Two weeks before a scheduled public hearing on the matter, some Columbus residents are already voicing their opposition to the possible closing of six railroad closing on the city's south side.
In an "overwhelming response" to a survey offered during student registration, parents said they wanted their children to be allowed to wear purple and gold polo shirts, as well as their school spirit shirts, in addition to their white and blue polo shirts, according to Deputy Superintendent Craig Shannon.
There were no injuries reported after a fire broke out Tuesday night at the Severstal steel manufacturing plant on Airport Road.
The contract to maintain one of Columbus' most enduring landmarks will soon be up for bid.
Longtime Columbus attorney Bill Bambach has died. He was 73 years old. Bambach died Friday in Birmingham at the University of Alabama Hospital after a battle with heart disease.
Three years ago, a friend of Pam Cunningham's took a yoga course. The course was part of the Life Enrichment Program at the Mississippi University For Women's Center for Creative Learning, and Cunningham decided to give it a try, too. The experience stuck.
A Columbus woman died at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle Sunday night after she was involved in a two-car accident in Crawford.
Former Columbus Municipal School District Chief Financial Officer Kenneth Hughes has withdrawn his request for a termination hearing. Hughes withdrew his request late last week.
It will likely be the end of September before the city can officially close out the Old Highway 82 bridge restoration project due to two factors -- issues with the primer used in the painting process and a flock of protected migratory barn swallows who have made the construction site their temporary home.
The Columbus Cultural Heritage Foundation board will be watching the turnstiles from now on. As it puts together its plans for Fiscal Year 2014, the board will scrutinize events that are not generating enough tourism activity to justify Foundation resources, board president Dewitt Hicks and executive director Nancy Carpenter said during a recent board retreat.
A Columbus man who pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography is scheduled for sentencing today in federal court in Oxford.
August is right around the corner, which means it's budget time for city and county officials.
What currently sits as an underused building at the intersection of Highway 69 and Yorkville Road in Columbus may soon become a bustling industrial center again.
Seven years after then-Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau officials first discussed the possibility and potential of a strategic plan, the current board of directors has decided it's time to get serious about putting one in place.
Although her job as Columbus Municipal School District Superintendent is considered "temporary" and "interim," Edna McGill says she isn't simply holding down space until her replacement arrives.
Water and sewer customers of Columbus Light and Water with delinquent accounts will have until August 23 to pay fees owed for the past year and avoid any penalties.
The Mississippi Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear an appeal from Toney Jennings, who was convicted in 2011 of statutory rape.
Before the committee formed to brainstorm ideas for redevelopment of the Island met Thursday, committee member and county supervisor Leroy Brooks told of a conversation he had with Robert Williams, known by some in Columbus as "Uncle Bunky" from a local children's television show he used to host.
The City of Columbus has drawn a line in the sand with Lawrence Transit System: The company must either begin providing bus services to the city by Aug. 9 or there will likely be no bus service at all.
Columbus will be the new corporate headquarters for BankFirst, the company announced Wednesday. BankFirst president and CEO Moak Griffin said he was excited about the change and saw it as a move in efficiency to benefit BankFirst stakeholders.
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2. Petition calls for Baptist to reinstate privileges for longtime OBGYN COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
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4. Defendant sentenced to 40 years for second-degree murder COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
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