With the economy stymied, domestic violence victims in the Golden Triangle area are paying the price. More victims sought help at the Columbus Safe Haven Inc. shelters in 2009 than in the past 23 years or more, said spokeswoman Joyce Tucker.
When Columbus schools reconvene in August, Sale Elementary International Studies Magnet School will be 80 years lighter on experience.
Columbus-based WCBI-TV is off the air while the station resolves a technical problem with the station's transmitter.
Noting crime is a community issue, District 5 Supervisor Leroy Brooks Monday reminded the Lowndes County supervisors of a public meeting on crime prevention, to be held Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Columbus Municipal Complex.
Two notable murder cases were continued during this session of Lowndes County Circuit Court.
CALEDONIA -- Caring for a family of 300 isn't easy, especially when they act like a bunch of animals. But that's life for Kay McElroy. The 66-year-old is the owner of Cedarhill Animal Sanctuary, an organization that rescues abused animals.
A New Albany native, Phillip Brent Cissom, 24, is housing assignments coordinator for Mississippi University for Women, where he manages the Office of Community Living, supervises student office workers, assigns students in residence halls and oversees guest housing operations, among other duties.
Year after year, parents sing their kids same old song: "Work hard in high school and you might earn some scholarships for college."
A new fire station is coming to Columbus, but instead of sending out engines, it will dispatch food.
Columbus bars are feeling the effects of heightened scrutiny now that the Alcoholic Beverage Control is investigating Ruben's Fish House where a man died on Monday after drinking too much alcohol.
In January, four students at Mississippi University for Women were killed in a fire at the Days Inn in Hoover, Ala. The blaze raged out of control largely because the motel was -- legally -- not equipped with sprinklers.
Arrest report 6-6-2010
For blacks who saw police as the enemy, John "BB" Thomas was on the wrong side of the law. The badge and uniform he wore with pride somehow was a sign of betrayal to some. Fellow officers also didn't think fondly of having the first black policeman among their ranks.
The people of the Concord community in Lowndes County celebrated the official opening of Concord Park at 52 Shady Lane on Saturday. Swing sets, a basketball court, jungle gym, pavilion, walking track and volleyball pit were welcome new additions to the small community.
MSU president Dr. Mark Keenum's press release on ringing cowbells at bulldog games.
Police Thursday said the weapon used in an armed robbery by two young teens Sunday was a BB gun.
Local law enforcement will say goodbye to one of their own Saturday.
Today marks the two-week point for workers on strike at Omnova Solutions Inc.'s Columbus plant.
U.S. Rep. Travis Childers, D-Miss., says he's not on the campaign trail yet, but he was on the move in Columbus Thursday.
Construction begins this month on a facility for Mississippi Steel Processing LLC, a new company to be located on the Severstal campus and to provide services to Severstal customers in the southern United States and Mexico, said Severstal officials.