Columbus & Lowndes County
Call it the scents of summer: Fresh-mown lawns, the aroma of backyard barbecues, the subtle scent of flower wafting on a summer’s breeze, the musky smell of summer rainstorm.
In Lowndes County, you can add another aroma to the list: fresh asphalt.
Summer Thomann said she wasn’t trying to make a statement, nor was she making a scene.
She was just trying to make a Saturday night flight from Atlanta to Birmingham.
In-person attendance capacity has been met for a candidate forum scheduled for Thursday evening at the Lyceum at Lee (the former Lee High School property).
Shane Kinder once had a beer named after him.
It’s a “fun fact” about him, he said Friday from the Columbus Arts Council, where he’s worked as the office/theater manager since 2019.
A former county administrator has filed a federal lawsuit against Lowndes County and two supervisors, alleging they forced him out of his position due to his age.
The tourism industry in Mississippi, including Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau, received millions of dollars in federal money to ensure the state could safely stay open for visitors during the COVID-19 pandemic, CVB Executive Director Nancy Carpenter told members of the Columbus Exchange Club during their weekly luncheon at Lion Hills Thursday.
An Oktibbeha jury has found Lydia Martinez guilty of first-degree murder in the 2015 slaying of her son-in-law, Manuel Vasquez, at the family’s New Hope
Authorities have charged a Waffle House employee accused of stabbing a customer to death with murder.
Update: Authorities have identified the suspect and victim involved in a fatal stabbing at the Columbus Waffle House Wednesday morning.
Lowndes County residents will be required to wear a face mask in public settings through the end of April, the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors decided during its regular meeting Monday.
Or will they?
Baptist Memorial Hospital–Golden Triangle and two local physicians’ groups are teaming up to offer free colon cancer awareness consultations for the public later this month in recognition of colon cancer awareness month in March.
Suzette Bishop knows that at some point, everybody needs help.
Bishop has been that person. When schools closed last spring because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the longtime Caledonia High School substitute was out of work. Once, years and years ago, she and her husband Jeff had a home destroyed in a fire, prompting the community to rally around them.
Sixty-four percent of Columbus Middle School students are two or more grade levels behind in reading and 53 percent of those students are two or more grade levels behind in math, according to the district’s mid-year assessment presented Thursday to the school board.
Those grim numbers were presented during a marathon board meeting as one by one, school principals gave status reports of their schools, painting a portrait of an already-struggling school district badly affected by COVID-19 limitations on in-person instruction.
In the closing minutes of a 6 1/2-hour Columbus Municipal School District board meeting on Thursday, members unanimously voted to change officers.
As the COVID-19 vaccine becomes increasingly available, several clinics and pharmacies in the Golden Triangle area are offering the vaccine to eligible residents.
Family Pharmacy No. 1, Family Pharmacy No. 2 and Southern Drugs are a few pharmacies in Columbus currently offering different types of the vaccine.
An assistant manager at Lowe’s Home Improvement in Columbus has been arrested for embezzlement.
Columbus police arrested Adam Williston, 31, of Columbus, on Tuesday.
After nearly a year and a half, Columbus Fire and Rescue is hiring a new public fire and life safety educator.
The position, formerly held by CFR Public Information Officer Anthony Colom who retired in November 2019, is one of the public faces for the fire department and oversees training and education initiatives for the public, CFR Chief Martin Andrews said.
On one end of the open bay at Building A on the Airbus campus sat two helicopters, which provided a backdrop for the company’s announcement of a new manager for the facility.
Before outgoing manager Mike Spears or his successor Johannes Dienemann spoke, the two helicopters had already told a big part of the Airbus Columbus story, which began in 2003 and has seen the plant build or assemble more than 14,000 helicopters since.
Crime, budgetary issues and the local economy were issues raised repeatedly at a meeting of the Lowndes County Republican Women on Tuesday where select candidates for Columbus municipal elections spoke to a few dozen people at Lion Hills Center about their platforms.
Vice Mayor Bill Gavin publicly addressed rumors about Mayor Robert Smith’s health and extended absence from City Hall Tuesday, saying as far as he knows Smith’s health is improving and that he “doesn’t anticipate” Smith dropping out of the upcoming mayoral election.