In a time of tragedy, local restaurateurs have banded together to help one of their own. Two weeks ago, 31-year-old Quinton Hill died after being shot during what police say was a robbery attempt at his Columbus home. On Monday, former Front Door/Back Door Restaurant owner Sarah Labensky and her staff gathered at Zachary's restaurant to raise money for Hill's family, which includes Hill's infant daughter.
When was the last time you remember temperatures dipping below 60 degrees in the middle of July? If you were born after 1967 your answer is "never," but that could change this week.
Lowndes County supervisors have agreed to a new three-year contract with the Golden Triangle Development LINK to represent the county's industrial development interests.
If you're like most people, when you get home from work everything gets turned on. The thermostat is set to Antarctica, the oven is cooking and ceiling fans are circulating. It can all lead to high bills.
Between the long-time customers she sees every day and her employees, Sandra Hall likens working at the Sunflower on Alabama Street to being with family.
The Columbus Municipal School District expects to spend more money than it takes in during the 2014-15 school year. Even so, the school board will not declare a budget shortfall.
"The report of my death was an exaggeration," humorist Mark Twain once quipped. The same could be said of Mississippi's vehicle inspection program. Annual vehicle safety inspections continue to be required in the state, but there has been confusion among drivers who may have read the headlines about the law's demise in the state legislature.
Lowndes County voters who reside outside the Columbus city limits will go to the polls next month to vote on a $47 million bond issue, which will fund a variety of construction projects and technology initiatives throughout the Lowndes County School District.
Two Lowndes County Sheriff's Department deputies who were shot in the line of duty have returned to work. Lt. Larry Swearingen and Lt. Clint Sims were honored Thursday along with the E-911 dispatchers, first responders and fellow officers who were on the scene of the March 18 shooting in a New Hope subdivision.
Columbus Light and Water will not face financial penalties stemming from an inquiry by the Environmental Protection Agency regarding sanitary sewage overflows.
The Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees selected Dr. Philip Hickman as its superintendent of schools during a special meeting today. Hickman, 38, comes to Columbus from Houston, Texas, where he served as an assistant superintendent in the country's seventh-largest school district.
KiOR has hired a firm to perform financial advising and assist in exploring a possible merger or sale. The company, which built a $218 million plant in Columbus in 2011, made the announcement in a filing to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Wednesday.
Summer is here, and so are the pests that come with it. If it seems that this year the flea problem is especially bad, it's probably a sign that the fleas are getting better at adapting to treatments, experts say.
Two Columbus men have been arrested on separate charges related to drug trafficking.
Columbus Mayor Robert Smith was selected as the 27th civilian to be honored with the Columbus Air Force Base Wingman distinction during a Tuesday evening presentation at the CAFB.
Caledonia aldermen have agreed to a restructuring of its park department that will result in three part-time employees overseeing maintenance and operations rather than one full-time parks director.
The Columbus man who was shot in a Sunday morning robbery has died. Quinton Hill, 31, died 3:19 p.m. Tuesday at University Medical Center in Jackson, according to Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant.
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