She first fell in love with words, then French living, her husband and finally, Columbus. Poet Elizabeth Simpson's body is quite comfortable in the Highlands home she shares with her husband, Claude.
JACKSON -- Gov. Phil Bryant has canceled his Saturday inaugural parade, after already postponing from Jan. 10, when he was sworn in.
JACKSON -- Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn named leaders for the House's 41 committees Friday, allowing the chamber to move ahead with business.
CANTON -- A Mississippi man accused of pointing a rifle at a neighbor was arrested during a television interview that began when he walked up to a TV crew photographing his house, which deputies previously had surrounded and searched.
The Columbus-Lowndes Development Link posted first-quarter figures that show the economic development agency is on target for income.
NEW ORLEANS -- The Louisiana black bear was so scrawny when it was captured rooting through garbage about about a year ago, officials sent it to a rescue center to get healthy. There, it filled out its frame to 104 pounds and taught an orphaned cub how to forage and fear people.
West Point and Clay County are the newest members of the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link. The Link board voted unanimously to add West Point and Clay County to its economic development portfolio at today's quarterly meeting.
The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office reports the following felony arrests. Unless otherwise noted, arrests are by the sheriff's office.
The first meeting of a proposed approach to regional government included ideas on pooling resources to benefit the three counties and county seats in the Golden Triangle.
U.S. marshals and the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office are searching for two convicted sex offenders wanted for failing to register with the state's sex-offender registry.
The city of Columbus is discussing ways it can improve its growth and aesthetics during the next year. At a city work session Wednesday morning, City Planner Christina Berry shared with Mayor Robert Smith and city council her vision for 2012.
The Columbus Civil Service Commission tabled action Thursday on proposed changes to allow lateral hiring after police officers assured them they have the education and experience to fill the department's upper ranks.
STARKVILLE -- The vice president of the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors said residents will support tax increases for public projects they can have input on.
West Point and Clay County are the newest members of the Columbus Lowndes Development Link. The Link board voted unanimously to add West Point and Clay County to its economic development portfolio at Friday's regular quarterly meeting.
CALEDONIA -- At night, it's easy to miss the driveway leading to the red brick church. It's dark along Highway 12 East, heading into Caledonia. There are clusters of houses and then there are none.
The following people were arrested on felony charges from Jan. 2 to Jan. 15, according to the Oktibbeha County jail. Unless otherwise noted, the sheriff's department made the arrests.
St. Patrick and his power to banish snakes are needed after the Starkville Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday against a measure that would have resolved flooding and creepy-crawly issues along Northside Drive by the end of this year.
1. Little change in Golden Triangle school ratings COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Columbus man jailed after pair of robberies COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. SSD, OCSD maintain district, school grades with waivers STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
5. Vo-tech: City schools offer Falcons hands-on learning COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY