After seven hours of deliberation, an Oktibbeha County jury found Brian Holliman guilty of first degree murder.
Testimony continued Wednesday in the murder trail of Brian Holliman, who stands accused of killing his wife, Laura Lee Holliman, on Oct. 25, 2008, in the couple's Caledonia home. In a surprise move, shortly after the state rested its case this morning, the defense rested its case, calling no witnesses.
A Columbus man could face charges in the drowning deaths of two of his children. The Columbus Police Department will present the case of Billy Wayne Brown to the grand jury in November, CPD Chief Selvain McQueen confirmed Wednesday.
A millage increase is not likely in Columbus next year as city leadership and department heads turned an $860,836.75 deficit into a $34,817.53 surplus after a budget workshop Wednesday.
Mississippi State University officials confirmed Wednesday that Yokohama Tire will locate its operations at the Thad Cochran Research, Technology and Economic Development Park while the first phase of construction for the Japanese tire manufacturing company's Clay County facility takes place.
Before Starkville aldermen approached an almost 3-mill tax increase for rising expenses Tuesday, the board, spearheaded by Ward 6 Alderman Roy A. Perkins, approved a motion to increase Starkville Parks Commission's operating budget annually by almost $96,000.
Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison Wednesday for illegally spending $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items, the judge scolding the son of the famed civil rights leader for using the money as a "piggy bank" and sentencing his wife to a year as well.
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4. Starkville Utilities employee arrested for embezzlement STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
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