Educators across the Golden Triangle are watching closely as state lawmakers weigh the pros and cons of performance-based teacher incentives.
With the start of school less than a week away, the Columbus Municipal School District is rushing to fill key positions and personnel vacancies.
Local attorney Steve Wallace has been cleared of all charges of his alleged role in an underage drinking raid in April.
Board President and District 1 Supervisor Harry Sanders didn't get very far Tuesday with his plea for the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors to consider consolidating city and county emergency services.
In the aftermath of a shooting spree that killed 12 people in a crowded theater in Aurora, Colo., some theater chains are changing the way they keep their audiences safe.
It will be at least a month before the Lowndes County School District learns if its bid for unitary status will be granted, but those who attended Tuesday's court hearing in Oxford were optimistic.
All charges against local attorney Steve Wallace Sr. were dismissed in justice court today. Steven "Colt" Wallace Jr. pled guilty to one count each of possession of beer with the intent to sell without a permit, possession of liquor with the intent to sell without a permit, minor in possession of beer and minor in possession of liquor in court today.
Substance abuse and addiction can be debilitating, even life-threatening. It affects millions of Americans each year. But for men in Columbus who are combating addiction, more help is becoming available.
The Lowndes County School District will finally have its day in court, appearing today at the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Oxford to argue its case for unitary status.
A Sunday morning shooting in west Lowndes County is still under investigation by the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office.
The Columbus Police Department is investigating a series of Sunday burglaries that have targeted beauty salons.
Cadence Bank and the Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society are hosting a pet adoption day on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until noon at the Cadence Bank branch on Bluecutt Road.
June unemployment figures show a slight increase from May of those without jobs. According to the Mississippi Department of Unemployment Security, June unemployment numbers rose to 10.4 percent from 9.6 percent. But the MDUS said the increase is not a cause for alarm.
The United Way of Lowndes County is continuing to seek public input, with a survey designed to ascertain community needs and prioritize the agency's funding allotments.
A former Columbus-Lowndes Development Link employee has found a new home as president of the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce in Paris, Texas.
A three-vehicle accident late Thursday on Highway 45 has claimed the life of a Columbus man.
The fire, which started at approximately 9:05 a.m., was hard to fully extinguish because of the summer heat and lack of volunteer responders, said Lowndes County Fire Coordinator Sammy Fondren. The home, located at 804 Crowe Road, was owned by Leon and Ethel Harris, who were not injured in the fire.
Mississippi University for Women President Dr. Jim Borsig was contrite yet firm during a Thursday news conference in which he minced no words explaining how a flawed hiring policy may have contributed to the embezzlement of roughly $30,000 from the MUW Foundation.
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4. Second murder trial ends in hung jury COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY