Several public parking lots this summer will be getting a facelift. With $1.4 million in leftover general obligation bond money, the Columbus City Council Tuesday voted to complete paving projects in individual wards.
Caledonia residents are likely to feel the sting of the rate hike affecting water and sewer now that the weather has heated up. Resident Charles Underhill expressed his displeasure with the rate hike during Tuesday's regular Board of Aldermen meeting.
The Columbus City Council is one step closer to submitting its redistricting plan to the Department of Justice after hosting as public hearing Monday night.
After months of adhering to a proverbial peace treaty, tensions again mounted and tempers flared Monday between Board President and District 1 Supervisor Harry Sanders and District 5 Supervisor Leroy Brooks.
District 1 Fire Department volunteers extinguished a car fire Friday night in Caledonia.
Jess Stanford is a bit of a hybrid. There is a playfulness in her sly smile and her eyes flash mischief. And yet, the set of her jaw speaks to her confidence and there is a firmness in her speech that tells you she has big plans.
A Columbus woman faces up to three years in prison for alleged credit card fraud, Attorney General Jim Hood said Saturday.
Former Ward 2 City Councilwoman Susan Mackay confirmed Saturday she again will seek the office in the 2013 municipal elections.
As the Columbus City Council prepares for a public hearing Monday on the federally mandated redistricting, an alternate plan has surfaced. The new plan is being publicly supported by Ward 2 Councilman Joseph Mickens and Ward 5 Councilman Kabir Karriem.
Young men beware: Your saggy bottoms soon may be unwelcome in both Columbus and Lowndes County. The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Monday is scheduled to discuss an ordinance prohibiting public indecency.
Two years ago, the Seguin family landed at Columbus Air Force Base. In that brief tenure, they've left an indelible impression upon the base and the community.
The Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society is closer to beginning the second phase of a planned renovation project. About $5,000 was raised Saturday, during a scavenger hunt fundraiser at Waverly Marina.
After a roller coaster ride of peaks and valleys over the past two weeks, the Columbus Municipal School District finally has a new superintendent -- almost.
Rumors were squashed and a social media group agreed to help reduce Columbus' crime rate in any way possible Thursday night, when about 40 people turned out for a public forum held by the Columbus City Council.
For 15 years, elementary school teacher Rashean Hyde fought for her students, making sure they had everything they needed to succeed in school and in life.
Continuing the journey to a more active community, the YMCA and the Dispatch again have partnered to offer the Possum Town Mile-a-Day Marathon this month. The goal is for participants to log 26.2 miles of walking or running, throughout the month. The event is a non-competitive effort to promote healthier lifestyles for Lowndes County residents.
The local chapter of the American Red Cross is approaching its goal in the grassroots "Heroes" campaign. Officials hope weekend fund drives will push them over the edge.
The Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society wants all paws on deck Saturday for a scavenger hunt fundraiser at Waverly Marina.
1. Wiggins wins Caledonia by one vote COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. House built by and for freed slaves for sale in Columbus COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Two arrested for child endangerment in marijuana bust COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Second Baptist deacons to release offering to trustees, finance committee STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
5. Person shot in home invasion on Tabernacle Road COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY