More than 20 animals were seized Wednesday night at a Lowndes County petting zoo and their owner is facing charges of animal neglect.
A Lowndes County man is recovering after being shot multiple times in the face by a BB gun.
The Lowndes County School District will begin conducting a feasibility study on four possible sites for a proposed vocational center.
Construction season may not be over, but all of Lowndes County's road improvement projects budgeted for this year wrapped up last week. Thirty-three roads were either overlaid, chip-sealed or given double bituminous surface treatment during the summer months.
When the Historic Preservation Commission meets next week, one of the matters they will take up is whether to approve the installation of five bus stops and shelters within Columbus historic districts.
A 10-year fee-in-lieu agreement between Caledonia Generating and Lowndes County ends this year, meaning the company will pay full ad valorem taxes to the county beginning with the next fiscal year
The Lowndes County board of supervisors is encouraging the county school board to lower its budget request for the 2013-14 school year.
More than 170 people participated in Lowndes County's annual delinquent tax auction Monday at Trotter Convention Center. Potential bidders sat through a bidding process that lasted more than six hours. In their hands were lists of 2,160 parcels totaling more than $1.75 million in unpaid property taxes.
Twelve financial firms that submitted proposals to manage Lowndes County's $30 million hospital trust fund will be narrowed to three this week.
Problems are emerging for KiOR, the Texas-based alternative fuel company that began converting wood chips to fuel at its Columbus biorefinery earlier this year.
Expect the light bill to go up. On Thursday, Tennessee Valley Authority announced a 1.5 percent base rate increase. Officials with the company said the increase will likely mean about an extra $18 a year coming out of consumers' pockets.
Lowndes County Schools Superintendent Lynn Wright said he will appeal an appellate court's ruling that he was justly fired from his position as principal of New Hope High School in 2010.
Councilmen approved to split a five percent insurance rate increase between city funds and city employees during their Thursday budget session for the 2014 fiscal year due to a rise in dental coverage costs and claims experienced.
A packed Lowndes County courtroom greeted Mississippi 1st District Congressman Alan Nunnelee for a town hall meeting Thursday evening.
The Lowndes County Fair had about 3,000 attendees in 2011. That number jumped to nearly 5,000 last year and if you ask Jane Burns Jordan, the president of the Columbus Fair and Livestock Association, the reason for the increase is clear. "We brought livestock back," she said.
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