Columbus Public Works Director Mike Pratt was found dead early Saturday.
Local officers from the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department and neighboring counties traveled to Illinois this week to participate in a one-of-a-kind homeland security training exercise.
Local officials returned from a fact-finding mission in Indiana late Wednesday with optimism toward Lawrence Transit System's proposal to provide public transportation in Columbus, saying only a few minor details need to be worked out before the company can begin providing its services here.
Thousands of people are expected to descend on Columbus High School soccer field Friday night for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.
State legislators will vote today on an incentive package that is expected to bring a $1.2 billion tire manufacturing plant to West Point and create 2,000 jobs by the time the multi-phase project is complete.
Local and state officials updated Ward 4 residents about measures they are taking to improve conditions on 14th Avenue while fielding questions about what still has to be addressed during a community meeting Thursday the Columbus Municipal Complex.
A Columbus firefighter turned himself in to the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department today after he was accused of having child pornography in his possession.
The Lowndes County Sheriff's Department is asking for help in locating a missing Monroe County man. William Harold Wright, 69, was last seen in Caledonia on April 11 on Cal-Vernon Road.
Local school districts are implementing new programs in hopes of encouraging students to complete their high school educations.
Area manufacturers and economic developers packed the East Mississippi Community College Mayhew Campus' Lyceum Center for the school's 24th Annual Salute to Industry.
A Columbus teen was charged with felony fleeing of a motor vehicle after he crashed a stolen vehicle into a home Thursday morning.
In conjunction with Columbus Light and Water, the city of Columbus will apply for a Community Development Block Grant that would provide federal funding which would be used to address sewage issues in Ward 4.
A Columbus man was arrested and faces 12 charges after he failed to yield to an officer's blue lights Tuesday afternoon.
With the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life fast approaching, local volunteers are furiously working to pull off the fund-raiser. At the center of all the hustle and bustle is Mott Ellis.
Air traffic controller furloughs as a result of sequestration have had no effect on operations at Golden Triangle Regional Airport, Executive Director Mike Hainsey said Monday.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant confirmed Monday that a call for a special session related to an economic development project is forthcoming.
Two neighboring Columbus schools were on lockdown Monday morning after they reported a suspicious person in the area.
Two new after-school tutoring programs will focus on helping under-performing elementary students. Project Boost and Project Blast began last week within the Columbus Municipal School District and are being offered at four of the district's elementary schools.
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