Columbus City Planner Patricia Southerland resigned Thursday evening after five months on the job.
Two Columbus police officers and several citizens were injured in wrecks Thursday and early today as hail, sleet and freezing rain iced roads and bridges in the Golden Triangle.
Lowndes and Clay County, West Point and Columbus city school districts, and Heritage Academy and Immanuel private schools, said they would stay closed Friday as freezing precipitation moved through the area Thursday night.
KiOR, a Pasadena, Texas-based company, says it is a step closer to receiving federal loan guarantees to build four biofuel refineries -- two in Mississippi and one each in Georgia and Texas.
A Columbus man was arrested and charged with shoplifting recently for allegedly stealing a pair of boots and a coat from the Oktibbeha County Co-Op.
Local law enforcement agencies reported the following arrests.
As about 75 community members from various walks of life gathered this morning for the Town and Tower Community Prayer Breakfast, they were representative of the theme: There is strength in diversity.
An abnormality in absentee voting during Lowndes County's November circuit court elections caught the eye of the secretary of state's office.
Golden Triangle rescue workers and police were responding to multiple accidents along Highway 82 and other areas as bridges and roads began to freeze Thursday evening.
Caledonia aldermen voted Tuesday to advertise two new positions on the town's payroll: a maintenance employee and a concession stand manager.
Downtown Columbus gained 11 businesses, lost five and brought in about $6 million in private and public investments in 2010, according to Main Street President Todd Gale.
Columbus City Council members will have their eyes on the streets for the next two weeks as each decides how to spend $333,000.
Despite having its board of directors cut in half, everything at the Columbus Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau is "business as usual," the group's interim director said.
As one new hotel approaches its grand opening and Castle Properties prepares to break ground on another, local developer Mark Castleberry predicts more hotel projects on the horizon. And hotel projects are attracting the interest of chain restaurants potentially locating in Columbus.
A Columbus construction firm is embroiled in dueling lawsuits while it appeals the suspension of its license.
The 2 percent restaurant tax utilized by the city and county to fund the Columbus Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau could be in danger.
Voter turnout in the northern district transportation commissioner runoff election was "very, very light" this morning, according to local election officials.
A Steens man in custody for shooting another man to death was described by neighbors as "unstable" and a gun lover.
One man is dead and another is in jail, after a shooting Monday at a Steens house.
A tanker trailer broke loose from its cab Sunday morning in the Columbus Wal-Mart parking lot before tipping over and spilling some of its contents.
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