With a slow and steady drop in unemployment rates, more Lowndes County residents are working this summer than since the recession of 2008. But the number of those seeking employment may be on the rise, as many are seeking summer jobs, while on a break from high school or college. And with six or more weeks to go before school begins, the job hunt for some students will continue.
A former Mississippi legislator and Lowndes County Justice Court judge passed away Thursday at the age of 91.
A local couple is mourning the loss of their two-year-old son, after the toddler drowned in an above-ground swimming pool in north Columbus Friday night.
Columbus residents Friday had mixed reactions on the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling largely upholding President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.
People looking to illegally traffic copper wire and other industrial materials may find it more difficult to find buyers for their goods. Beginning Sunday, a new state law goes into effect further restricting the buying and selling of industrial materials.
Pushed by federal guidelines to combat the growing epidemic of childhood obesity, school nutritionists across the nation are feeling the financial hit as they try to figure out how to cost-effectively meet the new requirements, which mark the first significant changes to the government-subsidized school lunch program in 15 years.
The Friendly City has been named one of the "Best Small Towns For Business In America" by American Express' website, openforum.com. The article, written by Barry Moltz, lists Columbus third on the list, behind only Columbus, Ind., Ponca City, Okla. and Prescott, Ariz.
The young man sits on the front row, peering through thick glasses at the mathematics worksheet lying on his desk at Greater Columbus Learning Center. A few of his classmates glance up as he begins to speak, but most keep their heads bowed in concentration as they focus on their own lessons, their own dreams.
The U.S. Supreme Court's new juvenile sentencing ruling could retroactively impact only two Lowndes County men already serving sentences of life without parole.
Brick-and-mortar libraries aren't disappearing from the literary landscape any time soon, but they are changing, and the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library is changing as well, adding a growing litany of services for book lovers young and old. By the end of July, your next beach read may be an e-book, borrowed from the library and downloaded to your favorite digital device.
Local democrats have been chosen for key positions within the state Democratic Party.
Three Columbus men have been arrested in connection with allegedly stealing parts from a Columbus railroad track.
Donations still are being sought to help fund the American Wind Symphony Orchestra, which entertained about 2,000 Saturday at the East Bank of the John C. Stennis Lock and Dam in Columbus. Event organizers expected a larger crowd, but those who attended seemed to enjoy the show, despite the oppressive summer heat, which kept many away.
Library Director Alice Shands was in Lancaster, Penn. when she saw something that blew her away -- so much so that she knew immediately it was a service the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library should offer.
A Columbus Air Force Base instructor pilot and student pilot escaped without injury Monday after the landing gear of their training jet malfunctioned, causing the aircraft to land on its belly with its wheels retracted.
Heritage Academy's new headmaster, Dr. Greg Carlyle, knows a thing or two about private education: The native Canadian attended Ridley College, an independent, co-educational boarding school in St. Catharine's, Ontario. The school's Latin motto, "Terar Dum Prosim," is loosely translated as "May I be consumed in service," and Carlyle has spent his life adhering to that principle. Now, as he takes the place of former Heritage Headmaster Tommy Gunn, he enters the next phase of his 21-year career in education.
1. Cajun seafood restaurant coming to Highway 45 COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Parents rush to get children at Armstrong Middle School after false gun scare STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
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5. Woman jailed for allegedly stabbing husband COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY