When Donald Pope started working for the U.S. Postal Service 14 years ago, he thought it would be an easy, relaxing job. "I thought, 'Selling stamps and money orders -- I can do that all day, no problem,'" said Pope, who is known simply as DP. But Pope is used to work.
Today marks more than the start of the most-anticipated football game of the year. It's also a time for calorie-laden snack attacks -- the breaking point for many weight-loss resolutions, punctuated by hot wings, nachos and pizza.
Lowndes County's recurring problem of a handful of people witnessing large amounts of absentee ballots could be nearing an end.
The Columbus Arts Council Board of Directors has named Elizabeth Johnson as interim executive director of the nonprofit organization.
Despite claiming control of $2 million slated for road repairs, the Columbus City Council believes its individual lists will closely resemble an objective list of recommended repairs.
Holding a glass of water in her hand Saturday, Juliette Reese, of Community Counseling Services, asked the crowd how they saw the glass.
Following two straight years of negative revenue growth which saw Mississippi lose 10 percent of its economic progress, the bleeding has stopped, State Treasurer Tate Reeves said Thursday during a visit to the Columbus Exchange Club.
A 174-year-old tree at the historic Temple Heights home on Ninth Street North fell Wednesday, causing minor damage and narrowly missing the house.
Columbus City Planner Patricia Southerland resigned Thursday evening after five months on the job.
Two Columbus police officers and several citizens were injured in wrecks Thursday and early today as hail, sleet and freezing rain iced roads and bridges in the Golden Triangle.
Lowndes and Clay County, West Point and Columbus city school districts, and Heritage Academy and Immanuel private schools, said they would stay closed Friday as freezing precipitation moved through the area Thursday night.
KiOR, a Pasadena, Texas-based company, says it is a step closer to receiving federal loan guarantees to build four biofuel refineries -- two in Mississippi and one each in Georgia and Texas.
A Columbus man was arrested and charged with shoplifting recently for allegedly stealing a pair of boots and a coat from the Oktibbeha County Co-Op.
Local law enforcement agencies reported the following arrests.
As about 75 community members from various walks of life gathered this morning for the Town and Tower Community Prayer Breakfast, they were representative of the theme: There is strength in diversity.
An abnormality in absentee voting during Lowndes County's November circuit court elections caught the eye of the secretary of state's office.
Golden Triangle rescue workers and police were responding to multiple accidents along Highway 82 and other areas as bridges and roads began to freeze Thursday evening.
Caledonia aldermen voted Tuesday to advertise two new positions on the town's payroll: a maintenance employee and a concession stand manager.
Downtown Columbus gained 11 businesses, lost five and brought in about $6 million in private and public investments in 2010, according to Main Street President Todd Gale.
Columbus City Council members will have their eyes on the streets for the next two weeks as each decides how to spend $333,000.
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