Mike Arledge will be the new Lowndes County sheriff. Unofficial numbers show Arledge, a Republican, defeated Democrat Anthony Nelson Tuesday to win the sheriff's race. Arledge earned 61.3 percent, with 10,546 votes, and Nelson earned 38.5 percent, with 6,623 votes.
It was a tough week for Lowndes County Circuit Clerk Haley Salazar, between running her campaign, dealing with the normal craziness of election week and coping with a last-minute absentee ballot snafu, which required the state to reprint hundreds of ballots after 550 had already been cast locally.
The "congratulations" started rolling in both in person and via telephone at around 10 p.m. Tuesday.
Aberdeen police arrested one man after a Saturday night shooting at a local night club sent two people to the hospital.
Columbus police are investigating a report of shots fired in North Columbus.
Each year, thousands of people from the Golden Triangle pack an assortment of items -- some necessities and school supplies, some gifts -- into shoe boxes to be shipped to needy kids around the world.
A two-vehicle wreck on Highway 45 North Friday evening resulted in one person being transported to the hospital.
Campaign finances: Spending outpaces contributions by $30,000 in Lowndes County races
According to police, a woman was stabbed Friday night in South Columbus.
As residents prepare to turn back the clocks Sunday, Columbus Fire and Rescue wants to remind residents to make another change that could save lives.
The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office reports the following felony arrests.
After nearly five months without a permanent superintendent, the Columbus Municipal School District is ready to move forward in the search, releasing a 12-point list of criteria Thursday that will be used to advertise for candidates.
A fire caused severe damage to a Columbus home early Thursday morning.
The three names left in the superintendent election all have one thing in mind: the students of Lowndes County.
U.S. Air Force officials announced plans this week to slash more than 13,500 civilian jobs next year, but Columbus Air Force Base is expected to emerge largely unscathed by the brunt of the cost-saving measures.
With less than a week before the Nov. 8 general election, county officials across Mississippi -- including in Lowndes and Oktibbeha -- are frantically trying to cope with a state error on ballots which was discovered after hundreds of absentee ballots had already been cast.
Columbus police are looking for a man who is believed to have robbed Miller's OK Tire Store on Highway 45 North Wednesday afternoon.
A scary incident occurred today when a vehicle made an unwelcome entrance into Tucker's Play and Learn daycare center on Alabama Street.
Sale Elementary International Studies Magnet School is not the wealthiest of schools within the Columbus Municipal School District. Approximately 88 percent of its students receive free or reduced lunch. And yet, Principal Nancy Bragg is beginning to see something interesting: When it comes to helping those less fortunate, the students no longer wait for their teachers' direction; they take the initiative upon themselves to make a difference.
The finalists for the Columbus police chief position have dwindled to four, and the subcommittee is left with four members.
1. Early College High School grows in second year COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Mother arrested after newborn tests positive for drugs STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. CPD officer on paid leave after fight COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Fire destroys New Light Road home STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
5. 'Programming is problem solving': Local senior conducts STEM camp for girls COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY