Now-retired Columbus Police Lt. John Pevey released a recording Wednesday that, according to him, is evidence Mayor Robert Smith voted out of spite to suspend him Feb. 22.
A Columbus man was charged with kidnapping and felony eluding Wednesday after taking his ex-girlfriend at knifepoint and leading Columbus Police on a high speed chase throughout Southside.
Local law enforcement agencies reported these felony arrests over the past week:
Columbus Ward 5 City Councilman Kabir Karriem made a motion twice this morning for the resignations of the city school district's board of trustees, but both attempts failed.
MSN Local Edition featured some of the country's most vibrant downtown areas. Columbus was on the list.
CLARKSDALE -- Bill Luckett still vividly remembers his first work in helping renovate buildings. He was a ninth grader, and he sanded walls for house painters in his hometown of Clarksdale. "That whole summer, I had no fingerprints.
If you haven't purchased back-to-school clothes yet, this weekend may be a good time to do it. Friday and Saturday, stores across the state will participate in Mississippi's third annual sales-tax holiday, a 48-hour time period during which specific clothing and footwear is exempt from the local sales tax.
The Oktibbeha County website will soon be upgraded to a fully interactive, virtual courthouse. Through a strategic plan partnership between the Golden Triangle Planning and Development District and Mississippi State University-based National Strategic Planning and Analysis Research Center, Oktibbeha County residents will be able to access everything from land records, tax information and voting instructions electronically.
The Columbus Municipal School District continued to tweak its budget this week, holding a press conference at the Brandon central office, to present a cost-savings report, Tuesday afternoon.
Neither rain, nor sleet, nor gloomy night -- instead, technology is turning out to be the U.S. Postal Service's Achilles' heel. After losing $8.5 billion last year, the U.S. Postal Service is considering closing 3,653 locations nationwide, including the historic downtown Columbus office, the USPS reported Tuesday.
HATTIESBURG -- Democrat Johnny DuPree points to his record as Hattiesburg mayor to show what he'd like to do if he's elected governor of Mississippi.
The 16th Circuit District Drug Court started accepting referrals of non-violent first-time offenders this past week at the start of the Clay County Circuit Court term.
The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office is looking for suspects involved in the theft of two four-wheelers from Village Cycle Center.
Columbus is one of the 15 cities broadcaster Tavis Smiley and Princeton professor Cornel West will visit this fall during their "Poverty Tour: A Call to Conscience."
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