For most people, this is the time of year when last-minute Christmas shopping reigns supreme, and the wallets and pocketbooks open up. For Columbus city officials, it's the time of year when finances are a little tighter and the city's pocketbook stays closed.
A board that has engaged in name-calling and threats went at it again as Treasurer Bart Wise went over findings from Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau annual report audits.
The Columbus Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau board of directors voted unanimously to revisit recent changes to its community grants program. Members didn't give a reason for the vote at Monday's regular meeting, but the guest speaker's comments after the vote hinted at the possible reason.
Singers croon there's no place like home for the holidays. A person would find few homes for the holidays like the ones open to the public during Saturday's tours organized by the Columbus Cultural Heritage Foundation.
The Columbus City Council may appoint someone to the vacant seat on the Columbus Municipal School District school board when it meets in regular session Tuesday.
Columbus Police Chief Selvain McQueen is pushing for his officers to become better, safer drivers. To do this, he is enlisting the help of Sam Medore, a retired teacher who has about 34 years of experience teaching driver's education.
Shots rang out early Saturday morning in Columbus' east end, but crime wasn't afoot. The frosty air crackled with ammunition rounds as city women hoping to improve their gun savvy took aim at targets at the police department's shooting range.
Jabari Edwards is ready to move on and focus on his business endeavors and personal interests. "It's time for me, at this point of my life, as my business interests grow, it's time for me to get focused on my business interests and personal endeavors," he said.
Lowndes County investigators and Metro Narcotics Unit personnel arrested a woman Thursday afternoon after about $25,000 worth of marijuana was found inside her apartment. Myisha Meady, 25, of 247 William Roberts Road, Apt. 580, in Columbus, was arrested at her apartment complex.
The Golden Triangle Regional Airport will be a temporary home for pilots training at Columbus Air Force Base. GTRA Executive Director Mike Hainsey said some classes and training flights will relocate to the airport next summer while the 50-year-old runway at the air base is repaved.
"And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us. And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger". Luke 2:15-16, King James Version.
A four-vehicle wreck Thursday in Columbus resulted in a seven-months pregnant woman being taken to the hospital. The incident happened at around 8 p.m. on Highway 45 North in front of Pepper's.
More details about a Wednesday morning wreck that sent two men to the hospital emerged Thursday. The wreck happened at around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Highway 45 North and Cal Kolola Road in front of the Chevron gas station. Travis Silvers, 29, of Macon, and Joe Raspberry, 66, of Hamilton, were the two drivers involved in the crash.
A 52-year-old man arrested last week is accused of having sexual relations with a 15-year-old girl. According to Lowndes County Sheriff's Office arrest reports, William Clay Hall of 1794 Steens Road in Steens was arrested Dec. 6 at his residence at about 8 a.m. on a charge of statutory rape.
Garlands and greenery, themed trees and period decor will greet visitors touring five antebellum landmarks during Saturday's Holiday Home Tour presented by the Columbus Cultural Heritage Foundation.
A new trial for Brian Holliman has not been set, but the defense made a motion to reinstate the previous bond.
Members of the Columbus-Lowndes County Port Authority renewed the lease with the company that runs the terminal.
The county needs to establish a policy for handling the remains of those deemed as paupers, Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant told the Board of Supervisors on Thursday.
The conviction of a New Hope man for possession of child pornography was reversed Wednesday in the U.S. Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit.
The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office reports the following felony arrests:
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