An arrest was made Friday in a 14-year-old murder case which many believed had little hope of being solved. But for friends and neighbors of the victim, there remain more questions than answers.
A series of home invasions over the past few days led Columbus Police Chief Selvain McQueen to issue a public safety announcement Saturday encouraging residents to keep their doors and windows locked as an extra precaution.
Columbus Police Chief Selvain McQueen announced Saturday that he has decided not to promote any of the department's 69 officers at this time.
Charges were dropped Thursday against a 17-year-old arrested for shooting another teenager on December 29, 2011.
Lewis Holloway is impressed with the extra curricular programs and the talented students in the Starkville School District.
The skeletal remains found Tuesday in the Adaton community could help bring an 11-year-old missing person case to rest.
Doug Bedsaul has been sharing his spare time volunteering in Starkville public schools for the last seven years.
JACKSON -- Noxubee County voters will choose a superintendent of schools in an April 3 special election.
JACKSON -- Higher education officials will allow Mississippi State University to enter the "commercial paper" market to obtain $50 million for future construction projects.
Those who work for the Starkville School District don't need to be reminded of student achievement and quality of instruction.
After two false alarms this year, Columbus High students and family members are tired of bomb threats. Dozens of people were outside of Fairview Baptist Church in Columbus Thursday morning, waiting -- parents waiting for children to arrive on buses, students waiting for a ride home.
A little more than a week ago, city school officials announced plans to stanch the Columbus Municipal School District's financial hemorrhage by eliminating 59 teachers and support staff. At Monday night's school board meeting, as sign-waving protesters watched, the board tabled a motion to add 10 more names to the list.
The Golden Triangle sits in a strategic political position these days, with locals filling the upper ranks of both the Senate and the House of Representatives.
Columbus Police Chief Selvain McQueen was just a lieutenant in the department's Criminal Investigations Division in 1997 when 70-year-old George Wilbanks was found stabbed and strangled in his north Columbus home. This morning, the new chief finally arrested his killer. McQueen formally arrested Earnest Terell Talley, 44, of 805 Remunda Drive in Columbus, and charged him with Wilbanks' murder in front of a gaggle of local media gathered in the courtroom at the Columbus Municipal Complex.
UPDATE: Earnest Talley, 44, of 805 Remunda Drive in Columbus, was arrested in connection with a 14-year-old murder case.
As of 11:50 a.m., parents and family members continued to pick up Columbus High School students from Fairview Baptist Church after a bomb threat was called in at about 9:30 this morning.
Approximately 600 miles of roads meander through the county, and Lowndes County Road Manager Ronnie Burns knows them all. He hasn't figured out exactly how many road signs will have to be replaced under a new federal mandate, but he knows this much -- it's going to be a costly, time-consuming project.
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