Andy Hill had just parked in the back parking lot of the downtown YMCA at about 8 a.m. today when he looked behind him to see flames engulfing his truck bed.
Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers tips led to four arrests last week, two for an Artesia armed robbery and two for a Columbus burglary.
Mississippi turned overall employment in the right direction in 2010, adding 3,600 non-farm jobs, though the manufacturing and construction sectors continued to fall, the state Department of Employment Security said Wednesday.
Five properties totaling less than two acres are all that remain to be purchased at Burns Bottom for the long-awaited soccer complex.
Franklin Elementary Medical Sciences and Wellness Magnet School was evacuated briefly this afternoon after the motor in one of the school's heating units overheated.
Immediately following President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night, local Republican and tea party members offered skepticism of the president's commitment to bipartisanship.
Lowndes County has a third judge - now it needs a courtroom for him.
Local callers will have an opportunity to question Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan next month. Ward 5 Councilman Kabir Karriem will host Farrakhan on his radio program, Karriem & Co., Feb. 9 on WTWG AM 1050.
Absentee ballots now are available at circuit clerks' offices for the Feb. 1 Northern District transportation commissioner runoff election.
The Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau voted Tuesday to remove the restrictions keeping Interim Director Nancy Carpenter from applying for the permanent position.
The Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau unanimously approved landscaping plans Monday for its properties between Main and College street, just east of Third Street South.
Where can you go for a night of fine dining, artwork, a silent auction and live musical performances? Columbus High School.
A 23-year-old man suffered minor injuries early Friday when he was hit in the head with a beer bottle at the Grey Goose nightclub.
Officials at local colleges agree with how a Tucson, Ariz., community college handled disturbed student Jared Loughner, saying they have similar rules in place to identify, counsel or expel troubled students.
A bar room brawl ended with a shooting Friday night.
The area will soon have a new glossy magazine, Catfish Alley, to celebrate local food, art, music, ideas and most of all, local people.
Major Leslie A. Janovec, chaplain of the 14th Flying Training Wing of the Columbus Air Force Base, will be the guest speaker at the 11th annual Community Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, Feb. 3.
The city of Columbus was selected as the first Air Education and Training Command community to receive the AETC Community Support Award (Altus Trophy), sponsored by the Altus, Okla. Chamber of Commerce's Military Affairs Committee, during a presentation at the AETC Symposium in San Antonio, Texas, Thursday.
The time is approaching for Severstal to begin hiring for 100 new positions to staff its Phase II expansion.
A Columbus man suspected in a Northside shooting turned himself into authorities Thursday.
2. Photo: Hwy. 45 wreck COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Students accused of statutory rape COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Railroad co. investigating derailment in Columbus COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Man arrested after close call with school bus STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY