Patriot Rail Corp. said it closed its purchase of six short line railroads, including one in the Golden Triangle, that were owned by lumber and wood products maker Weyerhaeuser Co.
Lowndes County Sheriff Butch Howard has decided not to seek re-election to a fourth term.
Until this fall, Mike Tagert never ran for public office. These days, however, the 40-year-old father of two is traveling from town to town in north Mississippi, learning about local issues and talking to voters before Tuesday's special election to determine the next Northern District transportation commissioner.
Visitors to 4-County Electric Power Association's Columbus Customer Service Center, 2000 Sixth St. N., may experience a temporary detour this week when entering and exiting that office.
The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office has received a $1,431.94 bill for draining a state-line well in search of still-missing Madeline "Midge" Ponds.
Alabama Southern Railroad has cleared the tracks of a train carrying hazardous materials that derailed Tuesday in Lowndes County.
The Lowndes County Veterans of Foreign Wars post leadership has the right ideas. It just doesn't have the youth to prove it. As membership at VFWs nationwide continues to decline, the men in charge of Post 4272 in Columbus are reaching out to the next generation of veterans.
Local law enforcement agencies have reported the following felony arrests.
Three businesses were evacuated today when Mississippi Department of Transportation crews reportedly broke a gas line off of Main Street.
If there's something strange in your neighborhood, who are you going to call? Probably Columbus Fire and Rescue.
After years of asking for help, Crawford's ailing community center is in line for an upgrade.
Sixteenth District circuit judges were sworn in at the Lowndes County Courthouse Tuesday, giving the district a third judge for the first time.
During a brief Tuesday meeting the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors tabled a potential partnership with the city.
Five houses in the way of the planned soccer complex at Burns Bottom in downtown Columbus should be gone within three months.
A 50-year-old Lowndes County man was hit in the head with a hammer early Tuesday after he and another man argued about money.
The budget is a primary issue every year. Redistricting joins it every 10 years. There's not much suspense heading into Mississippi's 2011 legislative session.
Lowndes County Circuit Clerk Mahala Salazar has announced her intention to seek reelection, but this time as an independent.
Leslie Frazier is going to get an opportunity to put everything he learned as an interim head coach to use on a permanent basis.
A train carrying hazardous materials derailed in Lowndes County early today, rolling multiple cars east of South Lehmberg Road. The westbound Alabama Southern Railroad train hit a broken rail at about 7:30 a.m., overturning 12 cars, according to Columbus Fire and Rescue.
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