A 62-year-old Columbus man drowned while swimming in Luxapalila Creek Thursday afternoon, according to police.
A massaging chair leans into a full recline. In the room surrounding, there are breaths of the relief: Eucalyptus for headaches. Lavender for depression. Lemon grass for arthritis. Almond to suppress appetite. Vanilla for nerves.
That jarring pothole on the way to work could soon be replaced by a fresh sheet of paving. The City Council has approved the list of 70 roads that will be paved, striped or repaired this year by Falcon Contracting at a cost of $2,227,872.
The controversial purchase of city sludge disposal land was put on hold Wednesday, when the nearly $1 million contract between the Light and Water board and a local developer expired.
Friday's episode of "Hometown Renovations" on the Home and Garden Television cable network will have a decidedly local flavor.
Columbus Municipal School District is moving its alternative school, testing department and special education portion of the office of federal programs from central office to Hunt.
Over the past year, the city of Columbus and Lowndes County have put their focus and their money toward quality of life projects, specifically involving recreation.
In 2010, Community Counseling Services helped 1,851 individuals in Lowndes County, or 3.25 percent of the population, with mental health or drug and alcohol dependence.
A 26-year-old illegal immigrant has been charged with sexually abusing a 16-year-old female relative at his Lowndes County residence.
The City Council voted Tuesday against reappointing local restaurateur John Bean to the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau, instead picking the manager of the Wendy's on Highway 182 for the position.
The Caledonia Days festival will look a little different this year, but the primary focus will remain the same, organizer Jackie Savage told the Caledonia Board of Aldermen during last night's meeting.
The Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority has increased its facility rental rate, adding in the cost of a North Atlantic Security officer to open and close the buildings.
In a year rife with Columbus police-involved collisions, the City Council handed down its harshest sentence so far this year Tuesday.
Redistricting plan won't be approved by Justice Department in time for August primary, consultant says
With more than 30 candidates qualified to run for Lowndes County offices, many of the candidates are just names on paper. The Lowndes County League of Voters is looking to change that with a candidate forum on Thursday night.
A walk through the Southside neighborhood in Columbus yields an architectural mélange, from massive antebellum mansions to quaint Victorian houses to World War II-era bungalows. Together, they may soon become the city's first residential historic district registered with the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Nunnelee answers questions about the debt ceiling and attacks President Barack Obama's health care plan, irresponsible federal spending and giving borrowed money to any foreign countries except Israel while in a financial crisis.
A Columbus police officer is facing a 30-day suspension without pay tonight before the City Council after her squad car collided with another vehicle, injuring her and three elderly women.
Lowndes County took another step closer to expanding its industrial park into a sprawling development-ready recruitment machine.
Here's a look at weekend arrests, including the arrest of a Columbus man early Saturday morning at the Grey Goose nightclub for possession of a small amount of crack cocaine and marijuana.
1. Affidavits: West Point man allegedly bound male victim, raped female STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
2. Area high school students earn national scholarships COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Former coach pleads guilty to sex crime with student COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Weyerhaeuser to sell Columbus mills COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. 'Music 4 U' launching in Miss. this month COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY