City Judge Nicole Clinkscales has not dismissed a disproportionately high number of cases involving the police officer who arrested her in 2009, a Dispatch investigation has revealed.
This week is spring break week for local students, who are getting a rest from classes and homework while parents get to spend more time with their children.
The Columbus-Lowndes Metro Narcotics Unit and the city SWAT team busted a large drug distribution ring Tuesday, arresting five people and seizing $36,100 worth of drugs.
A 34-year-old man was arrested Saturday after he allegedly fondled a 14-year-old girl while she was at a sleep-over at his residence.
A 44-year-old man who allegedly chased a woman from her home last year with a sword was arrested again last week, this time for grand larceny and credit card fraud from his mother.
Lowndes County plans to borrow an additional $1 million to fund a downtown Columbus soccer complex.
The Columbus City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to cap the number of days an injured or disabled city employee can be on light or restricted duty at 90 days.
The Columbus Red Cross Chapter, which has recently strained to raise funds, has already received pledges for $31,000 in its Heroes Campaign this month.
A long-neglected county road is on tap for repaving this year.
After a week of debate and the threat of litigation, Lowndes County supervisors Tuesday approved a redistricting plan.
The state Court of Appeals has rejected former Columbus councilman Kamal Karriem's appeal of the revocation of his probation for testing positive for cocaine.
The following sentences were handed down in the March term of the Lowndes County Circuit Court.
The Columbus Planning Commission voted Monday to reject two rezoning requests in Southside that, according to the investment group spokesman, would have brought more than seven new businesses to the low-income area.
The Columbus Air Force Base received an overall Satisfactory grade Monday after a week-long inspection of the unit by 113 military and civilian experts.
Lawbreakers unable to pay their fines may find themselves doing more than picking up trash in the future.
Long before Andre Taylor, 62, owner of Starkville's Level III rentable party spot since 1992, got into the club business, he was guiding local kick-boxers to the top of the world rankings.
A former West Lowndes Middle School basketball coach has sued the school district and some of its officials for allegedly mishandling a sexual misconduct investigation.
The following were some of the sentences handed down during the March term of the Lowndes County Circuit Court:
Will Pieschel was at his office in downtown Tokyo Friday afternoon when the building began to shake. Pieschel had ridden out earthquakes before; he was used to it. Each employee at PricewaterhouseCoopers, a consulting firm, has an earthquake kit nearby -- water, a power bar, helmet and, in the event they get trapped under rubble, a whistle to signal for help.
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