Columbus Police Chief Joseph St. John was placed on paid, administrative leave Monday pending a formal performance review by the City Council at its July 19 meeting.
When Mickey Brislin saw smoke off Matson Road Sunday, his first thought was that someone had lit a fire -- not that someone was on fire.
As the city moves forward with annexation plans, business and home owners are settling in for a legal battle that could take years to resolve.
Lowndes County is turning to private Realtors to sell the old Lowndes County Health Department on Military Road.
Caledonia Water Superintendent Benny Coleman and office manager Cathy Brown were in the water department's metal building on Jan. 10, 2008, when the tornado ripped through town. From their refuge in the office closet, they could only huddle in the darkness and pray.
Local law enforcement agencies reported these felony arrests over the past week:
Recent storms have Lowndes County supervisors looking closer at safety concerns. Supervisors are considering the addition of a storm shelter at each of the Road Department's five satellite barns and its central maintenance office, to protect the department's 60 workers in the event of severe weather.
Work continues on the North Steel Development, near the Golden Triangle Regional Airport. The project, which will support New Process Steel and Mississippi Steel Processing, includes adding rail, water and sewer service, as well as an airport access road.
A 13-year-old boy died and his grandmother was on the verge of death this morning after their Lowndes County house caught fire.
A 58-year-old Renton, Wash., man accused of convincing a Caledonia woman to send him pornographic photographs of her two young sons has turned himself in to local deputies.
Aiming at nearly $278,000 in taxes, the City Council took its first formal step Tuesday to annex an estimated 44 businesses and 1,462 residents.
CALEDONIA -- Caledonia residents will see a water-rate increase possibly as soon as August if the Public Service Commission approves a petition Mayor George Gerhart signed during Tuesday night's Board of Aldermen meeting.
A woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend with a steak knife during an argument over shoes Tuesday is out on $2,500 bond today.
It was obvious Tuesday morning just how tired the Lowndes County supervisors are of dealing with a man his neighbors previously dubbed "the bird man."
A 20-year-old woman was charged with stabbing her boyfriend in the head with a steak knife during an argument over shoes early today.
Two Lowndes County men pulled a man from a burning car and became hometown heroes Sunday. Mickey Brislin was driving home on Matson Road Sunday evening when he saw victim Gregory Gabrielle pinned under a car with its engine on fire.
More than 200 people were arrested for DUIs in Mississippi over Independence Day weekend -- 44 more than in 2010 -- according to the state Highway Patrol.
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