Columbus Police Department Assistant Chief Fred Shelton, left, shakes Officer Roger Tate's hand at the Trotter Convention Center.
At a little before 11 a.m. Friday, a group of about a dozen people gathered at the back entrance at the Lowndes County Courthouse.
A former Columbus police officer is being charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of Ricky Ball.
A Columbus man has been arrested for allegedly molesting a child.
Students lay on the ground outside Taylor Hall on Mississippi University for Women's campus Thursday morning as sirens wailed and reports of shooters, hostages and fatalities came over the radios of nearby law enforcement officers.
A Lowndes County grand jury has indicted former Columbus Police Officer Canyon Boykin in the shooting death of Ricky Ball. Boykin's attorney Jim Waide of Tupelo confirmed the indictment to The Dispatch on Thursday afternoon. However, Waide said he is not sure of the charge because Boykin has not yet been served.
Johannah Jones-Owusu demonstrates painting "peace rocks" Sept. 1 at the Rosenzweig Arts Center in Columbus to promote the Columbus Arts Council's Peace Project kickoff set for 8-10 a.m. Saturday.
Lowndes County will soon begin installing camera systems at several of its buildings after a break-in at a county road barn in early August.
Sixteen students in the Columbus Municipal School District are repeating third grade this year after failing the 2015-16 state-mandated reading assessment, CMSD Superintendent Philip Hickman confirmed in an email Wednesday.
Every afternoon after school, 12-year-old Jakylia Collins gets off the school bus on 14th Avenue North to spend a little time at her home away from home.
Joe Cook Fine Arts Magnet School is the only school in Mississippi to be named to the Alliance for a Healthier Generation's annual "America's Healthiest Schools" list in 2016.
Lowndes County has formally announced its intent to withdraw from the Columbus Lowndes Recreation Authority.
Columbus City Council unanimously approved on Tuesday a resolution of intent for the issuance of tax increment financing bonds of up to $4 million for development at Lee Middle School.
Lowndes County will conduct a full-scale emergency drill with state and local authorities on Mississippi University for Women's campus from 7-11 a.m. Thursday.
Columbus police are searching for a local teenager in an alleged armed robbery.
The Columbus Air Force Base Fire Emergency Services has received Accredited Status with the Commission on Fire Accreditation International for meeting the criteria established through the CFAI's voluntary self-assessment and accreditation program.
Mississippi University for Women has hired a fundraising company to conduct a feasibility study determining whether the university should launch a capital campaign.
A former Columbus Police Department officer was killed on Monday in a one-vehicle accident in Noxubee County.
An officer with the Columbus Police Department has been arrested on a domestic violence charge.
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3. Ricky Ball Shooting: Ball family sues city, CPD officers COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
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5. CAFB to host civilian 'fly-in' COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY