Officers with the Columbus Police Department responded to the 100 block of Beech Street last night for reports of shots fired.
Sometimes, you don't know what you've got till you're gone. Duane Perkins grew up in Caledonia, and now, with the ninth annual Caledonia Day rapidly approaching, he's busily working with the festival committee, making sure the Oct. 19-20 event goes off without a hitch.
The Columbus City Council will begin looking at its contract with Mississippi Industrial Waste Disposal Tuesday night. The contract expires in November. The waste company is a subsidiary of Waste Pro.
Joseph Thompson never understood why his family and friends believed he was so special, so worthy of such an honor. The way he saw it, all he did during World War II was avoid getting shot.
Data shows that only one in three Mississippians get flu shots each year, a ratio area health care professionals and daycare providers hope to improve upon.
The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Friday voted to amend the KiOR in-lieu agreement to include two additional properties on its campus. New Jersey-based Matheson TRIGAS and Air Products and Chemicals of Allentown, Pa., are the latest companies to receive a tax deduction of 66 percent of their investment.
The Columbus Municipal School District continued crafting its vision plan Saturday during the second of three strategic planning sessions.
U.S. steel mills have had a long-standing reputation of being unionized, grim manufacturing plants polluting the skyline of the blight-filled Rust Belt. Lowndes County's Severstal does not seem to fit the stereotypical steel mill mold, however.
The Columbus Fire Department will officially kick off its annual fire and safety inspections next week.
The Mississippi Board of Education voted unanimously today to ask Gov. Phil Bryant to declare a state of emergency in the Oktibbeha County School District. Once Bryant signs the paperwork, as he is expected to do, the district will be taken over by the state department of education, and Superintendent James Covington and all school board members will be removed and replaced with a state-appointed conservator, who could be in place as early as Monday.
A Columbus man drowned early this morning after his car ran off the road and into a water-filled gravel pit on Highway 45 in Monroe County.
After five years of being the lead advocate for downtown Columbus, Main Street Columbus Executive Director Amber Brislin announced Tuesday she will be resigning from the organization. The date of her official resignation is undetermined as Brislin said she plans to stay on board with Main Street to help find and train her replacement.
A Columbus-based magazine has received the top honor at a state-sponsored tourism conference. "Columbus: Discover a New World" was named the Top Travel Media-Consumer Magazine Tuesday during the Governor's Conference on Tourism in Jackson.
The Columbus Municipal School District's dropout prevention program kicks off Oct. 15, city school superintendent Dr. Martha Liddell told members of the Columbus Rotary Club Tuesday at the Columbus Country Club.
K-Ci and JoJo, Dru Hill and Bobby "Blue" Bland are just a few of the A-list entertainers who have performed on the stage on the corner of Seventh Avenue North and 15th Street in Columbus in past years. And organizers of this year's Seventh Avenue Heritage Festival promise this year's event, which starts Oct. 4, will be one of the best the city has seen.
It's a typical late September evening in Caledonia -- just cool enough to herald the advent of autumn, just warm enough to encourage the mosquitoes to linger, plying their sanguinary trade for a few more weeks.
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