Ward 4 candidate John Gaskin's attorney, Matthew Wilson, confirmed he has formally challenged the May 7 Democratic primary and is seeking a new election during the June 4 general election.
Turner Jackson was 21 when he left Columbus, headed for the jungles of Vietnam. As a young black man, the first lesson he had to learn was trust.
Renovation of a downtown mixed-use building could soon slow down while the city council decides whether to allow a variance bypassing installation of a sprinkler system.
A city school teacher indicted for fraud in connection with a test-taking scheme has resigned from her position with the Columbus Municipal School District.
A joint city-county effort led to the Wednesday arrest of a Maben man in connection with a recent gas station armed robbery.
For decades, people have been getting rid of cockroaches by setting out bait mixed with poison. But in the late 1980s, in an apartment test kitchen in Florida, something went very wrong.
It's almost a cliche. First, someone talking about blacks makes reference to fried chicken, watermelon, monkeys or dogs -- or even uses the indefensible N-word. Then, along with the inevitable apology, comes the kicker: I'm not racist.
The economy is recovering, the White House is dealing with multiple controversies, and President Barack Obama appears generally unaffected either way.
Every Memorial Day, Drs. Richard and Judie Holmes commemorate the life of their son, a United States Army veteran who paid the ultimate price for his time in uniform.
Lowndes County's unemployment numbers were down six-tenths of a percent from March, continuing a trend that has occurred yearly since 1996.
Registration kicked off this week for Columbus Municipal School District's summer camp, with slots filling on a first-come, first-served basis almost immediately.
1. Man arrested for wedding day melee COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. 'Stan the Man' retires COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Boys and Girls Club ready for first off-site program COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Murder victim's attacker pleads guilty to assault COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. SOCSD assistant superintendent vying for boss' job STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY