A Columbus man has been released from the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center after being charged with murder. Curtis Hinton, 47, 2523 5th Ave. N in Columbus, turned himself in to the police on Thursday, July 5 after a warrant was issued for his arrest in June for his alleged involvement in the cold case murder of George Wilbanks. Hinton was arraigned on a capital murder charge and his bond was set at $2 million.
All things Mississippi State University are looking better than they have in years. Enrollment is steadily increasing, donations are higher than ever and a $75 million stadium expansion project was announced Wednesday.
The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department is in the process of attaining accreditation from The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, a move it says will mean a better department for its citizens.
All the way up to the day of the announcement, Mississippi State University officials had been reticent on the subject of its Davis Wade Stadium renovation project.
On any given day, 30-ton steel coils from Severstal -- as many as 50 at a time -- are brought in by rail and loaded onto barges bound for Texas and Mexico. At Kinder Morgan, an automated crane lifts an annual average of 500,000 tons of scrap metal onto barges for transport. Logistics Services recently renewed a 10-year lease with the Port Authority.
With a shortfall of roughly $1.6 million, the Columbus City Council is now faced with the difficult task of balancing the Fiscal Year 2013 budget.
District 5 Supervisor Leroy Brooks Wednesday informed the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors of issues a committee will examine when conducting a comprehensive assessment of Lowndes County volunteer fire services.
A Virginia man suspected of shooting and wounding a security guard at the Washington headquarters of a social conservative lobbying group on Wednesday made a negative reference about the organization's work before opening fire, a law enforcement official said.
Freshman U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo says Mississippi should not expand Medicaid to cover more people under the federal health care overhaul.
Mississippi no longer ranks among the top 10 states for deaths caused by drunk drivers, officials say.
Dr. Del Phillips has had his hands full since leaving the Columbus Municipal School District last May to accept a position as director of Sumner County Schools in Gallatin, Tenn.
Operations will start next month at Columbus' KiOR renewable fuels plant.
Some Lowndes County voters soon will be receiving new voter registration cards in the mail. Circuit Clerk Haley Salazar said her office began mailing the new cards Wednesday. The cards are being mailed to voters affected by the 2011 redistricting in the county.
A meth bust in Monroe County has landed one man behind bars. According to Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell, deputies raided an active meth lab Wednesday morning. The lab was located approximately 25 feet from Hamilton High School. The lab was also located across the street from a church.
Leslie Thomas Peel has assumed the position of Community Volunteer Center Coordinator for The United Way of Lowndes County.
Mayor Robert E. Smith, Sr., was recently elected to the board of The Mississippi Main Street Association.
At 6 a.m. on Sept.18, the "Hot Light" will shine at the Grand Opening of Krispy Kreme Columbus.
Baptist Medical Group-Columbus Cardiovascular Care and BMG physicians Dr. Michael J. Boland and Dr. John J. King welcome invasive cardiology specialist Dr. Donny R. Stokes.
Bruff Sanders has been promoted by Cadence Bank to senior vice president over Commercial Banking for the Columbus Banking Center.
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