A "perfect storm" of bad circumstances necessitated Lowndes County hike property tax rates for residents next year, County Administrator Ralph Billingsley said Friday.
Austin Shepherd had been with the Columbus Police Department as a crime scene investigator not quite four years in 2007 when he and a police investigator went to then Chief Joseph St. John and pitched the idea of starting a local crime lab.
Lowndes County Sheriff's Office has a person of interest in custody regarding a hit-and-run where a 21-year-old man riding a bicycle was hospitalized.
A Columbus man will spend 10 years in federal prison for his role in a 2016 shooting in Columbus.
A man accused of sexually assaulting two children under the age of 16 will spend 15 years in prison.
A commercial tenant has agreed to do business on the first floor of the old Columbus Depot. Kelly Pittman and her husband Matt are opening an events and catering venue they will simply call The Depot, giving a nod to the history of the 135-year-old building.
A few new wrinkles were added to the budget the Caledonia Board of Aldermen approved Tuesday, but the bottom line will remain pretty much the same, Mayor Mitch Wiggins said.
A Brooksville man was arrested over the weekend after he allegedly attacked a woman with a knife
Mississippi University for Women has faced numerous state budget cuts in recent years, causing student tuition to fund more than 50 percent of its expenditures.
Chris Clardy is out as the Caledonia parks director, a move he said came without warning or explanation.
A Tupelo-based firm with Golden Triangle ties will lead retail development efforts in Columbus for at least the next year.
Columbus Municipal School District adopted a new strategic plan for the 2018-19 school year.
Columbus Municipal School District students saw an increase in disciplinary referrals from last August, largely due to incidents involving its middle- and high-school students.
A man with multiple warrants for his arrest has turned himself in to Columbus Police Department.
Lowndes County's annual disaster preparedness drill has been rescheduled for Sept. 18.
A Caledonia man is dead after a Sunday morning wreck on Highway 69.
When it came to whether the city of Columbus would continue to use Baptist primary care clinic services next fiscal year, better information and a better price made all the difference.
Karemon Hayes, 7, leaps from a helicopter as lead AirCare pilot Pat Glandon looks on during the United Way of Lowndes County's Little Hands, Big Trucks event at the Soccer Complex in Columbus Saturday morning. "I like the helicopter but my favorite was the garbage truck," Karemon said. He is the son of Kristi Hayes.
A West Point man is in jail in Lowndes County after allegedly extorting money.
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