A more than 20-year-old murder case took a new step Tuesday as a post-conviction relief hearing began for Eddie Lee Howard.
Thousands are expected to turn out for the annual Market Street Festival in downtown Columbus this weekend.
The Columbus Police Department has the suspect of a weekend shooting in custody after he turned himself in to the department.
Hundreds of people are expected to gather Thursday at the Lowndes County Courthouse in honor of National Day of Prayer.
A former Caledonia High School teacher and soccer coach is on probation after pleading guilty to sexual battery.
Mothers throughout Columbus are invited to a special Mother's Day Luncheon at the Sim Scott Community Center at noon Thursday.
The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office may get the go-ahead to purchase new finger-printing equipment this month after Kevin Forrester made his case for the upgrade Monday.
The Columbus city council Tuesday unanimously voted to promote Columbus Fire & Rescue Chief of Training Duane Hughes to assistant fire chief.
A juvenile daring jumping spider, Phidippus audax, feeds on a honeybee Monday in rural Lowndes County.
Mississippi University for Women has selected Jason Trufant of Dowling College in New York as its director of athletics, the university announced this morning.
International Paper is purchasing two mills Weyerhaeuser operates in Columbus.
The Columbus Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a 19-year-old allegedly involved in a Columbus shooting Saturday.
Three local high school seniors have been be awarded the Gates Millennium Scholarship.
Two entertainers will be heading to the Market Street Festival before their show launches across Mississippi.
An early-morning shooting incident Saturday sent one person to a hospital with a gunshot wound in the ankle.
Some people leave home and become famous. Dennis Bailey, better known simply as "Cookie," became a local celebrity mainly sticking around.
Two Texas residents have been arrested for allegedly breaking into a Columbus pharmacy.
Volunteer Columbus will host Volunteer Appreciation Day for young people from Lowndes, Noxubee and Monroe counties at the John C. Stennis Lock & Dam in Columbus on Saturday.
Local defense attorneys spoke to roughly 120 high school students Wednesday about their Miranda rights, along with what to do -- and what they're legally not allowed to do -- when in police custody.
West Lowndes High School has lost its principal.
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