Columbus residents who received considerable flood damage to homes, businesses or other properties have the chance to get away from the unsafe land and get paid all in one process.
Mississippi University for Women's presidential search reached the halfway mark last week, with members of the Campus Search Advisory Committee meeting in Jackson Friday to read applications and cull candidates.
A non-partisan town hall-style event tonight at 6 p.m. on the lower level of Trotter Convention Center is designed to "empower voters by increasing awareness and participation in the electoral process," said Sharon Lewis, a co-organizer of Voter Empowerment 2011.
According to Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley, an autopsy confirmed that Stephen Lynn Cronk's death was due to complications from a gunshot wound to the abdomen.
A one-vehicle wreck Saturday on Highway 373 resulted in the death of a Hamilton man.
It wasn't until Jeffrey Rupp was elected mayor of Columbus that he truly became interested in economic development.
The Mississippi Governor's School is accepting applications for the 2012 session from current 10th and 11th grade students enrolled in accredited Mississippi high schools.
Columbus Middle School is located within the Columbus Municipal School District but outside Columbus city limits, and the Columbus Police Department does not have jurisdiction at the school. Emergency response personnel quelled the Sept. 16 bomb and sniper threat at the school without any injuries. However, due to a signed agreement that the Mississippi Attorney General did not approve, there were questions regarding who was supposed to be the lead agency during the event.
Tina Sweeten will tell you she's not an artist, but don't let that fool you. The newly appointed head of the Columbus Arts Council may not wield a brush or palette, but she has surrounded her life with color, from the places she has visited to the people, passions and pets that populate her world.
The Caledonia Board of Aldermen passed the town's 2011-2012 budget Sept. 13, voting unanimously to lower property taxes by 0.25 percent after seeing another year of increased revenue and decreased expenses.
CALEDONIA -- The town of Caledonia's mayor and Board of Aldermen could face steep fines after violating the state's Open Meetings Act by failing to post notice of a Sept. 13 meeting.
The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office arrested Derrick Ross Williams, 38, of 912 Oswalt Road in Columbus Sunday and charged him with four counts of aggravated assault with a weapon.
On one side stands experience and tenure. On the other stands youth and energy. Independent Haley Salazar, the incumbent, and Republican Justin Shelton will face off Nov. 8 in the Lowndes County Circuit Clerk election. They spoke at the Columbus Exchange Club Thursday, pitching a portion of their campaign platforms and hoping it will stick with those in attendance.
Columbus police are asking residents for one thing: If you see something, say something. A handful of residents attended the Ward 3 community meeting Thursday night at First Christian Church in East Columbus and discussed concerns within their neighborhoods.
Narcotics agents with the Columbus-Lowndes Metro Narcotics Unit busted two prescription drug rings Thursday, concluding months of undercover investigation and culminating in arrests and/or charges against 21 people.
Columbus police are investigating another possible homicide that occurred late Thursday night on the 500 block of 27th St. N.
The possible closure of the post office in downtown Columbus has led some community members to think about how to save it and others to ponder what the space could be used for in the future.
They have grown up in a decade of conflict. Unlike their parents, they can't remember a time when the United States was not at war. It's intimated in the fraying yellow ribbons that can still be seen in many communities as quiet reminders of those who were called to serve. It is on the news, in the newspaper, on the streets and in the classrooms.
Columbus police arrested three people Wednesday afternoon for two separate crimes, one a felony shoplifting charge and the other an auto burglary charge.
Throughout the next few weeks, Columbus residents will get the chance to offer suggestions and opinions about local law enforcement.
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