Independent Keith Gaskin still leads incumbent mayor Robert Smith, a Democrat, by 40 votes after election officials processed 158 affidavit and 31 curbside ballots over seven hours on Thursday.
Independent incumbent Ward 4 Councilman Pierre Beard Sr. has officially defeated Democrat Marty Turner, who previously held the council seat, following Thursday’s count of affidavit ballots.
Independent Keith Gaskin still leads incumbent mayor Robert Smith, a Democrat, by 40 votes after election officials processed 158 affidavit and 31 curbside ballots on
Betty Darnell has lost track of how many times she accompanied her husband Bill to Mississippi Municipal League conferences, meetings and workshops.
Columbus election officials this morning began processing 158 affidavit ballots for Tuesday’s general election for municipal offices.
Authorities with Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a Monday night shooting outside a Highway 45 convenience store that sent one person to the hospital.
As of late Tuesday night, independent challenger Keith Gaskin had 66 more votes than Democratic Mayor Robert Smith — but there are still 158 affidavit ballots to be processed, meaning it remains too close to call.
Even before election day ended with multiple races too close to call and affidavits still to be processed, poll workers and city officials were reporting an unusually high number of affidavit votes cast at the polls.
Betty Darnell earned a victory in the mayor’s race while two incumbents led all vote-getters in the aldermen’s race in Tuesday’s municipal elections.
A Columbus man faces multiple charges from two counties after a car chase with Lowndes County deputies last week.
Independent challenger Keith Gaskin leads Democratic incumbent Robert Smith by 66 votes in the Columbus mayoral race after election day and absentee votes were tallied
Polls close at 7 p.m. This article will be updated throughout the night as election results are available.
Six days after the Ward 1 absentee ballot box was left unsealed for an unknown time period in the city registrar’s office, the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office has still not responded to multiple attempts from The Dispatch on how the miscue could impact the validity of those votes.
Lowndes County supervisors narrowly voted to proceed with a plan for a sportsplex, but not without a fair amount of sticker shock.
COLUMBUS — Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle welcomes Geoffrey Murray, Morrison’s Director of Food and Nutrition Services. He comes to Columbus from Austin, Texas where he
The Dispatch has submitted a public records complaint to the Mississippi Ethics Commission against the city of Columbus and Office of the City Registrar alleging City Registrar Brenda Williams told a Dispatch reporter not to take pictures of public documents.
City officials are trying to determine protocols for how to proceed with Ward 1 absentee ballots after the box for those ballots was left unlocked in the city registrar’s office for an unknown time period on Wednesday.
A special judge has thrown out a challenge to the Columbus Ward 4 Democratic primary election after four hours of testimony Thursday at the Lowndes County Courthouse, meaning Marty Turner’s place on next week’s general election ballot is secure.
A Brooksville man was arrested Wednesday for a shooting on Seventh Street South on May 11 that caused a car accident and sent the victim to an out-of-town hospital with serious injuries.
Two West Point men have been arrested for their alleged involvement in a series of purse snatchings as well as apparently leaving a downtown Columbus restaurant without paying.