Columbus & Lowndes County
The wife of a murdered New Hope man has been sentenced to 25 years in Mississippi Department of Corrections, ending a nearly six-year-long homicide case that saw a mother and daughter both sent to prison.
The future home of the Confederate monument that was erected on the grounds of the Lowndes County Courthouse in 1912 is located in the southwest section of Friendship Cemetery, near the graves of unknown Confederate soldiers.
Columbus is getting an expanded community garden for fresh-grown produce for residents to enjoy.
Vibrant Church lead pastor Jason Delgado has resigned amid allegations of sexual harassment.
The church announced the resignation through letters from both Delgado and Vibrant’s board of trustees posted on the church website.
A Lowndes County deputy Friday fired his service weapon at the moving vehicle of a suspect who had rammed into his patrol unit, according to a Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office investigative report.
Trip Hairston, president of the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors, was skeptical of Columbus’ effort to form a Crime Prevention Task Force when he first read about it in the newspaper.
Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann covered all the tenses during his visit to Columbus Tuesday, noting the progress made during the 2021 legislative session, which ended on April 1, the plans he is working on presently and looking far beyond the present as state leaders ponder how to spend what he called the greatest infusion of federal money in Mississippi history.
New board president, old business.
In her first meeting as president of the Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees, Yvonne Cox considered an issue that first came before the board in 2018.
Less than a week after Mayor Robert Smith announced he is working from home, he said Monday his re-election campaign operations are resuming.
Sitting in his 10th grade English class, Columbus resident Demarius Donelson watched a Tik Tok titled “the danger of a single story.”
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is looking into a shooting involving a Lowndes County sheriff’s deputy, according to a press release the sheriff’s office issued Friday.
Columbus Mayor Robert Smith announced Thursday he is “feeling better every day” and working from home while he recovers from a brief hospitalization in February.
Gloria Herriott said business at Hollyhocks Gift Shop has been booming in just the last few days.
The change, she said, coincides with her ending the mask-wearing requirements in the gift store she owns on Fifth Street in Columbus.
Every week day by 9 a.m. since Feb. 22, Vice Mayor Bill Gavin has set up shop in the conference room just off Mayor Robert Smith’s office at City Hall downtown.
From there, he oversees meetings with city department heads, takes phone calls from citizens and addresses issues throughout Columbus whenever they cross his — temporary — desk.
Starting July 1, Ward 6 will have a new representative on the Columbus City Council.
Columbus City Council lifted its citywide mask mandate at its regular meeting Tuesday night, though not without some tense back and forth between two council members.
The Main Street Columbus Noon Tunes Concert Series will return for its 13th year on Wednesdays in April.
During its Monday meeting, the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors made five board appointments, returning four of five current board members to their positions. But it was the one position that went to a new applicant that drew pointed comments from District 5 Supervisor Leroy Brooks over how the appointment process was handled.
Columbus officials plan to make a pitch to congressional representatives for funding of up to four infrastructure projects that would improve streets and drainage in the city.
Many customers arrive at the Sonic Drive-In on U.S. Highway 45 in Columbus ready to buy a large Diet Coke or an order of mozzarella sticks. Inside is General Manager Rico Collins, not dictating his employees’ duties but instead assisting them in cooking, making drinks or whatever help they may need at the moment.