Opinions on a proposed Highway 45 bypass to be constructed by 2020 were largely positive or apathetic Thursday in the early hours of a public hearing on the project.
The Lowndes County YMCA will present a Zumba Master Class from 5:45-7:15 p.m. today, designed for everyone from beginners to seasoned dancers. There will be a $15 fee, profits of which will benefit the YMCA Zumba program.
Ranzino Ahmad Harris, 22, the man accused of killing Justin Murry, 21, has been out of jail on bond since June 4.
Crime prevention remains at the forefront of the community's concern today as the kids speak up and the adults continue to work behind the scenes.
After 18 years at the helm of The Columbus Packet newspaper, Roger Larsen is turning the business over to local investors Justin Shelton and Colin Kreiger, he announced in the Packet this morning.
The Afro-American Culture Organization will host Columbus' 14th annual Juneteenth celebration this weekend.
The trial of a Lowndes County man arrested on child pornography charges during an investigation into his missing stepdaughter again has been continued.
The Gulf of Mexico had chemical problems before the oil spill and will have problems afterward, according to one Mississippi State University professor. But these problems can be solved through better care of inland water.
Lowndes County children are trying to improve their reading and math skills in a free summer study camp this month.
A Columbus teen was arrested on charges of statutory rape and simple assault of a police officer last week.
A man who Columbus police considered a "person of interest" in the April shooting death at the Everyday Club and Lounge has been arrested and charged with murder.
Two Columbus city councilmen won't be attending the Congressional Black Caucus' annual convention on the city's dime.
The Columbus Packet newspaper is close to a change in ownership.
Sam Hairston was born in Crawford in a small house on Plum Grove Road, a meandering 1 1/2-lane street that winds its way through county fields. He came up through the Lowndes school system, and he loved baseball.
Two Lowndes County elementary schools are certified as Reading Renaissance Schools.
The Columbus Planning Commission Monday approved a request from Chalma Whitaker to rezone property at 4340 Highway 45 N. from an R-1 single-family residential district to a C-3 highway commercial district.
The Columbus Municipal School District accepted 117 holiday-appropriate gifts from the Bernard Romans Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution Monday.
At a public hearing Thursday at the Trotter Convention Center, area residents will have an opportunity to ask questions of Mississippi Department of Transportation representatives and make comments on a U.S. Highway 45 bypass project.
WCBI-TV has returned service to nearly all of its satellite and cable customers after a technical glitch interrupted its signal last week, but over-the-air customers have to wait a while longer.
The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Monday voted to change a polling place location, pending approval from the U.S. Department of Justice.
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