According to an audit of the city's financial statements by accounting firm Watkins, Ward and Stafford, Columbus governmental funds reported combined ending fund balances of $7,401,643 at the end of the 2012 fiscal year, an increase of $754,089 compared to 2011.
A Mexican national illegally living in Lowndes County has been arrested and charged with statutory rape.
Jamarquis Donshaye Easley, 25 of 803 Spruce St., and Lashun Harris, 21, of 90 Caribou Cove, were arrested Wednesday and each charged with six counts of aggravated assault after they allegedly opened fire on a home Sunday morning.
More than three months after local officials visited Lawrence Transit System's main headquarters in Indiana, negotiations to contract the public bus service for use in Columbus remain ongoing.
House Republicans are embracing a step-by-step approach to immigration, in contrast to the sweeping plan passed by the Senate and backed by the White House. But they're offering neither specifics nor a timetable -- nor any mention of possible citizenship for an estimated 11 million immigrants living in the country unlawfully.
A door-to-door Ward 3 campaign seeking support for embattled Starkville Chief Administrative Officer Lynn Spruill could begin soon in an effort to swing a possible veto override, an Oktibbeha County Democratic Party member confirmed Wednesday.
Gov. Phil Bryant said Wednesday he's confident Mississippi's open-carry gun law will eventually take effect, even if a dispute about it goes all the way to the state Supreme Court.
A Saudi princess was charged Wednesday with human trafficking for allegedly holding a domestic worker against her will and forcing her to work at an Orange County condominium, prosecutors said.
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