James "Chuck" Newell has been sentenced to 15 years for the 2008 murder of Adrian Boyette while Corey Lathan, convicted of seven burglaries before age 18, was sentenced to 40 years for his part in an armed burglary.
New Hope High School will soon offer a drama program, thanks to the efforts of Julie Duke, who teaches English, creative writing and public speaking at the school.
Millage rates for Columbus residents will not be increased in the next fiscal year.
The District Attorney's Office has announced it will not retry Doris "D.R." McElhenney for allegedly fondling his granddaughter.
The Lowndes County Road Department may soon have a new place to call home.
Corey Lathan was found guilty of burglary and armed robbery in circuit court Thursday.
When Lisa Oswalt was 3 years old, her father bought her a pony. "He always said it was the worst mistake he ever made," says Oswalt, now 46. "Except for maybe about three years, I've had horses ever since."
As Columbus' mayor and city council continue to work toward a 2013 budget deadline of Sept. 14, some last-minute financial discoveries have increased the city's deficit by almost $100,000.
The Columbus Police Department issued a memo Wednesday that prohibits officers from wearing their sidearms when appearing before the city council on matters involving disciplinary action.
A teenager accused of a Labor day murder in Columbus received bond of $500,000 on Wednesday.
A two-vehicle accident claimed the life of a Caledonia woman on Wednesday.
With a budget hearing set for Thursday, the Columbus City Council on Tuesday approved a resolution to raise garbage fees $2 a month, beginning Oct. 1.
Two Columbus firefighters and a Columbus police officer have been suspended for 30 days after they "liked" a Facebook post made by a former firefighter.
Caledonia may soon be using a collection agency to collect outstanding fines. During Tuesday night's board meeting, the mayor and alderman heard from Mississippi Warrant Network and American Municipal Services.
County Administrator Ralph Billingsley told the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors that the budget process is continuing as it approaches its Sept. 15 deadline.
German Terrel Smith was last week indicted by a federal grand jury on one count possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.
Robert Triplett is scheduled to appear in Circuit Court today on charges of child pornography. Triplett, 58, of 181 Golding Rd., pleaded guilty to one count possession of child pornography in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi in August 2010.
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