Dozens of children at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library on Tuesday were hopping with excitement at the sight of a baby kangaroo.
The Lowndes County director of the Mississippi Department of Human Services spoke to the Rotary club Tuesday about the department's efforts with regards to SNAP -- the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
Esther Harrison, a Columbus native whose drive to help her community led her to spearhead African American voter registration drives during the civil rights movement and later serve a decade-plus in the state Legislature, died this morning.
Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves spoke at the Lowndes County Republican Women's monthly lunch at Lion Hills at noon Tuesday.
The Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees voted Monday to approve 58 supplements for teachers who coach or sponsor extracurricular activities, but the board argued over them for nearly an hour.
The Mississippi-Alabama Rural Tourism Conference is coming to town.
BankFirst is getting bigger.
The U.S. Department of Transportation is awarding more than $10 million in grants that will be divided among 35 Mississippi airports.
Rubens Fish & Steakhouse is working with the state Department of Health after a boil-water alert was issued to their establishment Thursday.
The Columbus City Council has approved a list of 18 projects for Phase II of its road improvement program.
Safe Haven, a Columbus shelter for domestic violence victims, has received a $2,550 grant to implement a domestic abuse intervention program in Lowndes County.
Gabby Gonzalez, 11, left, and her younger sister, Saralynn Gonzalez, 6, walk in the parade from Columbus City Hall to Columbus-Lowndes Public Library on Friday for the kickoff to the summer reading program. Gabby and Saralynn are the daughters of Evie Gonzalez, of Columbus.
Columbus police arrested three suspects Tuesday on suspicion of felony shoplifting.
Airbus Helicopters Inc. has named Robert Boman as director/site manager for the company's Lowndes County helicopter assembly plant and operations.
The 4-County Foundation recently awarded a $2,500 grant to the Columbus Arts Council to help fund the Young People's Artist Series.
Dawn Barham, of Columbus, sings and plays the guitar with the Juke Joint Gypsies on Thursday during the first Sounds of Summer concert at the Riverwalk.
Jill Savely, principal of Golden Triangle Early College High School, says the new school's students are coming from a variety of economic backgrounds and their past academic performances vary.
Investigators believe a candle burning atop a T.V. may be what started a house fire in Columbus this morning.
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