The local drug task force known as the Columbus-Lowndes Metro Narcotics Unit has been disbanded. The decision to disband the unit was finalized last week after an exchange of letters between Columbus Police Department Chief Selvain McQueen and Lowndes County Sheriff Mike Arledge.
Golden Triangle Development Link CEO Joe Max Higgins didn't mince words Monday when discussing the future of Mississippi Silicon with the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors.
Owning a home is part of the American dream. But for some, the dream can quickly become a nightmare of delayed mortgage payments and eventual foreclosure. To help those facing the reality of losing their home, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood is bringing the Mississippi Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention Consortium to Columbus Dec. 5 from 10-1 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club on 14th Avenue North.
The new director of Main Street Columbus said she enjoyed the 2011 Wassail Fest so much she decided to move here.
When local attorney Rod Ray was defending a client accused of sexual battery, he gave an impassioned speech to members of the jury, asking them to take the facts of the case into account and not give in to public perception that when a man is accused of a sex crime, he is automatically guilty.
The Columbus Christmas parade will feature the Columbus and New Hope high school bands, as well as dancers and elected officials. An appearance by Santa Claus will finish out the parade, officially kicking off the Christmas season.
Enrollment is increasing at private academies and charter schools loom large on the horizon, with lawmakers expected to make yet another push for them in January.
With a Dec. 31 deadline looming for the beginning of phase one construction, Silicor Materials officials are expected to ask the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors for second extension.
Organizers hope a new holiday tradition takes root Saturday, with the debut of "A Christmas for Columbus," a benefit concert by the combined choirs of First United Methodist Church, First Baptist Church ensembles and Mississippi University for Women Singers.
As shoppers file into stores, anxiously searching for that perfect Christmas gift, retailers are taking steps to protect themselves from another kind of shopper -- shoplifters.
A controversial grant, intended to fund the city school district's dropout prevention program, was accepted by the board Thursday morning in a sometimes contentious three-hour special meeting.
Main Street Columbus has a new director. Atlanta native Nickie Nicholson will begin work as director on Dec. 10, replacing Amber Brislin. The Main Street board announced Nicholson's hiring on Wednesday via a press release.
The City of Columbus will soon have to a face decision regarding the dumping of waste in its landfill. A recent study by Neel-Schaffer Engineering shows the landfill will run out of space within three years.
A Columbus teen will spend 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty in Lowndes County Circuit Court on Wednesday to raping his half-sister.
A routine traffic stop lead to the discovery of a meth lab and the arrest of two women over the weekend.
The Columbus Municipal School District continues to move forward with its dropout prevention plan, dubbed "Project 2020," but the challenges have just begun.
Festivals throughout Lowndes County are one step closer to receiving funding through the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The city school board recently rejected a $75,000 grant intended to fund a dropout prevention program, but the project is still underway, despite concerns some board members have raised about the circumstances surrounding the grant and the feasibility of maintaining the program in future years if the district is required to foot the bill.
The Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau is under investigation by the Mississippi Office of the State Auditor.
1. Parents' complaints lead to investigation of CMSD special education department COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Students leaving CMSD at alarming rate COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. SPED parent speaks at school board meeting COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. CMSD could look to other districts for success COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Columbus police chief retiring at year's end COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY