A response to shots fired Sunday night in north Columbus resulted in a felony arrest. Columbus police arrested Jerry White Jr., 33, of 2514 23rd Ave. N. in Columbus; he faces a charge of possession of a firearm by a felon.
COLUMBUS -- The Columbus Municipal School District has faced its share of challenges this year, from searching for a superintendent to wrangling a budget that left even accountants befuddled. Monday night, board members learned of a new problem: The district is at risk of losing its accreditation for failing to administer state subject area tests to special education students at Columbus High School.
A Columbus man was physically attacked Sunday night in Artesia and transported to the hospital with wounds to his face.
BAY ST. LOUIS -- A truck driver claims his prostitute fiancee suffocated as they celebrated their engagement with a meth and bondage sex party. Then he drove from California to Mississippi with the corpse in the cab of his 18-wheeler and set fire to the truck -- with himself and the body inside.
The city's new soccer complex is at about 50 percent completion.
Thomas Southerland, 68, was raised a Southern Baptist. He was steeped in a 166-year-old tradition of conservative, strict biblical beliefs. He serves as the business administrator for First Baptist Church in downtown Columbus.
The Columbus City Council named Selvain McQueen the new police chief of The Friendly City on Monday with fewer than 100 words. By a vote of 4-2, the council selected McQueen as the new police chief during the special-called meeting, which lasted no more than five minutes.
JACKSON -- Where does the money go? That's the most recent question from the Mississippi Supreme Court in the legal dispute over fees paid to private attorneys hired by the attorney general to handle lawsuits for the state.
HATTIESBURG -- The Hattiesburg African American Military History Museum is offering a holiday open house and tours on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
INDIANOLA -- The late guitarist and singer Albert King is being honored on the Mississippi Blues Trail. A marker commemorating King's career is being dedicated today.
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) -- Jim Jordan created a heart-warming Christmas display of Charles Schulz's "Peanuts" characters more than 40 years ago at his Southern California home, and it became a holiday tradition as tens of thousands of people showed up each year to see the sparkling extravaganza.
By a vote of 4-2, the Columbus city council selected Selvain McQueen as the new police chief.
LAUREL -- A Mississippi woman has pleaded guilty to embezzling thousands of dollars from the bank where she worked.
PANAMA CITY, Panama -- Manuel Noriega is back in his Panamanian homeland after nearly 22 years, sitting in a prison cell in a country he ruled as a personal fiefdom until U.S. troops invaded and hauled him off to a Florida jail.
CHICAGO -- One is a healthy first-grader, the other an honors college student majoring in psychology. Once the tiniest babies ever born, both girls are thriving, despite long odds when they entered the world weighing less than a pound.
JACKSON -- The use of corporal punishment appears to be declining at Mississippi public schools, according to a newspaper.
PEARLINGTON -- Granulated activated carbon used to purify water, air, food and medicines has been processed in south Mississippi and shipped around the world for two decades.
MAYHEW -- A former "dummy" wised up this year. Lloyd Watts, 27, of Starkville was one of 23 students to receive GED diplomas Dec. 6 at East Mississippi Community College's Golden Triangle campus, and one of three recipients to address the crowd of family and friends.
1. CPD makes cocaine arrests COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. 'Grand Bullyvard' plan gets funding from state STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
5. Court rules for county in Co-Op Road dispute COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY