The Golden Triangle sits in a strategic political position these days, with locals filling the upper ranks of both the Senate and the House of Representatives.
Columbus Police Chief Selvain McQueen was just a lieutenant in the department's Criminal Investigations Division in 1997 when 70-year-old George Wilbanks was found stabbed and strangled in his north Columbus home. This morning, the new chief finally arrested his killer. McQueen formally arrested Earnest Terell Talley, 44, of 805 Remunda Drive in Columbus, and charged him with Wilbanks' murder in front of a gaggle of local media gathered in the courtroom at the Columbus Municipal Complex.
UPDATE: Earnest Talley, 44, of 805 Remunda Drive in Columbus, was arrested in connection with a 14-year-old murder case.
As of 11:50 a.m., parents and family members continued to pick up Columbus High School students from Fairview Baptist Church after a bomb threat was called in at about 9:30 this morning.
Approximately 600 miles of roads meander through the county, and Lowndes County Road Manager Ronnie Burns knows them all. He hasn't figured out exactly how many road signs will have to be replaced under a new federal mandate, but he knows this much -- it's going to be a costly, time-consuming project.
A 93-year-old Columbus woman who suffered injuries in a house fire in November has died.
Partial skeletal remains of an adult were found in a heavily wooded area in the Adaton community west of Starkville city limits Tuesday.
A Starkville woman accused of aiding a prisoner escape state custody is free on $5,000 bond.
The following people were arrested on felony charges in Oktibbeha County, according to the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office:
The Columbus Police Department and Lowndes County Sheriff's Office reported the following arrests between Feb. 8 and Feb. 14:
Marriages and Divorces for Feb. 9-15, 2012
Building permits for Feb. 7-13, 2012
Severstal North America has received a Steel Manufacturers Association safety award for zero lost time accidents at its Columbus facility.
OKTIBBEHA COUNTY -- Partial skeletal remains of an adult were found in a heavily wooded area in the Adaton community Tuesday. The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday the remains were found a quarter mile from Reed Road after receiving a call about a death in the area.
Columbus police arrested a man in connection with the robbery of a Walmart employee in the store's parking lot this morning.
The love -- and the blood -- kept flowing Tuesday in Starkville. United Blood Services parked its mobile blood donation bus in the OCH Regional Medical Center parking lot hoping to collect 35 pints of blood. It was an optimistic goal, considering they collected just 18 in December.
2. Marijuana plant seized from Starkville man's porch STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. Lowndes Co. schools approve $121M budget COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Sturdivant announces write-in campaign for District 41 seat COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY