Ward 5 Councilman Kabir Karriem plans Monday to make a statement about a physical altercation with Columbus Mayor Robert Smith.
Blue skies and warm temperatures are on tap to greet opening events of Columbus’ 70th annual Spring Pilgrimage Monday. In addition to the first home tours and Tales from the Crypt, a community-wide block party will help launch the 13-day showcase of historical architecture, living history and unique activities.
Columbus Mayor Robert Smith was arrested today on assault charges stemming from an altercation with Columbus Ward 5 City Councilman Kabir Karriem.
To ensure ongoing community and economic development success and completion of the Golden Triangle Industrial Aerospace Park, Columbus-Lowndes Development Link officials extended the term of Link CEO Joe Higgins’ contract.
Alpha Rho Chi, the national architecture fraternity, voted unanimously recently to name Robert Adams Ivy, FAIA, as “Master Architect.” Ivy, a Columbus native, the current editor in chief of Architectural Record and vice president and editorial director of McGraw-Hill Construction, received the accolade for his contributions to communicating the value of design, both within the fraternity and to the larger world.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol continues to investigate a two-vehicle accident that occurred Thursday morning at the intersection of George Happy Irby Memorial Parkway and U.S. Highway 45 North, near the primary entrance to Columbus Air Force Base.
The 54 members of Caledonia schools’ Relay For Life team don’t have to look far for reminders of what they’re marching for.
Red and white signs still are peppered throughout the city of Columbus, displaying the faces of senior citizens killed in the late ’90s.
After experiencing a rough patch in 2009 and the first three months of 2010, the nation’s economic outlook is in for a turnaround, according to a member of Mississippi’s congressional delegation.
An argument between Mayor Robert Smith and Ward 5 Councilman Kabir Karriem boiled over into a physical fight at City Hall Thursday night.
With Wednesday’s signing of an articulation agreement between the Mississippi University for Women’s Culinary Arts Institute and the National Restaurant Association, the university will have a wider presence on the state and national levels, and a bigger opportunity to recruit more students to the program.
The eyes of the nation are once again focused on Mississippi as a civil rights struggle plays out. But times have changed and so have the issues, and the question of lesbian students attending Itawamba Agricultural High School’s prom has local students buzzing about the topic.
Motorists and others who saw black smoke around the area of 17th Street and 10th Avenue North Wednesday morning had no reason to panic as the Columbus Fire Department was conducting one of its regular practice fires.
Lowndes County School District board members unanimously approved the recommendation of Graham Roofing of West Point to complete re-roofing projects for New Hope schools and others in the district at a special called meeting Wednesday .
The Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department and the Mississippi Highway Patrol are investigating two separate accidents — one with injuries, one without — that occurred this morning.
With the historic Highway 82 bridge across the Tombigbee River in the background, Columbus Mayor Robert Smith Wednesday announced receipt of a $2 million grant to renovate the old bridge into a pedestrian walkway.
A joint undercover project between a city-county law enforcement agency and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics recently netted three arrests on drug charges.
It’s time to lace up the walking shoes. Columbus’ Possum Town Mile-A-Day Marathon officially begins at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, with registration and by a walk down the Riverwalk led by Mayor Robert Smith.
Taking an opportunity to visit one of the important industries located near his district was what brought Mississippi’s U.S. Third District Rep. Gregg Harper to the Severstal-Columbus facility on Tuesday.
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