The empty whiskey bottles and overturned, sand-filled skiffs littering this once-bustling shoreline are signs the heyday of Somali piracy may be over. Most of the prostitutes are gone and the luxury cars repossessed. Pirates while away their hours playing cards or catching lobsters.
The federal probation violation investigation targeting the man behind the anti-Muslim video inflaming the Middle East is proceeding slowly and privately, reflecting the explosiveness of the case.
A Georgia woman had little chance of surviving an illegal cosmetic procedure in Mississippi because the silicone-like substance that was injected in her buttocks caused the blood clots in her lungs that killed her, an investigator testified Monday.
A federal appeals court reversed itself Monday and threw out a judge's landmark ruling that the Army Corps of Engineers was liable for billions of dollars in Hurricane Katrina flood damage that property owners blame on the corps' maintenance of a New Orleans shipping channel.
A convicted killer, who escaped from the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman over the weekend, has been captured in Georgia.
After months of discussion, the 2012 redistricting plan for the City of Columbus has been submitted to the U.S. Department of Justice. And consultant Chris Watson, whose firm Bridge and Watson handled the redistricting, said the city will now wait for the DOJ to make its decision.
Investigators with the Columbus Police Department arrested a man yesterday believed to be responsible for raping a woman on the Mississippi University for Women campus in August.
In a unanimous vote, the Columbus Civil Service Commission voted to uphold the suspension of a Columbus Police Officer who was reprimanded for "liking" a post on Facebook. The commissioners voted 3-0 that chief of police Selvain McQueen, mayor Robert Smith and the city council voted to suspend officer Lance Luckey on good faith and therefore denied his appeal.
Seniors enrolled in seven of the 10 most popular Medicare prescription drug plans will be hit with double-digit premium hikes next year if they don't shop for a better deal, says a private firm that analyzes the highly competitive market.
Although official numbers aren't available, organizers for the opening of the Columbus Soccer Complex estimate more than 2,000 people attended Saturday's festivities. And for Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority Executive Director Roger Short, the grand opening was a major success.
U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper will talk civic responsibilities and the importance of voting with students at Starkville High School on Wednesday.
You never know what the Mayor's Youth Council is going to be doing. One minute, they may be sitting in on a Columbus City Council meeting and by nightfall, they may be dancing the night away to raise money for children with cancer.
Richard Earl Holmes II had been out of the United States Army for roughly two months when he went to his parents and told them he needed help.
A man serving life in prison for killing his girlfriend in 1996 has escaped from the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman, and visitation there was closed.
After graduating from Princeton with a degree in Music, Michael Kardos decided not to leave the Garden State. It was home, Kardos was raised on the Jersey Shore, and he could keep doing what he was doing: playing music.
Payrolls fell in Mississippi for the fourth straight month in August, reinforcing economists' judgment that the state is back in recession.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol is encouraging citizens to come to the Starkville Substation tomorrow and donate blood.
A cloudless, sun-drenched day was the perfect setting for the sea of jerseys that descended on the new jewel of Columbus on Saturday morning. The Columbus Soccer Complex at Tanyard Park hosted more than a thousand players, coaches, parents and local dignitaries for the opening ceremonies of the state-of-the-art soccer and football complex.
Dark shapes against a field of blue: Four aircraft roared overhead, flying low. Slowly, agonizingly graceful, one pulled away, concluding its journey alone. White words on a field of black: "You are not forgotten." Gently, the flag waved as Columbus resident Jo Shumake stared up at the sky, at the aircraft growing distant in the summer sun, and thought of her father.
2. Arrest report: 1-30-15 COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. CHS principal leaving district COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Castleberry recognized at Partnership banquet STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY