A jury found Brian Holliman guilty of first-degree murder after seven hours of deliberation Thursday. Holliman, 32, was convicted in the 2008 shooting death of his wife, Laura Lee Godfrey Holliman. Jurors found Brian Holliman demonstrated "expressed malice" when he shot his wife in the face with a shotgun.
The possibility of railroad crossing closures had South Columbus residents talking once again Thursday during a public hearing at the municipal complex. This time, they had the opportunity to voice their concerns to representatives from Kansas City Southern Railway, the Mississippi Department of Transportation and city officials.
Beginning September 14, all Lowndes County nightclubs must shut their doors by 1 a.m. Prior to supervisors passing the ordinance Thursday, there was no law on the books requiring establishments to close at a specific time.
The Starkville School District Board of Trustees approved a 3-mill levy Tuesday to cover up to $9.95 million in spending power in which at least $2 million worth of no-interest loans will be used for various maintenance and repair projects.
Lowndes County supervisors approved a tighter travel policy Thursday that makes county officials follow state code more closely in order to be reimbursed for expenses.
Mississippi State University received more recognition for its agricultural sciences as it was named a top 10 school for the discipline by The National Science Foundation's Education and Research Development Survey.
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2. Judge: Closed council gatherings in Columbus broke Open Meetings Act COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
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4. Man sentenced to 5 years after Lowndes Co. DUI COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY