Terry Walker pleaded guilty to one count of armed robbery in Lowndes County Circuit Court earlier this week.
A long process of securing easements and proper documentation has caused delays in cleaning Magowah Creek, but landowners and farmers who have suffered as result of flooding may finally see relief as soon this year.
Nine months after being indicted by the U.S. Attorney's Office on fraud charges relating to a nationwide testing scam, a teacher is still on paid leave with the Columbus Municipal School District.
For more than a century, Palmer Home for Children has provided safety, shelter and love for children in need. Now, the Columbus facility is adding a new facet to its services -- a library and school for the 90 children who call the 110-acre campus their home.
Earlier this week, Sean O'Keefe, American Eurocopter parent company CEO , said cuts to the Pentagon budget under the "sequester" budget reduction plan could force the company to slash production of the UH-72 Lakota helicopter, which is produced at its Columbus facility.
Custodial and maintenance staff with the Columbus Municipal School District will have 28 hours of pay deducted from their next paychecks as reimbursement for pay approved by their supervisors but ruled inappropriate by district officials. The 39 employees will lose approximately $200 to $500, depending on their pay rate.
Lowndes County Superintendent Lynn Wright is concerned the district may be judged to have misappropriated taxpayer funds if their vote opposing starting an alternative school in the county is not reversed.
A contract worker died from injuries sustained in an accident at Columbus Air Force Base Thursday afternoon.
This year's United Way of Lowndes County pacesetters may want to get a running start before trying to keep up with their new leader.
A timeline has been set for financial firms to submit proposals to manage finances from Lowndes County's hospital sale.
A public records search by The Dispatch shows that Turner Furniture LLC, which is owned by Ward 4 councilman candidate Marty Turner, has yet to satisfy a $56,023.84 judgment regarding failure to pay rent to former landlord and a cumulative $10,003.53 in other judgments.
The president of a bus company interested in acquiring the bid for the Columbus Municipal School District bus service is speaking out after intense questioning by the school board during its Monday meeting.
The third and final public meeting designed to inform the public about the preparation of a joint land use study was held Tuesday at the Caledonia YMCA building.
As the Town of Caledonia grows, elected officials will face new challenges: maintaining that growth, providing the infrastructure to support it and coping with the less positive consequences.
The Columbus Municipal School District is still deliberating over a pair of bids for its bus service. During Tuesday night's meeting, the board unanimously voted to table a motion that would decide between bids from local company and current provider Waters Truck and Tractor and Nashville, Tenn.-based company Ecco Ride.
With street light replacement and paving already complete and sidewalk installation, completion of a mural and landscape improvements all set to be wrapped up by June 6, officials are on schedule for a mid-June ceremony to celebrate Catfish Alley.
A local Realtor who was brokering a deal to bring Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and Restaurant to Columbus said Monday that negotiations are off and, to his knowledge, the popular food chain has decided not to build a store in the area at this time.
Most of the time, the little country church stands vacant, but Sunday morning, its double doors were thrown wide, welcoming visitors with the same genial charm it has exuded for more than a century.
Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle has been awarded top honors for its leadership in clinical quality, safety and patient experience.
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