Lowndes Circuit Court Judge Lee Coleman Tuesday granted a continuance in the murder trial of James Newell of Vernon, Ala.
The second of three final candidates has withdrawn from consideration for the city schools superintendent's position.
Slim Smith has been named managing editor of The Commercial Dispatch.
After a year of toiling in a financial quagmire, Columbus Country Club board members are preparing to submit their second reorganization plan with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Mississippi. The club, which has operated at its present location since 1923, filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy on May 3, 2011.
Columbus Middle School students are celebrating this week, after one of their Destination ImagiNation teams placed 10th in the competition's Global Finals last weekend in Knoxville, Tenn.
There have been no formal talks and the matter hasn't even made it onto the agenda yet. Even so, the rumors and speculation surrounding a possible sale of the Oktibbeha County Hospital have already prompted an accusation and a rebuttal.
German Terell Smith, son of Columbus Mayor Robert Smith, was arrested Saturday night, by officers with the Mississippi Highway Patrol, at Highway 182 and Ninth Street and charged with possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.
Gov. Phil Bryant and his wife, Deborah, have started living in the renovated Governor's Mansion, more than four months after he took office.
The Oktibbeha County Hospital last week hosted an open house to showcase one of the newest additions to the surgical staff and his name is Jack.
Several traffic check points were implemented by CPD over the holiday weekend. Between Saturday and Monday at midnight, 98 citations were issued and six arrests were made, including one for driving under the influence (DUI).
For the third month in a row, the number of unemployed workers in Lowndes and Oktibbeha counties decreased. A Mississippi Department of Employment Security report on statewide unemployment notes the April unemployment rate for Lowndes County was 8.7 percent, a significant drop from 9.1 percent in March and 9.9 percent in February.
He was just a boy from Mississippi, born and raised in Louisville, shipped off to war at the age of 18. He was a member of the "Greatest Generation," fighting in what would later be known as the "Good War."
After a year in flux, the Columbus Municipal School District has a new superintendent, Board President Tommy Prude announced Saturday afternoon, declining to release the name of the chosen candidate.
A two-year saga has come to a close for Lowndes County Superintendent Lynn Wright, whose name was cleared Wednesday when Lowndes County Chancery Court Judge Dorothy Colom ruled he was wrongfully terminated as principal of New Hope High School in 2010.
Columbus Municipal School District Interim Superintendent Dr. Martha Liddell Friday was interviewed by the board of trustees, as the last of three candidates vying for the full-time job.
Lowndes Circuit Judge Jim Kitchens Friday sentenced Demonta Gardner to 20 years in prison. A jury last week convicted Gardner of burglary of an occupied dwelling, but he was not convicted on a related armed robbery charge.
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