Patriot Rail Corp. said it closed its purchase of six short line railroads, including one in the Golden Triangle, that were owned by lumber and wood products maker Weyerhaeuser Co.
JACKSON - Lawmakers are taking a three-day weekend after wrapping up light legislative work today.
Lowndes County Sheriff Butch Howard has decided not to seek re-election to a fourth term.
Until this fall, Mike Tagert never ran for public office. These days, however, the 40-year-old father of two is traveling from town to town in north Mississippi, learning about local issues and talking to voters before Tuesday's special election to determine the next Northern District transportation commissioner.
Visitors to 4-County Electric Power Association's Columbus Customer Service Center, 2000 Sixth St. N., may experience a temporary detour this week when entering and exiting that office.
The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office has received a $1,431.94 bill for draining a state-line well in search of still-missing Madeline "Midge" Ponds.
Alabama Southern Railroad has cleared the tracks of a train carrying hazardous materials that derailed Tuesday in Lowndes County.
The Lowndes County Veterans of Foreign Wars post leadership has the right ideas. It just doesn't have the youth to prove it. As membership at VFWs nationwide continues to decline, the men in charge of Post 4272 in Columbus are reaching out to the next generation of veterans.
Local law enforcement agencies have reported the following felony arrests.
Starkville's citizen-led municipal complex committee is exploring a number of options to help satisfy city employees' office space needs, including the construction of a new 4,800-square-foot building at the corner of Lampkin Street and Washington Street.
Three businesses were evacuated today when Mississippi Department of Transportation crews reportedly broke a gas line off of Main Street.
All the Mississippi Senate leadership wanted to do was to authorize the chamber's first official chaplain, but the proposal touched off debate over whether it's more important to send a message about Christian values to put the faith in practice through legislation.
Hank Holcomb likes to drive his golf cart to church or the country club in his Mississippi Gulf Coast community of Diamondhead. He said he uses the cart on private roads but doesn't venture out onto public roads because that's not legal in Mississippi. Holcomb and some other coast residents were at the state Capitol on Tuesday asking for a change in state law.
If there's something strange in your neighborhood, who are you going to call? Probably Columbus Fire and Rescue.
After years of asking for help, Crawford's ailing community center is in line for an upgrade.
Sixteenth District circuit judges were sworn in at the Lowndes County Courthouse Tuesday, giving the district a third judge for the first time.
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