The man suspected of shooting a United States Postal worker has been caught. Authur Lee "Slim" Whitfield, 17, of Kalamazoo, Mich., was taken into custody just after 2 p.m. Friday afternoon by deputies with the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department. He will be formally charged Monday with aggravated assault and armed robbery.
The United States Postal Service is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the shooting of a rural mail carrier Thursday afternoon.
The city's three mayoral candidates spoke Thursday at Lion Hills Golf Club, outlining their campaign platforms and visions for the city of Columbus. Incumbent mayor Robert Smith is being challenged by Republican Glenn Lautzenhiser and Independent Bo Jarrett in the June 4 municipal election.
They came from church, from work, from supper with their families. One by one, they spilled out into the chill night air, silhouettes back-lit by the raging inferno as they put on their turnout gear and faced the fire.
Barbara Bigelow absolutely exudes high energy, from her bright eyes and quick smile to the hands that can't help but get involved in the conversation when she gets excited and wants to emphasize her point.
Heritage Academy will soon be changing its name. A little.
A currently defunct gas station is at the center of a dispute between the City of Columbus and the station operator, who contends he is not responsible for removing four free-standing fuel tanks which city fire officials have declared a hazard.
Trotter Convention Center's long-awaited renovations will soon be underway, with $2 million in improvements planned for the aging facility.
Today marks the advent of spring, ushering in warmer temperatures and a growing Columbus tradition. Noon Tunes kicks off Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Trotter Convention Center courtyard, with live music from light rock favorite Paul Brady.
A lawsuit against the City of Columbus has been dismissed.
The Columbus Municipal School Board began its March meeting with the swearing in of a new school board member. Angela Verdell was greeted with a hug and a kiss on the cheek by Mayor Robert Smith as she officially joined the board, replacing former board president Tommy Prude, whose term ended March 2.
After six months on the run, a Columbus fugitive was arrested in Iowa and brought back to Columbus. Within 24 hours of his arrest, Orlando Guyton was back on the streets.
Juneteenth festival organizers will have to wait another month to find out if they will receive their request for an $8,000 quality of life grant from the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Alternative fuel company KiOR announced Monday it has made its long-awaited first shipment of fuel from its Columbus facility.
A Columbus business owner was issued a citation after seven illegal gambling machines were found at his store Friday night.
Caledonia High School students with political aspirations -- or just a desire to understand the underpinnings of government -- will soon have an outlet for their interests.
Festival grants will again be a topic of discussion at tonight's Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau board meeting. The festival grants committee met last week and is expected to recommend that the board make no changes at this time, executive director Nancy Carpenter said Sunday afternoon.
The proposed city bus service will once again appear before the Columbus City Council Tuesday night. Dorothy Dowdell of Lawrence Public Transit is scheduled to address the council during the citizens input portion of the council meeting to update mayor Robert Smith and the councilmen on the status of the bus line.
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