Mississippi lawmakers on Friday swiftly approved a multimillion dollar incentive package for what state and company officials call a first-in-the-world project to convert timber products to a crude oil substitute.
On Monday, Aug. 29, 2005, Patricia Jordan and her son, Teche, watched the waters outside their Ocean Springs home, which was four blocks from the beach, rise until their mailbox was under water. Then they watched their car float down the street like a boat. When water began pouring through the electrical outlets of their one-story home and waves started buckling the walls, Jordan knew it was time to get out.
After smoking hogs through the night, Columbus and Batesville teams took home the bacon, winning first in their categories Saturday at the annual Roast-n-Boast.
A clerk at Black Creek Grocery foiled an armed robbery Saturday evening, hitting one of the suspects in the head with the cash register drawer.
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.
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