Officials reflect on devastating Feb. 23, 2019, tornado

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Cindy Lawrence said the night of Feb. 23, 2019, is one she will never forget. Lowndes County was under a tornado watch that Saturday afternoon, and as director of the county's Emergency Management Agency, Lawrence was at her downtown office at about 5:15 when the EF-3 tornado first touched down.

Residents in west Lowndes reflect upon Columbus tornado, express need for storm shelter

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

When a storm passed through Crawford in the 1990s, Lucy Henley had nowhere else to hide. Staying in her mobile home on Tolan Street with seven children at the time, she said, she could feel the bottom of her home lifted off the ground by the gusty winds.

Ask Rufus: Happy 200th Birthday to the Columbus Post Office

Posted yesterday in Local Columns

Last Dec. 6 was the bicentennial of the official recognition of the Town of Columbus. However, as the Mississippi-Alabama line had not been surveyed, it was believed Columbus was in Alabama and the act mentioning Columbus was passed by the Alabama Legislature.

A move for migraines: Detective work and a 600-plus mile move unlock a migraine mystery

Posted yesterday in Community

For Robert Pushis, the misery of migraines began when he was just a boy of 7 growing up in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Chronic nausea, projectile vomiting, loss of vision and other symptoms were so frequent, every aspect of his young life was affected.



5 plead not guilty in welfare fraud case in Mississippi

Columbus ship replicas sail into Mississippi harbor

Mississippi rep cleared in abuse case won't be expelled

Appeals court keeps block on Mississippi 6-week abortion ban

Columbus Police Department Overview Committee chair Steven James, right, speaks while Assistant Police Chief Doran Johnson, board member Colin Krieger, Chief Fred Shelton and board member Lee Roy Lollar look on at CPD on Thursday. Shelton discussed recruitment and retention of young police officers at the meeting.

CPD policy would require officers to repay city for training if they leave in less than two years

Feeding the mind: $900K grant to fund garden project at new Partnership school

CMSD patrons 'gather at the river'

Law enforcement agencies promote Crime Stoppers tip app

Kimley-Horn tapped as project consultant for Hwy 182

Gordon seeks reappointment to SOCSD board



LCSO releases video still shot of armed robbery suspect

Mayor breaks tie to advance application for Southside historic survey grant

Man faces code violations from city for damage caused by police officer crashing into house

Business Moves with Mary: Georgia Blue prepares for opening day

Two men charged with the rape of a 59-year-old woman

Steens man allegedly held woman against her will, strangled her

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Mississippi State softball loses to BYU, beats San Diego State at Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic

Prep basketball playoff roundup: Columbus boys fall at Cleveland Central in second round

Prep baseball roundup: Starkville High routs New Hope in six innings

Columbus softball routs Aberdeen, Shannon to open season in Columbus Classic

Prep basketball: Poor shooting night dooms New Hope boys in second-round upset by Holmes County Central

EMCC softball splits pair of contests at Rush Invitational

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Possumhaw: Something to talk about

Editorial cartoon: 2-23-20

Mona Charen: Democrats' only hope

Roses and thorns: 2-23-20

Kelley Williams: What's wrong with government regulated monopolies?

Other Editors: Once again, Trump showers his mercy on corrupt officials and white collar criminals

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James Flannery will present

Experience the 'soul of Ireland' with visiting Irish tenor, scholar

Artrageous brings energetic experience to Lyceum Series

In the garden with Felder: Prettying up our late-winter gardens

Magnolia film fest to showcase 38 films this weekend

Columbus library to host exhibit during Women's History Month

Town & Tower luncheon to highlight area women lawyers

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Poll: Democrats feel mixed about nomination process

AP-NORC poll: More Americans worry about flu than new virus

Trump tries new approach for $1 trillion infrastructure plan

Voting underway as Nevada Democrats weigh in on 2020 fight

In rough US flu season for kids, vaccine working OK so far

Morgan Stanley to buy E-Trade for $13 billion

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