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.
The next time city school employees leave town for training, they may drive away in a rental car. The Columbus Municipal School District's Board of Trustees voted 4-0 Monday night to sign a contract with Enterprise Rent-A-Car, which will provide standard-sized cars for $34 per day in-state and $37 per day for out-of-state travel. The rates will include comprehensive and collision insurance coverage.
Lovers of the Front Door/Back Door's chicken salad need not worry; according to the restaurant's new owners, Steve McLemore and Jim Lewis, Chef Sarah Lapbinsky's recipes are in good hands.
In a world where everything from breaking news to the picture of an adorable animal seems to be only a Facebook post or Tweet away, the world of technology is constantly changing how we receive and view news.
At the suggestion of tax collector/assessor Greg Andrews, the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors have approved a change in the way Section 42 housing will be assessed.
James "Chuck" Newell has been sentenced to 15 years for the 2008 murder of Adrian Boyette while Corey Lathan, convicted of seven burglaries before age 18, was sentenced to 40 years for his part in an armed burglary.
New Hope High School will soon offer a drama program, thanks to the efforts of Julie Duke, who teaches English, creative writing and public speaking at the school.
Millage rates for Columbus residents will not be increased in the next fiscal year.
The District Attorney's Office has announced it will not retry Doris "D.R." McElhenney for allegedly fondling his granddaughter.
The Lowndes County Road Department may soon have a new place to call home.
Corey Lathan was found guilty of burglary and armed robbery in circuit court Thursday.
When Lisa Oswalt was 3 years old, her father bought her a pony. "He always said it was the worst mistake he ever made," says Oswalt, now 46. "Except for maybe about three years, I've had horses ever since."
As Columbus' mayor and city council continue to work toward a 2013 budget deadline of Sept. 14, some last-minute financial discoveries have increased the city's deficit by almost $100,000.
The Columbus Police Department issued a memo Wednesday that prohibits officers from wearing their sidearms when appearing before the city council on matters involving disciplinary action.
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