A 4-County lineman was burned Wednesday morning when he briefly touched a live power line in Clay County.
Local law enforcement agencies reported the following felony arrests:
In a split vote Tuesday, the City Council appointed former councilman Charlie Newell to the Columbus Light and Water board.
Enrollment is rising at East Mississippi Community College, and so is tuition. What's not rising is the amount of money in the school's tuition guarantee fund.
Summer arrived Tuesday, meaning it won't be long before the season's peskiest denizens -- mosquitoes -- make their appearance as well. It's an annual battle that's already bugging the Caledonia aldermen; they started discussing the issue several weeks ago.
Stark Aerospace soon will begin test flying unmanned aerial systems from Golden Triangle Regional Airport.
Crews with Columbus Light and Water spent most of Tuesday and this morning coping with three separate power issues that left traffic snarled, the Walmart and Kroger parking lots empty and customers in the dark.
Bringing an end to a months-long investigation, two people suspected of drug trafficking were arrested with about 40 pounds of marijuana, Tuesday evening.
Federal and local narcotics agents raided the offices and homes of two Columbus doctors Tuesday as part of an investigation into whether they gave out illegal drug prescriptions.
A lawsuit filed by local businessman Donald DePriest is on hold pending a Federal Communications Commission investigation into whether he operated a Ponzi scheme.
The county currently has 25 tornado sirens (the city of Columbus has an additional five), and is looking to add 10-15 more, due to the county's growth over the past several years.
High-speed winds caused $33,000 worth of damage at the Golden Triangle Regional Airport last Monday.
Columbus police arrested and charged a 36-year-old mother of two with child abuse early today for allegedly beating her 7-year-old son with a car motor fan belt.
Antoine "Booger" Brown's comedy is as Golden Triangle as it gets.
An annual report released Monday shows charitable giving in the United States grew nearly 4 percent last year after two years of steep declines -- a trend also seen here in the Golden Triangle. Some experts say that's a sign the economy is slowly rebounding.
Bond has been set at $5,000 for the 55-year-old Columbus man accused of hacking another man at least six times with a machete Saturday.
Weather delays brought passenger volume down at the Golden Triangle Regional Airport in May, but the airport is still about 6 percent ahead of where it was last year.
Opportunity to get Three Dog Night, The Temptations may pass if CVB waits to commit to concert, according to organizers.
Between accusations that Mayor Robert Smith threatened a police officer and a key witness, Police Chief Joseph St. John, calling in sick, the Civil Service Commission appeals hearing Friday was courtroom drama at its best.
1. Man shot on 7th Avenue Tuesday afternoon COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. City, store owner clash after Tuesday shooting COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Mayor seeks moratorium at Princess COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Lawyers, adviser crafting RFP for Oktibbeha's hospital STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
5. CPD makes arrest in Princess Theater shooting case COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY