It's the first day of school. Do you know where your child is? City and county students returned to school today -- or at least they should have, according to the state's Compulsory School Attendance Law.
A gunman walking through the parking lot of Medical Arts Pharmacy in Columbus fired upon a motorist early Wednesday morning as the driver attempted to turn off Fifth Avenue North onto Military Road.
So close but so far away. About a hundred affidavit ballots brought Mike Arledge up to 49.69 percent of the vote (4,339 votes) for Lowndes County sheriff, still not quite enough to keep from heading into a runoff with Bo Harris.
The Bank of Vernon has filed a lawsuit against Columbus businessman and Light and Water board member David Shelton, claiming he defaulted on an $887,734.84 promissory note.
It's a rumor that's been traveling the grapevine in Columbus for years. But Kenny Wiegel, building official for the city of Columbus has confirmed it: Chick-fil-A is opening a location in The Friendly City.
During Monday's welcome convocation for Columbus city school teachers, educators had the opportunity to learn more about changes on the horizon.
Columbus Historic Preservation Commission member Joe Boggess Monday urged his fellow commissioners to try to stop the closure of the historic downtown post office on Main Street.
It looks like Mike Arledge and Bo Harris are headed to a runoff on Aug. 23, to determine who will face Selvain McQueen in the general election, to become the next Lowndes County sheriff. Arledge and Harris narrowed Republican field of four, garnering 49.66 percent (4,317 and 36.06 percent (3,135 votes) of the vote, respectively.
Of Golden Triangle counties, Clay had the largest percent of voters head to the polls for the primaries.
It was hard to tell who was happier, Lynn Wright or his campaign managers, following Tuesday night's primary election. Wright, a former New Hope principal, will face Edna McGill, assistant superintendent of the Lowndes County School District, in an Aug. 23 runoff to become the Republican candidate for superintendent of education.
At about 11 o'clock Tuesday night, Bill Brigham was rounding up the last of his large campaign signs. For Brigham, who outseated incumbent Lowndes County District 2 Supervisor Frank Ferguson, the anticipation is over. Brigham beat out Ferguson, who is finishing his first term as supervisor, 1,404 (59.97 percent) to 936 (39.98 percent), in the Republican primary, to secure a seat at the Board of Supervisors' table in January.
Columbus is one step closer to an ordinance protecting and defining guidelines for the Southside district.
Columbus police arrested three people Sunday night and are searching for a fourth suspect in connection with a string of copper thefts that have plagued area business owners since June.
A Southside Columbus man is in stable condition at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle after being shot early this morning.
The hardwood floors gleamed Monday afternoon with such a lustrous shine that if Franklin Academy fourth-grade teacher Anne Turnage had taken a moment to gaze into the depths, she might well have felt inspired to make a wish.
Beloved, long-time University of Montevallo Director of Public Relations and Columbus native Cynthia Shackelford, 59, passed away Wednesday morning following an illness.
It was a madhouse, but everyone was all smiles Saturday, when budget-conscious shoppers packed the aisles of Columbus stores for the third annual state sales tax holiday.
I read in Wednesday's Dispatch the Postal Service was considering closing the downtown Columbus post office. Beside the practical inconvenience, such a move would vacate a building on the National Register of Historic Places and end a 191-year stretch for the Main Street staple.
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