For many people in Columbus, the annual Christmas parade has become synonymous with frosty fingers, hot cocoa and family memories. This year, there will be a new memory: the second time in history the event has been canceled due to inclement weather.
Lowndes County Sheriff C.B. "Butch" Howard asked the county Board of Supervisors to accept his resignation effective Dec. 31. The motion passed unanimously at Monday's regular meeting.
The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors asked residents of Co-op Road on Monday for more time to explore options following the abandonment of part of the road. Property owners insisted that is one thing they don't have.
The atmosphere inside the Elbow Room Lounge on the night of Feb. 15 was "just calm as it could be," a state's witness testified Monday. That atmosphere changed within hours when two men were shot and eventually died.
The trial of a man accused of killing two men at a downtown Columbus bar began today in Lowndes County, despite a motion for change of venue.
This year's Christmas parade in downtown Columbus has been canceled due to rain. It will not be rescheduled. Amber Brislin, director of Main Street Columbus Inc., made the announcement shortly before 3 p.m. today, saying the decision was made in an effort to "keep everyone safe and healthy this Christmas season."
OKOLONA -- The city of Okolona has placed a 60-day moratorium on nightclubs while it mulls a permit request from a Nettleton businessman to open a topless bar.
Changes to the grant guidelines for community events will make the process more competitive, a member of the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau board of directors said Thursday at a special meeting to approve the changes.
Linda Nail, her husband Jerry, and a handful of others have attended the Columbus Christmas parade each year for around 30 years. And they don't plan to stop this year.
New MUW president's job is to direct, not dictate.
Depending on the outcome of a couple pending motions, the Elbow Room murder case will go to trial this week, the final week of the current Lowndes County Circuit Court session.
A Columbus teacher was among five inducted into the Mississippi Hall of Master Teachers at Mississippi University for Women Friday.
Duane Hughes is still trying to get his feet wet in his new position. Hughes took over as Columbus Fire and Rescue chief of training in June, but still comes in on Fridays, typically a day off for salaried city employees, to get a better grasp of his position.
North Columbus residents are taking action and formed a neighborhood watch group. The group held a meeting Thursday at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library and 60 residents discussed a number of topics such as "peddlers" hanging around streets, people knocking on doors and recent burglaries that affected some group members.
A Caledonia man accused of child abuse was sentenced to eight years in prison. Gerald Melvin Fink III, of 2036 Anderson Grove Road Lot 1 in Caledonia, was sentenced Nov. 16 by Circuit Court Judge James Kitchens to the Mississippi Department of Corrections.
Mayor Robert Smith said if he were king for a day, he would improve the city's infrastructure. The difficulty of being mayor, not king, is the mayor has to have the votes and the money to get it done, Smith said. However, he pledged his No. 1 goal as mayor is improvements in street paving and storm drainage, water and sewer lines.
The capital murder case of Cedric Cortez Whitley, of 20393 Egypt Road in Aberdeen, was continued by Circuit Court Judge Lee Coleman until next year.
It was a warm sendoff for the East Mississippi Community College football team. Head Coach Buddy Stephens only hopes it isn't the biggest celebration the team has. "We hope that there's a bigger party when we come back," Stephens said. "And we'll be happy if that happens."
East Mississippi Community College is gearing up for the biggest athletic event in its history. The school's No. 2 football team (11-0) will take on No. 1 Arizona Western College (11-0) at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the El Toro Bowl presented by Time Warner Cable. The unbeaten powers play for the NJCAA national championship at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Yuma, Ariz.
The Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau board of directors approved new grant guidelines Thursday that will take full effect during the 2012-13 fiscal year.
1. CMS exhibits culture of giving COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Columbus police seek bank fraud suspect COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Ex park ranger gets 5 years for child exploitation COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Columbus woman dies in car crash COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. GSDP board silent on CEO resignation STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY