A lifelong scouting enthusiast, Jeremy Whitmore, has made a career in the Boy Scouts of America. Whitmore, 39, is a graduate of Murray State and an 18-year veteran of scouting. In January 2011, he began his latest scouting challenge as CEO of the Columbus-based Pushmataha Area Council.
The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors and other county officials this month are celebrating National County Government Month to highlight county government programs and services; the theme for this year's celebration is healthy counties, healthy families.
Columbus Fire and Rescue responded to an unauthorized burn at 215 8th Ave. S. Friday around 7: 30 p.m. Capt. Mike Gibson said the homeowner was burning leaves, without a permit to burn within the city limits, but the fire was out upon arrival.
The Mississippi Department of Transportation says a newly reconstructed portion of Highway 45 with four lanes will be opening Monday.
He was four years old the first time his mother beat him. She grabbed the nearest thing she could find, an extension cord, and lashed his legs until blood ran dark on his flesh. When she tired of him, she shoved him out the door, onto the wintry streets of Chicago, and let him fend for himself. He was the scapegoat amongst his five siblings, called worthless and unwanted more often than by his name.
The Columbus Municipal School District hosted its second safety summit Friday in ongoing efforts to create better strategies for threat crisis assessment and response, particularly with bomb threats, which have plagued the district all year.
A pre-kindergarten program is needed in the county, Lowndes County School District board members agreed Friday, but questions remain about issues like transportation and the total cost of implementation.
In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day observed across the world, the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library will host several events Monday, April 16, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the Chebie G. Bateman building at 314 Seventh St. N.
Wallace charged with 11th count of violating Social Host law
It was a night to flaunt Columbus High School talent, and senior Trenton Brown, already a showman at age 17, couldn't hide his grin, as he stepped behind the drums to pound out a duet with his older brother, CHS Band Instructor Sammy Brown Jr., during the second annual Falcon Showcase Thursday.
Arrests for the week of 4-9-12
At a specially called meeting Wednesday, the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau's board added an additional $26,250 to its local grant fund.
It started with the bomb threats. As the Columbus Municipal School District fought to get a grip on an escalating situation -- six threats within a six-week time span -- school officials learned an awful truth: Two of the nine threats against city and county schools this year were placed by a Columbus High student, from a school bathroom.
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is investigating an early Monday morning shooting by a Columbus Police Department officer in the 1100 block of Wheat Street.
Columbus developer Mark Castleberry was granted a setback variance for an upcoming hotel project.
When people think of American Eurocopter, they often think of military aircraft, but the company's Columbus facility manufactures helicopters which are used every day for a wide range of purposes, from law enforcement to corporate, commercial and business use.
A Columbus Police Department officer has been suspended, following a Sunday morning shooting.
On a recommendation from interim Superintendent Dr. Martha Liddell, the Columbus Municipal School District's Board of Trustees Monday voted to hire an additional security guard for Columbus High School.
Local attorney and former district attorney candidate Steve Wallace has been granted a continuance in Lowndes County Justice Court until July 31.
Columbus will play host to the Public Relations Association of Mississippi (PRAM) annual state conference Thursday and Friday.
1. Convictions for police officer defendants rare COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Fireworks on the Water set for July 1 COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Phelps retiring from OCEMA, constable positions STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
4. The Book of Joe: LINK CEO Higgins enlists ghostwriter to work on book project COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY