Tension occasionally punctuated a three-hour school board meeting that, at one point, featured Mayor Robert Smith saying he felt he was being treated like a "second class citizen."
Wilkins Wise Road will close at 8:40 p.m. today, according to a press release from the Columbus Police Department.
Columbus Municipal School District Superintendent Philip Hickman says he'll recommend withdrawing from the district's reserve funds to avoid a tax increase for the coming fiscal year.
Local, state and federal authorities have apprehended more than 20 people in the Golden Triangle area over the last two days on drug-related charges.
A man has been arrested for allegedly breaking into a staff house at Palmer Home for Children and attacking a staff member on the children's home's property at about 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Columbus is invited to the 10th annual Southside Blues Festival at Townsend Park tonight, Friday and Saturday.
Two of the four counties within Mississippi's 16th Circuit Court District have tentatively agreed to financially support a move to new office space by District Attorney Scott Colom and his staff, and Colom said he hopes supervisors in Clay and Oktibbeha counties will also pitch in for the cause.
Chris Griffin, left, and his father, Drake Griffin, of Caledonia, watch as the demolition of the Gilmer Inn in Columbus continued Wednesday.
Columbus' United Daughters of the Confederacy chapter accepted an Iron Cross of Honor from UDC "sisters" of North Carolina Tuesday morning at the Stephen D. Lee Home in Columbus.
The Columbus Rotary Club is well-stocked with businessmen. And while basketball is not unfamiliar to club members, Mississippi State women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer put his profession in terms Columbus Rotarians could easily understand.
The Columbus Police Department will host a self defense class at the Trotter Convention Center July 28.
A Columbus police officer who allegedly got in an altercation with a citizen outside McDonald's Wednesday will go before the city council on July 5.
One Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees member has a proposition to fund the district's increased budget without raising taxes.
Lauren Gamblin has always had a green thumb.
The public will have two chances Thursday to gather more information about the Columbus Municipal School District's proposed tax increase.
A new industrial development project could come to Columbus if some road blocks can be cleared, according to Golden Triangle Development LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins.
The Dispatch claimed eight awards, including three first-place honors and an overall first-place award for news reporting, during Saturday's Mississippi Press Association Awards Luncheon.
Ward 4 Councilman Marty Turner contends an opinion Columbus requested from Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood is further proof that city leadership is treating him unfairly.
Austin Huff didn't really know what to expect as he made his way from Columbus Air Force Base to Camp Pratt, where he and eight other newly minted 2nd lieutenants had volunteered to work as day counselors at Camp Rising Sun.
A new, month-long event is seeking to draw visitors to downtown Columbus with fun, family friendly activities for the summer.
1. Over 25 arrested on drug-related charges COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Man arrested after attack at Palmer Home COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. CMSD expected to tap reserves rather than raise taxes COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY