When the Mississippi Legislature opens its 2019 session on Jan. 8, constituents will ask their legislators for a variety of things, both big and small. And then there is a request by the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors, who will be asking the Legislature to turn back the hands of time.
As of this week, Community Counseling Services will take over the running of Recovery House.
It was a relatively quiet New Year's Eve for Columbus Police Department officers who set up checkpoints at key intersections in the city limits Monday night.
In the 21 years she's worked as a custodian for Columbus Municipal School District, Cynthia Lewis never expected to be chosen as one of the district's "heroes."
Funding issues dominated headlines in Columbus and Lowndes County in 2018. The city and county feuded over parks funding, while the Legislature allowed the more than 30-year-old 2-percent restaurant sales tax to expire, severely hampering operations for the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Columbus city councilmen lifted the city's "spending freeze on everything" Thursday morning, replacing it with what they hope will be less drastic safeguards to rein in deficit spending.
A Dispatch review of Columbus' credit card expenditures revealed spending has stayed largely within the city's expressed credit card usage policies so far this fiscal year.
More than two years after city officials broke ground on a new fire station on Airline Road, the future Fire Station 4 for Columbus Fire and Rescue sits empty.
Investigators with Lowndes County Sheriff's Office arrested two individuals for felony aggravated assault the weekend before Christmas.
A Columbus man was arrested last week for allegedly sexually assaulting a minor.
A Columbus man has been arrested for manslaughter after the vehicle he was driving hit and killed a woman earlier this week.
A package in Golden Triangle Regional Airport's terminal prompted a law enforcement investigation on Christmas Eve.
A former superintendent of Columbus Municipal School District has filed an employment discrimination lawsuit against the district and certain school board members alleging retaliation and racial prejudice factored into his firing.
Once a year, up to four guests get to spend a weekend with lions, tigers and hundreds of other animals at Cedarhill Animal Sanctuary in Caledonia.
Columbus has been approved for the state funding necessary to build the first of several planned roundabouts downtown.
If you asked the average Mississippian to name all of Mississippi's state agencies, Henry Williams has a pretty good idea which entity would be a stumper.
In her spirited address at the dedication ceremony honoring Esther Harrison, state Rep. Omeria Scott recited a long list of honors the late Columbus legislator had received over the years, everything from state government and civil rights to her alma maters, Alcorn State and Mississippi University for Women, and her church.
Jimmy Cook was standing in the check-out line in Walmart a few days ago when a woman he didn't know approached him to ask him when he was going to put his Christmas lights up.
It started when Ward 5 Councilman Stephen Jones voted against the city's claims docket because he had questions about some of the charges.
Concerned city council members peppered the city's police and fire chiefs with questions Tuesday about overtime expenses they still believe to be "out of control."
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