Parents overwhelmingly are supporting a proposed 11-month calendar for elementary school students in the Columbus Municipal School District, said CMSD Superintendent Dr. Del Phillips.
Mississippi University for Women Campus Police Chief and Ward 5 Meridian City Councilman John Harris will continue to seek re-election despite the MUW requirement for him to live in Columbus.
According to The Meridian Star newspaper, Thursday night at a “Meet The Candidates” event in Meridian, Harris announced his intention to stay in the race.
Three of the six positions on the Columbus City Council will be decided in the May 5 primary, so some candidates used a Thursday night forum as a final chance to address voters before election day.
Nearly 45 local voters were at the Municipal Complex for the debate to hear from 12 of the 15 candidates for the Columbus municipal elections.
The following incidents were reported by the Columbus Police Department:
The following felony arrests were reported by the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office:
For the United Way of Lowndes County — which has weathered many storms in more than 50 years of service — the current economic downturn has meant less giving in a time of more need.
The final public candidate forum before the May 5 primary election is tonight at 7 p.m. at the Columbus Municipal Complex.
Since the 1920s, millions of drivers across the world have celebrated, raced and collected a slew of cars from one of the oldest automotive brands in the United States.
One man is under arrest and two more are being sought in connection to a late night home invasion.
In a case of what Columbus Police Department officials believe to be mistaken identity, two men shot into a Columbus family’s apartment Wednesday night.
Columbus Police Department reserve officer, Guy Taylor, was dispatched to Legends nightclub at 2005 13th Ave. N. at 2:35 p.m.
A trio of area men were arrested Monday by the Columbus Police Department on felony charges.
As the clock ticks down to Market Street Festival 2009, organizer Main Street Columbus and an army of several hundred volunteers are busy with final preparations for the city’s largest gathering Friday and Saturday. An estimated crowd of near 40,000 is expected to enjoy all the festival has to offer – renowned live entertainment, more than 200 arts, crafts and food vendors, and dozens of special events and children’s activities.
Whether it’s visibility, accessibility or proximity to retail and restaurant centers, each of the three properties being considered for Lowndes County’s proposed sportsplex bring “different advantages to the table,” according to Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority Executive Director Roger Short.
It often starts with the sound of a fax machine receiving an application. From there, a phone call and a visit to a stranger follow, and in many cases, a member of the Columbus East Lions Club approves a request for assistance in obtaining a new pair of glasses. Following the organization’s motto of “We Serve,” the club has worked to serve those in the community who have needed assistance to have their sight restored.
Drainage concerns along roads throughout eastern Lowndes County dominated discussions during a Monday night community meeting called by District 4 Supervisor Jeff Smith.
Spc. Cade Simon is a soft-spoken and well-mannered 23-year-old man from Caledonia. As often as not, you can find Simon with a fishing line dangling in one of the fishing holes littering Lowndes County.
Angling with his father, Nick, is what he likes to do best. But for the next year, his chances of getting away with a pole and a tackle box will be few and far between.
Mississippi University for Women’s new campus police chief is running for re-election as a member of the Meridian City Council, but his new job requires him to move to Columbus.
Columbus Police Department Capt. Fred Shelton has worked double duty to keep streets safe in Columbus and across the world for nearly three decades.
The Lion’s Club of Columbus hosted Mississippi State Auditor Stacy Pickering as their host speaker Friday afternoon.