Columbus-Lowndes Public Library Director Alice Shands is retiring after serving the community for about four years. Shands made her announcement during Wednesday's meeting of the library's board of trustees.
Festival grant funding for the first half of 2013 will top the agenda Monday at the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau's monthly board of trustees meeting.
The Columbus Girlchoir will present its 2012 Christmas concert Friday night at Mississippi University for Women's newly-renovated Poindexter Hall. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m.
The city school district's board of trustees held a lengthy though relatively routine board meeting Monday night, with the majority of the 2.5-hour session devoted to an update on the district's "Believe and Achieve" initiative.
A Sunday afternoon Christmas shopping expedition landed a Columbus man behind bars, as well as removing approximately four ounces of marijuana from the city's streets.
A former Columbus community center deemed surplus property may get a new life as a worship center.
The 2013 Columbus municipal election season has begun, with mayor Robert Smith announcing his plans to seek a third term in office. Smith, a Democrat, made his announcement during a press conference at City Hall Monday morning.
It started out as a relaxing hobby, a way to unwind from the day's pressures while serving the community. But 15 years later, Caledonia Town Alderman Mike Savage is hoping someone else will take over the management and upkeep of Ola J. Pickett Park.
The Town of Caledonia has long enjoyed the financial benefits of sitting atop a natural gas field, and now, the hunt is on for black gold -- oil, that is.
Judy was a successful business owner, mother and wife at the beginning of 1994. Her life was as close to perfect as it could get. But then, without warning, she was struck with a debilitating disease just as she was at the top of her game, both personally and professionally.
A Columbus woman was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Friday after she pleaded guilty to embezzling nearly a half-million dollars from her employer.
A project aimed at identifying possibly contaminated properties for renewal will be implemented in Columbus sometime in 2013.
A 100,000-square-foot spec building owned by the county may soon be a small industrial development site. Although details about the project are sketchy due to a confidentiality agreement, the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors is working with the Golden Triangle Development Link and Golden Triangle Planning and Development to see the project through by applying for a Community Development Block Grant to help lure the potential business.
A husband and wife were arrested Thursday afternoon for allegedly manufacturing a spice lab.
Columbus woman who pleaded guilty to embezzling nearly a half-million dollars from her employer is scheduled to be sentenced today in Lowndes County Circuit Court.
Two or three at a time, in numbers that might reach 5,000, festival-goers will gather around the Christmas punch bowl Friday for the ninth annual Wassail Fest, presented by Main Street Columbus. A mixture of both downtown holiday shopping and a beverage contest, the festival -- which will be held from 5-9 p.m. -- has become a favorite event for downtown Columbus.
A Columbus man was arrested Monday night and charged with possession of marijuana more than an ounce with intent to distribute.
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