Mississippi lawmakers met in special session Friday and quickly approved a multimillion dollar incentive package for a company that plans to convert timber products into a crude oil substitute.
In federal court today, a Lowndes County man pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography.
An unfortunate correlation occurs at public libraries when the economy turns sour: Budgets and services are cut just as the public's need for access to those resources peaks.
Visitors and staff are thrilled with the new Lowndes County Health Department facility, said Office Manager Brenda Martin.
JACKSON -- Columbus is first in line to receive one of three renewable biofuel production plants in Mississippi. Governor Haley Barbour announced Thursday KiOR of Houston, Texas, has agreed to invest $500 million to build three facilities in Mississippi and create an estimated 1,000 jobs.
A 35-year-old Lowndes County man was sentenced to 20 years in prison for a 2009 aggravated assault at the Columbus Fairgrounds.
Hundreds of Mississippi State University students can attest to the university's growth. For the first time, MSU has had to turn away about 400 upperclassmen requesting on-campus housing. "They approached us desiring a space in housing," explained MSU Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Bill Kibler, noting the requests of the upperclassmen were declined in time for them to find off-campus housing before school began.
A 30-year-old man was charged with breaking into Franklin Elementary Medical Sciences and Wellness Magnet School on Third Avenue early today.
Lowndes County Supervisor Leroy Brooks and seven former supervisors illegally donated more than $85,000 to a nonprofit headed by Brooks, according to a circuit court ruling in Lowndes County, Monday.
Mississippi's unemployment rate for July rose to 11.5 percent, and Golden Triangle counties all had rates worse than the state average. In Columbus, more than one in five people was out of work.
A 41-year-old woman has been charged in Lowndes County with taking pornographic photographs of her two young sons.
Cute puppies and kitties can't tug heart strings if nobody sees them, so the Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society is putting the cuteness on display on Main Street.
State Sen. Terry Brown, R-Columbus, visited the Columbus Rotary Club Tuesday to share a little optimism, some pessimism and a lot of uncertainty.
Separate trials for two Lowndes County men, one facing charges for child pornography and the other for sexual battery, have been continued until October in Lowndes County Circuit Court.
A 72-year-old Artesia man has been charged with sexual battery after allegedly raping his 16-year-old granddaughter.
The trial of a Lowndes County man on possession of child pornography charges -- scheduled for Tuesday in Lowndes County Circuit Court -- has been continued until October.
Parents and teachers tend to believe students know how to act by the time they reach school age and if they're being "bad" it's because they choose to be. Not so, says a professional development service from the University of Southern Mississippi.
Crime is a community problem and citizen involvement is a powerful preventative measure, the Columbus City Council and command staff of the Columbus Police Department agreed.
A 14-year reserve Columbus police officer pleaded guilty Monday evening in Lowndes County Circuit Court to statutorily raping his girlfriend's underage daughter multiple times.
A 16-year-old New Hope High School junior was injured Monday when he swerved to miss another student's truck, flipping his own.
2. Photo: Hwy. 45 wreck COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Students accused of statutory rape COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Railroad co. investigating derailment in Columbus COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Man arrested after close call with school bus STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY