Chris Watson, of the Bridge and Watson consulting firm, received a letter from the Department of Justice on Nov. 1 stating the Columbus council's plan for redistricting had been given pre-clearance approval.
It is late afternoon when Nadia Dale rushes into the room like a force of nature and plops down with an exhausted sigh for what is likely her first break of the day.
"Erin's Law" is described as a tool to keep sexual predators away from children. Four states -- Maine, Indiana, Illinois and Missouri -- have enacted it and a dozen more may consider it in 2013.
With the Super Bowl less than three months away, New Orleans is rushing to lay streetcar tracks through one of its busiest corridors to connect by trolley the Louisiana Superdome and the French Quarter.
A cargo of peanuts were strewn along Highway 82 after an 18-wheeler overturned on Sunday afternoon near the Military Road exit.
The attack came seemingly out of nowhere. As the 28-year-old Bangladeshi man dug around trash bins one recent afternoon for scrap metal, two women and a man set upon him with a knife. He screamed as he fell. Rushed to the hospital, he was treated for a gash to the back of his thigh.
It was unseasonably hot that day, with temperatures hovering in the upper-80s and a strong southerly breeze kicking up the autumn leaves and sending them skittering along the quiet Sunday streets.
The Mississippi Department of Education is casting a hard look at West Lowndes High School, and what they have uncovered so far is -- for the most part -- a troubling institutional culture of low expectations, one-size-fits-all teaching, poor academic performance and an overall lack of leadership.
With a deadline looming, Columbus officials are working to spend the remainder of $3.8 million in general bond obligation money. According to Columbus Chief Financial Officer Mike Bernsen, the terms of the bond state the money must be spent by Nov. 29.
The following arrests were reported by the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office and Columbus Police Department.
The Starkville citizens who met in the Oktibbeha County Hospital education room Friday morning might not seem to have much in common.
For a group of local people, making sure every family has something to be thankful for is at the top of their list. Specifically, they want to make sure every family has a home-cooked meal on Thanksgiving Day.
You don't have to drive far around Columbus to see the lingering reminders of Tuesday night. Obama/Biden and Romney/Ryan campaign signs can still be found in many front yards, but soon those signs will be removed and heaped in trash piles from Bluecutt Road to Lehmberg Road.
Local biofuel plant KiOR has started production and released its third quarter earnings.
Oktibbeha County Coroner Michael Hunt was arrested Thursday afternoon and charged with driving under the influence and careless driving.
Mike Ainsworth, the 16th section land manager for Oktibbeha County, cleared up some discrepancies Thursday in some reporting on a lease of 312 acres that includes portions of the Oktibbeha County Lake.
Guitars and green beans are seldom thought of in tandem, but at least one Golden Triangle music shop hopes to be overrun this weekend with the healthy vegetable -- and many more non-perishable food items.
The Mississippi House and Senate will try to agree on a package of long-term borrowing next year, after failing to authorize one this past spring, a top lawmaker said Thursday.
1. Cattleman's: Open for business COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Columbus remembers Jimmy Garton, a man of many titles COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Demonstration school seeks statewide impact STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
5. Romney's MSU visit at full capacity STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY