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.
A Columbus man sentenced to serve four years in prison as a habitual offender is scheduled to be paroled and live under house arrest after less than six months behind bars.
At the 11th edition of Columbus' Roast-n-boast festival last year, Chris Morgan and his South Eastern Cookers grilling team received an award that meant more to him than the prize money that came with others his team won before.
Catfish Alley committee members have set Sept. 5 as the date for a ribbon cutting and unveiling of a monument commemorating the historic area that was once the epicenter of the city's black business community.
City leaders Tuesday gave the contract to renovate Columbus' downtown convention center to Major Andrews IV, a local architect who started Major Design Studio earlier this year.
In early May two veterans put some canned chili and a few hundred copies of the U.S. Constitution in a Chevrolet Astro van and took off from San Diego for Washington, D.C. They took a southern-route. On Tuesday, they made it to the Golden Triangle.
For the second time, a planned bus service for the city of Columbus has been stalled before it was to begin. On Tuesday city officials learned that some of the bus stops Lawrence Transit wants to have in its routes require Historic Preservation Commission approval.
A half-century ago, with a dream, $150,000 and a desire that "every Catholic child is entitled to a Catholic education," Father Jeremiah Hartnett began a campaign to make a Catholic school a reality in Columbus.
The Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau board of directors approved next year's budget Monday, which establishes grant amounts for local festivals and does away with tourism grants.
A former Columbus businessman will be forced to serve a five-year sentence less than five months after being placed on unsupervised probation, a move that sparked a firestorm of criticism. Alan Redden received the sentence Monday after admitting that he violated his probation by assaulting a child.
Mississippi Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley said he hopes to extend a program that lowers gas and utility rates for people wishing to start small businesses.
In a few weeks the public will have an opportunity to tour the Lee Middle School property, the Columbus Municipal School District announced Monday.
Columbus councilmen will determine Tuesday which architectural/engineering firm will renovate the Trotter Convention Center and how much money they'll receive to do the project.
He crossed the stage inside the Kaye Auditorium at Columbus Air Force Base just like his classmates, but 2nd Lt. Jon Koritz did something special Friday. When Koritz, a 27-year-old from Chapel Hill, N.C., became one of the 23 newest pilots in the U.S. Air Force, he followed in his father's footsteps -- literally.
Supervisors gave Lowndes County Volunteer Fire Department the OK on Thursday to begin the process of building a new station on Jess Lyons Road. The first step will be to solicit estimates on having the current one demolished before seeking bids on a contractor to build the new station on the same site.
1. Lee Middle deal possibly a month away COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
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