White candidate urges voters to keep council’s racial makeup

May 16, 2017 in News

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) – A white city council member running against a black challenger says he stands by a campaign letter he sent to voters, urging them to “maintain the […]

Police: Columbus homeowner stabs, kills intruder

March 13, 2017 in News, The Buzz

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) – Columbus police are investigating an apparent home invasion where the suspect was stabbed to death by the homeowner. Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant tells the Commercial […]

Police investigate if restaurant worker contaminated food

January 15, 2017 in News

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) – Columbus police have launched a criminal investigation into whether a fast-food worker intentionally served contaminated food. The Commercial Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2jgEWak ) reports that a Tupelo resident […]

City transfers state lawmaker’s criminal case

December 9, 2016 in News

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) – The city of Columbus has sent a pending criminal case against a state lawmaker to Lowndes County Justice Court. City spokesman Joe Dillon confirmed to The […]

Firefighters put out car fire, find body; man had been shot

November 29, 2016 in News

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) – Columbus police say firefighters called to a grass fire found a burning car – and when the fire was out, they found a man’s body near […]

Parts sold from KiOR biofuel plant that owes Mississippi $79M

October 7, 2015 in Business

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Equipment from the failed KiOR biofuel plant in Columbus is being sold, but Mississippi taxpayers are likely to recover little of the $79 million that the […]

Georgia ‘Stocking Strangler’ Carlton Gary fighting for new trial

February 5, 2015 in News, The Buzz

(AP) The man known as the “Stocking Strangler” who terrorized Columbus in 1977 and 1978 is expected to be back in court as part of his ongoing effort to get […]

Plumbing plant sale keeps 400 jobs in Lowndes County

April 17, 2012 in Business, News

COLUMBUS – (AP) Beneke Magnolia Inc. has acquired Sanderson Plumbing Products Inc. and the purchase will ensure that 400 jobs remain at the Columbus plant, officials said this month. Gov. […]