Although Columbus and New York's Time Square are more than 1,000 miles apart, you won't have to travel to the Big Apple to watch the ball drop in commemoration of the beginning of the new year.
With only days left before the end of the year and questions surrounding the looming fiscal cliff local financial experts are weighing in on ways to protect your investments and see the best return on 2012 income taxes.
As the eleventh hour approaches, Lowndes County officials are still in the dark when it comes to Mississippi Silicon (Silicor Materials) and the company's intentions to build a facility in the area.
Four Monroe County men were arrested last week and charged with the robbery of a Lowndes County bar patron.
For chef and restaurateur Sarah Labensky, the culinary world isn't just a profession: It is a lifestyle. Labensky is known to many throughout Columbus for her role as the founding director at the Mississippi University for Women Culinary Institute and, most recently, as the owner of the Front Door Back Door restaurant, which she sold in September.
For those outside the Christian faith, that sheep would be the most prominent animal in Christian imagery might seem an odd choice.
Chris Latimer, the board attorney for the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitor's Bureau, has resigned.
American Eurocopter has landed an $80-million contract to supply 22 new helicopters for a prominent medical transport service, the company announced Friday.
This Christmas will be marked with misfortune for a pair of Caledonia families, who lost their homes in fires over the past week.
Welcome to the Friendly City, the historic haven nestled along the banks of the Tombigbee River where the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau has a deal for you when it comes to festival grants, especially if you happen to be a county supervisor or city councilman.
Area clergy will acknowledge tragedy in today's messages.
Christmas break? For moms, there is likely to be no greater misnomer. For some parents, the Christmas season is a far cry from a Norman Rockwell painting. In the days of Elf on the Shelf and Pinterest, there are increasingly new ways -- and new pressures -- to make each Christmas the "Best Christmas Ever."
Monday morning, students grabbed their jackets and back packs, lunch boxes and homework and loaded on school buses or in the back seat of SUV's just like they do every morning before school. They spent the car ride singing to the radio, eating breakfast bars they grabbed as they were hurriedly walking out the door and arguing with their siblings in the back seat. However, this past Monday, morning routines that seemed mundane in nature took on a different meaning for parents.
There was little in the way of new information presented at the annual Link luncheon Wednesday at East Mississippi Community College, but the event provided yet another opportunity for organizers to tout the benefits of regional partnership and global thinking, specifically through the newly-formed Golden Triangle Development Link.
Three people were arrested Tuesday by the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department Narcotics Division on various drug-related charges.
Scientific Mayans measured the passage of time with the Mayan Long Count calendar. It has 5,125 year cycles, with the 12th cycle or "Baktun" ending on Friday, December 21, 2012. While it is questionable if the Mayans ever made a prophesy of the end of the world, movie makers and writers have latched on to the Apocalypse hype. Modern scientists have assured us the world will not end Friday.
A mother and her two adult children were arrested Tuesday after they attempted to steal approximately $1,200 in merchandise from Walmart in Columbus.
For the second month in a row, sales tax receipts are down for Columbus. According to Chief Financial Officer Mike Bernsen, the city's sales tax check for the month of December is down almost $14,000 from December 2011.
By next Christmas, shopping enthusiasts will likely have three new stores to choose from when searching for that perfect gift.
1. Columbus man dies in head-on crash COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Lowndes supes OK budget with deficit, tax increase COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Area students check out college options COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Human remains discovered on banks of Tenn-Tom COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Aldermen pass amended alcohol ordinance STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY