The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office Tuesday positively identified the body of a woman found off County Lake Road on Sept. 4 as Virginia T. Hood, 45, of Hattiesburg.
A Mississippi federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit brought by gay teenager Ceara Sturgis over the Copiah County School Districts refusal to include a picture of her in a tuxedo in the high school yearbook's senior section.
STARKVILLE -- The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office has positively identified the body of a woman found off County Lake Road on Sept. 4 as Virginia T. Hood, 45, of Hattiesburg. Dental records helped the state medical examiner identify Hood, according to an OCSO press release. No cause of death has been determined, as the state medical examiner awaits toxicology results.
Throughout the next few weeks, Columbus residents will get the chance to offer suggestions and opinions about local law enforcement.
The arrest reports are dotted with names of people who made poor choices. Increasingly, many of the perpetrators, as well as the victims, are young people. It's an issue that has troubled Columbus native Kanesha Brown McCollum for a while, and eventually, the 1995 New Hope High School graduate decided she had to do something about it.
Hope Community Church received the go-ahead in June to relocate to the old Varsity Twin Theater in downtown Columbus, but it may be a while before the church -- and the coffee shop they planned to operate -- becomes reality.
During the Starkville Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday, the board approved funding in-kind services for Downtown Block Party, Pumpkinpalooza and Bulldog Bash.
What started as an argument between two women ended with numerous fist fights in the middle of Front Street in Artesia and two men arrested.
The Columbus City Council Tuesday unanimously voted to enter into an agreement with American Municipal Services, a Texas-based company, to collect money on outstanding warrants.
STARKVILLE -- If citizens were in the dark about the police department bond issue, their questions were answered Monday night.
Cadence Bank has announced it is investing $60,000 during the next three years in Columbus Lowndes Habitat for Humanity. Cadence Bank will contribute $20,000 per year to help eliminate poverty housing in Lowndes County.
Battling childhood obesity and diabetes starts with education, according to the Y. And the Y is trying to educate the public to reduce those rates locally.
The Golden Triangle Regional Airport celebrated its 40th anniversary on Friday. On hand to celebrate the landmark was previous Executive Director Nick Ardillo, who helped current Executive Director Mike Hainsey give out cake to commemorate the event.
Only 25 names remain in the running for the Columbus police chief position. After receiving 82 applications, Columbus Mayor Robert Smith, Chief Operations Officer David Armstrong and Human Resources Director Pat Mitchell spent Thursday afternoon dwindling the pool to 25 qualified applicants.
According to the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, there is a good chance Interim Columbus Police Chief Selvain McQueen would have been in violation of the Hatch Act had he stayed in the Lowndes County sheriff's race.
A Columbus man was found dead at the 300 block of Eighth Street North early Sunday morning after witnesses reported hearing gunshots.
Columbus police arrested Leonard Benard Cureton, 46, of 313 1/2 13th Ave. S. in Columbus, Monday for allegedly attacking a man with a knife Friday night at M and M Grocery.
Top lawmakers meet this week to start planning how Mississippi will spend tax dollars during the budget year that begins next July 1.
1. McDill, popular artist and craftsman, dies at 33 COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Boykin files federal suit against Columbus COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Downtown shooting injures one COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Columbus child struck by vehicle COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Stansbury looks to jettison lake lease STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY