A series of tornado warnings were issued for Golden Triangle counties Friday afternoon as severe weather moved through, but aside from flooded roadways, the area was spared serious damage.
Alabama school systems are releasing students early because of the threat of severe weather.
Lowndes and Clay counties were placed under a tornado warning shortly before noon Friday, as conditions showed a tornado was possible along a line from Highway 82 northeast toward Caledonia.
Three suspected tornadoes hit Mississippi on Friday, damaging or destroying dozens of homes and businesses and leaving at least three people critically injured.
A 32-year-old man was charged Thursday with hitting a stranger in the head with a beer bottle while drinking with friends in East Columbus.
The Columbus Municipal School District celebrated past achievements and laid out plans for future academic success during Thursday night's meeting at the Columbus Municipal Complex.
Despite scant public participation, the first chapters have been written for the comprehensive plan that will govern city development over the next decade.
Three art workshops this weekend at the Noxubee Wildlife Refuge will lead into the April 22-23 Cotton District Arts Festival.
Columbus is first in line to get some new hotels, but Starkville is due to follow suit next year.
Robert Warren Triplett Jr. was sentenced in federal court Thursday to 10 years in prison for possession of child pornography, according to reports.
The Columbus Exchange Club honored the public-spirited Glenn Lautzenhiser at its meeting Thursday, when he was given this year's Book of Golden Deeds award.
Six men are being sought in connection with a Thursday morning home invasion near Columbus Air Force Base in north Lowndes County.
The Red Cross has not left Starkville, but it has moved.
The Oktibbeha Starkville Emergency Response Volunteer Service is on a membership drive.
A line of severe weather pushed into Mississippi on Friday, threatening to produce large hail, heavy rain and tornadoes. Lowndes, Oktibbeha and Clay counties were among most of northeast Mississippi put under a tornado watch Friday morning as the storms moved through.
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