The story unfolded like a bad made-for-TV movie. The neighbors heard gunshots. George Strickland went running across their front yard, retreating into a local body shop.
Local election results, updated through the night.
The New Hope Volunteer Fire Department is moving to a larger building and a new location, partially to meet growing needs and partially to escape what many in the area call a "nightmare" -- traffic congestion on New Hope Road during the school year.
A dog attacked a child Friday afternoon in Columbus, sending him to the hospital and prompting area law enforcement officials to take a closer look at the city's leash laws and vicious-dog ordinance.
Columbus-Lowndes emergency response agencies, in cooperation with Mississippi University for Women and Columbus Air Force Base, will conduct a disaster drill on Aug. 31, at approximately 8 a.m. on the MUW campus.
Columbus Police faced a litany of aliases and a suspect with no pants when they were called out to a burglary in progress Thursday night. Interim Police Chief Selvain McQueen said Kamesha Cribbs, 32, of 1106 Fifth Ave. N., called at 11:25 p.m. to report someone had kicked in her back door and was inside the house. When police arrived, they found the back door open and glass on the steps.
The 23rd annual Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium will feature author Judith Ortiz Cofer as keynote speaker on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Rent Auditorium of Whitfield Hall on the campus of Mississippi University for Women.
In Lowndes and Oktibbeha counties, just more than a third of the voters cast ballots in the Aug. 2 primaries. Clay County boasted more than half of its registered voters turning out to the polls. But this Tuesday likely will be a different story.
In life, he was the keeper of history. Presidential photographs, letters, memos, campaign materials -- nothing escaped the thin fingers and sharp eyes of the Columbus native who lived simply and died simply but touched time, leaving a signature of his own.
Dr. John Fields isn't heading to Hollywood just yet, but he had such a ball as an extra in "The Help," he might have to give it some thought.
A 20-year-old woman was arrested Wednesday, and her baby was placed in the care of the child's grandmother after Columbus police officers responded to a 911 hang-up call and found a controlled substance on the premises.
The Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau board went into a half-hour executive session Thursday, during a specially called meeting, to discuss potential litigation.
The city of Columbus has seen a flurry of retail activity, and the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link says there is more to come. There have been several inquiries, and letters of intent signed, but the Link is keeping the projects hush until the companies either give the Link the green light to publicize them or release the openings themselves.
Members of the Columbus Kiwanis Club received a surprise when they showed up for the group's weekly meeting at the Columbus Country Club: U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., gave them a pop quiz on their knowledge of federal spending and the national debt.
A federal court jury Wednesday found that Lowndes County did not wrongfully terminate former road department superintendent Howard Smart because of his race.
As director of behavioral health at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, David Johnson has noticed a growing trend: More people struggling with the highs and lows of bipolar disorder; more people weighed down by economic woes, job stress and the resulting depression, anxiety and suicidal feelings; more people seeking escape through alcohol and painkillers; more people needing greater help with every passing day.
Local law enforcement agencies reported the following felony arrests:
The Columbus City Council spent much of their budget meeting Tuesday scrutinizing the police department, in an attempt to make a dent in the $1.58 million they needed to cut to balance the city's budget.
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