Columbus native Terry Brown, the Pro Tempore of the Mississippi Senate, has served in the state legislature since 1988 -- a part-time job requiring full-time energy, as he describes it. Before heading back to Jackson, where he will serve a key role as the state puts together its budget, Brown took some time to meet with Dispatch reporter Jeff Clark for a wide-ranging conversation.
An independent transportation company will be allowed to operate a bus line in Columbus.
A decade has passed since intercollegiate sports was part of campus life at Mississippi University for Women.
After 20 minutes of closed talks that board members insisted was not an executive session, the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau board convened Monday to engage in yet another contentious session, this time over finances.
A Columbus man pleaded guilty to manslaughter on Monday to avoid a capital murder charge.
Uncertainty about donation from ministry may have influenced board members to reject money.
Discussions between an Indiana bus company and the Columbus City Council are expected to continue Tuesday night.
4-County Electric Power Association is urging its members to beware of a telephone scam.
A Columbus man is expected to plead guilty to capital murder today in Lowndes County Circuit Court.
The criticism was swift and biting -- so much so that several attendees of the Lowndes County School Board meeting last week said they inwardly cringed as consultants ripped West Lowndes High School to shreds.
Event organizers seeking grants for festivals taking place January through July of next year will present their proposals Monday to the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau's Board of Trustees. The new model is part of an overhaul of the board's festival grant guidelines.
Emergency personnel tend Jacques Mullen, 29, who was struck by a truck while riding his bicycle Friday afternoon on Main Street.
German Smith, son of Columbus Mayor Robert Smith, appeared Friday in Lowndes County Circuit Court for a bond revocation hearing. Smith was recently indicted in federal court for possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. As a result of that charge, his bond from his 2008 robbery conviction was revoked.
A much-anticipated Lowndes County industrial prospect will miss a second construction deadline. According to Lowndes County Administrator Ralph Billingsley, Silicor Materials is not expected to meet its phase one groundbreaking deadline set for Dec. 31.
Five months have passed since Point of Grace Pastor Shane Cruse's bid for Lee Middle School was rejected, but he has not given up hope.
As the Christmas season approaches, children anxiously write their lists to Santa, begging for the top toy of the season.
A Columbus woman pleaded guilty Wednesday in Lowndes County Circuit Court to the sexual assault of a 14-year-old boy.
A former suspect in a high-profile murder was sentenced to 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to a burglary charge in Lowndes County Circuit Court on Wednesday.
Approximately 500 contracting jobs at the Columbus Air Force Base are safe, at least for the moment. According to a CAFB press release, the CAFB has extended its contract with DynCorp until March 31, 2013.
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