The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office reports the following felony arrests. Unless otherwise noted, arrests are by the sheriff's office.
The first meeting of a proposed approach to regional government included ideas on pooling resources to benefit the three counties and county seats in the Golden Triangle.
U.S. marshals and the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office are searching for two convicted sex offenders wanted for failing to register with the state's sex-offender registry.
The city of Columbus is discussing ways it can improve its growth and aesthetics during the next year. At a city work session Wednesday morning, City Planner Christina Berry shared with Mayor Robert Smith and city council her vision for 2012.
The Columbus Civil Service Commission tabled action Thursday on proposed changes to allow lateral hiring after police officers assured them they have the education and experience to fill the department's upper ranks.
STARKVILLE -- The vice president of the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors said residents will support tax increases for public projects they can have input on.
West Point and Clay County are the newest members of the Columbus Lowndes Development Link. The Link board voted unanimously to add West Point and Clay County to its economic development portfolio at Friday's regular quarterly meeting.
CALEDONIA -- At night, it's easy to miss the driveway leading to the red brick church. It's dark along Highway 12 East, heading into Caledonia. There are clusters of houses and then there are none.
The following people were arrested on felony charges from Jan. 2 to Jan. 15, according to the Oktibbeha County jail. Unless otherwise noted, the sheriff's department made the arrests.
St. Patrick and his power to banish snakes are needed after the Starkville Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday against a measure that would have resolved flooding and creepy-crawly issues along Northside Drive by the end of this year.
BankPlus announced that Ann Southerland was promoted to executive vice president and chief financial officer.
Bank Investment Consultant magazine named John McRae to its 2011 list of Top 50 Bank Reps. The magazine chose the honorees based on five variables: assets under management, production, asset growth, percentage of fee business and production-per-assets.
Marriages and divorces Jan. 12 - 18
ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Kodak's moment has come and gone. The glory days when Eastman Kodak Co. ruled the world of film photography lasted for over a century. Then came a stunning reversal of fortune: cutthroat competition from Japanese firms in the 1980s and a seismic shift to the digital technology it pioneered but couldn't capitalize on. Now comes a wistful worry that this icon of American business is edging toward extinction.
JACKSON -- The leader of the Mississippi Hospital Association says his group won't fight renewal of a tax his members pay to help fund Medicaid.
JACKSON -- Beginning in February, Mississippi inmates caught with cellphones will lose all privileges.
JACKSON -- Attorney General Jim Hood has asked the federal government to give him until Jan. 30 to file documents supporting Mississippi's effort to keep $17 million from a settlement with pharmaceutical companies accused of inflating wholesale prices.
OCEAN SPRINGS -- City leaders in Ocean Springs say establishing a noise ordinance to shield downtown neighborhoods from bustling late-night businesses will require negotiation.
Building Permits Jan. 10 - Jan. 16
2. Meth lab discovered in Lowndes County COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Severstal plant sold to Indiana company COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Oktibbeha supes sign off on Communiversity plan STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY