The westbound lanes of Highway 82 were closed for more than 45 minutes late Friday after a car burst into flames on the shoulder.
The men and women of the 14th Flying Training Wing gathered at a ceremony at Smith Plaza to remember and pay their respects to those servicemembers declared a prisoner of war or missing in action.
As hunters suit up for deer season, tragedies like that of 17-year-old Spencer Perkins serve as grim reminders about safe gun-handling.
On the afternoon of Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009, Bonnie Morris Triplett was surprised by a visit from her daughter, Kaila, who "popped over," to chat with her mother about, among other things, a pair of bulldog puppies.
As Jim Kitchens sat in his office Thursday afternoon in the Lowndes County Courthouse, law books lined the shelves, black robes hung in a nearby closet and stacks of files and paperwork covered his desk.
A 13-year-old federal program is offering financial assistance to individuals living below the poverty level, but few are taking advantage.
The Columbus City Council Wednesday approved a fiscal year 2011 budget, which includes a 0.86 millage increase.
The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Wednesday approved a 2011 fiscal year budget with no millage increase.
JACKSON -- Democratic U.S. Rep. Travis Childers split with his party leadership Wednesday, saying he favors at least a one-year extension for all the 2001 federal income tax cuts that are set to expire at the end of this year.
It may be too soon to tell, but operations from a KiOR biofuels plant --converting wood chips into crude oil -- aren't expected to produce a significant negative environmental impact on Columbus, said company officials and area experts.
CALEDONIA -- Caledonia aldermen voted unanimously to cut the town's property tax rate by 5.4 percent Tuesday after approving a 2010-11 budget with a large surplus.
As the sluggish economy drags on, teachers are providing more to their students than just knowledge. A national study released this month found that nationwide, teachers spent an average of $356 of their own money each year on supplies and instructional materials for their classrooms -- over and above the money parents spend each year for their children's own supplies.
A 17-year-old Heritage Academy junior who accidentally shot himself while dove hunting in Noxubee County on Sunday remained in an induced coma this morning, school officials said.
The Lowndes County Coroner's Office is dead set on hosting its own autopsies and those of at least eight other Mississippi counties by January.
A federal judge has thrown out the capital murder conviction of Quintez Wren Hodges, who was sentenced to death in 2001 in Lowndes County in the slaying of his ex-girlfriend's brother.
At 6:37 Monday evening Paccar CEO Mark Pigott and Gov. Haley Barbour, standing in front of a phalanx of blue-shirted workers, local dignitaries and the company's board of directors, cut the ribbon for what is sure to be one of the crown jewels of the local economy for years to come, the $300 million Paccar engine assembly plant.
A 17-year-old Heritage Academy soccer player has slipped into a coma after accidentally shooting himself while dove hunting Sunday in Noxubee County, according to Headmaster Tommy Gunn.
The Columbus Planning Commission Monday unanimously denied a salon owner's request to rezone property on Warpath Road.
Several students drew praise for their national and local achievements Monday at the September Columbus Municipal School District board meeting.
Joe Taylor is done selling crack on the streets. Now, after completing the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center's new Graduate Equivalency Diploma program, the 31-year-old inmate wants to become an electrician.
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