Austin Shepherd had been with the Columbus Police Department as a crime scene investigator not quite four years in 2007 when he and a police investigator went to then Chief Joseph St. John and pitched the idea of starting a local crime lab.
Lowndes County Sheriff's Office has a person of interest in custody regarding a hit-and-run where a 21-year-old man riding a bicycle was hospitalized.
A new lottery and public education spending dominated Starkville forum where four local legislators spoke about the results of last month's special legislative session.
A Columbus man will spend 10 years in federal prison for his role in a 2016 shooting in Columbus.
The Mississippi Supreme Court on Thursday affirmed the governor's power to make midyear state budget cuts.
Enrollment fell at Mississippi's eight public universities and its 15 community colleges this fall, with universities declining for a second year from an all-time record in 2016. Community colleges fell for the eighth year in a row.
Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina early Friday, pushing a life-threatening storm surge of floodwater miles inland and ripping apart buildings with screaming wind and pelting rain.
A series of gas explosions an official described as "Armageddon" killed a teenager, injured at least 10 other people and ignited fires in at least 39 homes in three communities north of Boston, forcing entire neighborhoods to evacuate as crews scrambled to fight the flames and shut off the gas.
A man accused of sexually assaulting two children under the age of 16 will spend 15 years in prison.
A commercial tenant has agreed to do business on the first floor of the old Columbus Depot. Kelly Pittman and her husband Matt are opening an events and catering venue they will simply call The Depot, giving a nod to the history of the 135-year-old building.
A Starkville man is facing nearly 30 felony charges after a Starkville Police Department arrest led to a slew of auto burglary charges from an Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office investigation.
This Sunday, feel free to walk down Main Street and tour three different event venues in Columbus.
The Partnership will put several local artists on display through the downtown corridor on Friday as it hosts an Art Walk.
A few new wrinkles were added to the budget the Caledonia Board of Aldermen approved Tuesday, but the bottom line will remain pretty much the same, Mayor Mitch Wiggins said.
Two brothers are charged following Monday's discovery of seven large marijuana fields in south Mississippi.
Time is running short to get out of the way of Hurricane Florence, a monster of a storm that has a region of more than 10 million people in its potentially devastating sights as it zeroes in on the Southeastern coast.
2. 18-year-old arrested for hit-and-run COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Lowndes investigates weekend apartment shooting COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. One dead in fatal county fire COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Lt. Governor at MSU summit: Data crucial for state's growth STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY