A suspected auto burglar received an unpleasant surprise Saturday afternoon: Among the plunder police say he stole from more than 25 vehicles in Steens was a cell phone -- a cell phone with a GPS tracking device that led Lowndes County sheriff's deputies straight to him.
Jane Robbins Kerr was not dressed in scarlet when she flitted into Columbus Thursday afternoon, and heat rose from Main Street's sidewalks with such unrelenting ferocity that one wonders if the dog days of summer will ever end.
As the sun set in downtown Columbus Thursday afternoon, a mega-sized tour bus chugged down Fifth Street and idled to a stop alongside the curb in front of Rosenzweig Arts Center. It wasn't an unusual sight except for one thing: The words "Poverty Tour" splashed across the side of the bus.
The Columbus City Council doesn't want to raise taxes this year, and they are working out a series of cuts to help them meet that goal.
Change is afoot at the Columbus Police Department, with four longtime veterans being reassigned to the patrol division and another being assigned additional duties, in an effort to put experience back on the streets.
"You can't just sit around polishing your silverware. You got to get out and bring the kids, 'cause there's so many cool things to see," proclaimed Felder Rushing, urging folks to come out to the Hitching Lot Farmers' Market Saturday in Columbus.
If you think it's hard trying to sell a house in today's sluggish economy, imagine trying to sell a 96,350-square-foot school.
CALEDONIA -- The Caledonia Board of Aldermen met Tuesday night to engage in a little planning and a lot of wishful thinking as they began the early stages of imagining what they would like to see in a new municipal building.
After realizing some cameras along the Columbus Riverwalk are ineffective at night, officials said the city may sue for a refund.
A 28-year-old man was charged Tuesday with shooting a woman's eye with a BB gun, five counts of armed robbery and one simple assault.
A leaner, meaner Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau board dissected festival funding Monday, putting a $16,000 grant for the Juneteenth festival on hold after a heated debate.
A new complication has entered civil cases involving local businessman Donald DePriest. Maritime Communications/Land Mobile LLC, a company of which Donald DePriest has been involved and his wife, Sandra DePriest is president, has filed bankruptcy.
After weeks of public discourse and discord, the Columbus Municipal School District approved its 2011-2012 budget and ad valorem tax request Monday night with no discussion and little fanfare.
Two girls, 14 and 12, broke into a Columbus house early Sunday and cut a 12-year-old girl's hand with a knife after an argument about a boy.
The Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau board voted 7-1 Monday to give interim director Nancy Carpenter the top job at the CVB.
A Columbus concrete-mixing business reported Saturday that it had been raided by copper burglars, according to police.
Two suspects shot a man four times with a BB gun during an attempted armed robbery early Sunday at a Columbus island motel, according to police.
Faculty and staff at Mississippi University for Women will lend a helping hand to students moving into the residence halls on Saturday, Aug. 13, starting at noon. The public also is invited to participate.
This summer, a few Mississippi University for Women students worked alongside their professor conducting research with hopes of finding a better treatment for cystic fibrosis.
The Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau board will review its finances and vote on upcoming festivals Monday at a retreat.
1. Public wants inclusion in Starkville's comprehensive planning process STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
2. Judge: Closed council gatherings in Columbus broke Open Meetings Act COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Man sentenced to 5 years after Lowndes Co. DUI COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. MSU fans travel in large numbers to SEC tourney STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY