An inmate will remain behind bars after a Mississippi Department of Corrections mistake almost released him to house arrest. In August, the MDOC parole board granted John Murphy early release and sentenced him to house arrest, even though he was not eligible for action because he had been convicted as a habitual offender.
A man who suffered a gunshot wound during a deadly 2010 shooting took the witness stand during a Columbus murder trial Wednesday, wiping tears from his eyes as he recounted the events that took his best friend's life.
A Lowndes County supervisor's request that the board change an ordinance so the county could haul debris off a property owner's land led to a debate over communication between county leaders on Tuesday.
Fourteen-year Renon Lane resident John Prevost has been advocating a solution to make the intersection of his road and Buck Egger Road in Caledonia safer almost as long as he's lived there. Anything that can be done to curb speeding and the high potential for car accidents is needed, he said.
During a recent listening session, members of the public urged the Commission on Starkville Consolidated School Structure to get down to brass tacks and begin substantial discussions on the pending city-county school merger.
President Barack Obama is heading into the lion's den of Russia, confronting Syria's key patron as well as foreign leaders skeptical of his call for an international military strike against Bashar Assad's government.
Two firms will watch over Lowndes County's $30 million nest egg for a 30-month trial period. After a day of hearing presentations from three financial consulting companies, the Lowndes County Reserve and Trust Fund Board of Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to select Stephens Capital Management and Renasant Wealth Management to manage and invest the money from the county's hospital sale.
1. Historic Columbus mansion gets new owner COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Armed men rob Lowndes Co. gas station COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Tedford gets 15 years in prison COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY