A Columbus teen was arrested on charges of statutory rape and simple assault of a police officer last week.
A man who Columbus police considered a "person of interest" in the April shooting death at the Everyday Club and Lounge has been arrested and charged with murder.
Two Columbus city councilmen won't be attending the Congressional Black Caucus' annual convention on the city's dime.
The Columbus Packet newspaper is close to a change in ownership.
Sam Hairston was born in Crawford in a small house on Plum Grove Road, a meandering 1 1/2-lane street that winds its way through county fields. He came up through the Lowndes school system, and he loved baseball.
Two Lowndes County elementary schools are certified as Reading Renaissance Schools.
The Columbus Planning Commission Monday approved a request from Chalma Whitaker to rezone property at 4340 Highway 45 N. from an R-1 single-family residential district to a C-3 highway commercial district.
The Columbus Municipal School District accepted 117 holiday-appropriate gifts from the Bernard Romans Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution Monday.
At a public hearing Thursday at the Trotter Convention Center, area residents will have an opportunity to ask questions of Mississippi Department of Transportation representatives and make comments on a U.S. Highway 45 bypass project.
WCBI-TV has returned service to nearly all of its satellite and cable customers after a technical glitch interrupted its signal last week, but over-the-air customers have to wait a while longer.
The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Monday voted to change a polling place location, pending approval from the U.S. Department of Justice.
Golfers Saturday enjoyed Columbus Air Force Base's Whispering Pines Golf Course during the 8th Annual Super Scramble, hosted in part by Sonic Drive-In.
Mississippi University for Women's turnaround is about to begin, but it won't happen on campus. It will happen online.
While more applicants are being sought to serve on the city's Board of Adjustment and Appeals, the Columbus City Council set up a board for appeals related to the city's property maintenance code.
Before she left New Hope for good, Melecia Swedbergh used to come to the Slip 'n' Dip all the time.
Area children raised nearly $1,500 for childhood cancer research on Friday.
Members of 4-County Electric Power Association elected two directors and heard reports from the board of directors and management at the Association's Annual Membership Meeting Thursday at East Mississippi Community College's Mayhew campus.
About 75 residents Thursday attended a community meeting at the Municipal Complex, held to garner volunteers to serve on a crime prevention task force.
A recent string of violent crimes in Columbus and surrounding cities has provoked the community to begin looking for solutions from within.
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