It was a sad way to begin the holiday break for teachers, students and staff at Hunt Intermediate School. Thursday, they got the news a student at the school passed away the day before. Twelve-year-old Traveres R. Malone Jr. died at the University Medical Center in Jackson, Thursday morning; he needed a heart transplant.
After a three-day trial in Oxford, a federal court jury has ruled that a former Columbus-Lowndes E911 dispatcher was not fired because of her race.
As many as 20 members of two Samford University fraternities face disciplinary action in what police describe as a holiday prank that went too far: The theft of Christmas decorations from lawns around Jefferson County.
A Mississippi firefighter with a criminal history that includes an arson conviction in Arkansas is now charged with setting seven fires and molesting an 11-year-old child.
The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors wants the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors to delay naming a new director for a while.
The Lowndes County Adult Detention Center reported the following felony arrests for Dec. 8-14.
Columbus Municipal School District is the largest contributor to the United Way of Lowndes County. And each year, the district outdoes itself.
The Air Force is blocking computer access to The New York Times and other media sites that published sensitive diplomatic documents released by the Internet site WikiLeaks, a spokeswoman said Tuesday.
The Starkville planning and zoning commission Tuesday approved a rezoning and conditional use request by Sonic Drive-In to construct a parking lot behind its restaurant at Highway 12 and Vine Street.
It's the season of giving, and no one knows that better than the holiday con artist. Columbus Police Lt. Selvain McQueen said snow jobs traditionally spike during the Christmas season when people are feeling the most charitable.
The U.S. Senate's pending vote on the omnibus appropriations bill for fiscal 2011 will have a direct impact on transportation in the city of Starkville.
People who wear sagging pants in Selma could end up paying a fine and doing community service work.
West Point residents who are fed up with power outages caused by downed tree branches could soon find some relief.
A Columbus lobbyist and political consultant is predicting a second term for Barack Obama, but says Haley Barbour may have the best shot of any Republican spoiler.
More than 120 people attended a community breakfast last week and raised nearly $2,000 for a local soldier who was wounded in Afghanistan.
Do incentives like increased pay make for more effective teachers? That's the question the state of Mississippi wants to answer by 2015. And Columbus Municipal School District is one of eight districts in the state chosen to pilot a teacher-incentives program.
Prentiss County voters soundly rejected an effort to legalize alcohol sales in the county with about 63 percent of voters against coming out from under Mississippi dry laws.
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