With cooler morning temperatures that led into a sunny afternoon, thousands turned out for Saturday's 17th annual Market Street Festival in downtown Columbus. First-time festival goers joined loyal attendees for a mixture of food, entertainment, crafts and children's activities.
The Mayor's Youth Council. The Boys and Girls Club. These two groups are among several in Columbus designed to engage young people in the community and involve them in productive activities that can serve as a strong foundation for future success as adults.
Columbus Municipal School District Chief Financial Officer Kenneth Hughes has been fired. CMSD Superintendent Dr. Martha Liddell declined to comment on Hughes' firing when contacted Friday, citing the termination as a personnel matter.
If you have tried to reach Columbus Schools Superintendent Martha Liddell at her office this school year, there's a one-in-three chance you were told she was not in the office. In fact, there's a one-in-three chance that Liddell wasn't even in town.
Thousands of people with serious medical problems are in danger of losing coverage under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul because of cost overruns, state officials say.
Every time the widow of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev leaves her parents' house, federal agents watching the residence follow her in unmarked vehicles.
Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says a new round of DNA testing on evidence collected against death row inmate Willie Jerome Manning would not exonerate him in the 1992 deaths of two students.
By Tuesday night, West Point will have a new mayor, and at least three of the five selectmen races will be decided. Republicans failed to field a single candidate, and only Wards 3 and 5 face the possibility of a runoff.
An autopsy report says a man admitted to killing a Mississippi mayoral candidate in February and that the victim died from lack of oxygen, but it doesn't give an exact reason for the death beyond calling it a homicide.
Charles Christopher Moody Jr, 20, of 437 18th Ave. S., was arrested on Wednesday and charged with one count felony possession of a controlled substance and one count misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
The work is hard but the life is enviable. They wake to greet the dawn and fall asleep by the light of the stars. They have seen Nicaragua, Mexico, the Caribbean, the Panama Canal. They are assured three meals a day and the adventure of a lifetime.
Among the many roles Mike Pratt performed in his 44 years, was that of a Navy Seabee. It was fitting, then, that the "Seabees Prayer" would be part of the memorial service for Pratt, the city's public works director, who died Saturday.
Josh Jarvis grew up watching his father, retired Mississippi Highway Patrol Captain Bill Jarvis, don the blue and gray each day, and it made him proud. He always wanted to follow in his father's footsteps, and in December 2011, he took his first step -- graduating from the MHP cadet class and joining the motorcycle unit in September 2012.
For Columbus council and mayoral hopefuls squaring off in Tuesday's primary, Thursday night's forum was one last chance to distinguish themselves in front of voters.
Five people are in custody and charged with armed robbery after they allegedly robbed a residence on Bluecutt Road in Oktibbeha County.
A little rain won't dampen the spirits of 2013 Oktibbeha County Relay for Life participants.
The suicide rate among middle-aged Americans climbed a startling 28 percent in a decade, a period that included the recession and the mortgage crisis, the government reported Thursday.
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3. CPD officer on paid leave after fight COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Fire destroys New Light Road home STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
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