Elizabeth "Betty" Jane Dice, whose tenure as an art professor at Mississippi University for Women spanned nearly 40 years, died August 22. She was 94.
West Lowndes High School students experienced real world scenarios when they toured a mobile technology lab Friday.
They like the idea of public buses. They don't like the idea of bus stop shelters at the intersection of Fifth and Main streets. That's what downtown business owners and residents told the Columbus Historic Preservation Commission during a meeting Thursday. The commission was considering a request from Lawrence Transit System to construct four shelters at that intersection, as well as one at the intersection of 12th and College streets.
Lifelong Lowndes County resident Charlie Smith, now in his 70s, admits he's forgotten a few things about visiting Catfish Alley during his youth. On Thursday, city officials unveiled a monument commemorating the area's rich history as a commercial and cultural hub for African-Americans and a gathering place for all races. The sides of the monument list the names of those who ran restaurants, barber shops, dentist offices, drug stores and entertainment venues during the area's peak eras in popularity and success.
Ranzino Ahmad Harris took the stand Thursday to testify in his defense. He is charged with murder in the 2010 shooting death of Justin Murray. He is also charged with aggravated assault for shooting Michael Brewer in the hand during the same incident.
The Columbus Municipal School Board held a special meeting Thursday night to discuss several upcoming issues in the district. Executive director of the Mississippi School Board Association, Dr. Mike Waldrop, spoke to the board about changing legislative policies, charter schools, testing and the ongoing search for a superintendent and chief financial officer.
An inmate will remain behind bars after a Mississippi Department of Corrections mistake almost released him to house arrest. In August, the MDOC parole board granted John Murphy early release and sentenced him to house arrest, even though he was not eligible for action because he had been convicted as a habitual offender.
A man who suffered a gunshot wound during a deadly 2010 shooting took the witness stand during a Columbus murder trial Wednesday, wiping tears from his eyes as he recounted the events that took his best friend's life.
A Lowndes County supervisor's request that the board change an ordinance so the county could haul debris off a property owner's land led to a debate over communication between county leaders on Tuesday.
Fourteen-year Renon Lane resident John Prevost has been advocating a solution to make the intersection of his road and Buck Egger Road in Caledonia safer almost as long as he's lived there. Anything that can be done to curb speeding and the high potential for car accidents is needed, he said.
Two firms will watch over Lowndes County's $30 million nest egg for a 30-month trial period. After a day of hearing presentations from three financial consulting companies, the Lowndes County Reserve and Trust Fund Board of Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to select Stephens Capital Management and Renasant Wealth Management to manage and invest the money from the county's hospital sale.
Three Columbus council members are going to a Washington, D.C., conference later this month, but a dispute over whether taxpayers should pay for the trip took place during Tuesday's city council meeting.
A Lowndes County man was sentenced Tuesday to 30 years in prison after pleading to sexual battery and armed robbery.
On Tuesday at noon, Mississippi 1st District Congressman Alan Nunnelee said that if he had to vote "right now" on whether the United States should intervene in Syria, his vote would be "No."
Testimony is expected to continue today in the murder trial of Ranzino Ahmad Harris, who is charged with the 2010 shooting death of Justin Murray.
Jury selection is scheduled to begin today in Lowndes County Circuit Court in the 2010 death of Justin Murray.
The Columbus City Council will hold its first public hearing on its proposed 2014 budget at 5 p.m. today at the municipal complex.
The Columbus Main Street Board of Directors is planning Main Street in Motion, a fundraising campaign that will take place in September.
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2. Innovation Challenge gives young entrepreneurs a head start STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. A house to love: The Haven, historic downtown home, passes to new ownership COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Future of Ryan's uncertain COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. CAFB air show reduced to one day COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY