Having a servant heart was the theme at Thursday's United Way of Lowndes County campaign kickoff. It was a theme attendees could relate to, as they wiped the sweat from their brow to enjoy a lunch of pulled-pork sandwiches and baked beans.
Betty Price doesn't remember much about that April morning at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. She remembers the pain and the way she couldn't stop crying. She remembers sitting next to her husband, Otis Price, and learning that her persistent cough was not pneumonia -- it was lung cancer.
Pauline "Bernice" Lile, 61, of 1256 Lee Stokes Road, was arrested Thursday evening for alleged embezzlement against Gordman Insurance Services.
The dog that bit a 10-year-old boy in Columbus less than two weeks ago might see his last day soon. The previous owners signed rights to the dog over to the Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society on Wednesday, and Humane Society officials said the animal may be put to sleep because it is too dangerous to adopt.
It began at 8 a.m. when an armed man entered the building. The shooter fired at students on the first floor, and the emergency calls went out.
STARKVILLE -- A Weir man accused of attacking two people at Shipley Donuts in May was indicted by a grand jury and will be arraigned on Oct. 17.
Mississippi lawmakers will consider two incentive packages Friday that could bring 1,800 jobs to the state, including 951 to Lowndes County.
Columbus police this morning arrested a man sought in a simple-assault case. Police arrested Jimmie Henley, 50, of 136 Rhonda Road, on charges of simple assault domestic violence, after Lt. Carroll Culpepper received information of where Henley was, at around 9 a.m. today.
Republican Sen. Terry Brown of Columbus told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he has been briefed by local development officials about plans by Calisolar to open a manufacturing plant that would create 900 jobs.
Fine eatin' and hot competition were all part of the 2011 Roast n' Boast barbecue cooking competition at Columbus Fairgrounds Aug. 26-27.
SCOOBA -- In the midst of a recession, when most schools are scrambling to cut costs, East Mississippi Community College committed nearly $5 million last year to build a brand-new football stadium.
Renovations at the Lowndes County Courthouse will cost just a little more than the $1.86 million expected, due to a leaky roof and complete replacement of the building's columns.
CALEDONIA -- The eighth annual Caledonia Days festival is still a month and a half away, but plans are swiftly falling into place.
Lowndes County has an autopsy laboratory but no forensic pathologist, and Greg Merchant, Lowndes County coroner, hopes that changes.
A tractor-trailer overturned Wednesday morning heading east along Highway 82 in Columbus, sending the driver of the 2010 Kenworth semi-truck to the hospital.
Though they're past the stage with book bags and report cards, Columbus police officers aren't exempt from attending classes and brushing up on some basic skills.
Looking to the city of Columbus as an example, Lowndes County Supervisor Leroy Brooks wants to guarantee county employees raises for the coming fiscal year. The city recently passed a $22.86 million budget, including 3-percent raises for its about 280 employees.
The city of Columbus continues to search for a new police chief, with city officials extending the application deadline to Sept. 8.
Columbus police are searching for a man accused of hitting a 60-year-old woman in the back of the head with the blunt end of a knife Monday night.
The atmosphere was one of studied concentration Monday morning as a mixture of hard-core investors, dabblers and dilettantes turned out for Lowndes County's annual delinquent tax sale at the Trotter Convention Center.
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2. CPD names suspect in Jack's incident COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Columbus High lockdown lifted after CPD calls off search for suspect COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
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