A memorandum of agreement recently signed between Mississippi University for Women's online college, V3 College, and two Mississippi junior colleges has sealed a long-term partnership among the three institutions.
During a retreat for city officials Monday, the Columbus City Council expressed concerns of underutilized police substations and underperforming Public Works Department crews.
Two Columbus festivals are rejoicing this week. The Seventh Avenue Festival was designated as a top festival in the Southeast, and the Sam Hairston Celebration received financial backing for its musical lineup.
After working in Memphis for 20 years, Columbus architect Bryan Brown returned several years ago to the hometown that shaped him. Now he's helping reshape his hometown.
A cashier at a Lowndes County gas station was hit over the head during an armed robbery on Saturday.
The 4-County Electric Power Association has begun its annual herbicide vegetation management. Around one-tenth of all 4-County power outages are attributable to vegetation issues -- trees, branches, etc. So, it is important to maintain a healthy right-of-way. In July, 4-County contractors began applying herbicide to some 533 miles of line across the service area in the Columbus, Macon and West Point districts.
The pouring rain couldn't stop Bruce Wilson from getting his fix.
The American Red Cross is looking for someone to manage its Oktibbeha County office.
A group of children rushed to put out a blaze in the backyard of the Columbus Boys and Girls Club, last week.
"How many teenagers play chess these days?" That's the question posed by Dr. Melvin Ray, president of the board of trustees of the Golden Triangle Boys and Girls Club. Obviously, the question is rhetorical, but the Columbus and Starkville Boys and Girls Clubs are trying to literally increase the mystery number.
The Lowndes County Chapter of Mississippi's First Alumnae Association will host its Annual Business Meeting Thursday, July 22, at the Columbus Country Club. The luncheon will begin with registration at 11:45 a.m. All MUW alums and friends are invited to attend. Officers will be installed to serve for the 2010-11 year.
After resurrecting Barnhill's yet again -- this time as an alternative to fast food dining -- and lowering the prices, business is booming, owner Steve Barnhill said Wednesday.
A Columbus woman died on Tuesday morning after becoming unconscious in the car she was driving.
Mississippi Public Broadcasting's decision to cut the nationally syndicated program "Fresh Air" from Think Radio was due primarily to "discussions on issues of an explicit sexual nature," according to a statement released Thursday by MPB Executive Director Dr. Judith Lewis.
The 14th Flying Training Wing will hold a large base-wide exercise on Thursday, June 17. The exercise will test the wings ability to respond to an hostile event on the installation.
Ruben's Fish House has been notified its alcoholic beverage sales permit is being revoked.
Gary Elliott has a wife and four children, ages 21, 19, 17 and 13. And for nearly two months, he's been without his regular pay, living on weekly stipends from his union.
In anticipation of an upcoming repaving project, the Columbus Light and Water Department just finished replacing water valves on Main Street.
County administrative offices next week will move into their new office building.
After three years of music, food and fun, the Johnny Cash Flower Pickin' Festival will not return this fall.
1. McDill, popular artist and craftsman, dies at 33 COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Boykin files federal suit against Columbus COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Downtown shooting injures one COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Columbus child struck by vehicle COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Stansbury looks to jettison lake lease STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY