Temperatures have been relatively cool this week, but several hot days, along with the advent of summer, prompted local agencies to distribute electric fans to low income families this week. The annual fan drive began in 2006 and is a coordinated outreach effort by the United Way of Lowndes County and Helping Hands.
Six people were injured in accident
Final figures are still being calculated, but organizers for the 17th Annual Market Street Festival -- Columbus' largest outdoor event -- are projecting more than 36,000 people attended the weekend event. Main Street Columbus Executive Director Amber Brislin said sales indicated the event drew a larger crowd than in 2011.
Heavily armed FBI agents and authorities from Mississippi and Tennessee were searching woods and back roads for what they said was a dangerous man suspected of killing a Tennessee woman and her teenage daughter and fleeing with her two younger girls.
It's been a little quieter around Columbus Air Force Base, and if nearby residents had complaints about noise levels or safety, they didn't voice them Tuesday, during a presentation by Col. Barre Seguin, commander of the 14th Flying Training Wing, at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library.
In a meeting at the Columbus Municipal Complex, the Columbus City Council Thursday will continue redistricting discussions, with Chris Watson of Oxford-based Bridge and Watson.
As times have changed, teachers have had to change as well, learning new methods for engaging students in the classroom and fostering a passion for lifelong learning.
As a preemptive measure, the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Monday voted to perform drug tests on all Road Department employees once a year and then employees will randomly be chosen for drug tests three subsequent times throughout the year.
The Columbus Police Department is investigating an alleged armed robbery.
A former Columbus nurse Monday was sentenced for felony abuse of a vulnerable person.
The intense search for a man accused of abducting a Tennessee woman and her three daughters continued Tuesday after authorities said the mother and her oldest daughter were found dead in north Mississippi, behind a house the alleged kidnapper rented.
Students and their parents will be digging a bit deeper in their wallets next semester, following a statewide tuition hike approved Monday by the Institutes of Higher Learning College Board.
It has been 14 months since the lease between Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks and the Oktibbeha County Board of Schools expired.
Mississippi State University lost one of its happiest students, her classmates said. Katherine Elizabeth "Katie Beth" Carruth, 21, died Friday evening in a single-car accident just south of Okolona, as she was returning to her home in Tupelo after completing classes at MSU earlier in the day.
An English bulldog valued at about $3,000 was allegedly stolen Monday afternoon.
It's the little things she misses most. Snuggling beneath the covers with her sister, watching movies. Slipping into her mother's room to say good morning. Brushing her teeth and spitting toothpaste into the sink instead of a plastic cup.
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