interim Superintendent Dr. Martha Liddell, the Columbus Municipal School District's Board of Trustees Monday voted to hire an additional security guard for Columbus High School.
Teen births fell again in the United States in 2010 with the highest rate once more in Mississippi, according to a new government report.
Mississippians will soon be able to buy stronger beer, which supporters say will allow beer lovers to sample more kinds of suds and increase business opportunities for breweries.
Local attorney and former district attorney candidate Steve Wallace has been granted a continuance in Lowndes County Justice Court until July 31.
Columbus will play host to the Public Relations Association of Mississippi (PRAM) annual state conference Thursday and Friday.
The Columbus Planning Commission Monday unanimously approved a rezoning request and a permitted-use request.
Two alleged illegal alligator hunters are scheduled to appear in Rankin County Justice Court on May 1, after being arrested for attempting to take an alligator without a permit on March 23.
Mississippi lawmakers soon will be asked to vote on new configurations for their own House and Senate districts.
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