It's hard to imagine a county fair without a livestock show, but for many years -- more than Jane Burns Jordan can remember -- farm animals have been conspicuously absent from the sights, smells and sounds of the Lowndes County Fair.
On a warm Saturday in September, Columbus residents were already lining up by 9 a.m. The jazz band from Mississippi School of Mathematics and Science, under the direction of local rocker Dawn Barham, played Motown and R&B hits in the background as the crowd's anticipation approached fever pitch.
A former West Point Municipal Judge was arrested in Monroe County on Thursday and charged with breaking and entering of a dwelling.
Gov. Phil Bryant and other Mississippi residents were premature in their challenge to the federal law requiring people to buy health care insurance, a federal judge has ruled.
Cho Won-hyuk stands in front of his bedroom mirror and spreads dollops of yellow-brown makeup over his forehead, nose, chin and cheeks until his skin is flawless. Then he goes to work with a black pencil, highlighting his eyebrows until they're thicker, bolder.
The Starkville Board of Aldermen will hold a public hearing at its meeting Tuesday night to discuss the proposed Fiscal Year 2013 budget, and will likely move to vote on the matter immediately after.
The persistent problem of rogue Afghan soldiers and police turning their guns on U.S. and allied troops is a "very serious threat" to the war effort, which is predicated on placing security responsibility in Afghan hands, the U.S. military's top officer said Sunday.
Occupy Wall Street began to disintegrate in rapid fashion last winter, when the weekly meetings in New York City devolved into a spectacle of fistfights and vicious arguments.
Jerry Wiseman notices it's harder to turn and check his car's blind spots at age 69 than it was at 50. So the Illinois man and his wife took a refresher driving course, hunting tips to stay safe behind the wheel for many more years -- a good idea considering their state has arguably the nation's toughest older-driver laws.
Mississippi University for Women has hired a new police chief, six months after the departure of former chief Kennedy Meaders in March.
The U.S. Justice Department said Friday that it has approved Mississippi's legislative redistricting plans, but that doesn't prevent anyone from suing to try to block the maps from being used.
Millage rates will stay the same for Lowndes County residents as the board of supervisors passed its Fiscal Year 2013 budget Friday morning after a public hearing was held.
What could have been a quick conversation among gentlemen turned into a circus of race and politics Friday at the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors meeting. Approving an appointee to replace George Swales to the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau turned into a highly contentious issue, particularly between longtime sparring partners District Five Supervisor Leroy Brooks and District One Supervisor and Board President Harry Sanders.
Friday afternoon, Columbus-Lowndes Development Link CEO Joe Higgins and a seven-person steering committee proudly presented their "baby" to a packed house at East Mississippi Community College's Lyceum Auditorium.
Columbus Municipal School District administrators spent two hours Friday evening pouring over state test results and explaining to board members their plans for improvement in the upcoming year.
Only one citizen showed up on Friday morning to witness the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors vote to approve the proposed 2012-2013 fiscal year budget, which does not include a millage increase.
After months of speculation, the specifics of a tri-county economic development coalition were unveiled today at East Mississippi Community College's Lyceum Auditorium.
The grades are in, and in some cases, the results aren't pretty.
A new Teen Parent Coalition, facilitated by the Oktibbeha County Families First Resource Center, is reaching out to teen mothers in the area in order to break what Brooks said is cyclical issue in the county.
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