The Columbus city councilman whose ward has suffered two homicides within the past month is calling on police to form a special task force to target high-crime areas and deter violence.
A Columbus man was killed when he was shot point-blank in the chest and once in the back after an argument this morning, witnesses said.
About 10 years ago, Melissa Rushing, 28, pulled into the parking lot of Merle Norman, located between Kroger and Wal-Mart, in search of some "girl therapy."
For the first time, Lowndes County homeowners in an area west of the river -- in District 5, north of Highway 82 -- will enjoy a reduced rate on their fire protection insurance.
The Columbus Police Department closed out National Police Week Friday with a ceremony honoring fallen officers from around the country.
Saturday's heat didn't stop people from going to the Columbus Hitchin' Lot Farmers' Market's first day of the year, which was pretty busy considering that most of the local produce isn't ready to farm yet, according to vendors.
More than 30,000 people visited Columbus Air Force Base for the Wings Over Columbus Air Show, taking in planes performing acrobatic feats in the air and getting a close look at more on the ground.
I've logged quite a few hours in aircraft over the past 24 hours, but unfortunately I didn't earn any frequent flyer miles.
Columbus chiropractor Dr. James Donovan is free on $10,000 bond after being charged with insurance fraud.
The Columbus City Council recently nixed a proposed code of ethics.
The students being charged with burglary after a senior prank at Caledonia High School say they've satisfied the school's demands for restitution but can't understand why the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office insists on charging them with a felony.
City officials have formed a committee and are crafting new rules to address concerns of violence and other problems at local nightclubs, in the wake of a deadly shooting at the Everyday Club and Lounge.
All eyes will be on the sky Saturday and Sunday as Wings Over Columbus 2010 takes to the air.
Trooper James Burrow, of Shannon, has been a full-fledged trooper just two years, but earned "100 Club" honors both years for 100 DUI stops.
A truck collided with a train on Highway 69 early today, but the driver was nowhere to be found, Columbus police said.
Columbus Light and Water Department Executive Director Todd Gale today is scheduled to meet with Chris Watson, of Oxford-based Bridge and Watson, to discuss the costs associated with providing water and sewer to areas under consideration for annexation.
The abundant beauty of spring has followed a long, hard Golden Triangle winter. And what better way to put the final exclamation point on Mother Nature's glowing transition than with openings Saturday of Columbus' Hitching Lot Farmers' Market and the Starkville Community Market?
It's been a slow week in the business of crime.
Sixteenth Circuit Court judges Lee Howard and Jim Kitchens handed down sentences during the May term in Lowndes County.
AT&T is also launching a campaign to discourage customers who send text messages while driving through their new "It Can Wait" initiative.
2. Photo: Hwy. 45 wreck COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Railroad co. investigating derailment in Columbus COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Man arrested after close call with school bus STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY