Police have arrested a suspect in two fatal highway shootings in Mississippi that prompted warnings a fake officer might be pulling over victims.
Lowndes County jurors Wednesday heard a full day of often disturbing testimony in the case of a Columbus man, Doris "D.R." McElhenney, who was indicted in 2009 of one count of felonious fondling of his then 11-year-old granddaughter.
As a restaurant owner and chef, Ty Thames loves watching all of those "extreme" cooking shows that litter the cable TV landscape. "I always wondered what it would be like to be on one of those shows," said Thames, co-owner and chef at Starkville's Restaurant Tyler. On Saturday, Thames won't have to wonder anymore.
A Columbus couple is behind bars after leading Columbus Police Department officers on a wild goose chase, starting on Southside and ending in the old Tombigbee River Wednesday.
It sounds like something from another dimension. A sleek, silver barge docks quietly along a river bank, and a crowd watches as the roof lifts, revealing a stage equipped with pedestal seats for a full orchestra.
Last summer, recent Caledonia High School senior Megan Swails was sitting in a cardiologist's office, trying not to cry as she heard him tell her she would have to have open heart surgery for the second time in her young life.
The Columbus City Council Tuesday voted 4-2 to implement a new ordinance aimed at "sagging" or below-the-waist pants.
The first round of a redistricting process for Columbus was completed Tuesday, as the City Council voted 4-2 to accept a new redistricting map submitted by Chris Watson of Bridge and Watson. The council will hold a public hearing on the proposed map at a later date. The map will then be sent to the U.S. Department for Justice for final approval.
For substantial cost savings, the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Tuesday voted to move the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office's Narcotics Division into the former Justice Court facility, located on Airline Road.
Starkville High School Athletics Director Stan Miller put forth his best effort at Tuesday night's school board meeting, but his proposal for program improvements failed to budge board members.
In voicing her opposition to a proposal to seek a grant for repairing the drainage ditch along Carver Drive, Ward 2 Alderwoman Sandra Sistrunk was blunt.
With two Columbus companies heavily involved in what Dr. Jon Waldrop calls an industry in its infancy, Columbus is establishing a reputation in the market of unmanned aircraft.
The city school district has been searching for a superintendent for nearly a year, and after Monday night's board meeting, they may soon be looking for a new attorney.
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