Jerry Gibson was crawling on his belly through the jungles of Vietnam in 1969 when he got the news -- he was going home. Three days later, he was standing on his brother's front porch in Columbus, trying to figure out how to pick up life where he had left it. The tour had taken its toll on the 25-year-old. He was 6 feet tall and weighed 120 pounds fully dressed, soaked in sweat. He had lost comrades. He had lost friends.
Members of the Columbus Air Force Base honored one of their fallen comrades Thursday afternoon, recognizing the late Capt. Jeffrey Hill for his service as well as his sacrifice.
After falling a vote short of winning speaker of the Mississippi House last year, Columbus Rep. Jeff Smith has changed his political party and, he hopes, his luck.
Golden Triangle Regional Airport expects its rising travel volume to stay steady despite Delta Airlines' plans to cut flights to Memphis, Tenn.,in September.
Tomarcus Fulks, who was convicted of a 2005 armed robbery for the second time Thursday, was sentenced Friday to 35 years in prison.Tomarcus Fulks, who was convicted of a 2005 armed robbery for the second time Thursday, was sentenced Friday to 35 years in prison.
One Columbus man was free and two others were charged with probation violations after capital murder charges against them were dropped Friday.
The Columbus City Council and Lowndes County Board of Supervisors don't handle the city business alone. Along with city and county employees, they rely on a dedicated group of volunteers, staffing various boards such as the tree board, airport board and county comprehensive planning board.
Days after their arrests for a gang-style execution of a 19-year-old man, three Columbus men are still waiting for their bonds to be set, according to the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office.
Members of American Legion Post 69 will place flags on the graves of veterans at Friendship Cemetery and other cemeteries in Lowndes County, starting Saturday at 8:30 a.m.
Columbus has moved into the top 10 percent of micropolitans in the U.S., ranked by economic strength.
Tomarcus "Tooty" Fulks, accused of participating in the 2005 baseball-bat beating of a 70-year-old man during an armed robbery was found guilty only of armed robbery Thursday.
Seventeen-year-old Blaire Ruth didn't set out to become an inspiration to others; she was just trying to make it through her senior year at Caledonia High School. Day after day, month after month, the challenges kept mounting.
The Starkville Parks and Recreation Department wants your kids to get silly.
Not all of the suggestions for a better Starkville need to go through the Board of Aldermen, so some of the city's unelected leaders have banded together to make their own moves.
Marriages and divorces for May 4-18
Magen Nelson, staffing specialist at Key Staff Source, recently received the Certified Staffing Professional designation from the American Staffing Association.
Local law enforcement agencies reported these felony arrests over the past week:
Mississippi University for Women has been recognized on the 2010 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with distinction by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
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2. Railroad co. investigating derailment in Columbus COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Champ addresses Columbus youth COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY