While Lowndes County was spared from the wrath of Wednesday storms, neighboring counties were devastated. And Columbus and Lowndes County law enforcement, firefighters, charitable agencies and churches migrated to Clay and Monroe counties, as well as Tuscaloosa, Ala., to help with relief and recovery efforts.
During a time when developers seemed to be snatching up prime real estate at neck-breaking pace, Northaven Woods subdivision claimed six acres of wooded area as a neighborhood park.
Lowndes County superintendent of education candidates shared their visions for the district at a public forum Thursday, when they answered questions about qualifications and school issues.
Let there be light. And ice. And food. And gas. It was a familiar refrain around Columbus last night as darkness cloaked the city.
A Tennessee Valley Authority transmission line failed Wednesday afternoon, knocking out power to most of the Golden Triangle for hours.
Two men armed with pistols took advantage of the power outage Wednesday to rob a married couple staying at the Columbus Master Host Inn.
When Cora Williams dreams now, she sees her ex-boyfriend's eyes as he repeatedly stabs her body with a dull butcher knife, she said.
The Columbus Police Department reported these felony arrests this week.
Paccar started building engines at its 440,000-square-foot Lowndes County plant in December 2010. Since then, 2,200 engines have been assembled at the facility, and 600 have been delivered to customers.
Lowndes County will host a hamburger and hot dog cookout Friday at the courthouse in honor of County Government Day.
The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency says the state's death toll from violent storms Tuesday and Wednesday is now more than 30.
Power was slowly being restored to areas of Columbus Wednesday night, allaying rumors that problems with TVA's grid would knock out power for four or more days. Still, power came on sporadically and was spotty in areas.
Power could remain down in Starkville and Columbus at least until tomorrow morning, a TVA spokeswoman said, as the power provider surveys the extent of damage to its grid in the wake of severe storms.
Each year, students wait with anticipation to find out who will be named National Merit Finalists.
Candidates for Lowndes County superintendent of education will answer questions in a public forum on Thursday night.
First District U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee, R-Tupelo, will attend events in Columbus on Thursday as part of a three-day swing through the district.
A 41-year-old Caledonia mother who used her two sons to make child pornography has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison.
Another night of severe weather has left four people dead in Mississippi, including a Louisiana law enforcement officer who was out camping with his daughter, raising the state's total death toll to at least five.
The Columbus Municipal School District formally accepted superintendent Dr. Del Phillips' resignation in a special meeting Tuesday night at the central office.
The new Columbus and Lowndes County Convention and Visitors Bureau board is being more careful with its budget dollars, requesting line-by-line budgets from those requesting funding for festivals and other special events.
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