Southern Business & Development has recognized Columbus as one of 10 Southern markets considered "no-brainer" locations for manufacturing in the South.
A year ago, the Columbus Municipal School District accepted the resignation of then-Superintendent Dr. Del Phillips; the district has been without a permanent, full-time leader since.
It is used and abused by almost 500 million people a day and, now, it is a part of the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office's presence in the community.
Kindergarten students at Sale Elementary School are connecting with seniors at Arrington Retirement Home thanks to a grant written by Mississippi University for Women alumna Debbie McLaurin of Columbus.
At first glance, Tyler Edmonds appears to be like any other young man in his early 20s; he's physically fit, with a slender frame; he's affable, intelligent and well spoken. His bright blue eyes are full of life and he smiles nervously, when he's both happy and uncomfortable. But the past nine years of his life have been anything but ordinary, as he went from being a go-cart riding junior high student in West Point to a convicted killer to an acquitted free man, who now has opened a business in Columbus.
Columbus, the YMCA, Columbus Kiwanis Club, Stark Aerospace and Carl Hogan Dodge Saturday are celebrating YMCA Healthy Kids Day with a free, community event for kids and families.
The Columbus Municipal Court's amnesty program for 2012 has ended, leaving the city with almost $150,000 in collected fines.
Mississippi University for Women's athletics program suffered two harsh blows in late 2002. A November tornado destroyed the gymnasium and the following month, then-President Claudia Limbert asked the College Board to discontinue the university's intercollegiate athletic program and reallocate the funds to a fitness, recreation and intramural program.
A Macon man was arrested early Friday morning for allegedly stealing an emergency vehicle.
A Thursday drug arrest turned into a game of hide and seek for officers with the Columbus-Lowndes Metro Narcotics Unit, the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office and the Lamar County Sheriff's Department.
With three new hotels in some stage of early planning or development, Columbus soon will have more than a thousand rooms available for guest rentals, a perfect number said Columbus-Lowndes Development Link CEO Joe Higgins.
Sports may return to Mississippi University for Women, President Dr. Jim Borsig announced Thursday to a crowd of former coaches, players and supporters gathered in the Emma Ody Pohl gymnasium.
It's hard to tell how he's going to react. The good days are very good, but the bad days are so awful she wants to crawl in bed and cry.
The city's chief financial officer, Mike Bernsen, Tuesday told the Columbus City Council of an increase in sales tax paid in February.
Of the numerous questions Lowndes County Sheriff Mike Arledge fields daily, "How many deputies do you have?" seems to be the most prevalent. Arledge had the opportunity Thursday to answer the question in a public setting, hopefully satisfying the curious, if even for a moment.
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