They came from as close as Macon and Brooksville and as far away as Canada. By Thursday afternoon, nearly 1,000 people -- mostly men -- had converged upon Trotter Convention Center, and as many as 1,600 are expected today and Saturday.
After eight bomb threats were called into area schools within the past year, local and federal agencies are anxious to stop the threats, which come at significant cost and expenditure of resources.
Last week, Cadence Bancorp LLC -- the parent company of Cadence Bank -- announced the acquisition of Encore Bancshares, Inc., a Houston, Texas-based commercial bank with $1.5 billion in assets.
Starkville police Wednesday made a pair of arrests for weekend car burglaries around University Drive, near the Mississippi State University campus.
A routine traffic stop lead to the discovery of approximately 15 pounds of marijuana for the Columbus-Lowndes Metro Narcotics Unit.
On Friday, the Columbus Arts Council presents "Blues for Willie," a tribute to honor this elder statesman of the Black Prairie blues, a man who preached a consistent message of peace, love and social justice.
Gov. Phil Bryant Tuesday re-established and appointed a Columbus man to the Mississippi Military Communities Council, which was formed to help promote and protect the state's military interests.
The West Point-Clay County Growth Alliance has suffered its share of growing pains over the past few months, with staff changes, a new partnership and a new direction.
Marriages and divorces for the week of March 12, 2012.
Building permits for week of March 12, 2012.
For the 31st consecutive year, Columbus-based Waters Truck and Tractor was awarded the International Circle of Excellence Award. The award was given through International Trucks.
Foul play is not suspected in the death of an Oktibbeha County man found dead March 14.
A resurgent Rick Santorum swept primaries in Alabama and Mississippi Tuesday night, upending the race for the Republican presidential nomination yet again and nudging Newt Gingrich toward the sidelines.
Lowndes and Oktibbeha County voters turned out primarily to vote for candidates on the Republican ticket.
Fresh off triumphs over primary contenders Tuesday night, Mississippi's congressional incumbents turned their focus to November.
Clean Sweep Columbus organizers are recruiting volunteers for their fourth annual community cleanup, which will kick off March 24 at 9 a.m. at the Hitching Lot Farmer's Market.
A Starkville man faces a robbery charge after an incident Monday at Petty's Barbecue on Highway 12 in Starkville.
Applications for the next session of Citizens' Police Academy, beginning May 21 at 6 p.m., now are being accepted at the Columbus Police Department.
U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker has won the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate, beating E. Allen Hathcock of Stewart and Robert Maloney of Madison.
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