More than 20 animals were seized Wednesday night at a Lowndes County petting zoo and their owner is facing charges of animal neglect.
A Lowndes County man is recovering after being shot multiple times in the face by a BB gun.
Months after gun control efforts crumbled in Congress, Vice President Joe Biden stood shoulder to shoulder Thursday with the attorney general and the top U.S. firearms official and declared the Obama administration would take two new steps to curb American gun violence.
Another link between a now-defunct social media handle and a prior Twitter investigation by the Starkville Police Department emerged Wednesday, showing @BullyNews sought direct communication with a Twitter user who, in 2012, created an official account in the likeness of the police department.
The Lowndes County School District will begin conducting a feasibility study on four possible sites for a proposed vocational center.
Construction season may not be over, but all of Lowndes County's road improvement projects budgeted for this year wrapped up last week. Thirty-three roads were either overlaid, chip-sealed or given double bituminous surface treatment during the summer months.
When the Historic Preservation Commission meets next week, one of the matters they will take up is whether to approve the installation of five bus stops and shelters within Columbus historic districts.
A Montana judge on Wednesday stood by his decision to send a former teacher to prison for 30 days for raping a 14-year-old girl who later killed herself, but said he "deserved to be chastised" for his comments about the young victim.
1. SOCSD bans former teacher from campuses STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. Armed robbery case ends in mistrial COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. War hero honored during graveside service COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Sunday fire damages EMCC's Mayhew campus COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY