Two Mississippi motorists lost their lives over the New Year's weekend.
Lowndes County District 5 Supervisor Leroy Brooks was hoping to prove a point in opposing a resolution Wednesday, but his protest didn’t go far.
The following people were arrested on felony charges, according to reports released from the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office.
While area cities conduct routine fire-safety inspections of commercial buildings, large residential buildings, such as apartment complexes, have less direct oversight, Starkville and Columbus officials said.
Kashonda Elliott was awake Thursday at about 4:30 a.m. when she heard an eerie noise. It sounded like a smoke detector going off in the building across from hers in the Academy Crossing apartment complex, where fire tore through a second-floor apartment days earlier.
Meeting for the fourth time in December, West Point’s Board of Selectmen made an estimated $70,000 worth of cuts toward resolving a deficit estimated between $600,000-$700,000 Wednesday.
Fire officials are still trying to determine what caused a Monday morning blaze that killed nine people at Academy Crossing Apartments.
Notable community members who died in 2009 included an unforgettable bluesman, beloved philanthropists, a well-known businessman and an icon in local politics.
West Point Police have made a second arrest in the Dec. 21 shooting at Kitty Dill Memorial Parkway, according to department officials.
Law enforcement officials hope to have a slow New Year’s weekend, similar to the Christmas holiday weekend.
1. Police: Columbus man pulled knife on woman, rammed car COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Columbus man accused of molestation COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Federal agents arrest man on assault charges COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Mother, daughter charged with crack possession STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY