Columbus Police report two burglaries occurring during the Labor Day weekend, one also involving an assault of the resident of an occupied dwelling.
STARKVILLE -- The city of Starkville will hold an information fair to promote its master plan ahead of a public referendum later this month.
The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a woman after her body was discovered Sunday.
STARKVILLE -- For the elderly and disabled who don't want to live in a nursing home and are struggling to care for themselves in their own home, there's a program available with people ready to help.
JACKSON -- The Mississippi coast braced Saturday as squalls from the eastern edge of Tropical Storm Lee swept in, bringing heavy rain and sparking sporadic tornado warnings. Officials urged motorists to either stay home or take precautions if out in the heavy rainfall associated with Lee, especially along U.S. Highway 90.
WEST POINT -- The Prairie Arts Festival features dozens of food vendors and hundreds of booths featuring art, clothing and furniture for sale. Still, there's something about the train ride that makes it stand alone from the rest of the events.
Tony Jennings will spend at least the next 10 years of his life behind bars. A Lowndes County Circuit Court jury found the 17 year old guilty on Wednesday for one count of statutory rape of a then-13-year-old girl. Judge Lee Coleman sentenced Jennings to 15 years at the Mississippi Department of Corrections on Friday with five of the years suspended and five years under post-release supervision.
One of the businesses located near the Golden Triangle Regional Airport has plans to expand. The GTRA Authority met on Friday for a special meeting, to discuss possible incentives for the business, whose name is being withheld pending negotiations.
For around 15 minutes, a Lowndes County Sheriff's Deputy basically was on his own. Other than help from Caledonia High School Assistant Principal Andy Stevens, Lowndes County Chief Deputy Greg Wright said Deputy Scott Glasgow did not receive any assistance from bystanders during a physical altercation with two students on Aug. 15 at the school.
A dog that bit a 10-year-old boy Aug. 19 in Columbus was put to sleep earlier this week, Karen Johnwick, Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society director, said Saturday.
STARKVILLE -- In anticipation of public pressure to adopt a vicious animal ordinance, the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors plans to schedule public hearings about the issue at Tuesday's meeting.
STARKVILLE -- A Yazoo City man involved in a multi-car accident that sent two passengers to the hospital Friday morning was arrested and charged with felony hit-and-run.
Steven Scott has dedicated his life to working with children. Now, the Whitehaven, Tenn., native has chosen to make Columbus his home, taking over as director of the local branch of Palmer Home for Children as former Executive Director Jeff Miller transfers to the organization's Hernando campus.
STARKVILLE -- The owners of five dogs that attacked two children in Oktibbeha County last month have been charged with two counts of aggravated assault.
Columbus Lowndes Development Link CEO Joe Higgins was in a celebratory mood Friday night as he paced the stadium bleachers at Heritage Academy in Columbus. The Patriots were winning, and he had just scored a big victory as well -- the Mississippi Legislature's passage of a $175 million incentive plan which will fund three major projects in the state, including one which promises to bring 951 jobs to Lowndes County.
A trailer caught fire Thursday morning on Thaxton Road in Lowndes County, but no one was injured, County Fire Coordinator Sammy Fondren said.
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