The C-Town Cares concert Sunday at the Riverwalk drew more than 1,200 people and raised more than $15,000 for Smithville tornado victims, according to event organizers.
Monday afternoon, 68-year-old William Nance pumped $10 worth of gas into his pickup. At $3.96 a gallon, $10 in mid-grade fuel doesn't go as far as it used to.
Amid accusations of playing "politics" with taxpayers' dollars, the Convention and Visitors Bureau voted to fund three festivals Monday and against funding a southside family reunion.
When former Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director James Tsismanakis cleaned out his old office earlier this year, he was a little too thorough.
Sales at this year's Market Street Festival totaled more than $159,000, bringing in $11,160.63 in tax collections. And that's just "the tip of the iceberg," according to Main Street Columbus Inc. Director Amber Murphree Brislin.
The process to decertify the union affiliated with Columbus' Omnova plant is moving forward. And members of Local 748-L plan to fight the decertification until the end. Union members plan to contest plans to take a decertification vote from the more than 100 workers hired to replace them.
A 24-year-old New Hope woman has been charged with the statutory rape of a 14-year-old boy in Lowndes County.
It takes a certain amount of derring-do and old-fashioned chutzpah to schedule a picnic on Friday the 13 -- especially in springtime Mississippi -- but after an action-packed week of celebration, staff members and guests of Windsor Place nursing home weren't about to let superstition or Mother Nature dampen their fun.
This summer, Lowndes County will join 39 other Mississippi counties with drug courts in place.
Saturday marks the one-year anniversary of the Omnova strike in Columbus, and the longest strike in the company's history does not bode to end favorably for its longtime union workers.
Brandy Gardner, coordinator for the Safe & Drug-Free Schools program. Gardner told the Lowndes County School district board that according to anonymous surveys, less than 60 percent of students at West Lowndes Middle School, New Hope Middle School, and Caledonia High School report feeling safe on campus.
Columbus Police Officer Rebecca Lomax and three civilians suffered minor injuries Sunday when her squad car collided with another vehicle -- her second wreck this year.
Images from the benefit concert Sunday in Columbus.
The local music community is putting its own spin on tornado relief, holding a benefit concert along the Columbus Riverwalk on Sunday from noon until late into the night.
The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors appointed a retired teacher to the Columbus-Lowndes County Convention and Visitors Bureau on Friday.
After Lowndes County took a total of less than two acres of property in the Burns Bottom area through eminent domain, two property owners returned to the table, requesting the original appraised value rather than the court's appraised value.
Eager for the homegrown and homemade, deal-hunters prowled the booths of the freshly opened Hitching Lot Farmers' Market Saturday in Columbus, picking up everything from pies to "redneck backscratchers."
Dr. Martha Liddell, interim superintendent of the Columbus Municipal School District, spent Friday afternoon speaking about a subject close to her heart -- dropout prevention.
Lowndes County was largely spared the wrath of last month's devastating tornadoes, residents have not gone untouched. Some had friends and family who were directly impacted. Others didn't know a single person involved, but they responded anyway. Some gave money. Some gave time. Most gave something.
The Bulldogs are headed to the top of the college football mountain. And on the heels of a season topped off by a Gator Bowl victory, they can't afford to lose any momentum, Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen told Bulldog fans at the Columbus Country Club, Thursday morning.
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