A 26-year-old illegal immigrant has been charged with sexually abusing a 16-year-old female relative at his Lowndes County residence.
The City Council voted Tuesday against reappointing local restaurateur John Bean to the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau, instead picking the manager of the Wendy's on Highway 182 for the position.
The Caledonia Days festival will look a little different this year, but the primary focus will remain the same, organizer Jackie Savage told the Caledonia Board of Aldermen during last night's meeting.
The Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority has increased its facility rental rate, adding in the cost of a North Atlantic Security officer to open and close the buildings.
In a year rife with Columbus police-involved collisions, the City Council handed down its harshest sentence so far this year Tuesday.
Redistricting plan won't be approved by Justice Department in time for August primary, consultant says
With more than 30 candidates qualified to run for Lowndes County offices, many of the candidates are just names on paper. The Lowndes County League of Voters is looking to change that with a candidate forum on Thursday night.
A walk through the Southside neighborhood in Columbus yields an architectural mélange, from massive antebellum mansions to quaint Victorian houses to World War II-era bungalows. Together, they may soon become the city's first residential historic district registered with the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Nunnelee answers questions about the debt ceiling and attacks President Barack Obama's health care plan, irresponsible federal spending and giving borrowed money to any foreign countries except Israel while in a financial crisis.
A Columbus police officer is facing a 30-day suspension without pay tonight before the City Council after her squad car collided with another vehicle, injuring her and three elderly women.
Lowndes County took another step closer to expanding its industrial park into a sprawling development-ready recruitment machine.
Here's a look at weekend arrests, including the arrest of a Columbus man early Saturday morning at the Grey Goose nightclub for possession of a small amount of crack cocaine and marijuana.
After a year's worth of transfusions, the Columbus Boys and Girls Club is again standing on its own. From January to December 2010, eight local churches picked up the club's $2,800 mortgage, giving it time to catch up and get out of the red.
Gregory Gates makes people into angels ... literally. The owner of Gifts for All in north Columbus, a "whotnots" shop near Columbus Air Force Base, makes concrete sculptures for burial markers including headstones, babies, hearts, teddy bears, benches and of course, angels.
An alleged drunk driver led police on a chase through downtown Columbus Sunday night, hitting several vehicles before crashing into a fence at Mississippi University for Women.
During the last hard rain this spring, homes along Perkins and Ridge roads were plagued with stubborn water. After years of battling flooding, Ray Berry's childhood home on Ridge Road gave in: Water forced its way into the house.
The house is falling apart. The yard is thick with grass and weeds, several feet high. It is not a new issue.
The new Anderson Grove Community Center may not be as plush as centers of larger communities, but it's the pride of residents there.
Severstal Columbus' continued expansion eventually will allow it to target the automotive industry, said Wilbur Winland, vice president and general manager of Severstal Columbus.
Starting in July, The Dispatch will begin printing a Saturday morning edition of the paper, which will include up-to-date local sports, community events and -- back by popular demand -- a TV guide. The Dispatch currently publishes Monday-Friday, and on Sunday. Starting July 2, the paper will discontinue its Monday print edition.
1. Dead bald eagle found in Columbus appears to have been shot COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Supervisors approve legal, hospital consultant's contracts STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. No one charged after child left alone at hotel COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Veterinarian questions eagle's cause of death COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Hainsey still optimistic about acquiring westbound air service COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY