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.
The Columbus City Council voted to accept bids on a loan for some equipment and a drainage project during Tuesday's regular meeting. The city is looking to borrow up to $1.2 million to be paid back over a five-year period.
A water leak on Stanley Road in Caledonia may have been fortuitous, albeit costly. While searching for the source of the leak, Caledonia water superintendent Benny Coleman stumbled upon something that isn't a problem now but could become one, he told the board of aldermen Tuesday night.
The local drug task force known as the Columbus-Lowndes Metro Narcotics Unit has been disbanded. The decision to disband the unit was finalized last week after an exchange of letters between Columbus Police Department Chief Selvain McQueen and Lowndes County Sheriff Mike Arledge.
Golden Triangle Development Link CEO Joe Max Higgins didn't mince words Monday when discussing the future of Mississippi Silicon with the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors.
Owning a home is part of the American dream. But for some, the dream can quickly become a nightmare of delayed mortgage payments and eventual foreclosure. To help those facing the reality of losing their home, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood is bringing the Mississippi Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention Consortium to Columbus Dec. 5 from 10-1 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club on 14th Avenue North.
The new director of Main Street Columbus said she enjoyed the 2011 Wassail Fest so much she decided to move here.
When local attorney Rod Ray was defending a client accused of sexual battery, he gave an impassioned speech to members of the jury, asking them to take the facts of the case into account and not give in to public perception that when a man is accused of a sex crime, he is automatically guilty.
The Columbus Christmas parade will feature the Columbus and New Hope high school bands, as well as dancers and elected officials. An appearance by Santa Claus will finish out the parade, officially kicking off the Christmas season.
Enrollment is increasing at private academies and charter schools loom large on the horizon, with lawmakers expected to make yet another push for them in January.
With a Dec. 31 deadline looming for the beginning of phase one construction, Silicor Materials officials are expected to ask the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors for second extension.
Organizers hope a new holiday tradition takes root Saturday, with the debut of "A Christmas for Columbus," a benefit concert by the combined choirs of First United Methodist Church, First Baptist Church ensembles and Mississippi University for Women Singers.
As shoppers file into stores, anxiously searching for that perfect Christmas gift, retailers are taking steps to protect themselves from another kind of shopper -- shoplifters.
A controversial grant, intended to fund the city school district's dropout prevention program, was accepted by the board Thursday morning in a sometimes contentious three-hour special meeting.
Main Street Columbus has a new director. Atlanta native Nickie Nicholson will begin work as director on Dec. 10, replacing Amber Brislin. The Main Street board announced Nicholson's hiring on Wednesday via a press release.
The City of Columbus will soon have to a face decision regarding the dumping of waste in its landfill. A recent study by Neel-Schaffer Engineering shows the landfill will run out of space within three years.
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