Columbus will split its vacant city judge position in two in the interest of saving money. During the Columbus City Council's Oct. 19 meeting, Ward 5 Councilman Kabir Karriem moved the late Judge Curtis Austin's vacant seat be divided from one full-time position into two part-time positions.
A train carrying hydrogen peroxide derailed in Hamilton at about 9 a.m. Monday morning. Monroe County Sheriff Andy Hood said his department had a report of the train derailment, off of Stovall Bottom Road, in a rural area.
Lowndes County's state aid roads received the highest praise available during a recent inspection. County engineer Bob Calvert announced to the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors during its Oct. 15 meeting that state road inspector Jack Jackson referred to Lowndes' state aid roads as the best in Mississippi.
Grant-writing is not in Bill Smith's job description. But the director of forensic chemistry has written six grants or so in his 14 years at the Columbus Police Department, bringing in hundreds of thousands of dollars for the city.
Get your Frisbees out and prepare to tee off. An 18-hole disc golf course was installed Saturday at Propst Park. It's not finished yet, but you can start practicing now.
The Golden Triangle's three Chamber of Commerce organizations -- The Greater Starkville Development Partnership, Columbus Lowndes Development Link, and the West Point/Clay County Growth Alliance -- announced they have suspended plans for the second annual Golden Triangle Business Expo on Thursday on the campus of East Mississippi Community College in Mayhew.
A 19-year-old 101st Airborne Infantry soldier from Lowndes County suffered minor injuries Friday when his sergeant stepped on a homemade land mine in Afghanistan.
Judicial races are heating up before November elections as candidates vie for public opinion, stressing their experience and administrative effectiveness.
An incumbent Lowndes County school board member faces opposition from a relative new comer in her bid to reclaim her seat in the Nov. 2 election.
From Zen gardens to a downtown trolley, landscape architecture students' design ideas for a Columbus art park flowed freely Friday.
The Crawford Community Center is at the middle of a minor political controversy. It's not a front-and-center issue, but it's one that has been around for years. It popped up again Oct. 15 when a contingent from Crawford visited the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors meeting to request something be done about the dilapidated building where seniors convene four days a week.
The Columbus Light and Water board voted 3-2 Thursday to offer almost $1 million to a local developer for sludge disposal land in Lowndes County.
A 41-year-old Caledonia woman pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in Oxford to taking and distributing pornographic photographs of her two young sons.
Three of the five candidates seeking judgeship in the 16th Circuit Court District will be speaking at the monthly meeting of the Starkville Tea Party Saturday at Fellowship Baptist Church.
From haunted hay rides, festivals and trick-or-treating to literary events and feeding the poor, the area has no shortage of events for the fall.
He plowed his white 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee through two front yards, turning statues into rubble and hitting a pickup truck. After battering the yards, in the 1600 block of Seventh Street North, he kept driving, leaking transmission fluid all the way to 824 Seventh St. N. There, three concerned citizens confronted William D. Sherman, who was apparently inebriated, and waited for police.
A 23-year veteran Columbus police officer has resigned from his position in the wake of accusations he raped a woman and violated departmental policies.
The Columbus Police Department will hear citizens concerns and suggestions about crime prevention at a citywide meeting in the Trotter Convention Center tonight at 6.
The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office reported the following felony arrests:
The Columbus Light and Water board today will likely discuss spending as much as $1.8 million to buy land in Lowndes County for sludge disposal.
1. Former coach pleads guilty to sex crime with student COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Bite mark evidence in local death row case under scrutiny, again COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Arrest report 5-4-16 STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
5. Man arrested in Cotton District rape, assault STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY