The following were some of the sentences handed down during the March term of the Lowndes County Circuit Court:
Will Pieschel was at his office in downtown Tokyo Friday afternoon when the building began to shake. Pieschel had ridden out earthquakes before; he was used to it. Each employee at PricewaterhouseCoopers, a consulting firm, has an earthquake kit nearby -- water, a power bar, helmet and, in the event they get trapped under rubble, a whistle to signal for help.
Lowndes County could put an end to the redistricting controversy on Tuesday. Supervisors plan to vote on proposed plans at their regular meeting on that day.
The Civil Service Commission decided Thursday evening to hear the appeals of three suspended Columbus police officers April 27.
When 22-year-old Brandon Jennings woke up Thursday morning, he was expecting an average day. Then he opened his door.
A meager crowd met Thursday evening at the Trotter Convention Center to discuss the comprehensive plan that will guide the city's development over the next decade.
In the wake of a devastating tsunami in Japan, a former Mississippi University for Women sophomore staying in Tokyo said today she could still feel the earthquake aftershocks hours later.
Columbus High School will have a new principal next school year. Principal Craig Shannon will return to the central office full time as deputy superintendent at the end of the school year, Columbus Municipal School District announced Thursday.
A gag order has been issued in the case of a New Hope math teacher reportedly accused of having a sexual relationship with a student.
The City of Columbus is holding a public workshop tonight at the Trotter Convention Center for citizens to give input about the new comprehensive plan that will guide city development for the next decade.
Startup biofuel company KiOR has agreed to sell its synthetic crude oil to a Tuscaloosa refinery, freeing up $75 million in state loans.
Runoff from heavy rains that hit the area Tuesday and Wednesday drained into east Lowndes County early today, flooding roads and homes along Magby Creek. Columbus and portions of Lowndes County were under flood warnings as the Magby and Luxapalila creeks overflowed.
A Columbus attorney has been suspended by the state bar association after three women accused him of killing their cases through gross negligence.
A motion has been filed in Lowndes County circuit court to preclude the death penalty for a capital murder suspect because of mental retardation.
A team of 113 inspectors arrived Monday at the Columbus Air Force Base for their bi-annual inspection of the unit's compliance with regulations.
A 45-year-old log-truck driver was seriously injured when his truck overturned Tuesday in Lowndes County, shutting down Highway 50 for more than two hours.
"Columbus isn't over-built -- it's under-demolished." That's according to Mark Castleberry, of Castle Properties, who made several suggestions about bettering the city, including flattening and reusing some buildings.
The Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau voted in executive session Monday to seek a second opinion about the value of its new downtown office building.
Lowndes County supervisors had their first redistricting meeting Monday, and one board member already is threatening litigation.
From packing up and moving to a new building to adding 320 students to her charge, it's been a whirlwind school year for Cindy Wamble.
1. West Lowndes principal resigns COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. MSU Student Association slams religious freedom bill STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. Columbus cheer squads competing in national event COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Man charged after gun in church incident COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Pentagon targets air base surplus COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY