Violent crime has been under a microscope in Columbus since a pair of murders in April and May shook the community. City officials hope to crack down on violence in all forms, but the type of business where one of those murders and several recent violent encounters occurred is of particular concern.
A veteran press expert with more than 30 years in the printing industry has joined The Dispatch as production manager.
The critical information in a murder case is gathered within the first 72 hours. From there, the case begins to get cold. As the years drag on, witnesses move or die; some evidence is not preserved. But an unsolved case is never closed.
Fuhgetaboutit owner Freddie Fields is willing to pit his word against anyone's that he's been a good neighbor downtown.
The Columbus High School football team scored 25 consecutive points in the fourth quarter Friday night to beat New Hope 39-22 at Trojan Field.
The atmosphere was almost religious Thursday at the grand opening of the newly renovated Tennessee Williams Welcome Center in downtown Columbus.
More than 100 volunteers and supporters gathered Thursday at the Trotter Convention Center to herald in the beginning of the annual 2010-11 United Way of Lowndes County fundraising campaign.
Schools in many area districts showed improvement in state school district accountability scores released today, though some districts did not meet growth standards set by the state.
Mike Halford is looking forward to tonight. Like many people who work in Lowndes County, Halford will be at New Hope High School at 7:30 tonight to watch the Trojans take on Columbus High in a highly anticipated football game.
A Columbus police officer has been suspended without pay pending the outcome of an investigation into an alleged rape in Lowndes County.
A 29-year-old woman was killed in a three-vehicle crash Thursday in Lowndes County after she swerved into oncoming traffic to avoid hitting another vehicle.
Almost 1,000 Caledonia Elementary School students were evacuated Friday after construction crews broke a gas line while working on an expansion to the school.
A mystery man was spotted in downtown Columbus on Thursday.
The Lowndes County Port Authority board Wednesday approved a memorandum of understanding for a new KiOR biofuels plant to be located in Columbus, at the Columbus-Lowndes County Port.
Local faith leaders condemned a Florida pastor's decision to burn copies of the Quran to mark the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States.
The public will get its first glimpse of the latest vision for Columbus' long-awaited soccer complex at Burns Bottom later this month.
A burglary on the campus of Mississippi University for Women has one student campaigning for better security measures.
A 36-year-old woman and her two young children were eastbound on Highway 82 when her Chevrolet Tahoe hydroplaned and flipped Wednesday.
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