What could have been a quick conversation among gentlemen turned into a circus of race and politics Friday at the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors meeting. Approving an appointee to replace George Swales to the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau turned into a highly contentious issue, particularly between longtime sparring partners District Five Supervisor Leroy Brooks and District One Supervisor and Board President Harry Sanders.
Columbus Municipal School District administrators spent two hours Friday evening pouring over state test results and explaining to board members their plans for improvement in the upcoming year.
After months of speculation, the specifics of a tri-county economic development coalition were unveiled today at East Mississippi Community College's Lyceum Auditorium.
If a Columbus woman doesn't show up for her next court hearing, she'll have to pay the price. In fact, she'll have to pay $2.
After more than a month of discussions, motions and hearings, the Columbus City Council voted Thursday to approve its Fiscal Year 2013 operating budget. The budget contains $22,932.13 in revenues and $23,258,533 in expenditures, leaving a $326,115 deficit.
A Columbus High School student was arrested yesterday and charged with one count of statutory rape.
A Columbus man charged with child pornography is back home after being arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Monday.
On Friday, two illegal immigrants were found guilty in federal court on possession of heroin with intent to distribute and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.
Burns Bottom is now the site of a 70-acre development built around a $5 million recreation facility. The Columbus Soccer Complex will officially open Saturday, Sept. 22.
Mississippi University for Women kicked off the early stages of its re-branding campaign Wednesday with the first of a series of interactive discussions.
A Crawford man is dead following a Wednesday morning collision.
A couple were arrested at their residence Tuesday night after agents with the Columbus-Lowndes Metro Narcotics Unit discovered cocaine and a handgun inside their Sand Road home.
The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors will name a replacement for George Swales on the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors during Friday's board meeting.
A two-day centennial celebration will be held Friday and Saturday to honor the life of the late Sallie Mae Jones, a black businesswoman who owned and operated Jones Restaurant on Fourth Street South.
The First Responders' Day observance, presented by the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors and Shuk-ho-ta Tom-a-ha Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in front of the Lowndes County Courthouse, honored five departments of county responders: Emergency 911, Emergency Management Agency, Lowndes County Road Department, Lowndes County Volunteer Fire Departments, and the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office.
Noel Everett Sumrall, 66, was arrested Monday by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Sumrall had been out on bond, which had been set at $7,500, before being indicted in federal court on Aug. 30 on child pornography charges.
One of the most traveled roads in Columbus may soon get a much-needed facelift. Highway 45 North, the main entrance to the city and the center for most of its restaurants and shopping, is the subject of a long-discussed beautification project.
Voter registration cards were mailed last month to a select number of Lowndes County voters, notifying them of changes they will experience as a result of countywide redistricting.
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