They came from as close as Macon and Brooksville and as far away as Canada. By Thursday afternoon, nearly 1,000 people -- mostly men -- had converged upon Trotter Convention Center, and as many as 1,600 are expected today and Saturday.
After eight bomb threats were called into area schools within the past year, local and federal agencies are anxious to stop the threats, which come at significant cost and expenditure of resources.
A routine traffic stop lead to the discovery of approximately 15 pounds of marijuana for the Columbus-Lowndes Metro Narcotics Unit.
Clean Sweep Columbus organizers are recruiting volunteers for their fourth annual community cleanup, which will kick off March 24 at 9 a.m. at the Hitching Lot Farmer's Market.
Applications for the next session of Citizens' Police Academy, beginning May 21 at 6 p.m., now are being accepted at the Columbus Police Department.
Without issuing a recommendation, the Columbus Planning Commission Monday passed a request to allow a church in a single-family residential district to the city council.
An anchor since Leigh Mall's inception nearly four decades ago, Columbus' Sears store permanently will close April 29, as part of a nationwide corporate restructuring in response to sluggish sales, amid a still-shaky economy.
On an ordinary night, the aircraft hangar would have been filled with student pilots and their instructors carrying out the Columbus Air Force Base mission of producing pilots, advancing airmen and "feeding the fight" by preparing airmen for eventual deployment. But Friday, the hangar was the setting for a dignitary-studded soirée that carried on well into the night as the base celebrated the 70th anniversary of its first graduating pilot class.
Part-time greeter and marketer and full-time helpmate, silver-haired Waylon Kyle stood next to a black-and-white cow, doling out red balloons and hearty helpings of goodwill, while his wife, Freda Kyle, flitted between filling lemonade orders and keeping a watchful eye on her employees. The Kyles and their six children are an example of what happens when corporate philosophy becomes a family commitment, forging a successful business model and multi-generational bond.
Columbus' Sears store will close April 29. In December, Sears Holding Corp. announced the Columbus store is one of three in the state to be closed, due to poor profit performance. Stores in Jackson and McComb, as well as 100 to 120 Sears and Kmart stores across the country, were also announced for closure.
The following is a brief profile of the applicants for the available seat on the Columbus School Board. Bruce Hanson's term ended earlier this month; he withdrew his application for reappointment.
Tuesday's primary places the Magnolia State on the national political playing field for the first time in decades. Three of the four Republican presidential candidates spent time in the state last week, with Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum making stops in Tupelo.
Recruitment has begun for Severstal North America's popular summer internship program, which pairs student interns with mentors to give the students meaningful, real-world experience.
The Lowndes County School Board Friday voted 4 - 0 to support a school prayer proposal wending its way through the state legislature.
To update equipment and modernize fire trucks, the Lowndes County District 1 Volunteer Fire Department is embarking on a drive to raise $10,000.
Airman 1st Class Gio'Vonnie Ellis, left, a Columbus native, was recently promoted.
By late afternoon Thursday, it was almost too dark to see the dogs in their concrete holding pens at the Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society. A few strips of fluorescent lights struggled to penetrate the gloom, but the majority of the lights stopped working weeks ago.
As state legislators continue to cut the education budget, tuition now is the principal method of financing for colleges and universities, Mississippi University for Women President Dr. Jim Borsig told members of the Columbus Exchange Club Thursday.
Convicted in 2008 of his wife's murder, a Caledonia man -- Brian Holliman -- was released from prison Tuesday, pending a new trial, after the state Supreme Court overturned his conviction.
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