As more states put in place strict voter ID rules, an AP review of temporary ballots from Indiana and Georgia, which first adopted the most stringent standards, found that more than 1,200 such votes were tossed during the 2008 general election.
A 2011 economic impact study of Columbus' flagship festival has received national recognition. Main Street Now, The Journal of The National Trust Main Street Center, featured the study on Market Street Festival.
At the age of 30, Meagan O'Nan is living her dream. And, in a quiet office built on serenity, she's working to help others live theirs.
High winds associated with some isolated thunderstorms Friday evening caused some minor damage in Lowndes County. Reports of downed power lines and trees were reported across the county, but no injuries were reported.
As the District 2 Supervisor for Oktibbeha County since 1999 and more recently the self-proclaimed "poster child" for the possible sale of the county's hospital, Orlando Trainer has been tossed into a whirlwind of rumors, emotion, speculation and misunderstandings from both sides in what has quickly become a polarizing issue.
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a lower court's denial of a Lowndes County man's motion to suppress evidence of his possession of child pornography.
While telephone scams are nothing new, those behind the scams are becoming more creative in their methods. From direct phone calls to text messages, identity-theft scams are a daily occurrence.
An Oktibbeha County man is being held at the county jail after a July 4 altercation that resulted in the death of one Sunset Subdivision resident.
Attorneys for the state of Mississippi are trying to persuade a federal judge to let a restrictive new abortion law to take effect, while those representing the state's only abortion clinic are asking the judge to extend the temporary hold he put on the law. The opposing sides filed their latest court documents Friday, a deadline set by U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III.
The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library is hosting an exhibit, "The Freedom Rides: Journey for Change," through August 24. The display details the struggle for racial equality through the interstate transportation system.
Piggly Wiggly is Gone With The Wind. Belle Foods, which recently purchased 57 grocery stores across the Southeast - including the remaining Piggy Wiggly franchises - will mean an end to the historic brand that ushered in the modern supermarket concept 96 years ago.
A Columbus man charged with capital murder will make his preliminary court appearance in Columbus Municipal Court on Aug. 16.
Drought conditions and resulting low water levels of the Mississippi River aren't affecting the Tombigbee River, officials said Thursday.
Bernard Buckhalter was re-appointed to the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau on Tuesday by a 4-2 vote of the city council. Buckhalter is the manager of a Wendy's chain restaurant in Starkville.
Two fires in Oktibbeha County that occurred at nearly the same time were both the cause of lightning strikes during a pop-up thunderstorm Thursday morning, according to the local fire departments that responded to the calls. Although no injuries were reported for either fire, both brought unexpected problems for the departments working them.
The Starkville Board of Aldermen voted to amend the city's zoning ordinance after having the board's second public hearing on the matter Tuesday night. The board also held its first public hearing on adopting a new ordinance to regulate certain areas of commercial and residential outdoor display and requested a title search by the city attorney for property near the Carver Drive ditch.
School's out for summer, but that doesn't necessarily mean no more pencils, no more books for local students, many of whom are already immersed in reading assignments for the upcoming school year. While students may groan and parents may wonder what happened to the carefree vacations they remember, educators, backed by statistics, favor summer reading as a way to prevent "brain drain" -- the loss of critical skills attained in the classroom and shoved in the locker when the dismissal bell rings each summer.
Columbus Mayor Robert Smith Tuesday said a recent column in The Packet is "not true." During a meeting of the Columbus City Council, Smith read Packet writer Ron Williams' column from the June 29 edition of the newspaper, which criticized city crews for planting flowers in the Dean Acres community, where Smith lives.
A Town of Caledonia employee may soon see the pay increase he's spent more than a year fighting to receive.
1. Tax liens on judicial candidate exceed $550K COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Police standoff leads to 2 arrests COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Arrest report: 10-28-14 STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY