Historic Columbus depot has a buyer

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

A historic building in downtown Columbus that is more than 125 years old and teetering on the verge of disrepair has been bought by a developer. Gayle Guynup confirmed Friday that she has purchased the old railroad depot, which stands at the corner of Main Street and 13th Street South. She does not have any immediate plans for the structure, other than to begin the process of restoring it.

CMSD board buys new books

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School Board voted to approve $600,000 worth of textbooks Friday on the recommendation of superintendent Dr. Philip Hickman.

Ask Rufus: The Legacy of Black Prairie Blues

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Local Columns

Blues is a great unifier. A week ago there was a horrible incident in West Point that threatened to create divisions within the community. However, on Friday night in West Point, blues brought people of all sizes, shapes and colors, from all over the United States and even several foreign countries together.

Get On Up: James Brown biopic puts locals inside the world of movies

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Community

Kayla Gilmore sat in the darkened Malco Theatre. Reflections from the big screen danced across her face, just as they had hundreds of times before. But this movie night was different. Kayla -- and her mother -- intently watched images move across the sprawling pearlescent landscape as the James Brown bio-drama "Get On Up" unfolded. And there it was. Kayla, in the movie.






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