AT&T is also launching a campaign to discourage customers who send text messages while driving through their new "It Can Wait" initiative.
Half a dozen Caledonia teens found themselves being booked at the county jail Tuesday after allegedly breaking into Caledonia High for an apparent senior prank.
The Market Street Festival experienced another record-breaking year in 2010.
The man accused of kidnapping and attempting to rob a Columbus business owner at gunpoint has a history of criminal behavior.
On Tuesday, law enforcement officers, Columbus city officials and employees, Special Olympic athletes, Citizen's Police Academy Association Alumni and citizens of Columbus ran the "Flame of Hope" during the Columbus Leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run to support Special Olympics Mississippi.
Columbus developer Mark Castleberry will stay busy for the next year as his firm, Castle Properties, handles three major projects.
With funding secured, city officials now are taking steps to receive authorization to proceed with plans to renovate the historic Highway 82 bridge across the Tombigbee River into a pedestrian walkway.
Columbus leaders have backed off plans to implement an ethics code for elected officials, deciding state law already governs ethics in office.
At the opening of the Columbus Police Department's fifth substation Tuesday on Maple Street, Chief Joseph St. John says the CPD has finished expanding geographically, but not methodologically.
Columbus police chased down and arrested a suspected armed kidnapper this morning after he fled in a stolen car with the owner of a Columbus gas station, police said.
Columbus and Lowndes County law enforcement officials are pausing during several events this week to recognize National Police Week, which occurs each year during the week in which May 15 falls.
Most city and county officials are happy with calling the soccer park -- to be located on 70 acres in the Burns Bottom area -- Tan Yard Park, a tentative name for the project. But not every city and county official is behind it.
Columbus school board members spent most of Monday night singing praises at the board's final meeting of the regular 2009-2010 school year.
Columbus residents play a key role in preventing crime and now, said District 5 Supervisor Leroy Brooks, they have a chance to get involved.
The Columbus Planning Commission Monday unanimously approved a permitted-use request to allow a church at 201 K Alabama St. in the Gateway Shopping Center, east of the Food Giant grocery store.
We ask Market Street revelers what they like most about the festival. Here's what we heard.
Kenneth Macon, who has been a person of interest in two residential break-ins and a brutal assault in Columbus, took his own life in a Florida jail on Sunday, sheriff's officials said.
Caledonia High student will serve as page in U.S. Senate this summer.
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