Bullying. Gang violence. Domestic violence. Drug abuse. Depression. Teen suicide. The issues grab the national spotlight after a tragedy, but the problems facing today's youth remain, long after the media glare has dimmed.
Entrepreneurs hoping to open a new bar in Columbus will have to wait to receive a permit.
Lowndes County has all the ingredients to achieve "dynamic growth," according to economic development expert Bill Fruth, who spent much of Monday touring the Golden Triangle and talking with officials at the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link.
California jurors today convicted two men of the murder of Eugene "Cliff" Ellis, killed almost 20 years ago.
The search for a wide variety of elusive antiquities has become a hot trend for cable television programmers. "American Pickers" and "Dirty Money" are two of several titles showing how discarded items can become valuable commodities. Although cable network cameras weren't rolling in Columbus Saturday, a small band of treasure hunters were digging.
For many visitors, Spring Pilgrimage is their first glimpse of Columbus, and organizers are hoping this year's 72nd annual event will inspire newcomers to fall in love with the city and remind residents of the rich heritage and historic charm with which the community is graced.
Approximately two years ago, Zachary's owner Doug Pellum made a decision to allow smoking in his downtown eatery, while limiting his patrons to those 21 years old and above. But starting April 2, Zachary's, 205 5th St. N, will be added to the list of non-smoking establishments in Columbus.
Phase four of the Magnolia Bowl renovation project, commonly known as "Clean Sweep," has been successfully completed according to Link's Young Professionals President Jason Spears.
Last year was difficult for many people across Lowndes County as unemployment soared and prices for basic necessities sky-rocketed. At times, the agencies trying to help those in need found themselves in need as well.
When Robert Smith decided to run for mayor, he ran on the platform of uniting the community. And with his annual Unity Picnic looming, Smith said it is still one of his goals.
Recognized for her contributions to Columbus' Market Street Festival events, former WCBI-TV Promotions Director Susan Bell Thursday was named the recipient of the President's Choice Award at the Columbus Main Street Annual Awards event.
City school officials have had enough.
Local restaurateur John Bean Thursday was recognized for his contributions to the community when he was awarded the Columbus Exchange Club's highest honor, the Golden Book of Deeds.
Investigators with the Columbus Police Department are searching for leads in a Thursday night shooting.
Only two of Columbus' six City Councilmen were ready to terminate Public Works Director Mike Pratt on Wednesday.
Higgins discusses West Point agreement, development updates
Arrests for the week of March 19, 2012.
A couple of Lowndes County businesses have been recognized for supporting their employees, who are in service to the country.
1. Men carrying assault rifle, handgun and machete asked to leave Columbus Walmart COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Experiences the new lounges at Dudy Noble STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
4. Man charged in fatal wreck STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY