Silently, the teenager stepped from the pool, slipped a gray T-shirt over his head and walked away from his peers. If they called to him, he didn't respond. He kept walking, out of the enclosure, beyond the chain-link fence, his eyes focused on the tree line. He reached the edge of the woods and hesitated, his eyes adjusting from sunlight to darkness
Monday was almost unbearably hot and humid. Tuesday, it rained and the power went out. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, more of the same.
An 18-wheel flatbed tractor trailer truck lost control of its load and overturned on Port Access Road, approximately one-half mile from Island Road, Saturday morning, according to Sgt. Glenn Culpepper with the Columbus Police Department.
The Commercial Dispatch received eight awards in the Mississippi Press Association's annual 2010 Better Newspaper Contest Saturday night in Biloxi during the MPA's 145th annual convention.
Those Lowndes County residents who haven't had the chance to decide who to vote for in the Aug. 2 primaries will get another chance to hear from candidates on Tuesday and Thursday night.
Falcon Contracting, which is paving or repairing 69 Columbus streets this year for more than $2.2 million, plans to finish paving streets that do not require milling first, according to a general schedule released by the company.
A man who attacked another with a machete after an argument remains in jail. A mother accused of child abuse bonded out the same day she was arrested.
Outside of Columbus city limits on Nashville Ferry Road, Eka Chemicals is a seemingly quiet neighbor. But its equipment and grounds span more than 800 acres and can turn out 15-20 trucks of product a day.
Change is afoot at Annunciation Catholic School, from a new principal to the addition of an eighth-grade class this fall.
Imagine the Columbus riverfront with niche boutiques, restaurants and major big-box retailers. Imagine loft apartments and other housing. Imagine a year-round carnival and a boardwalk area where families can shop, live and play.
The home isn't in disrepair. But it certainly shows its age. Built in the 1940s, the bungalow on Third Avenue North in Columbus across the street from Franklin Academy, has housed the Lowndes County office of the Mississippi State University Extension Center since the mid-'70s.
A 4-County lineman was burned Wednesday morning when he briefly touched a live power line in Clay County.
Local law enforcement agencies reported the following felony arrests:
In a split vote Tuesday, the City Council appointed former councilman Charlie Newell to the Columbus Light and Water board.
Enrollment is rising at East Mississippi Community College, and so is tuition. What's not rising is the amount of money in the school's tuition guarantee fund.
Summer arrived Tuesday, meaning it won't be long before the season's peskiest denizens -- mosquitoes -- make their appearance as well. It's an annual battle that's already bugging the Caledonia aldermen; they started discussing the issue several weeks ago.
Stark Aerospace soon will begin test flying unmanned aerial systems from Golden Triangle Regional Airport.
Crews with Columbus Light and Water spent most of Tuesday and this morning coping with three separate power issues that left traffic snarled, the Walmart and Kroger parking lots empty and customers in the dark.
Bringing an end to a months-long investigation, two people suspected of drug trafficking were arrested with about 40 pounds of marijuana, Tuesday evening.
Federal and local narcotics agents raided the offices and homes of two Columbus doctors Tuesday as part of an investigation into whether they gave out illegal drug prescriptions.
2. Columbus drops $16K on complaint defenses COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Stricklin hire will impact SOCSD board of trustees STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
5. MSU coaches prepare to say goodbye to Stricklin STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY