Temperatures were blisteringly hot for the 17th annual Market Street Festival, but spirits were high, and steady foot traffic kept vendors busy Saturday.
Dr. Shirley A. Graves is recognized as a leader and trailblazer for women in her field, but in 1957, she was not very different from the soon-to-be graduates sitting in front of her Saturday afternoon at Mississippi University for Women's Rent Auditorium.
With each mission, a pilot risks not returning. Instructor pilots repeat safety procedures so many times, by the time a student pilot graduates, the procedures are routine.
The head of Mississippi University for Women's police force is no longer employed with the department, university officials confirmed Friday.
The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) would like to inform motorists about a closure on US Highway 82 in Lowndes County.
Board members with the Columbus Municipal School District emerged all smiles Thursday night after a two-hour meeting in executive session at Brandon Central Services to discuss the ongoing search for a superintendent.
Four decades have passed since the 19th century train came to rest at Propst Park, and since that time, it has stood silent sentry over Main Street. Juveniles threw rocks and broke a few windows, and a person was once found living inside one of the cars, but for the most part, the train has been free of vagrants and vandals, ravaged only by time.
A domestic dispute landed a Caledonia couple behind bars Wednesday night.
With summer comes higher power bills. Although the area's power supplier, the Tennessee Valley Authority, has not yet announced rate increases for the summer, Lowndes County residents still can expect to pay higher utility bills.
A Columbus architect and noted historian, Sam Kaye, was given a lifetime achievement award by the Mississippi Heritage Trust Friday.
When the construction of Columbus Middle School was underway, Principal Cindy Wamble was intimately involved in every aspect of the process, from choosing the paint colors and classroom design to haggling with then-Superintendent Dr. Del Phillips over the entrance location, she jokingly recalled last April following Phillips' resignation.
In an effort to increase the manpower at the Columbus Police Department, the City Council Tuesday voted unanimously to allow Chief Selvain McQueen to hire six officers.
Shots were fired Tuesday night, within audible range of one of Columbus' busiest family attractions.
By Friday afternoon, the streets of downtown Columbus will be transformed into a showcase for the arts as the 17th annual Market Street Festival gets underway.
The Columbus Police Department is investigating a burglary and a possible attempted burglary from Friday.
Considering the many factors needed to keep a city operating on a functional level --elected officials, administrators, police, emergency responders, sanitation workers, the Public Works Department and others who have roles in its daily maintenance -- the city must keep moving. And with a fleet of about 240 vehicles, Columbus is always in motion.
The City Council on Tuesday will discuss moving the Lee Middle School and Mitchell Memorial Elementary School voting precincts. Mitchell has been sold by the Columbus Municipal School District and Lee is up for sale.
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