It's hard to imagine a county fair without a livestock show, but for many years -- more than Jane Burns Jordan can remember -- farm animals have been conspicuously absent from the sights, smells and sounds of the Lowndes County Fair.
On a warm Saturday in September, Columbus residents were already lining up by 9 a.m. The jazz band from Mississippi School of Mathematics and Science, under the direction of local rocker Dawn Barham, played Motown and R&B hits in the background as the crowd's anticipation approached fever pitch.
Mississippi University for Women has hired a new police chief, six months after the departure of former chief Kennedy Meaders in March.
Millage rates will stay the same for Lowndes County residents as the board of supervisors passed its Fiscal Year 2013 budget Friday morning after a public hearing was held.
What could have been a quick conversation among gentlemen turned into a circus of race and politics Friday at the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors meeting. Approving an appointee to replace George Swales to the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau turned into a highly contentious issue, particularly between longtime sparring partners District Five Supervisor Leroy Brooks and District One Supervisor and Board President Harry Sanders.
Columbus Municipal School District administrators spent two hours Friday evening pouring over state test results and explaining to board members their plans for improvement in the upcoming year.
After months of speculation, the specifics of a tri-county economic development coalition were unveiled today at East Mississippi Community College's Lyceum Auditorium.
If a Columbus woman doesn't show up for her next court hearing, she'll have to pay the price. In fact, she'll have to pay $2.
After more than a month of discussions, motions and hearings, the Columbus City Council voted Thursday to approve its Fiscal Year 2013 operating budget. The budget contains $22,932.13 in revenues and $23,258,533 in expenditures, leaving a $326,115 deficit.
A Columbus High School student was arrested yesterday and charged with one count of statutory rape.
A Columbus man charged with child pornography is back home after being arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Monday.
On Friday, two illegal immigrants were found guilty in federal court on possession of heroin with intent to distribute and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.
Burns Bottom is now the site of a 70-acre development built around a $5 million recreation facility. The Columbus Soccer Complex will officially open Saturday, Sept. 22.
Mississippi University for Women kicked off the early stages of its re-branding campaign Wednesday with the first of a series of interactive discussions.
A Crawford man is dead following a Wednesday morning collision.
A couple were arrested at their residence Tuesday night after agents with the Columbus-Lowndes Metro Narcotics Unit discovered cocaine and a handgun inside their Sand Road home.
The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors will name a replacement for George Swales on the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors during Friday's board meeting.
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