An increase in violent incidents, and recent reports of an increased interest in firearms sales, have prompted the Columbus Police Department to schedule a gun safety class geared especially for women, Interim Columbus Police Chief Selvain McQueen said last week.
Selvain McQueen has received a lot of criticism as interim Columbus police chief, but he said he does get phone calls of praise and gratitude.
Representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency will be on hand tonight at the Columbus Municipal Complex to give an update on cleanup efforts at the Kerr-McGee Chemical Plant site, located at 2300 14th Ave. N. The meeting is open to the public and will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
A Wednesday night wreck on Highway 45 North resulted in one fatality, police said.
Ward 3 Councilman Charlie Box didn't hold back any punches Tuesday afternoon during a special-called council meeting when the topic of the police chief search came up. Box expressed his concerns and said he is "not happy" with the quality of candidates the council has to select from. He suggested the 21-person committee go back to the search and find more candidates to recommend.
East Mississippi Community College's marketing students are looking for local performers to compete in StarStruck, an annual talent competition celebrating its third anniversary. The show is set for Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. at Cowbells Sports Grill in Starkville.
After more than three decades of law enforcement experience under his belt, Sam Lathrop retired from the Beloit Police Department after disclosing information to the Beloit city manager regarding an intradepartmental relationship.
Don't worry, Golden Triangle. It wasn't a real emergency Tuesday morning at the Golden Triangle Regional Airport. It was just a drill.
Less than two weeks remain until the Nov. 8 general election, and local candidates took to the microphones Tuesday night, making last-minute pushes to voters during the Columbus-Lowndes Political Action Committee's final forum at the Columbus Municipal Complex.
The feel-good spirit sparked by philanthropy abates when benefactors realize how much of their donation doesn't reach its intended destination. Hoping to give people more power and transparency in making donations, Jonathan Kuiper has developed ChangeMob, a fully-automated system to donate money to a needy cause.
The Columbus-Lowndes Political Action Committee will hold its third and final political forum tonight at 6 p.m. at the Columbus Municipal Complex, giving voters a chance to hear two-minute speeches from candidates for the district 2 justice court judge's seat, as well as those running for county prosecuting attorney and district attorney.
Columbus police arrested and charged three juveniles for auto theft and burglary of a home after the juveniles led police on a high-speed highway chase Monday evening.
Nathaniel Clark has been through the interview process before. He was an applicant and one of the four finalists for the Columbus police chief position in 2007 when the council voted to appoint Joseph St. John.
Maj. Linda White will never forget the Christmas she spent serving the Salvation Army in San Angelo, Texas, nearly a decade ago. A needy family was scheduled to pick up a box containing food and Christmas gifts, but no one ever showed up.
Best-selling author Sebastian Junger has an explanation why young males return from war and conflict and have a desire to go back.
Curtis Brame, Nathaniel Clark, Sam Lathrop, Selvain McQueen and Robert Spinks. Those are the five names circulating throughout the city of Columbus, the five recommendations in the heavily-discussed Columbus police chief search.
The hours are long, the work is hard and the days are exhausting. But the pay is good, and there's a point of pride in holding one of the most coveted manufacturing jobs in Lowndes County -- wearing the inscribed, dark blue hard hat of Severstal Columbus.
Both have pertinent experience, but Lowndes County residents will have to decide whose experience matters more.
Columbus police arrested and charged two more individuals they believe took part in a burglary that was posted to YouTube.
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Ben & Jerry's Schweddy Balls ice cream is too hot to handle for some supermarket chains. While the new limited-edition flavor has brought chuckles from fans of the "Saturday Night Live" skit on which it's based, some supermarket chains aren't laughing and have been giving it a cold shoulder.
1. Dead bald eagle found in Columbus appears to have been shot COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Supervisors approve legal, hospital consultant's contracts STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. No one charged after child left alone at hotel COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Veterinarian questions eagle's cause of death COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Hainsey still optimistic about acquiring westbound air service COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY