Chicken lovers lined up for hours in the Golden Triangle on Wednesday to dine at one of their favorite fast food eateries. And while some may have stopped by the Columbus or Starkville Chick-fil-A solely to get a chicken sandwich, others waited for more than an hour at the crowded chain to not only eat but to take part in a political movement.
Four months after making an arrest for what local law enforcement officials believed to be a large amount of cocaine, testing has shown to have also included a large amount of heroin, a drug not common to Columbus.
Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science students have become an integral part of life on the Mississippi University for Women campus -- so much so that when class dismisses each summer, faculty members miss the bright young scholars, said Dr. Jennifer Miles, vice president for student affairs at MUW.
Educators across the Golden Triangle are watching closely as state lawmakers weigh the pros and cons of performance-based teacher incentives.
With the start of school less than a week away, the Columbus Municipal School District is rushing to fill key positions and personnel vacancies.
Local attorney Steve Wallace has been cleared of all charges of his alleged role in an underage drinking raid in April.
Board President and District 1 Supervisor Harry Sanders didn't get very far Tuesday with his plea for the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors to consider consolidating city and county emergency services.
In the aftermath of a shooting spree that killed 12 people in a crowded theater in Aurora, Colo., some theater chains are changing the way they keep their audiences safe.
It will be at least a month before the Lowndes County School District learns if its bid for unitary status will be granted, but those who attended Tuesday's court hearing in Oxford were optimistic.
All charges against local attorney Steve Wallace Sr. were dismissed in justice court today. Steven "Colt" Wallace Jr. pled guilty to one count each of possession of beer with the intent to sell without a permit, possession of liquor with the intent to sell without a permit, minor in possession of beer and minor in possession of liquor in court today.
Substance abuse and addiction can be debilitating, even life-threatening. It affects millions of Americans each year. But for men in Columbus who are combating addiction, more help is becoming available.
The Lowndes County School District will finally have its day in court, appearing today at the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Oxford to argue its case for unitary status.
A Sunday morning shooting in west Lowndes County is still under investigation by the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office.
The Columbus Police Department is investigating a series of Sunday burglaries that have targeted beauty salons.
Cadence Bank and the Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society are hosting a pet adoption day on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until noon at the Cadence Bank branch on Bluecutt Road.
June unemployment figures show a slight increase from May of those without jobs. According to the Mississippi Department of Unemployment Security, June unemployment numbers rose to 10.4 percent from 9.6 percent. But the MDUS said the increase is not a cause for alarm.
The United Way of Lowndes County is continuing to seek public input, with a survey designed to ascertain community needs and prioritize the agency's funding allotments.
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