The Lowndes County Veterans of Foreign Wars post leadership has the right ideas. It just doesn't have the youth to prove it. As membership at VFWs nationwide continues to decline, the men in charge of Post 4272 in Columbus are reaching out to the next generation of veterans.
Local law enforcement agencies have reported the following felony arrests.
Three businesses were evacuated today when Mississippi Department of Transportation crews reportedly broke a gas line off of Main Street.
If there's something strange in your neighborhood, who are you going to call? Probably Columbus Fire and Rescue.
After years of asking for help, Crawford's ailing community center is in line for an upgrade.
Sixteenth District circuit judges were sworn in at the Lowndes County Courthouse Tuesday, giving the district a third judge for the first time.
During a brief Tuesday meeting the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors tabled a potential partnership with the city.
Five houses in the way of the planned soccer complex at Burns Bottom in downtown Columbus should be gone within three months.
A 50-year-old Lowndes County man was hit in the head with a hammer early Tuesday after he and another man argued about money.
The budget is a primary issue every year. Redistricting joins it every 10 years. There's not much suspense heading into Mississippi's 2011 legislative session.
Lowndes County Circuit Clerk Mahala Salazar has announced her intention to seek reelection, but this time as an independent.
Leslie Frazier is going to get an opportunity to put everything he learned as an interim head coach to use on a permanent basis.
A train carrying hazardous materials derailed in Lowndes County early today, rolling multiple cars east of South Lehmberg Road. The westbound Alabama Southern Railroad train hit a broken rail at about 7:30 a.m., overturning 12 cars, according to Columbus Fire and Rescue.
Columbus native Leslie Frazier, who has served as interim coach of the Minnesota Vikings the past six games, is the team's first choice to take over as head coach, a Minnesota newspaper reported.
It's impossible to spend 23 years on the police force and leave without a ton of stories. On the eve of his retirement from the Columbus Police Department, soft-spoken officer Neal Taylor agreed to relive a few encounters.
From adultery arrests and a drunken, accidental sleepover to a sword-wielding robber, here are some of the high-profile local crimes that stood out in 2010:
A repeat offender is wanted by Columbus police for kidnapping, beating and firing a gun at his ex-girlfriend, Thursday.
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