Glenda Buckhalter has heard the statistics. As the Columbus Police Department's public information officer, she's intimately aware of the correlation between illiteracy, dropout rates and juvenile crime.
A beautification project for the City of Columbus is nearing completion. Weather permitting, the new "Welcome to Columbus" sign located on Highway 82 East is expected to be completed by week's end, said Mayor Robert Smith.
An early morning fire gutted a vacant home today, despite efforts from Columbus Fire and Rescue to combat the blaze.
A year-long dispute between a Caledonia supervisor and an employee may have landed the town in hot water as the issue threatens to spill over into a lawsuit.
A new ordinance regarding redistricting will soon be brought before the Columbus City Council for approval. The ordinance is the next step in getting the council's approved map before the US Department of Justice.
A Clay County construction company will begin work on runway project at Columbus Air Force Base in 2013.
The Columbus Police Department and the Columbus Community Neighborhood Watch are hosting the 2012 Columbus Community Glitz Ball July 20 to raise money for the CPD's annual Christmas toy drive, the Columbus Police Explorers and National Night Out On Crime events.
The Columbus Planning Commission recommended a permitted use request for two new businesses on Monday.
A 2011 economic impact study of Columbus' flagship festival has received national recognition. Main Street Now, The Journal of The National Trust Main Street Center, featured the study on Market Street Festival.
At the age of 30, Meagan O'Nan is living her dream. And, in a quiet office built on serenity, she's working to help others live theirs.
The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library is hosting an exhibit, "The Freedom Rides: Journey for Change," through August 24. The display details the struggle for racial equality through the interstate transportation system.
A Columbus man charged with capital murder will make his preliminary court appearance in Columbus Municipal Court on Aug. 16.
Columbus Mayor Robert Smith Tuesday said a recent column in The Packet is "not true." During a meeting of the Columbus City Council, Smith read Packet writer Ron Williams' column from the June 29 edition of the newspaper, which criticized city crews for planting flowers in the Dean Acres community, where Smith lives.
A Town of Caledonia employee may soon see the pay increase he's spent more than a year fighting to receive.
Caledonia residents are beginning to feel the impact of a water and sewer rate hike which went into effect June 1, but limited relief for some may be on the way.
Columbus' Hitching Lot Farmers' Market again was certified by the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce. The market was certified as part of the Mississippi Certified Farmers' Market Program, which was launched by the MDAC as a way to recognize the growing number of farmers' markets across the state.
For a young Mississippi soldier on furlough, the sign in a Kansas City shop window was tantalizing. Who could resist cracking the door ever so slightly, peering inside this strange world that beckoned? He was planning to re-enlist, but it wouldn't hurt to see if the sign's prescient promise held merit. "Your future is in upholstery," the poster in the window boldly asserted, and for Willie Hood, that proved to be true.
Ban issued until July 31
In 1954, the United States Supreme Court handed down its landmark ruling which declared school segregation unconstitutional, but desegregation came slowly in Mississippi, with many districts -- including Lowndes County -- not achieving complete integration until placed under court order to do so in 1970.
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2. Petition calls for Baptist to reinstate privileges for longtime OBGYN COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Aldermen shoot down Pride parade request STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
4. Defendant sentenced to 40 years for second-degree murder COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Police make attempted kidnapping arrest STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY