Columbus Municipal School District plans to use more than $125,000 from a Sanderson Plumbing bankruptcy case for the district's capital improvement plan and maintenance plan.
The Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau has formally agreed to fund seven local festivals this year, pending the renewal of a 2-percent restaurant sales tax.
A final decision on whether Columbus Municipal School District's former deputy superintendent Craig Shannon will get his job back will come by the end of the month.
A Columbus man is in custody after he jumped the counter at Taco Bell Sunday and attempted to open the restaurant's cash register.
Mississippi University for Women has announced Mark Ellard as its new vice president of administration and chief financial officer.
Amanda Lien has joined The Dispatch staff as local government reporter for Columbus and Lowndes County.
Columbus leaders are considering an estimated $2.8 million project to take ownership of all the city's street lights and replace them with more energy-efficient LED lights.
When Lowndes County Chancery Clerk Lisa Younger Neese thinks about her inspiration to seek public office, she looks at a photograph sitting on top of a cabinet in her office. In the frame is the face of her late father, Charles Jerome Younger, who served as the longtime chancery clerk before Neese succeeded him in 2002.
Lowndes County Sheriff's Office Capt. Greg Wright has joined the race for sheriff as two other candidates have dropped out to support him.
The Caledonia Board of Aldermen moved quickly to name an interim town marshal and could have a permanent replacement for its previous marshal, Ben Kilgore, within a month, Caledonia Mayor Mitch Wiggins said Wednesday.
Columbus Municipal School District could spend more than $2.6 million on capital improvements over the next five years.
On Wednesday, the juniors and seniors in Heritage Academy's Anatomy and Physiology class learned their ABCs. That is, Alert, Bleeding and Compression, which Dr. Brad Beckham, director of trauma services at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, told them was the way doctors with trauma experience recommend remembering how to control bleeding in life-threatening situations.
Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann officially kicks off his campaign for lieutenant governor before a small group of supporters Wednesday in the courtyard of the BankTEL Systems building in Columbus. Hosemann, 71, emphasized workforce development as a key part of his agenda during his brief address. Hosemann, a Republican from Jackson, is completing his third term as secretary of state.
City Engineer Kevin Stafford, right, speaks to Josh Read about the upcoming traffic plans for Columbus during a Rotary Club meeting at Lion Hills Center on Tuesday. Stafford discussed the Mississippi Department of Transportation grant for a roundabout at Second Street downtown. The roundabout will cost $1 million for construction, with MDOT paying 80 percent, while the city matches the remaining costs. Stafford said planning and construction will hopefully start in 2020. Stafford also showed city plans for a new semi-roundabout on Military Road and intersection updates on 18th Avenue North. He said the $4.8 million project for 18th Avenue and Military Road improvements is fully funded by MDOT which includes upgrades to traffic lights and a new light on 18th Avenue coming from the eastbound off-ramp on Highway 82. Military Road will have two semi-roundabouts near Lowe's and Brickerton shops. Stafford said Gregory Construction will start work in March and will take about a year to complete.
Two men from outside Lowndes County are facing charges for a string of local burglaries last fall.
A West Point man is in jail in Lowndes County after he was allegedly caught living in an empty rental home.
The city plans to pay a former Columbus certified public accountant $100 per hour to handle chief financial officer duties while Milton Rawle serves a four-week suspension.
For the second straight year, Golden Triangle Regional Airport has set a record for passenger traffic, with 48,717 passengers boarding planes during 2018, an increase of 9 percent.
Defense attorneys in Lowndes County will soon have more dedicated space to confer with their clients in the courthouse.
A man was injured early Sunday during a shooting near 16th Street and Seventh Avenue North.
1. Man allegedly hit customer in line at Walmart while drunk COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Individual found dead at lock and dam believed to be victim of suicide COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Roberts enters chancery clerk race COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. 11-vehicle pileup halts traffic on Highway 82 COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY