Members of the Columbus Historic Preservation Commission continued discussion Wednesday night of a proposed ordinance defining guidelines for the Southside district.
A 47-year-old Columbus man has been charged with the statutory rape of a 14-year-old girl. Gregory Darrell Harper of 1507 Washington Ave. was arrested late Monday at his residence after the victim's parents filed a report with Columbus police, according to Police Public Information Officer Terrie Songer.
Bringing a climactic close to a heated hearing, the Civil Service Commission voted 2-1 Thursday to uphold the suspensions of two Columbus police officers.
The Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service and the state office of the Corporation for National and Community Service will hold information sessions to discuss the availability of federal funds to support local national service programs and opportunities to access national service resources.
STARKVILLE -- Three initiatives on the ballot this year could protect the lives of the unborn, the integrity of elections and private property rights.
The schedules of Civil Service commissioners have aligned, just in time for a Thursday hearing on the appeals of two Columbus police officers.
Teachers at two city schools may see a little extra money on their paychecks this year thanks to a pilot program, which will explore the link between teacher performance and student achievement. Columbus city school board members learned more about the Performance-Based Compensation System at Monday night's board meeting.
It was a Republican pep rally during lunch at the Holiday Inn in Columbus on Tuesday. Candidates for state and local offices made their appeals for votes, while others just made appearances, at the Lowndes County Republican Women meeting.
A 35-year-old Columbus man was shot and killed by at least one masked man late Monday in his College Street home, according to police.
The city schools won't reopen until Aug. 8, but new Columbus High School Principal Scott Hallmark has been busy crunching data and crafting a list of goals and priorities.
Columbus Police Chief Joseph St. John was placed on paid, administrative leave Monday pending a formal performance review by the City Council at its July 19 meeting.
When Mickey Brislin saw smoke off Matson Road Sunday, his first thought was that someone had lit a fire -- not that someone was on fire.
As the city moves forward with annexation plans, business and home owners are settling in for a legal battle that could take years to resolve.
Lowndes County is turning to private Realtors to sell the old Lowndes County Health Department on Military Road.
Caledonia Water Superintendent Benny Coleman and office manager Cathy Brown were in the water department's metal building on Jan. 10, 2008, when the tornado ripped through town. From their refuge in the office closet, they could only huddle in the darkness and pray.
Local law enforcement agencies reported these felony arrests over the past week:
Recent storms have Lowndes County supervisors looking closer at safety concerns. Supervisors are considering the addition of a storm shelter at each of the Road Department's five satellite barns and its central maintenance office, to protect the department's 60 workers in the event of severe weather.
2. Jailers disciplined in wake of inmate escape COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Fire badly damages east Columbus home COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. West Point man arrested for firing shots outside Falcon Field during game COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Starkville weighing e-cigarette ban STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY