With a budget hearing set for Thursday, the Columbus City Council on Tuesday approved a resolution to raise garbage fees $2 a month, beginning Oct. 1.
Two Columbus firefighters and a Columbus police officer have been suspended for 30 days after they "liked" a Facebook post made by a former firefighter.
Caledonia may soon be using a collection agency to collect outstanding fines. During Tuesday night's board meeting, the mayor and alderman heard from Mississippi Warrant Network and American Municipal Services.
County Administrator Ralph Billingsley told the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors that the budget process is continuing as it approaches its Sept. 15 deadline.
German Terrel Smith was last week indicted by a federal grand jury on one count possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.
Robert Triplett is scheduled to appear in Circuit Court today on charges of child pornography. Triplett, 58, of 181 Golding Rd., pleaded guilty to one count possession of child pornography in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi in August 2010.
A Columbus Firefighter has resigned after making a controversial post on his Facebook page. Veteran firefighter Brad Alexander has resigned, and two other firefighters and a police department officer face disciplinary action after "liking'' Alexander's post.
Good Morning America's Elisabeth Leamy, second from left, helps present the Mississippi's Sheriff's Boys and Girls Ranch a check for more than $100,000 on July 25.
A fatal shooting on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Columbus has claimed the life of a Columbus teen.
Although it is only one block long, "Catfish Alley," the stretch of Fourth Street between Main Street and College Street, has played a big role in shaping the city.
A Columbus man pleaded guilty to statutory rape in Lowndes County Circuit Court this week. Stephen Noe, pleaded guilty to the 2011 rape of a then 13-year-old girl.
Officers with the Columbus Police Department responded to the intersection of Fifth St. and Main St. after a SUV hit a light pole.
With hunting season right around the corner, the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department is getting reports of more and more all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) on the highway.
Sporadic fights between attendees of a Columbus High School football game have prompted school officials to issue new policies restricting attendance and behavior.
The City of Columbus is one step closer to implementing a federal grant that could bring about industrial development.
A pair of juveniles have been arrested for bomb threat at Caledonia High School.
As Hurricane Isaac made its slow churn through the Gulf of Mexico, some coastal residents took no chances, boarding up their homes and heading north to ride out the storm.
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