When Bart Lawrence bought the Princess Theater on Fifth Street South with intentions to bring the faded theater back to life, he knew he was jumping off the deep end. "I always said getting into it that you could spend $1 million and still have plenty left to do," said the 32-year-old Army veteran.
Entering her first year of school in Durham, N.C., Cindi Rigsbee was unsure of herself. She felt shy and awkward; a mop of dark, unmanageable hair only compounded the problem.
The city ordinance responsible for creating and managing the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau could be in line for an update.
Is it possible you're loving your pet to death? Veterinarians and animal hospitals across the country have their eyes on a (literally) growing problem they say has as much to do with pet owners as it does the pets.
The success of Columbus' chapter of the Mississippi Main Street Association has Ward 6 Councilman Bill Gavin thinking something similar could work for Highway 45.
Cadence Financial Corp. has tentatively settled a lawsuit accusing the directors of the Starkville-based bank of misleading shareholders for personal profit.
The Mississippi Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for an Alabama man who appealed his 2009 manslaughter conviction in Lowndes County.
Barring further studies, little is known regarding how the latest annexation proposal may affect individual homes and businesses in four select areas of Lowndes County.
Former Columbus Packet owner Roger Larsen took the stand in municipal court Thursday, testifying that an ex-employee embezzled up to $22,167.70 in cash over a four-year period.
New security screenings implemented Nov. 1 seem to have travelers across the country in a frenzy. But locally, the changes have been quiet. And officials expect it to remain so.
A 48-year-old woman's morning shower was interrupted Thursday when a burglar broke into her home. Rodney Wayne Shaw, 43, of 801 Alabama St., shattered the window of a sliding glass door to enter the house in the 200 block of Kermit Street at about 7:44 a.m.
A reported rapist's recent use of blue lights to pull over and attack a woman adds another layer of distrust between the public and police, local lawmen say.
The latest annexation proposal to come before the Columbus City Council intentionally excludes residential areas in favor of commercial property.
A 14-year-old boy was locked in jail for the third time this year Saturday, when he was charged with a burglary in Columbus and four in Lowndes County.
A 17-year-old man was hit in the nose with a beer bottle outside a downtown nightclub early today, according to Columbus police.
A 43-year-old Columbus caregiver pleaded guilty in Lowndes County circuit court Monday to stealing Social Security checks over a two-year period.
The Columbus-Lowndes Development Link paused for a little praise Wednesday at its annual luncheon. A recent round of focus group surveys completed by the Link encouraged the economic development specialists to better publicize their accomplishments.
Keara Williams and Brianna O'Neal want to be pediatric nurses when they grow up. Tristian Moody wants to be a cardiologist.
After a 20-year-old Columbus man charged with capital murder was released from prison, state and county officials disagree about who should shoulder the blame.
District 4 Supervisor Jeff Smith sparked an animated conversation about recreation projects when he requested a joint meeting between the county and city boards to discuss the status of the Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority's $1.7 million parks construction project.
2. SMART splits Boardtown route, adds new stops for residents STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. Wait joins Dispatch staff as new MSU reporter COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Amos fills in for Clinkscales on city bench COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY