A 14-year-old Mississippi boy has been charged with murder in the slaying of his father, and a police officer charged as an accessory to the killing is also charged with sexual battery of the boy.
City leaders Tuesday gave the contract to renovate Columbus' downtown convention center to Major Andrews IV, a local architect who started Major Design Studio earlier this year.
In early May two veterans put some canned chili and a few hundred copies of the U.S. Constitution in a Chevrolet Astro van and took off from San Diego for Washington, D.C. They took a southern-route. On Tuesday, they made it to the Golden Triangle.
For the second time, a planned bus service for the city of Columbus has been stalled before it was to begin. On Tuesday city officials learned that some of the bus stops Lawrence Transit wants to have in its routes require Historic Preservation Commission approval.
A half-century ago, with a dream, $150,000 and a desire that "every Catholic child is entitled to a Catholic education," Father Jeremiah Hartnett began a campaign to make a Catholic school a reality in Columbus.
Starkville's chapter of Parents for Public Schools and the Starkville Foundation for Public Education launched a 10-point pledge Tuesday to improve county-wide education and promote one of the area's top issues in hopes of re-sparking awareness before Thursday's first public hearing on consolidation is held.
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