As long as the lights stay on, most people are content to stay in the dark about who runs their electric company.
The Lowndes County Circuit Court has several high-profile cases slated for this month, including trials for depraved heart murder, capital murder and statutory rape by a police officer.
Joseph Shelton cooked a meal in his house on Tuesday for the first time in 14 years. He has lived without electricity or running water since 1996 and was happy to continue that way until the city of Columbus gave him 30 days to turn on his utilities.
The Columbus City Council Tuesday adopted a "complete street" ordinance, awarded a bid on an infrastructure improvement project for a local hotel and restaurant development, and hired a city planner.
For the first time since he was hired three years ago, the Columbus Police Department is at full force, Chief Joseph St. John told Rotary Club members Tuesday.
A 63-year-old man was moderately injured Monday when his pickup truck left the road, hitting a culvert and utility pole in Lowndes County.
A car caught fire while it was attached to the pump at a BP gas station in New Hope Monday morning, and the car's unknown driver fled the scene.
The Columbus Arts Council has been awarded a $21,750 operating grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission.
A thick dark cloud rose behind Cadence Bank on Old Highway 45. It took a few moments for workers at the Hamilton bank to realize it was smoke, and there was only one place it could be coming from.
Record temperatures have some farmers sweating about the viability of their crops in August. Farmers in Lowndes County, however, aren't hurting as badly.
Robert Warren Triplett Jr. will face his first of two trials for possession of child pornography next Tuesday when he appears in Lowndes County Circuit Court.
JACKSON -- Fast-growing and relatively affluent suburbs could gain representation in the Mississippi Legislature, while economically struggling areas with shrinking populations could lose some seats.
The Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau board of directors voted Monday to accept bids on a $500,000 line of credit to finish several major projects this year, including the $400,000 Tennessee Williams Home and Welcome Center on Main Street.
A car caught fire while it was attached to the pump at a BP gas station in New Hope this morning, and the car's unknown driver fled the scene.
Local universities will offer a textbook rental program starting this fall, in hopes of helping students save money.
Columbus police were still on the lookout this morning for suspects in a Sunday robbery and kidnapping. A Columbus man escaped from the trunk of his moving car early Sunday after he was robbed and kidnapped by two masked gunmen who are still on the loose.
Several hundred people and many of their pets gathered at the John C. Stennis Lock and Dam on Saturday to enjoy country music and support the Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society.
The New Hope area is a step closer to a new community center.
The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors approved a base plan for renovating the courthouse at their monthly meeting Friday.
The Billups-Garth Archives located in the Local History Room at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library, 314 Seventh St. N., will re-open to its regular hours starting Monday, Aug. 16.
1. Testimony: Rape suspect's DNA found on victim STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. Public wants inclusion in Starkville's comprehensive planning process STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
4. MSU fans travel in large numbers to SEC tourney STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
5. Judge: Closed council gatherings in Columbus broke Open Meetings Act COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY