Columbus and Lowndes County firefighters battled a large fire for almost four hours Wednesday in the wooded area north of the Highway 82 Main Street exit.
An emotionally distraught Nicole Clinkscales, now a city judge, was told or reminded nine times by a Columbus police officer to sit in her car before she was arrested in 2009, according to a police recording released Wednesday.
The 21-year-old Columbus woman who was severely injured in a wreck early Tuesday remained in critical condition today in Memphis.
Lowndes is among several counties across the state that has to redraw its district lines after the release of 2010 census figures.
The Columbus roads department has cleared a massive tree that fell Monday night, blocking traffic on Military Road near 12th Avenue North.
Lowndes supervisors and Columbus City Council members this week declined to officially intervene in the strike at Omnova Solutions, turning down a request from the company's union to send letters asking that bargaining over a union contract resume.
At their Columbus stop Tuesday, Mississippi Economic Council officers said they had seen more optimism about the economy here than possibly anywhere else in the state.
The city council appointed three people, including first-time board member Nadia Dale, to the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau Tuesday.
The final round of qualifiers to beat the March 1 deadline runs the gamut of offices in Lowndes County.
Severstal, which operates a flat-rolled steel mill in Columbus, sold three of its U.S. mills to a New York-based investment firm in a $1.2 billion deal, Reuters reported.
A woman was airlifted to Tupelo and two others were hospitalized after a two-vehicle head-on collision early Tuesday in Lowndes County.
A liquor store in the Holly Hills Plaza on Highway 45 North was burglarized and set on fire late Monday.
Columbus Municipal School District began taking applications for the 2011-2012 school year Monday, and parents have until March 28 to enter their children in the lottery for one of the district's five elementary schools.
The man behind The Packet wants a spot on the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors, and the paper's new co-owner is running for circuit clerk.
After-hours dumping and undocumented payment are allegedly behind the suspension of Columbus' Public Works director and the firing of another employee.
Willis Logan weighed 12 1/2 pounds at birth. He had always been big and, at one point, tipped the scales at more than 400 pounds.
As gas prices continue to rise, climbing to levels more than $3.25 per gallon this week, the City of Columbus budget is showing the strain.
Renovations are complete of the front office of The Dispatch's downtown Columbus office, designed to improve customer service.
A man who escaped from a Lowndes County Sheriff's squad car by rolling down an unlocked window was recaptured after a lengthy search Friday.
Local schools are making a final push to help seniors who have failed one or more state tests stay on track to graduate in May.
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