After a one-year hiatus, Grilling on the River is coming back this weekend. The sixth installment of the annual barbecue cooking and entertainment festival will be held from 4-11 p.m. Friday and will continue 9 a.m. Saturday at the Columbus Riverwalk.
The Columbus Municipal School District has yet to reach a decision on the sale of the Lee Middle School property. After meeting for nearly three-and-a-half hours Monday, the CMSD Board of Trustees entered into an hour-long executive session to discuss potential litigation and the sale of district-owned property.
Robert Meady is a man of few words who prefers to keep to himself. For two weeks each spring, he makes an exception, however. He is the guy who drives "the big red bus" during the Columbus Pilgrimage. In that role, he is surrounded by people, most of whom want to know all about the bus.
Columbus Juneteenth festival founder Leroy Brooks said the likelihood of a 17th consecutive installment of the event will likely hinge on whether or not the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors has a change of heart from its decision last month against funding it.
The Columbus chapter of the Boys and Girls Club is celebrating National Boys and Girls Club week with week-long festivities. Nadia Dale, director of the local club, said she is excited about the week ahead.
Everything was going to be OK, she said. Better than OK. The past few years had been tough, but she was tough, too, and she was going to make it. Wronged in so many ways, she was going to finally set things right. Build a new life for herself and her eight-month-old daughter.
It is nothing rare to hear residents complain there is nothing to do in Columbus. Anyone who was guilty of making that comment this weekend clearly didn't walk around downtown Saturday.
Officials with the county's volunteer fire services are hoping to convince Lowndes County supervisors to take the first step in a process to build a new main station by purchasing a parcel of land that would allow room for long-term growth.
Chancery courts in Lowndes, Webster and Clay counties are expected to be next to test electronic filing of court documents although an exact date has not been announced.
The Columbus-Lowndes County League of Voters will host a political forum for candidates seeking office in the Columbus municipal elections.
With the advent of spring, farmers' markets are never far behind. The Hitching Lot Farmers' Market in Columbus will welcome the first fresh goods of the 2013 season when it opens Saturday morning from 7-10 a.m.
A Columbus man has been charged with four counts of aggravated assault after driving his vehicle into his ex-girlfriend's vehicle as she sat in her driveway.
The fifth annual Mayor's Unity Picnic will take place Saturday at the Columbus Riverwalk. What began as a simple idea to bring the community together has turned into an anticipated yearly event.
Thanks to a Crimestoppers tip, a Brooksville teen suspected of robbing a Columbus convenience store is behind bars.
As the school year comes to a close, most high school students are counting down the days until the bell rings for the last time. But for more than 50 choral students from Columbus Middle School and nearly 100 students from Columbus High, there is work to be done.
The three candidates for Ward 4 Councilman appeared at the Columbus Exchange Club Thursday at Lion Hills Golf Club to inform voters on how they would serve their ward and the city of Columbus if elected.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has signed a bill into law authorizing the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors to establish a reserve fund that would allow it to invest the $30 million received from the 2001 sale of the county hospital in instruments other than money market accounts that are backed by United States treasuries and serve as trustees of the fund.
For someone addicted to methamphetamine, the cost of using the illegal drug goes far beyond the price of getting high. Known as Ice or crystal meth, just one hit of the drug can have lifelong effects on the user.
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