Give Billy Sims a hot grill, a fine piece of meat and a barbecue contest, and he's rarin' to go. Today he and the rest of the River Rat Pig Porkers join dozens of other competitive teams at the annual Roast n' Boast, the Mississippi state barbecue cooking contest at Columbus Fairgrounds that will benefit the American Cancer Society.
The roadsters, hot rods, muscle cars and Model A's will all strut their stuff at the East Bank of the John C. Stennis Lock and Dam Saturday in Columbus.
Residents of the Masonic subdivision in East Columbus listened to Mississippi Emergency Management officials with frustration and cautious interest Thursday night as they explored a flood mitigation program which would not alleviate their problems but could offer escape.
A day-long series of public forums Thursday brings Mississippi University for Women one step closer to choosing its new president.
Tractor Supply Co. is the latest addition to Columbus' retail market. The farm and ranch supply store is building a new store on Highway 45 North, just north of Creekstone Chevron.
Relatives and bystanders stood in shock this morning as the body of a resident was carried from his Second Street South home.
Nearly three dozen community leaders showed up at Mississippi University for Women's first in a day-long series of public forums designed to elicit feedback on the qualities the campus and community want to see in the college's next president.
Severstal Columbus, a steel plant in the Lowndes County industrial park, is in the middle of litigation with its former metal brokerage company.
Sixteenth Circuit Court judges have processed several cases during the current session of court in Lowndes County. The session began on last Monday and continues through Sept. 2.
The case of a Lowndes County math teacher accused of sexual battery has been continued until the next session of Lowndes County Circuit Court in December.
The Bank of Vernon, Ala., dropped its lawsuit against Columbus businessman David Shelton. The parties have agreed to settle, according to documents filed in Lowndes County Circuit Court. In its suit, the Bank of Vernon claimed Shelton defaulted on a $887,734.84 loan.
Poll workers outnumbered bystanders at the Lowndes County Courthouse Tuesday night, as election results slowly flowed in from the runoffs. Most of the candidates watched the results from home, but a few -- like county superintendent of education contender Lynn Wright -- milled the halls and manned their cellphones, sighing and grinning in direct proportion to each precinct's tallies.
Flood-weary residents and business owners in East Columbus will have the opportunity to vent their frustrations and explore federal intervention during a public meeting Thursday evening at Trotter Convention Center.
Leading up to the primary runoff, Lowndes County sheriff's candidate Bo Harris was banking on getting voters to return to the polls.
It's a big week for Mississippi University for Women, with students settling into their classes and the search for a new president kicking into high gear.
The story unfolded like a bad made-for-TV movie. The neighbors heard gunshots. George Strickland went running across their front yard, retreating into a local body shop.
Local election results, updated through the night.
The New Hope Volunteer Fire Department is moving to a larger building and a new location, partially to meet growing needs and partially to escape what many in the area call a "nightmare" -- traffic congestion on New Hope Road during the school year.
A dog attacked a child Friday afternoon in Columbus, sending him to the hospital and prompting area law enforcement officials to take a closer look at the city's leash laws and vicious-dog ordinance.
Columbus-Lowndes emergency response agencies, in cooperation with Mississippi University for Women and Columbus Air Force Base, will conduct a disaster drill on Aug. 31, at approximately 8 a.m. on the MUW campus.
1. Lowndes Narcotics Unit searching for 10 suspects COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. The accidental entrepreneurs STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. Dak Prescott acquitted of DUI, speeding STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
4. Two arrested in Motel 6 robbery COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Starkville man arrested for statutory rape COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY