Columbus is one step closer to an ordinance protecting and defining guidelines for the Southside district.
Columbus police arrested three people Sunday night and are searching for a fourth suspect in connection with a string of copper thefts that have plagued area business owners since June.
A Southside Columbus man is in stable condition at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle after being shot early this morning.
The hardwood floors gleamed Monday afternoon with such a lustrous shine that if Franklin Academy fourth-grade teacher Anne Turnage had taken a moment to gaze into the depths, she might well have felt inspired to make a wish.
Beloved, long-time University of Montevallo Director of Public Relations and Columbus native Cynthia Shackelford, 59, passed away Wednesday morning following an illness.
It was a madhouse, but everyone was all smiles Saturday, when budget-conscious shoppers packed the aisles of Columbus stores for the third annual state sales tax holiday.
I read in Wednesday's Dispatch the Postal Service was considering closing the downtown Columbus post office. Beside the practical inconvenience, such a move would vacate a building on the National Register of Historic Places and end a 191-year stretch for the Main Street staple.
Last year, United Way of Lowndes County raised $500,000 -- $100,000 less than its campaign goal. Charitable contributions are down, but community need is greater than ever.
W.E. Williams spent most of his life working on classified information, conducting research in some of the country's top scientific and technological labs. From the National Bureau of Standards in Washington, D.C., to NASA headquarters, Williams didn't just witness history -- he played a unique role, helping develop space age technologies that captured the imagination of a nation.
JACKSON -- A federal appeals panel has ruled that because of erroneous jury instructions, Quintez Wren Hodges was denied a fair sentencing hearing when he got the death penalty for the slaying of his ex-girlfriend's brother.
View the entries in the 2011 Dispatch Pet Calendar contest. Voting forms can be found in the print edition of the Dispatch. All proceeds go to benefit the Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society and Newspapers in Education.
In a meeting Thursday morning, the Columbus City Council expressed frustration over the city school board's refusal to bring its entire board of trustees to the table to discuss the 2012 budget.
Lowndes County's redistricting plan got the OK from the U.S. Department of Justice. But, after elections, the county may still face a lawsuit.
Loosen up. Toss the shells on the floor. On Aug. 8, Logan's Roadhouse officially invites the Columbus area to toss a few peanut hulls on the floor.
Near 100-degree heat. Engines roaring through the stoplight. The possibility of a call coming over the scanner. The buzz-hum-bang of men working on cars. There were a thousand things for Willie Jones to focus his attention on Wednesday afternoon, as he filled his sheriff's cruiser at a Columbus Chevron station.
Ten years have passed, but Maj. Joseph Ringer of Columbus Air Force Base remembers the day as if it was yesterday. He was on a bus in Texas with his fellow airmen, headed to the Security Forces Academy at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.
Now-retired Columbus Police Lt. John Pevey released a recording Wednesday that, according to him, is evidence Mayor Robert Smith voted out of spite to suspend him Feb. 22.
A Columbus man was charged with kidnapping and felony eluding Wednesday after taking his ex-girlfriend at knifepoint and leading Columbus Police on a high speed chase throughout Southside.
Local law enforcement agencies reported these felony arrests over the past week:
Columbus Ward 5 City Councilman Kabir Karriem made a motion twice this morning for the resignations of the city school district's board of trustees, but both attempts failed.
1. Oktibbeha man dies in weekend wreck STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
2. Jeb Bush to attend Egg Bowl STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. Vasquez murder: Vasquez's family responds to Martinez's release COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Carleton joins Oxford police force COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Christmas festivities planned for downtown Columbus COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY