June unemployment figures show a slight increase from May of those without jobs. According to the Mississippi Department of Unemployment Security, June unemployment numbers rose to 10.4 percent from 9.6 percent. But the MDUS said the increase is not a cause for alarm.
The United Way of Lowndes County is continuing to seek public input, with a survey designed to ascertain community needs and prioritize the agency's funding allotments.
A former Columbus-Lowndes Development Link employee has found a new home as president of the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce in Paris, Texas.
A three-vehicle accident late Thursday on Highway 45 has claimed the life of a Columbus man.
The fire, which started at approximately 9:05 a.m., was hard to fully extinguish because of the summer heat and lack of volunteer responders, said Lowndes County Fire Coordinator Sammy Fondren. The home, located at 804 Crowe Road, was owned by Leon and Ethel Harris, who were not injured in the fire.
Mississippi University for Women President Dr. Jim Borsig was contrite yet firm during a Thursday news conference in which he minced no words explaining how a flawed hiring policy may have contributed to the embezzlement of roughly $30,000 from the MUW Foundation.
The Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau will have a slightly larger operating budget for the coming year, thanks primarily to an increase from city sales tax collections.
The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors likely will vote Tuesday to accept the resignation of George Swales from the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors' Bureau.
Three Columbus teenagers have been arrested in connection with a Tuesday night armed robbery.
George Swales reportedly has resigned his position from the board of the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors' Bureau.
The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office is looking for two men in connection with a Tuesday night home invasion. According to LCSO Chief Deputy Mark Miley, a home located at 923 Golding Road was burglarized Tuesday night at around 10 p.m.
Tuesday's Environmental Protection Agency announcement that KiOR was granted registration as a renewable gasoline product is "great news" for the company and the Columbus KiOR facility, KiOR CEO Fred Cannon said Wednesday.
Although it is not an every-day occurrence, cyberstalking is becoming more prevalent in Lowndes County and Columbus. According to Police Chief Magazine, cyberstalking is defined as "an escalated form of online harassment directed at a specific person that causes substantial emotional distress and serves no legitimate purpose. The action is to annoy, alarm, and emotionally abuse another person."
Although the dust hasn't quite settled on this year's festival, organizers for the Southside-Townsend Park Blues Festival are already making plans for next year.
Friday is the final curtain for West Lowndes High School Principal Clifford Reynolds.
Construction will soon begin to repair the Old West Point Bridge.
1. Skull identified as missing son of former Columbus police chief COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Story of Columbus teen on death row airs on Headline News COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Police searching for suspect in death of Starkville woman STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
4. Restaurant tax: Smith, Younger agree on reducing restaurant tax floor COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY