The Starkville Parks Commission recently accepted a donation of a 1.04-acre plot of land in an undeveloped section of Greenbriar subdivision on South Montgomery Street.
JACKSON -- The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from Roger Lee Gillett, who was sentenced to death for his role in the 2004 slaying of a Hattiesburg couple.
OXFORD -- A federal judge has put a hold on a Mississippi woman's lawsuit against Facebook. The Oxford Eagle reports that U.S. Magistrate S. Allan Alexander agreed to stay the lawsuit at Facebook's request.
GREENVILLE -- A man accused of using counterfeit money at stores and yard sales in north Mississippi is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 30 in federal court in Greenville.
JACKSON -- When Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour leaves office Jan. 10, he'll return to the Washington, D.C., lobbying firm he founded in 1991
JACKSON -- November has been a bad month for Mississippi casinos in recent years, but last month plumbed new lows.
JACKSON -- A plane crash in Mississippi that killed a Georgia businessman and his wife in 2010 was probably caused by the man flying into known bad weather and the air traffic controller's failure to provide required precipitation information, federal authorities said.
BP wants to shield itself from having to compensate Halliburton for punitive damages, fines and penalties the cement contractor may face for its role in the deadly 2010 rig explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Firefighters Eric Minga, Damon S. Estes, Will R. McReynolds, and Theophilus J. Brand of Columbus Fire Department all graduated from the National Fire Protection Association 1001 Firefighter course at the Mississippi State Fire Academy in Jackson.
Marriages and divorces from Dec. 14 - 21
Building permits from Dec 6.- Dec. 14
The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office reports the following felony arrests:
Navistar Defense LLC on Wednesday announced that it received a $134 million delivery order for field service representatives from the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command.
Edward Lamon Blunt was outside WACR in his car waiting for a friend who was a disc jockey at the radio station on 14th Avenue North in Columbus. A man approached his vehicle claiming to be God.
COLUMBUS -- A Columbus Police Department reserve officer was arrested Tuesday and charged with embezzlement. Eric Maurice Lewis, 39, of 1617 23rd St. N. in Columbus is an employee at Lowe's Home Improvement on Military Road.
Steve Gladney is still getting used to his new celebrity status. The incoming Oktibbeha County sheriff made headlines when he defeated 36-year Sheriff Dolph Bryan in the Democratic primary and later won the general election by a landslide.
Investigators are still going through items confiscated during a Tuesday morning raid at a Columbus residence during which officers seized what they report is child pornography.
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