Articles by Zack Plair
Columbus councilmen voted Tuesday during a lengthy executive session to suspend two members of the city’s police force without pay for violation of police department policy.
The city of Columbus has collected almost 100 trees for its Christmas tree bonfire planned for Thursday evening, Mayor Robert Smith said on Tuesday.
Columbus officials have acknowledged a local nightclub’s long history of violent altercations, and they say they are committed to doing something about it.
Columbus Ward 2 councilman Joseph Mickens qualified as a Democrat, while Golden Triangle Planning and Development District director for computing services Tim Heard will run as an independent.
Lowndes County supervisors approved a resolution requesting the state’s permission to pay the last of the county’s debris clean-up expenses from an April 2014 storm.
Columbus real estate agent Stephen Jones has submitted the first application to fill a vacant seat on the Columbus Municipal School District board.
Christmas and New Year’s Day passed without any fatalities on Golden Triangle roadways, according to numbers the Mississippi Highway Patrol released to The Dispatch on Friday.
Columbus Municipal Court Judge Marc Amos denied bond Friday for a local man accused of murder.
The Columbus Police Department is behind its original timeline for its officers to be wearing video cameras on their uniforms, but the department says the wait won’t be much longer.
The first Columbus shooting death of 2015 occurred less than a half-hour after midnight Thursday at a local nightclub.
When voters decide who will fill Lowndes County’s elected positions this year, one familiar name will be absent from their ballots.
The Golden Triangle committee for the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) will host its annual banquet at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 9.
At District 5 Supervisor Leroy Brooks’ behest, the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors will revisit its previous decision to remove retirees from the county insurance policy at the end of 2015.