Mayor Keith Gaskin stood on the grounds of Cypress Park Apartments on Aug. 1, a Sunday, waiting for good news. It wasn’t forthcoming.
A man wearing a gray T-shirt emblazoned with the message, “I Do What I Want,” broke into the Dollar General next to Columbus Police Department on Saturday and stole beer.
Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office announced in a press release Friday the results of a 15-month undercover operation that resulted in the arrests of 25 accused drug traffickers in the county.
Angela Verdell officially started Monday as the new general manager for Columbus Light and Water, but she told the utility’s board she feels like she’s been in the position far longer.
Mayor Keith Gaskin plans to recommend a forensic audit of the city’s finances in an effort to get a “clean slate” for his new administration.
Columbus City Council delayed a vote on issuing a city-wide mask mandate during Tuesday’s council meeting, instead passing a measure to require masks in all city buildings, effective immediately.
Lowndes County has agreed to help Columbus’ chronically understaffed public works department haul away hundreds of piles of brush that have accumulated along city roadsides.
Carey Edwards hoisted the trophy gingerly.
“It’s heavier than it looks!” the Rotary Club of Columbus president exclaimed.
Mississippi University for Women started its “Be Wise to Win” incentive program, which encourages all campus community members to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.
In separate measures on Monday, Lowndes County supervisors effectively mandated mask-wearing for anyone inside county facilities and amended their policy to offer extra paid leave for employees with COVID-19 to exclude those who haven’t been vaccinated against the virus.
A second person has been arrested in connection with a Dec. 30 murder in Columbus.
Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help identifying a suspect in an Aug. 4 armed robbery at the Dollar General located at 7624 Hwy. 45 N. in Columbus.
A Columbus man asleep in his living room Sunday morning awoke to noises he thought was his cat.
Two weeks after deciding to start the school year with masks optional for students and staff, Lowndes County School District will now require mask-wearing indoors on all its campuses for at least the next month.
Columbus Police Department is hosting a free COVID 19 vaccine clinic.
First District Rep. Trent Kelly (R-Mississippi) talked about the importance of COVID-19 vaccinations, accountability for the Jan. 6 storming of the Capitol and the complexities of immigration during a speech Tuesday to the Columbus Rotary Club at Lion Hills Center.
Effective immediately, Columbus City Council meetings will return to virtual only for the public due to the rise in COVID-19, according to a Tuesday press release from Mayor Keith Gaskin.
Three Columbus Municipal School District schools have been chosen to participate in a program that enhances teachers’ ability to conduct virtual learning classes to enhance student achievement.
Mississippi Department Education’s Literacy Leadership Team recognizes Columbus Municipal School District’s Franklin Academy as one of the first Mississippi Emerging Science of Reading Schools on Tuesday.
Several parents demanded the Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees do something about the shortage of school bus drivers and the related problems associated with the transportation of their children to and from school.