Do desperate times call for desperate measures? At least one area accountant suggests there may be a link between tough economic conditions and a recent rash of embezzlement cases in the Golden Triangle.
Election season is in full swing in Columbus as incumbents and challengers began qualifying Wednesday for this year's municipal elections.
A Columbus man has been arrested and charged in connection with an early morning shooting on New Year's Day that injured three people with gunshot wounds.
Sam Kaye, noted as one of the state's leading historic preservationists, died Tuesday, leaving a legacy that his friends and colleagues say will endure the test of time.
After more than two years of wheeling and dealing, an economic development deal once known as "Project Apollo" came to a whimpering halt Monday, bringing the promise of 971 new jobs to the area down with it. But officials connected to the project say it started to burn out almost from the start.
The Caledonia Board of Alderman signed a lease Wednesday night allowing Fletcher Petroleum Corp. to begin the hydraulic fracturing process -- commonly referred to as "fracking" -- on a small parcel of town-owned land.
Ward 3 Councilman Charlie Box has officially announced he will seek a second term in the position he has held for the past four years.
Former Chief Financial Officer Mike Bernsen was among those honored for their service to the city during Wednesday's meeting of the Columbus City Council.
The Columbus Police Department is looking for the man responsible for shooting three people at a gas station early New Year's morning.
"As we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead. We cannot turn back." Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. 50 years ago and spoke these words during his now-famous "I Have a Dream" speech. And this month, from Jan. 16 through Jan. 21, organizers of the annual Dream365 event are embracing that sentiment, celebrating the progress that has been made in civil rights while continuing to look forward to a more unified city, state and nation.
Silicor Materials has missed a Dec. 31 deadline to put up $150,000 in earnest money, jeopardizing the two-phase, $600-million project, according to a source close to the project.
For Lowndes County Sheriff Mike Arledge, putting on his gun and his badge every day is almost second nature. Although he just finished his first year as sheriff, he has been donning a badge and a gun for more than 30 years.
Over the New Year's holiday, 16 people were arrested for DUI by the Mississippi Highway Patrol Troop G, a region that includes Lowndes, Oktibbeha, Noxubee, Monroe and Clay counties.
With the mass murder in Newtown, Conn. still fresh on the minds of most Americans and with two bomb threats in a week at the Lowndes County Courthouse, Chancery Clerk Lisa Neese told the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors it's time to increase security at the courthouse.
This is the year. It's now or never. How many times have we said that? How often have we sat at rock-bottom, looking at some too-distant light, promising ourselves never again?
When City of Columbus Chief Financial Officer Mike Bernsen begins his new position with Columbus Light & Water Jan. 2, he will not only be leaving behind a job he has held since 2008, but he will also no longer be the overseer of $17,631,774 in city debt.
The director of a Michigan-based charity says a Columbus charity is claiming an association with her group that has never existed. Terry Bazin, director for Angel Mission in Calumet, Mich., says the people who are running the Columbus charity have lied about their experience and affiliation with the Michigan charity.
A power outage left some local residents in the dark Saturday night.
During stressful times as a combat medic in Afghanistan, Mason Sullivan found solace in Vivaldi. New Jersey native Nairobi Cruz was comforted by country music, a genre she had never heard before joining the Army. For Jose Mercedes, it was an eclectic iPod mix that helped him cope with losing an arm during a tour of duty in Iraq.
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