16th District Circuit Court Judge Jim Kitchens says state laws creating leniency on time served for convicted criminals is undermining the justice system.
A proposed ordinance to protect and preserve the historic integrity of Southside has been scuttled due to a lack of funds.
Two high-level Columbus drug dealers have been indicted on federal drug charges. Antonio Brooks, 25, of 396 Swedenburg Circle and Steven Douglas Jennings, 41, of 163 Swedenburg Circle, have been indicted on two counts each of intent to sell or distribute narcotics and one count each of aiding and abetting.
The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office is investigating the armed robbery of an occupied trailer in northern Lowndes County.
After eluding authorities in Pickens County, Ala., a Columbus man is behind bars, charged with failing to register as a sex offender.
Mississippi is exporting some of its southern-fried culture to the folks up North this weekend.
A Starkville church daycare provider has been charged with two counts of felony child abuse, Starkville Police confirmed Wednesday.
An upgraded security camera system and random drug testing will be considered by the county school system during Friday's board meeting.
There are two things associated with summer in Mississippi: oppressive heat and humidity and the presence of mosquitoes. Summer in Columbus are no different.
An agreement between the City of Columbus and Lowndes County could be bad news for those associated with illegal drugs.
Tupelo leaders have been told relocating the historic Spain House will cost 62 percent more than originally estimated.
Columbus residents beware: A major duck invasion will take place Saturday at the Columbus Riverwalk.
Two decades ago, Columbus Air Force Base was threatened with Base Realignment and Closure, a process by which the United States Department of Defense strategically divests itself of military bases and reassigns personnel as a cost-saving measure.
Dr. Steven Hayne, once the state's most active forensic expert, has a reputation of being both something of a Svengali and an expert criminal witness. Hayne recently agreed to a $100,000 out of court settlement from the New York-based judicial advocacy group, The Innocence Project. Hayne filed a defamation of character suit against the group in April 2009 in U.S. District Court in Jackson.
Several public parking lots this summer will be getting a facelift. With $1.4 million in leftover general obligation bond money, the Columbus City Council Tuesday voted to complete paving projects in individual wards.
Caledonia residents are likely to feel the sting of the rate hike affecting water and sewer now that the weather has heated up. Resident Charles Underhill expressed his displeasure with the rate hike during Tuesday's regular Board of Aldermen meeting.
A new Starkville municipal complex is one step closer to becoming reality.
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