As firefighters hosed down her charred home Thursday evening, Joyce Manigo watched in stunned silence. She had arrived home at about 5:45 p.m. Thursday to find flames tearing through the inside of her house.
Five days after qualifying for county elections began, just two Lowndes County incumbents are facing opposition.
Investigators are still trying to determine what caused a Wednesday night fire on Garrard Road.
Most of Clay County's elected officials have qualified to run for re-election this year, with the notable exception of Sheriff Laddie Huffman.
Weather forecasts indicate the potential exists for a "significant weather event" that could enter the area late Sunday and early Monday.
After 17 people qualified Tuesday for the upcoming Oktibbeha County elections, five more qualified Wednesday and Thursday.
Noxubee County Sheriff Albert Walker is retiring.
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.
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