Automotive journalists met in Chandler, Arizona to determine which vehicles earned the top spot in their respective categories. When all was said and done, the 2019 Ram 1500 Longhorn drove off as the Southwest Lifestyle Truck of the Year. In order to steal the spotlight, the 2019 Ram 1500 Longhorn had to beat out some of the toughest trucks in the industry. The panel of 18 journalists reviewed trucks in categories that included safety, efficiency, storage, comfort, and performance before naming the Ram 1500 Longhorn the winner. The journalists agreed that the Ram 1500 Longhorn was more than capable of handling rough landscapes while offering passengers a comfortable vehicle for Read More →

You love your car and you love driving – but you probably don’t love spending money on gas. Luckily for you, there are plenty of ways to save gas so that you can hit the road without hitting your wallet. Here are some tips from Carl Hogan Automotive. Keep Tires Inflated Check your tire pressure regularly to save money on gas. The lower your tire pressure is, the more resistance you have against the road, and the more gas you burn. Slow Down Believe it or not, simply slowing down will save you money on gas. Going the speed limit everywhere, in the city and on the highway, will actually Read More →

Memorial Day in Columbus

Memorial Day falls on May 30th this year. This holiday, which honors those who have died while serving in the United States military, has origins that date back to post-Civil War times. The tradition of visiting cemeteries and decorating the graves of those who have fallen is something that continues today. In 1971, Memorial Day was made an official federal holiday. If you’re looking for ways to celebrate Memorial Day in Columbus, Mississippi, you can attend the 4th Annual Veterans Memorial Walk/Run at the Columbus Soccer Complex on Saturday, May 28th. If you pre-register by noon on May 20th, it will cost $25 and will include a t-shirt. On-site registration Read More →

Christmas in Columbus

No place around does down South holiday cheer like we do right here in Columbus, Mississippi. Christmas in Columbus is a family-friendly time of year full of all sorts of fun and heartwarming activities and events. It started on November 30th this year with our annual Tree lighting ceremony, but if you missed this beautiful event, have no fear! There are a few more events coming up to celebrate the season.   This Friday, December 4th is the annual Wassail Fest taking place throughout downtown Columbus. Sample all the tasty wassail and do your best to pick your favorite!   If you couldn’t make it to Bethlehem for the First Read More →

Columbus Police Department

The Columbus Police Department out of Mississippi is trying something new. Chief Tony Carleton said the department has deployed 50 police-worn cameras in its patrol division. Officers wear the cameras on their breast pocket or lapel and activate them at any point there may be “enforcement action”. Once off duty, the officers place their cameras on a docking station that downloads the recording to a server provided by TASER for $9,000 a year. “It’s been a learning curve for our officers, as far as getting used to using them and learning how to download video,” Carleton said. “The biggest challenge has been making sure we have the proper policy in Read More →