The sombreros were nearly as tall as the preschoolers wearing them, evoking smiles, a flurry of camera flashes and proud parents hefting iPads to video the youngsters.
A community college student from Starkville faces six counts of aggravated DUI in the wake of Wednesday's fatal car crash that claimed the life of 19-year-old Treasure Huffman, the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office reported Thursday.
Consumer confidence may be on an upswing in the Golden Triangle as March sales tax figures show a steady increase from February and from 2011 numbers.
The Columbus Municipal School District released the name of the fourth superintendent candidate, as well as the interview schedule, late Thursday afternoon.
An East Columbus eyesore will be getting a facelift, thanks to the family of the late Ward 2 Councilman Doug Mackay.
Columbus doctors facing federal drug charges soon will have their respective days in court.
A national sampling of eighth-graders' performance in science showed Mississippi with a small improvement from 2009 to 2011 but still below the national average.
The Mississippi NAACP is asking federal officials to block what will likely become the state's new voter ID law, contending it will violate the 1965 Voting Rights Act by diminishing the voting strength of minorities.
Mississippi authorities say a fugitive accused of a double-slaying and kidnapping has been killed but the two girls he fled with are safe.
The trouble with a 175th birthday party is no one is around to remember the birth.
Speeding and alcohol likely played a role in a one-vehicle accident in which one person was killed and six others injured, three seriously, early Wednesday morning.
After a year of transition, the city school board met last week to review superintendent resumes, swiftly choosing from 20 applicants to four preferred candidates. Interviews will begin in less than two weeks.
Tom Hardy, a scion of a Prairie family who was also an aeronautical engineer, fighter pilot, sailor, farmer, real estate broker, glider pilot and devotee of Kipling, died Wednesday. He was 93.
Nancy Landrum was installed as the 2012-13 president of the Mississippi State Chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood.
Mandy Clark, Master Teacher at Franklin Academy Medical Sciences and Wellness Magnet School, was a winner in the 5th annual "Win with Classworks" national contest.
Floyd Lowry of Lowndes County was the selected farmer in the America's Farmers Grow Communities.
Pre-kindergarten classes will once again top the agenda Friday at the Lowndes County School District's monthly meeting.
1. Wife, mother-in-law of missing New Hope man charged with murder COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Nepali MUW student returns home for summer COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. CMSD holding budget hearing tonight COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY