Merrell Williams Jr., a one-time Kentucky paralegal who took on Big Tobacco as a whistleblower who leaked internal documents exposing health risks and the addictiveness of cigarettes, has died in Mississippi, decades after he joined the fight that forever changed perceptions of smoking.
An Italian prosecutor on Tuesday demanded that an appellate court find Amanda Knox guilty of the 2007 murder of her British roommate, a killing he argued may have been rooted in arguments about cleanliness and triggered by a toilet left unflushed by the only man now in jail for the murder.
The White House on Tuesday made a holiday appeal to Iran to return a retired FBI agent and two other Americans being held in the country.
Benjamin Woodson, MD has joined the medical staff at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. He is in practice at the Columbus Urology Group.
Lauren Cobb Steele has joined Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes, PLLC, as an Associate in the firm's Regulatory Department.
Johnny Johnson, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Mississippi Regional Housing Authority IV, was recently awarded the Elizabeth B. Wells Memorial Award at the National Conference of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) in Cleveland, Ohio.
The Center for Appalachian Philanthropy announces Brenda Johnson as the Mississippi Facilitator for the Strengthening Communities to Prevent Diabetes in Appalachia's Vulnerable Populations, a program funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
State Auditor Stacey Pickering says he will run for the U.S. Senate in 2014 if Republican Sen. Thad Cochran does not seek re-election.
Jim Borsig/President, MUW "The first thing I'm thankful for is my family. I'm thankful to have the opportunity to do the work that I'm doing and I am grateful to be a part of the Columbus community, this university community and to have such wonderful friends and colleagues to work with everyday."
With shoppers expected to be out in full force Thursday night and Friday morning, local stores and law enforcement are taking extra precautions to ensure everyone has a safe experience. "We will be out in force," said Chief of Police Selvain McQueen.
Groups seeking to establish a charter school in Mississippi have until March 14 to submit their applications, though officials may continue to fine-tune the application forms.
Parker Wiseman, Mayor "It's a time to celebrate family and friends. Those are the two treasures that I am most thankful for. The holiday season provides us with an opportunity for us to spend time and fellowship with each other and that is reason to celebrate and be thankful."
The 2013 Atlantic season has delivered the fewest hurricanes since 1982, U.S. forecasters said Monday, despite their predictions in May that it would be a busier than normal year.
1. Arrest made in Jack's restaurant case COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. CPD names suspect in Jack's incident COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Columbus High lockdown lifted after CPD calls off search for suspect COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Locals at inauguration: 'Just wonderful' COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Two arrested in weekend robbery, car chase COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY