The first day of the 69th Columbus Pilgrimage attracted people from all over North America to the Friendly City.
As a cool breeze swept across Columbus’ Friendship Cemetery Monday night, voices, laughter and applause echoed against the hundreds of tombstones scattered throughout the normally quiet grounds.
Police have arrested a juvenile who is believed to have been involved in a shooting last week. March 24 at 6:24 p.m., Carnell Brown of 132 Maple St. reported to the Columbus Police Department a disturbance in progress in which someone was firing a gun at an intersection in front of his house.
The woman who has been the local director of the Institute of Community Services Head Start Program for nearly a decade is handing over the reigns of leadership in favor of new opportunities.
The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Tuesday morning is expected to pass a formal agreement confirming last year’s decision to combine the Columbus and Lowndes County animal control departments.
Hundreds of National Guardsmen from North Mississippi’s Alpha Battery are shipping out to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in the coming weeks and many were in Columbus with their families Saturday.
Despite overcast skies and intermittent rain, more than 400 people dedicated their Saturday and their elbow grease to putting a spit-shine on the Friendly City.
Friends, supporters and political big-wigs all gathered at the Trotter Convention Center Friday night to celebrate the 25 years Supervisor Leroy Brooks has sat in the District 5 seat of the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors.
Kids, get out your dancing shoes; the new dance studio at Cook Fine Arts Magnet School is scheduled to be complete June 1.
A Columbus restaurant is going green.
J. Broussard’s has become the first restaurant in Columbus to turn much of its waste management operations over to a recycling company.
Following in his father’s footsteps led Chris Jenkins, 37, to be named the 2008 Volunteer of the Year by the United Way of Lowndes County.
In tough economic times, contributions to the United Way of Lowndes County have been down, but the organization — in its 55th year — was able to distribute about $310,000 to the agencies it serves.
Golden Triangle residents tonight and Saturday may be facing heavy rains, frequent lightning and high winds as a powerful storm system is expected to cross the area, according to Lowndes County Emergency Management Agency Director Cindy Lawrence.
George “Happy” Irby, who had been the welcoming face of the Columbus Air Force Base for more than 50 years and one of Columbus’ best-loved philanthropists, died this morning at the age of 94.
Come on, Columbus residents, and help make your city shine!
Visitors walking past Cook Elementary Fine Arts Magnet School’s Falcon Lab are likely to be serenaded by 23 young voices simultaneously singing 23 different songs.
Two men are recovering from minor injuries, after a head-on collision near Columbus Air Force Base’s east gate, Wednesday at about 2 p.m.
The Columbus Police Department has put together a program to introduce some bright young students to the world of police work.
Citizens of Columbus are gearing up to honor Lowndes County District 2 Supervisor Leroy Brooks for 25 years of service. Brooks, who was elected to his post in 1983, is the longest-serving supervisor in the county’s history and is the first African-American elected to the board.
John Calvin Harris Sr. has been named chief of police of Mississippi University for Women’s Police Department. He will join MUW in April.