Lowndes County supervisors are expected to fill a vacancy on the Columbus-Lowndes County E-911 board this week. According to Sheri Fancher, E-911 director, the choice will be made at the supervisors' Friday meeting.
The city of Columbus is closer to selecting the next police chief. The citizen search committee met Wednesday to narrow the field of applicants to five. The committee will present those recommendations on who should be heavily considered for the permanent police chief to the Columbus City Council.
There are a lot of misconceptions about breast cancer. Oncology Nurse Navigator Amanda Mordecai, of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, hears them every day. Thursday, she hopes to do a little myth-busting at the hospital's first breast cancer education luncheon, a free program which will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the hospital's Patient Tower Education Rooms 4 and 5.
Cook Elementary School may become the first school in the Columbus Municipal School District to have a service animal on campus. The board of trustees is currently reviewing a policy which specifies the criteria and conditions under which service animals may be used to assist students in the classroom and at school functions.
Each week, dumpsters line the curbs of neighborhoods across the Golden Triangle. Garbage trucks comb through towns and rural areas, collecting our throwaways to take to the dump.
Former Columbus Police Chief Joseph St. John has resigned from the Columbus-Lowndes E911 board. Lowndes E911 Director Sheri Fancher confirmed that St. John resigned Sunday via email.Former Columbus Police Chief Joseph St. John has resigned from the Columbus-Lowndes E911 board. Lowndes E911 Director Sheri Fancher confirmed that St. John resigned Sunday via email.
Two Aberdeen men were arrested in Monroe County after fleeing north on Highway 45 from the scene of an armed robbery at Creekstone Chevron in Columbus Tuesday afternoon.
Demarcus Antwon Swanigan, 20, of 1905 14th Ave. N. in Columbus, was arrested Monday after being accused of statutory rape.
The man who Columbus police believe fired a single gunshot and struck the windshield of an occupied vehicle turned himself in Friday morning, according to Assistant Police Chief Joe Johnson.
A not-so-friendly side of "The Friendly City" has reared its ugly head recently, and residents are taking precautions to preserve their safety. On the heels of the recent violent crimes in Columbus, local security and alarm system businesses and pawn shops report an increase in calls about personal protection.
Multiple gunshots were fired Friday afternoon near Trinity Personal Care Center, the Columbus Police Department said.
They are the voices with no names, heard on police scanners at all hours of the day and night. Serving as the bridge between victim and responder, they relay the very important information to police, firefighters or ambulance personnel.
It's a jam-packed weekend for entertainment, but if you're looking for something to do in Columbus tonight, the place to be is the Riverwalk for the second annual Legends concert, which features four bands this year.
Columbus police took James Demont Douglas, 30, into custody late Wednesday night after an incident involving a single gunshot fired, but Douglas was released a short time later because of complications over where he would stay overnight.
Forrest Allgood's challenger in the November election, Steve Wallace, criticized the operation of the district attorney's office, during a Thursday talk at a Columbus Exchange Club meeting.
As one new business owner arrived in Caledonia this week, another pondered the future during Tuesday night's Board of Aldermen meeting.
The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office reports the following felony arrests:
Every other Tuesday, 6-year-old Catherine Gulan visits her best friend. They sit and talk and perhaps sing or work on crafts projects. And it's always a bittersweet goodbye, after just an hour at play.
The arrival of fall has brought a cornucopia of ways to spend the pleasant temperatures outdoors, and members of the Columbus Cultural Heritage Foundation hope people will use the weekend to attend the third annual Fall Tour of Homes.
Mississippi schools have nine months to decide how they will handle a state mandate to incorporate "abstinence-only" or "abstinence-plus" classes into the curriculum, but not every district is rushing to make the choice.
1. Dead bald eagle found in Columbus appears to have been shot COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. 'Stan the Man' retires COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Boys and Girls Club ready for first off-site program COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Consultant brings fresh eyes to short-staffed CPD COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. 2 MSU employees apply for Turner's school board seat STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY