In Lowndes and Oktibbeha counties, just more than a third of the voters cast ballots in the Aug. 2 primaries. Clay County boasted more than half of its registered voters turning out to the polls. But this Tuesday likely will be a different story.
In life, he was the keeper of history. Presidential photographs, letters, memos, campaign materials -- nothing escaped the thin fingers and sharp eyes of the Columbus native who lived simply and died simply but touched time, leaving a signature of his own.
Dr. John Fields isn't heading to Hollywood just yet, but he had such a ball as an extra in "The Help," he might have to give it some thought.
A 20-year-old woman was arrested Wednesday, and her baby was placed in the care of the child's grandmother after Columbus police officers responded to a 911 hang-up call and found a controlled substance on the premises.
The Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau board went into a half-hour executive session Thursday, during a specially called meeting, to discuss potential litigation.
The city of Columbus has seen a flurry of retail activity, and the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link says there is more to come. There have been several inquiries, and letters of intent signed, but the Link is keeping the projects hush until the companies either give the Link the green light to publicize them or release the openings themselves.
Members of the Columbus Kiwanis Club received a surprise when they showed up for the group's weekly meeting at the Columbus Country Club: U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., gave them a pop quiz on their knowledge of federal spending and the national debt.
A federal court jury Wednesday found that Lowndes County did not wrongfully terminate former road department superintendent Howard Smart because of his race.
As director of behavioral health at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, David Johnson has noticed a growing trend: More people struggling with the highs and lows of bipolar disorder; more people weighed down by economic woes, job stress and the resulting depression, anxiety and suicidal feelings; more people seeking escape through alcohol and painkillers; more people needing greater help with every passing day.
Local law enforcement agencies reported the following felony arrests:
The Columbus City Council spent much of their budget meeting Tuesday scrutinizing the police department, in an attempt to make a dent in the $1.58 million they needed to cut to balance the city's budget.
A man is in the Tupelo hospital after being hit in the head with a brick Tuesday night.
The Columbus City Council is holding budget workshops today and Thursday, as board members continue to work out the particulars on the $22.55 million budget.
Beginning Oct. 1, Columbus residents will pay a dollar more for trash pickup. The City Council Tuesday voted 4 to 1 to increase Columbus Light and Water customers' monthly garbage fees from $14 to $15.
The Columbus City Council approved final adoption of an ordinance adopting new city limits, Tuesday night. Adoption of the ordinance is the first step toward annexation.
Can the church bridge the gap between lawbreakers and law enforcement? "We'll find out," Interim Columbus Police Chief Selvain McQueen said, Tuesday afternoon.
JACKSON -- A high school football coach who spent a long career working in Mississippi and Alabama has been sentenced to 25 years in a child molestation case involving teenage boys.
The city of Columbus and Lowndes County are closer to securing funding for a bridge to connect the Columbus Riverwalk to a downtown soccer complex, currently under construction.
1. State flags no longer fly at MSU STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
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3. Missing Starkville teen found in West Point STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
4. Local pilot detained for alcohol in Scotland COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Property re-appraisals show stability in real estate market COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY