The Columbus Municipal School District Board has reversed course on the matter of legal council, voting to renew its contract with Board Attorney David Dunn for three more years.
An investigation into an early morning burglary at 4-County Electric Power Association led to the arrest of a Columbus couple.
Lowndes Circuit Court Judge Lee Coleman Tuesday granted a continuance in the murder trial of James Newell of Vernon, Ala.
The second of three final candidates has withdrawn from consideration for the city schools superintendent's position.
After a year of toiling in a financial quagmire, Columbus Country Club board members are preparing to submit their second reorganization plan with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Mississippi. The club, which has operated at its present location since 1923, filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy on May 3, 2011.
Columbus Middle School students are celebrating this week, after one of their Destination ImagiNation teams placed 10th in the competition's Global Finals last weekend in Knoxville, Tenn.
German Terell Smith, son of Columbus Mayor Robert Smith, was arrested Saturday night, by officers with the Mississippi Highway Patrol, at Highway 182 and Ninth Street and charged with possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.
For the third month in a row, the number of unemployed workers in Lowndes and Oktibbeha counties decreased. A Mississippi Department of Employment Security report on statewide unemployment notes the April unemployment rate for Lowndes County was 8.7 percent, a significant drop from 9.1 percent in March and 9.9 percent in February.
He was just a boy from Mississippi, born and raised in Louisville, shipped off to war at the age of 18. He was a member of the "Greatest Generation," fighting in what would later be known as the "Good War."
After a year in flux, the Columbus Municipal School District has a new superintendent, Board President Tommy Prude announced Saturday afternoon, declining to release the name of the chosen candidate.
A two-year saga has come to a close for Lowndes County Superintendent Lynn Wright, whose name was cleared Wednesday when Lowndes County Chancery Court Judge Dorothy Colom ruled he was wrongfully terminated as principal of New Hope High School in 2010.
Columbus Municipal School District Interim Superintendent Dr. Martha Liddell Friday was interviewed by the board of trustees, as the last of three candidates vying for the full-time job.
Lowndes Circuit Judge Jim Kitchens Friday sentenced Demonta Gardner to 20 years in prison. A jury last week convicted Gardner of burglary of an occupied dwelling, but he was not convicted on a related armed robbery charge.
Demonta Gardner sentenced to 20 years for burglary of an occupied dwelling
The city school board gathered Thursday night to interview the second of three superintendent candidates, who provided detailed insight into the strategies her district employed to weather a reversal of fortunes and cope with common education challenges.
Several years ago, when the Lowndes County School District was applying for a Safe and Drug-Free Schools grant through the United States Department of Education, school officials were required to survey students about prevalence and risk factors for drugs and violence on campus.
Lowndes Circuit Court Judge Lee Howard Thursday declared a mistrial for defendant Justin Richardson.
In what Fourteenth Chancery District Judge H. Jim Davidson Jr. described as a "procedural matter," a date for discovery was set Thursday for the upcoming trial regarding annexation for the City of Columbus.
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