Republican Sen. Terry Brown of Columbus told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he has been briefed by local development officials about plans by Calisolar to open a manufacturing plant that would create 900 jobs.
Fine eatin' and hot competition were all part of the 2011 Roast n' Boast barbecue cooking competition at Columbus Fairgrounds Aug. 26-27.
SCOOBA -- In the midst of a recession, when most schools are scrambling to cut costs, East Mississippi Community College committed nearly $5 million last year to build a brand-new football stadium.
Renovations at the Lowndes County Courthouse will cost just a little more than the $1.86 million expected, due to a leaky roof and complete replacement of the building's columns.
CALEDONIA -- The eighth annual Caledonia Days festival is still a month and a half away, but plans are swiftly falling into place.
Lowndes County has an autopsy laboratory but no forensic pathologist, and Greg Merchant, Lowndes County coroner, hopes that changes.
WEST POINT -- By spring 2012, skaters in West Point will have their own park. West Point's Inline and Skateboarding Experience, or WISE, will be a 3,000-square-foot skate park located at Marshall Park. The park will feature a bowl, rails and an outer ring for inline skaters.
A tractor-trailer overturned Wednesday morning heading east along Highway 82 in Columbus, sending the driver of the 2010 Kenworth semi-truck to the hospital.
Though they're past the stage with book bags and report cards, Columbus police officers aren't exempt from attending classes and brushing up on some basic skills.
ABERDEEN -- An ex-high school football coach who spent a long career in Mississippi and Alabama has been sentenced to 35 years in state prison in a Mississippi molestation case involving teenage boys. Dwight Bowling was sentenced Tuesday in Monroe County Circuit Court.
Looking to the city of Columbus as an example, Lowndes County Supervisor Leroy Brooks wants to guarantee county employees raises for the coming fiscal year. The city recently passed a $22.86 million budget, including 3-percent raises for its about 280 employees.
The city of Columbus continues to search for a new police chief, with city officials extending the application deadline to Sept. 8.
Columbus police are searching for a man accused of hitting a 60-year-old woman in the back of the head with the blunt end of a knife Monday night.
The atmosphere was one of studied concentration Monday morning as a mixture of hard-core investors, dabblers and dilettantes turned out for Lowndes County's annual delinquent tax sale at the Trotter Convention Center.
A man accused of stabbing another man this weekend appeared in municipal court Monday and was granted a continuance to negotiate a lower bond.
Five people were arrested Sunday and charged with felony malicious mischief after damaging a car at Ace 21 Apartments.
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said Monday that he won't get deeply involved in helping any presidential candidate until Republicans choose their 2012 nominee.
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour and top lawmakers said they'll reveal details later this week about job-creation incentives the Legislature will consider during a special session Friday.
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