Caledonia's municipal election is still three months away, but the temperature is already rising, with one of the two mayoral candidates alleging harassment and invasion of privacy since she announced her intent to seek the town's top spot.
Although officials say it has been a move three years in the making, parents and students responded with shock and anger over the Lowndes County School District's decision to drop its gifted program, commonly known as MERIT, for the county's seventh- and eighth-graders.
Lowndes County School District Superintendent Lynn Wright continued his campaign for a consolidated vocational career center Monday in an appearance before the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors.
A Columbus man charged with possession of child pornography and exploitation of a child appeared in federal court in Aberdeen Monday, pleading guilty to count one of the indictment.
Two years ago, none of the students in Sarah Oswalt's Visual Arts class could have imagined having a gallery opening for their work. Most of them were sure they had no artistic talent at all. But the class is a required part of the International Baccalaureate Diploma curriculum, meaning the 11 students had to at least give art a chance, even if they never fully embraced it.
Drainage issues in East Columbus are among the top concerns facing candidates in the race for councilman in Ward 2.
Local law enforcement agencies are banding together to support one of their own. The Columbus Police Department is teaming up with the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department, The Columbus Fire Department and Emergency 911 to help raise money for a CPD investigator who is battling cancer.
Mike Hainsey remembers all too well when Northwest Airlines pulled out of Golden Triangle Regional Airport, taking three flights a day with it. The year was 2006, and he had just taken over as executive director. Immediately, he found himself faced with a problem: How does a small airport survive when it loses one-third of its budget? The answer then, as now, lay just beyond the terminal walls.
Mayor Robert Smith and his Mayor's Youth Council received a slap on the wrist from Mississippi Supreme Court Judge Thomas Zebert of Pearl Friday in Lowndes County Chancery Court after a parent filed an injunction alleging her daughter was improperly prohibited from attending a group trip.
Two Columbus men were sentenced in Lowndes County Circuit Court this week after each pleaded guilty to separate drug offenses.
The second-grader hunches over the red cash register, his brow furrowed in concentration, his eyes cast toward the ceiling as he counts out the necessary change in his head. His "customer," HEARTS after-school tutor Ruth Rast, waits patiently. "Seventy-five!" Demiji Bonner announces proudly, picking through the fake coins to find three quarters.
After months of discussion, a memorial to honor the pioneers who once populated one of Columbus' most historic streets is one step closer to reality.
The United Way of Lowndes County is moving forward in its search for a new executive director following the abrupt departure of Jan Ballard in early February.
A sexual harassment lawsuit has been filed in federal court against a Columbus businessman. In a complaint filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court in Aberdeen, Shawn Carter alleges that she was sexually harassed by her former employer, Chris Glenn, while she worked as a secretary at Glenn Machine Works.
Although there has been little public discussion on the matter over the past couple of months, negotiations to allow a private bus company to operate in Columbus are still being discussed, city attorney Jeff Turnage said.
A Columbus woman said she will file a complaint with the Mississippi Bar Association after she paid thousands of dollars to her son's court-appointed attorney.
The Columbus City Council will announce its new Chief Financial Officer during its regular Feb. 5 meeting after completing a final round of interviews Tuesday.
What was scheduled to be a three-day event lasted less than three hours as the Columbus Police Department received an overwhelming response to their gun buyback program.
1. Wiggins wins Caledonia by one vote COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. House built by and for freed slaves for sale in Columbus COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Two arrested for child endangerment in marijuana bust COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Second Baptist deacons to release offering to trustees, finance committee STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
5. Person shot in home invasion on Tabernacle Road COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY