An historically significant Columbus school will soon be reopening its doors to the public, this time with a different educational mission.
A man charged with capital murder is scheduled to enter a plea today in Lowndes County Circuit Court.
For the seventh consecutive year, Columbus Mayor Robert Smith hopes to brighten the holidays for an often overlooked segment of the community -- its senior citizens.
Surgeons traded scalpels for glue guns. Paramedics traded bandages for bows. And Wednesday, the public will get the chance to see the results as Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle hosts a brand-new fundraiser designed to foster Christmas spirit for a good cause.
The strong voice of a soldier carried through the air as hundreds of men and women in uniform marched down the streets of Columbus on Saturday. Aging men who fought in Vietnam marched shoulder to shoulder with the fresh-faced men and women who deployed to the deserts of Afghanistan and Iraq.
Chris Watson, of the Bridge and Watson consulting firm, received a letter from the Department of Justice on Nov. 1 stating the Columbus council's plan for redistricting had been given pre-clearance approval.
It is late afternoon when Nadia Dale rushes into the room like a force of nature and plops down with an exhausted sigh for what is likely her first break of the day.
A cargo of peanuts were strewn along Highway 82 after an 18-wheeler overturned on Sunday afternoon near the Military Road exit.
It was unseasonably hot that day, with temperatures hovering in the upper-80s and a strong southerly breeze kicking up the autumn leaves and sending them skittering along the quiet Sunday streets.
The Mississippi Department of Education is casting a hard look at West Lowndes High School, and what they have uncovered so far is -- for the most part -- a troubling institutional culture of low expectations, one-size-fits-all teaching, poor academic performance and an overall lack of leadership.
With a deadline looming, Columbus officials are working to spend the remainder of $3.8 million in general bond obligation money. According to Columbus Chief Financial Officer Mike Bernsen, the terms of the bond state the money must be spent by Nov. 29.
The following arrests were reported by the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office and Columbus Police Department.
For a group of local people, making sure every family has something to be thankful for is at the top of their list. Specifically, they want to make sure every family has a home-cooked meal on Thanksgiving Day.
You don't have to drive far around Columbus to see the lingering reminders of Tuesday night. Obama/Biden and Romney/Ryan campaign signs can still be found in many front yards, but soon those signs will be removed and heaped in trash piles from Bluecutt Road to Lehmberg Road.
Local biofuel plant KiOR has started production and released its third quarter earnings.
With proposed bus routes and a campaign for private donations in play, Lawrence Transit System is poised to bring its services to Columbus. But months after it was initially discussed, the Indiana-based transit system still does not have a contractual agreement with the city.
A standard probation check led to the discovery of an inactive methamphetamine lab and the arrest of seven people earlier this week in north Columbus.
1. Hood talks challenges facing Mississippi STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. Council terminates officer who allegedly solicited minor COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Two arrested for burglary, receiving stolen property STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
5. One arrested following east Columbus shooting COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY