The first public discussions of a proposal to close some railroad crossings in Columbus will take place tonight during a Ward 1 meeting at the Townsend Community Center.
An 8-year-old girl died Saturday after injuries sustained in a Friday morning traffic accident.
Four years after being convicted of murdering his wife, Brian Holliman will once again face a jury Monday. Jury selection begins Monday before Judge Lee Howard at the Oktibbeha County Circuit Court after Holliman's attorney was granted a change of venue.
Before the Trotter Convention Center can receive its face lift, the facility's committee must approve an architect for the job. That has yet to happen, according to committee member and Columbus Chief Operations Officer David Armstrong.
Columbus Mayor Robert Smith agreed to a 17-day extension Friday to Lawrence Transit System to have its bus service up and running.
Students in the Columbus Municipal School District will be able to add a little color to their uniform choice this year.
KiOR on Thursday reported a second quarter 2013 net loss of $38.5 million, or 36 cents per share. This is a 7.2 million increase in net loss from the year's first quarter.
An 18-year-old Columbus man has been arrested and charged with statutory rape. Investigators with the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department arrested Darius Ellis, of 60 Caribou Cove, Monday night.
The Columbus Municipal School Board will meet Saturday to discuss the district's budget for the 2013-2014 school year.
An insurance issue centering around shelters at bus stops has prevented Lawrence Transit System from meeting today's deadline for the start of its operations.
During a city budget workshop Thursday, Columbus council members cut an $860,836 deficit for next year's budget in half before agreeing to Mayor Robert Smith's request to break camp and discuss further cuts individually with department heads.
A Lowndes County teenager was sentenced to prison Wednesday after pleading guilty for his part in an armed robbery and burglary of a Columbus woman.
Jabari Edwards, owner of project managing firm J5/Broaddus said Thursday he stands behind one of his employees, Orlando Rendall Smith, son of Columbus Mayor Robert Smith. The younger Smith was arrested Saturday.
Two of the three post offices in Columbus have reduced their hours. The shorter retail window hours of operation at the U.S. Postal Service's locations on Alabama Street and Main Street began Monday. The windows are open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Robert Earl Smith Jr. was arrested Friday night and charged with driving under the influence. The 36-year-old son of Mayor Robert Smith was arrested after he was observed driving recklessly in front of Club Heidiho in East Columbus, according to witnesses that were at the scene.
The Columbus City Council clarified how it intends to handle engineering services during Tuesday's regular meeting. After a month-long period of ambiguity regarding the future of Neel-Schaffer as the city's engineering services provider, the council voted 4-0 to reappoint the firm on as "as-needed" basis.
A Monroe County man will spend the rest of his life behind bars after pleading guilty to the robbery and murder of a Lowndes County business owner.
The fate of the vacant Lee Middle School property is a step closer to being decided. The Columbus Municipal School District will host two open houses at the end of September.
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3. CAFB air show reduced to one day COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. A house to love: The Haven, historic downtown home, passes to new ownership COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
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