The Lowndes County School District is one step closer to having an appointed, rather than an elected superintendent, voting 4-1 Friday morning to request permission from the state Legislature to put the issue up for a local referendum.
Lowndes County Sheriff Butch Howard wanted to clear up any confusion with the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors regarding the release of a shooting suspect earlier this month.
According to District 4 Supervisor Jeff Smith, there are times when emergency response units have difficulty finding the correct address to respond to 911 calls. The quick fix is an ordinance similar to the one the Oktibbeha County board of supervisors passed.
The Commercial Dispatch obtained video footage of the armed robbery that occurred earlier this week at Creekstone Chevron.
What do you wear to a Friday night tête-à-tête with a guy named "Lovebone?" And how do you address him? Mr. Love? Mr. Bone?
Local candidates had their chance to sway voters to their side before the Nov. 8 election arrives. Candidates in nearly every local race attended the Columbus-Lowndes League of Voters political forum Thursday at the Columbus Municipal Complex, while interested residents listened for the one thing that could sway them to one side or the other.
Kior officials are seeking 70 people to fill full-time slots at the Columbus biofuels plant, and they're hoping to find at least some of those people Saturday during a job fair at East Mississippi Community College.
The Town of Caledonia was abuzz this morning as residents and business owners finished last-minute preparations for the 8th annual Caledonia Day festival, which kicks off tonight at 6 p.m. at Ola J. Pickett Park and continues Saturday with a full roster of events.
It was 2004, and Dr. Claudia Limbert was president of Mississippi University for Women. She strode into Dr. Suzanne Bean's office and asked her what she would do with a million dollars. The question seemed preposterous, but Limbert wasn't kidding -- a federal grant was available from the U.S. Department of Education, and Limbert wanted Bean to chase it. Bean called her husband and told him she would be working late. Then she sequestered herself behind her desk and carefully wrote out a proposal that would win the grant and lead to the creation of the Roger F. Wicker Center for Creative Learning.
The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office reports the following felony arrests:
Columbus police arrested and charged a Columbus woman Wednesday after police believe she stabbed a man with whom she is in a "dating relationship."
It was hard to tell whether Christmas had arrived early or Columbus Nissan had been completely launched into an even further-reaching future Wednesday afternoon as customers and employees got their first glimpse of the automobile dealership's latest offering: An all-electric car which carries a sporty look -- and an equally ambitious price tag.
Lowndes County supervisors are expected to fill a vacancy on the Columbus-Lowndes County E-911 board this week. According to Sheri Fancher, E-911 director, the choice will be made at the supervisors' Friday meeting.
The city of Columbus is closer to selecting the next police chief. The citizen search committee met Wednesday to narrow the field of applicants to five. The committee will present those recommendations on who should be heavily considered for the permanent police chief to the Columbus City Council.
There are a lot of misconceptions about breast cancer. Oncology Nurse Navigator Amanda Mordecai, of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, hears them every day. Thursday, she hopes to do a little myth-busting at the hospital's first breast cancer education luncheon, a free program which will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the hospital's Patient Tower Education Rooms 4 and 5.
Cook Elementary School may become the first school in the Columbus Municipal School District to have a service animal on campus. The board of trustees is currently reviewing a policy which specifies the criteria and conditions under which service animals may be used to assist students in the classroom and at school functions.
Each week, dumpsters line the curbs of neighborhoods across the Golden Triangle. Garbage trucks comb through towns and rural areas, collecting our throwaways to take to the dump.
Former Columbus Police Chief Joseph St. John has resigned from the Columbus-Lowndes E911 board. Lowndes E911 Director Sheri Fancher confirmed that St. John resigned Sunday via email.Former Columbus Police Chief Joseph St. John has resigned from the Columbus-Lowndes E911 board. Lowndes E911 Director Sheri Fancher confirmed that St. John resigned Sunday via email.
Two Aberdeen men were arrested in Monroe County after fleeing north on Highway 45 from the scene of an armed robbery at Creekstone Chevron in Columbus Tuesday afternoon.
Demarcus Antwon Swanigan, 20, of 1905 14th Ave. N. in Columbus, was arrested Monday after being accused of statutory rape.
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