A Columbus man has been released from the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center after being charged with murder.
Two people remain in the hospital, one in critical condition, following a Friday night automobile accident in east Lowndes County.
After almost five hours of budget talks, the Columbus City Council is slightly closer to its goal of having a balanced budget.
Tonight, around dusk, time will stop. A quarter will be tossed, shining silver against the darkening sky. Heads. Tails. Game on.
U.S. Marshals nab fugitive in Columbus
A Columbus man has been released from the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center after being charged with murder. Curtis Hinton, 47, 2523 5th Ave. N in Columbus, turned himself in to the police on Thursday, July 5 after a warrant was issued for his arrest in June for his alleged involvement in the cold case murder of George Wilbanks. Hinton was arraigned on a capital murder charge and his bond was set at $2 million.
On any given day, 30-ton steel coils from Severstal -- as many as 50 at a time -- are brought in by rail and loaded onto barges bound for Texas and Mexico. At Kinder Morgan, an automated crane lifts an annual average of 500,000 tons of scrap metal onto barges for transport. Logistics Services recently renewed a 10-year lease with the Port Authority.
With a shortfall of roughly $1.6 million, the Columbus City Council is now faced with the difficult task of balancing the Fiscal Year 2013 budget.
District 5 Supervisor Leroy Brooks Wednesday informed the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors of issues a committee will examine when conducting a comprehensive assessment of Lowndes County volunteer fire services.
Dr. Del Phillips has had his hands full since leaving the Columbus Municipal School District last May to accept a position as director of Sumner County Schools in Gallatin, Tenn.
Operations will start next month at Columbus' KiOR renewable fuels plant.
Some Lowndes County voters soon will be receiving new voter registration cards in the mail. Circuit Clerk Haley Salazar said her office began mailing the new cards Wednesday. The cards are being mailed to voters affected by the 2011 redistricting in the county.
A meth bust in Monroe County has landed one man behind bars. According to Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell, deputies raided an active meth lab Wednesday morning. The lab was located approximately 25 feet from Hamilton High School. The lab was also located across the street from a church.
Mississippi University for Women is growing, as is its economic impact on the community, but the watchword for the years ahead will be change, MUW President Dr. Jim Borsig told members of the Town and Tower Club Tuesday morning during the group's quarterly meeting.
The budgeting process for Lowndes County is underway, with the Board of Supervisors scheduled to adopt a new budget Sept. 14.
A Columbus pawn shop was an unwitting participant in a sale of stolen goods, according to Columbus Police Department Public Information Officer Glenda Buckhalter.
3. CPD names suspect in Jack's incident COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Poe enters Starkville mayoral race as a Democrat STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
5. Man jailed after being caught in former romantic partner's home COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY