Cross examination began this morning in the clash between Columbus businessmen Oliver Phillips and Don DePriest, after a day of testimony from Phillips, who detailed a friendship he said ran sour after nearly three decades of unpaid debt.
Barely tall enough to see over the desktop, a group of three-year-olds Friday morning sat transfixed, wearing large black headphones and staring at computer screens across which brightly-colored pictures danced.
Columbus Police have arrested the man they believe is responsible for a drive-by shooting last week.
Police have charged Jason Lemarcus Lafayette, 23, of 16 Watling Way in Columbus, with five counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
The Columbus City Council Tuesday night likely will approve a motion to block off areas of the Sandfield community, for the 10th annual Sandfield Community Homecoming Festival, slated for Friday and Saturday in the 2400 block of Fourth Avenue South.
Lisa Atkins is a very busy woman.
In addition to caring for her son, Sloan, 12, she teaches yoga and Pilates classes, and a Yogalates fusion class, to Health and Kinesiology Department students at Mississippi University for Women, leads private in-home sessions and, on Saturdays, assists KK Norris, the owner of The Attic vintage clothing store, in the downtown Columbus shop.
Lowndes County schools are asking parents of incoming kindergartners to help their children learn Mother Goose nursery rhymes before August.
The 100 Black Men of Columbus and the Golden Triangle May 8 will celebrate the achievements of about 15 of its teen protégés during the group’s annual scholarship banquet and fundraiser.
Mississippi University for Women Friday terminated its new Campus Police Chief John Harris, MUW Director of Public Affairs Anika Perkins confirmed that afternoon.
The Lowndes County School District board of trustees Friday recognized a teacher, administrator and parent, for their indefatigable, meaningful service, in its annual award ceremony.
Despite overcast skies and threats of rain, the 14th Market Street Festival in downtown Columbus was a rousing success. Vendors, musical acts and visitors from a few blocks over and a few states away all enjoyed a good Southern time.
As the soldiers of Alpha Battery 2-114 Strike Battalion piled into the bus which would take them to Camp Shelby on their way to Iraq, the members of the Patriot Guard Riders revved the engines of their motorcycles.
Columbus voters Tuesday will pick City Council candidates in an election with property tax increases among the key issues to ponder in casting ballots.
Bill Smith, of Columbus, considers himself a “pretty good bowler,” and relishes his Saturday mornings at Columbus Lanes Bowling Center with his buddies in the Gutter Busters league. But this Saturday, the friends plan to take their game to the street — Market Street Festival, that is.
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.