As the Lowndes County District 5 supervisor race heats up, Independent Roger Larsen, founder of The Columbus Packet, and Democrat Leroy Brooks, the incumbent, met Thursday at the Columbus Exchange Club and offered their thoughts on important issues facing the district.
The third day of testimony in the Leslie Sharp murder trial ended with a stalemate over the allowance of new evidence.
Columbus police arrested and charged a Columbus man for burglary with possibly more arrests and more charges on the horizon.
The Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau board of directors Wednesday approved the agency's fiscal year 2012 budget of $1.53 million.
The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office report the following felony arrests:
By next Christmas, Columbus could have a shiny new package to unveil -- an upscale hotel in the heart of downtown. It's an idea people have bandied about for years: Demolish the Gilmer Inn -- along with its sometimes colorful reputation -- and clear the slate for a boutique chain hotel with historic charm and modern amenities.
Gov. Haley Barbour is scheduled to tour the Golden Triangle Regional Landfill on Thursday where local officials will be building an operation to capture methane gas to produce electricity.
Monique Whitfield started feeling pain in her lower back and stomach sometime Tuesday morning. Could this be the onset of labor, she wondered, or was it kidney stones acting up again? "I didn't know," Whitfield admitted.
In hopes of solving the three recent homicides to occur over a five-day span, the city of Columbus will open its wallet.
Change is afoot at the West Point/Clay County Growth Alliance, with President Jeff Rowell filing his resignation last Wednesday and Martha Allen, director of community development and Main Street, submitting her two-week notice Wednesday.
Emergency response personnel responded to a one-vehicle wreck that occurred Tuesday afternoon on the Main Street exit ramp off Highway 82 East.
Harvey Myrick is the final name filling out the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau board roster. Lowndes County Board of Supervisors President Harry Sanders made the selection last Thursday after he and Columbus Mayor Robert Smith came to a compromise.
John Bell, Severstal executive vice president and manager of operations, was remembered Tuesday for both his passion to the steelmaking industry and his dedication to his colleagues during his tenure at the company.
Columbus police arrested Jamie Clyde Sullivan, 29, of 947 New Hope Road in Columbus, and charged him with sexual battery Tuesday.
Columbus residents who received considerable flood damage to homes, businesses or other properties have the chance to get away from the land and get paid, all in one process.
Ward 6 is up next. Residents in the ward will get their chance to speak to Columbus police officers Thursday about area crime and ways to help the community.
Columbus was a major military hospital center during the Civil War. That was not a status Columbus sought. However, being a branch of the Mobile and Ohio railroad, and the handling of wounded after the Battle of Shiloh in April 1862, resulted in the development of Columbus as a Confederate hospital center.
A man accused of running an illegal contractor spy ring in Afghanistan has resigned from the Air Force, still maintaining his innocence, and still facing possible criminal charges.
Behind Smithville's temporary school building, now stand 42 storm shelters as a safe place for just under 600 faculty and students.
1. MSMS teacher wins national award for math, science teachers COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Suspected burglar arrested at courthouse COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Bud and Burgers event canceled COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
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5. MUW planning new culinary arts building COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY