Far-reaching legislation that grants a chance at citizenship to millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee on a solid bipartisan vote Tuesday night after supporters somberly sidestepped a controversy over the rights of gay spouses.
It still needs to be made official, but Lisa Wynn looks to have taken the Ward 2 Alderman seat from incumbent Sandra Sistrunk in a close Starkville run-off.
Challenger Marty Turner appears to have beaten incumbent Fred Stewart in the run-off for the Ward 4 councilman seat in Columbus but 21 affidavit ballots remain uncounted.
Columbus Police Department confirmed the body of 9-year-old Justin Brown was found this afternoon.
The search for a missing child who is presumed drowned entered its fourth day Tuesday.
A Columbus woman is in the hospital and her boyfriend is behind bars after he allegedly shot her in the throat Monday.
The Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors voted unanimously Monday to table two items related to the establishment of a conflict of interest policy and a new policy regarding teleconferencing as a means of attending meetings.
Finality on who will lead Ward 4 for the next four years should come this evening after voters choose between incumbent Fred Stewart and challenger Marty Turner in today's run-off election.
A Lowndes County woman has been named Mississippi's Parent of the Year by the state Department of Education. Roberta Weeks was awarded the designation late last week and received the letter in the mail informing her of the award on Saturday.
For the second time in two weeks, Ward 2 residents are heading back to the polls to pick their next city representative.
Municipal Court Judge Nicole Clinkscales set Derrick Nelson's million dollar bond Monday afternoon.
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