JACKSON -- A federal appeals panel has ruled that because of erroneous jury instructions, Quintez Wren Hodges was denied a fair sentencing hearing when he got the death penalty for the slaying of his ex-girlfriend's brother.
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In a meeting Thursday morning, the Columbus City Council expressed frustration over the city school board's refusal to bring its entire board of trustees to the table to discuss the 2012 budget.
Lowndes County's redistricting plan got the OK from the U.S. Department of Justice. But, after elections, the county may still face a lawsuit.
Loosen up. Toss the shells on the floor. On Aug. 8, Logan's Roadhouse officially invites the Columbus area to toss a few peanut hulls on the floor.
Near 100-degree heat. Engines roaring through the stoplight. The possibility of a call coming over the scanner. The buzz-hum-bang of men working on cars. There were a thousand things for Willie Jones to focus his attention on Wednesday afternoon, as he filled his sheriff's cruiser at a Columbus Chevron station.
Ten years have passed, but Maj. Joseph Ringer of Columbus Air Force Base remembers the day as if it was yesterday. He was on a bus in Texas with his fellow airmen, headed to the Security Forces Academy at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.
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.
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 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.
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.
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."
Friday morning, organizers from the United Way of Lowndes County took time to thank pacesetters with breakfast at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle Outpatient Pavilion.
Copper burglars struck again over the weekend at Columbus-based Air Control Engineering Inc., marking the fourth break-in in two months and bringing losses up to nearly $100,000 for the mechanical contractor.
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