Despite the mid-April date on the calendar, summer was in full swing at Grilling on the River, Saturday.
For the past several years, the pale green Victorian home on Seventh Street North has deteriorated. Its owners (and neighbors), the congregation at First Baptist Church, have outlived using it as a senior activity center. And the church has a permit to demolish the historic home.
If brinkmanship continues in Washington and the federal government "shuts down" after 12:01 a.m. Saturday, some federal offices in Mississippi will close, some will remain open and some remained uncertain even as the clock ticked down.
As temperatures rise, so do animal safety violations in the city and county, according to Columbus-Lowndes Animal Control officers.
The 53-year-old man who was shot by a Columbus police officer late Wednesday is now in stable condition at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle following surgery.
Daniel Paul Copple, who is accused of killing two men at the Elbow Room Lounge in February, waived his right to a preliminary hearing Thursday in Columbus Municipal Court.
A 14-year-old Columbus Middle School student was arrested Tuesday after he was found hiding in a New Hope Middle School bathroom waiting to fight another student.
A Caledonia man was in stable condition today after his stepdaughter allegedly stabbed him with a knife Wednesday in an argument over stolen medication.
The 81-year-old Lowndes County man accused of critically wounding a man during a party Sunday is out of jail on a $50,000 bond.
It's not a party without Mother Goose. The local celebrity, craft and food vendors, inflatables and a mini-carnival are the icing on the cake (or the sauce on the ribs, rather) for this year's Grilling on the River event, Friday and Saturday.
In a classic rivalry, the Columbus Police Department and Columbus Fire and Rescue will duke it out on the basketball court Friday to raise money for cancer research.
Two Columbus policemen remained on administrative leave today as the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation looked into a Wednesday night shooting involving the officers.
Mississippi voters get a look Wednesday night at most of the candidates running this year for governor and lieutenant governor.
An 87-year-old man with Alzheimer's remained missing Friday afternoon, nearly half a week after he wandered from his son's Columbus home.
For most people, the closest they've come to a wild hog is slab of bacon. But that could change if the fast-growing "wild hog problem" isn't controlled in parts of the U.S., including Mississippi, an expert said.
Walking through Friendship Cemetery at night, the Tales from the Crypt student performers have an almost ghostly quality as they tell their tales. But this year, three of the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science students may also look a little familiar.
The Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau has cleared its final hurdle -- approval from City Council -- on its way to buying a new downtown office space.
Legislation to bump the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau from six to nine members passed the state Senate Monday, clearing the bill for final approval from Gov. Haley Barbour.
Solidifying Lowndes County's redistricting plan could be a hard-fought battle, as the plan heads to the Justice Department.
The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Monday approved the purchase of the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau's new office space at 117 Third St. S., behind the Tennessee Williams Home and Welcome Center.
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