On a postcard-perfect, blue-sky Monday, two bombs rocked downtown Boston, ripping through the fabric of Americans' collective conscious and staining the sidewalks red. But instead of tearing the country apart, many say it drew them closer together -- a nation brought to its knees, not by violence but by faith.
The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors signed off on an Assistance to Firefighters Grant recently awarded to District 3 Volunteer Fire Department Tuesday during its board meeting that will provide the department more than $50,000 for equipment purchases.
The head of American Eurocopter's Lakota helicopter production facility is leaving the company, officials announced Monday.
Local residents and ardent road-trippers will soon have another option on the menu: Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and Restaurant, a mainstay of the national food chain, is expected to locate in Columbus early next year.
As recently as two weeks ago, Will McReynolds and Steve Logan didn't know the limit of what they could endure. Now, they do.
A host of Mississippi and Yokohama Rubber Company officials gathered at the Ritz Conference Center earlier today to announce the company's plans to construct a new manufacturing plant on the Prairie Belt Powersite in Clay County and officially sign a memorandum of understanding.
Bob Williford has been reaching students for 40 years, but as he enters his last month in the education system, he says he view his departure more as taking a break than walking away.
Seventeen Mississippi children died in 2012 as a result of child abuse. Those 17 were among 7,968 children who were abused in Mississippi last year.
Lowndes County supervisors will consider a request from District 3 volunteer firefighters to apply for an assistance to firefighters grant when they meet 9 a.m. Tuesday at the county courthouse.
Acts of terrorisms will be added to the list of crimes in Mississippi that could lead to the death penalty, if a victim is killed.
An estimated 3,500 turned out for the Lowndes County Relay For Life, which began at 6 p.m. Friday and continued until 5 a.m. Saturday.
"It's like something from a James Bond movie," a man whispered, watching in awe Friday as Stark Aerospace electro-optical technician Arzell Huggins demonstrated the company's Pop200 infrared surveillance system.
Columbus Public Works Director Mike Pratt was found dead early Saturday.
Local officers from the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department and neighboring counties traveled to Illinois this week to participate in a one-of-a-kind homeland security training exercise.
Local officials returned from a fact-finding mission in Indiana late Wednesday with optimism toward Lawrence Transit System's proposal to provide public transportation in Columbus, saying only a few minor details need to be worked out before the company can begin providing its services here.
Thousands of people are expected to descend on Columbus High School soccer field Friday night for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.
State legislators will vote today on an incentive package that is expected to bring a $1.2 billion tire manufacturing plant to West Point and create 2,000 jobs by the time the multi-phase project is complete.
Local and state officials updated Ward 4 residents about measures they are taking to improve conditions on 14th Avenue while fielding questions about what still has to be addressed during a community meeting Thursday the Columbus Municipal Complex.
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