Tamaka Jones has two personas. During the day, she is a businesswoman. A native and current resident of Columbus, Tamaka owns and manages a thriving beauty shop called Salon 220.
Volunteers showed their civic pride Saturday when they "sweeped" Columbus clean through various service projects throughout the city.
As he demonstrated the fine art of casting Saturday, fly fisher Mel Waxham described his passion for what he called his "full-time hobby."
Drivers across the region are feeling the impact of escalating gasoline prices, but there's a bit of good news: Industry experts don't expect summer prices to be as bad as many have feared.
Bringing an end to a bitter four-year conflict, the Mississippi University for Women's estranged alumni organization agreed Saturday to merge with the official alumni association.
The Houston-based holding company that acquired Starkville-based Cadence Bank last year has assumed control of a Birmingham, Ala.-based bank closed Friday by the FDIC.
The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for southeastern Clay County and northern Lowndes County, including Columbus, after a funnel cloud was spotted near Tibbee Friday evening. Minutes later, a warning was issued for Oktibbeha and Noxubee counties.
A series of tornado warnings were issued for Golden Triangle counties Friday afternoon as severe weather moved through, but aside from flooded roadways, the area was spared serious damage.
Lowndes and Clay counties were placed under a tornado warning shortly before noon Friday, as conditions showed a tornado was possible along a line from Highway 82 northeast toward Caledonia.
A 32-year-old man was charged Thursday with hitting a stranger in the head with a beer bottle while drinking with friends in East Columbus.
The Columbus Municipal School District celebrated past achievements and laid out plans for future academic success during Thursday night's meeting at the Columbus Municipal Complex.
Despite scant public participation, the first chapters have been written for the comprehensive plan that will govern city development over the next decade.
Columbus is first in line to get some new hotels, but Starkville is due to follow suit next year.
Robert Warren Triplett Jr. was sentenced in federal court Thursday to 10 years in prison for possession of child pornography, according to reports.
The Columbus Exchange Club honored the public-spirited Glenn Lautzenhiser at its meeting Thursday, when he was given this year's Book of Golden Deeds award.
Six men are being sought in connection with a Thursday morning home invasion near Columbus Air Force Base in north Lowndes County.
A line of severe weather pushed into Mississippi on Friday, threatening to produce large hail, heavy rain and tornadoes. Lowndes, Oktibbeha and Clay counties were among most of northeast Mississippi put under a tornado watch Friday morning as the storms moved through.
Local law enforcement agencies reported the following felony arrests this week:
A 19-year-old man wanted for pelting four people with bird shot Sunday in East Columbus was arrested Wednesday after a two-day search.
A weekend graffiti tagger's scrawled handiwork may linger in the downtown area until mid-May when volunteers can clean it up, Columbus Police Department Capt. Fred Shelton said Wednesday afternoon.
2. Local church reconsidering Boy Scout partnership COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Slimantics: Running game limits Bulldogs' potential STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
4. Lowndes manslaughter conviction under re-examination COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Upright citizen: Starkville man monitors community STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY