Columbus police chased down and arrested a suspected armed kidnapper this morning after he fled in a stolen car with the owner of a Columbus gas station, police said.
Columbus and Lowndes County law enforcement officials are pausing during several events this week to recognize National Police Week, which occurs each year during the week in which May 15 falls.
Most city and county officials are happy with calling the soccer park -- to be located on 70 acres in the Burns Bottom area -- Tan Yard Park, a tentative name for the project. But not every city and county official is behind it.
Columbus school board members spent most of Monday night singing praises at the board's final meeting of the regular 2009-2010 school year.
Columbus residents play a key role in preventing crime and now, said District 5 Supervisor Leroy Brooks, they have a chance to get involved.
The Columbus Planning Commission Monday unanimously approved a permitted-use request to allow a church at 201 K Alabama St. in the Gateway Shopping Center, east of the Food Giant grocery store.
We ask Market Street revelers what they like most about the festival. Here's what we heard.
Kenneth Macon, who has been a person of interest in two residential break-ins and a brutal assault in Columbus, took his own life in a Florida jail on Sunday, sheriff's officials said.
Caledonia High student will serve as page in U.S. Senate this summer.
Photos from the 2010 Market Street Festival in downtown Columbus.
Mississippi University for Women unleashed 430 graduates on the world Saturday, but not all of them will jump right into the job their dream jobs. And the president of the Mississippi Economic Council says that's OK.
Hundreds of students graduated from East Mississippi Community College's Golden Triangle campus Friday, better prepared for the next steps on their paths to success.
A Columbus woman and her dog are in a tough spot following a pit bull attack Thursday afternoon.
The final numbers won't be in until next week, but the thousands of people cramming downtown Columbus this weekend, and the hundreds of vendors catering to them, have deemed Market Street 2010 an unofficial success.
Rachel Smith Hurt is serving her last week as executive director of the Columbus Arts Council, but plans to remain in the area.
The Columbus Police Department announced the following arrests:
Streets were being closed in downtown Columbus, and final preparations were being made, as the city pauses tonight and Saturday for the 15th annual Market Street Festival.
A Lowndes County man today pleaded guilty to the 2009 shooting death of his wife. he was sentenced to life in prison.
With the symbolic snipping of a red ribbon, the new expansion of the terminal at the Golden Triangle Regional Airport is now open and ready for business.
The Sandfield Eighth of May festival returns for its eleventh year this weekend.
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