Last week, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed legislation designed to ensure religious liberties in the state's schools. While widely lauded by many in conservative Christian camps, others believe the legislation's impact may result in some unintended consequences that go far beyond assuring that students can reference religion over the school intercom, at sporting events or at graduation ceremonies.
Mayor Robert Smith returned from Washington, D.C. Wednesday with good news -- state senators and representatives were "receptive and sympathetic" to his attempt to secure federal funding for the Highway 45 bypass and a 14th Avenue drainage ditch project.
Longstreet edges out Johnson-Staten, heads to Miss. House runoff election against Gibbs
A runoff election could be held April 2 between Karl Gibbs and Eddie Longstreet for the District 36 State Representative seat if unofficial returns hold.
The first time 19-year-old Shamere McKenzie walked into a strip club, she made $300 within five minutes. She didn't even have to take off her clothes. Just like that, any reservations she had quickly fell away.
The Mississippi State University Extension Service and the Lowndes County Master Gardeners will present a free program on Home Vegetable Gardening Thursday, March 7 at 6 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church at 318 College St., Columbus.
The Supreme Court's conservative justices voiced deep skepticism Wednesday about a section of a landmark civil rights law that has helped millions of Americans exercise their right to vote.
Local officials are taking a wait-and-see approach on the looming sequestration, with $85 billion in automatic budget cuts slated to begin tomorrow barring an 11th hour compromise between Republicans and Democrats.
With a possible $50 million worth of tax cuts on the line, LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins is hoping some of those proposed cuts will positively affect the Golden Triangle. The Mississippi House has passed multiple bills with millions of dollars worth of tax cuts. Those bills are now being presented to the Senate, with some speculation the cuts won't make it off the Senate floor.
The special election to fill the 36th House seat vacated by the death of David Gibbs, D-West Point, is less than a month away. Tuesday, March 12 was the date set by Gov. Phil Bryant for the special election.
An "old'' crash created a new buzz Wednesday in Monroe County. Confusion over wreckage seen from the air had law enforcement looking for a plane crash Wednesday morning.
Four security cameras have been installed at Sally Kate Winter Park in West Point and more are planned.
A knock on Andrea Spain's door in Starkville Monday elicits a raucous chorus of what sounds like hundreds of dogs. It's easy to imagine being bowled off her porch by a canine blitzkrieg of muddy paws and slobbering tongues. But when she opens the door, silence -- punctuated by a staccato of wagging tails -- ensues. No dog leaves Spain's home without learning basic house manners.
Two unrelated Lowndes County shootings, both by juveniles, left one man dead and three injured within less than 24 hours Thursday.
Organizers canceled this year's Sturgis South Motorcycle Rally after failed negotiations between event planners and city aldermen, rally board president Donny Hanson confirmed Thursday.
In the South, there are few aromas more inviting than the rich smell of perfectly seasoned crawfish coming to a boil. People wait all year for the few short months when they can pop a succulent piece of the flavorful crustacean into their mouth.
Today is the last day to qualify for the 36th District seat in the Mississippi House of Representatives. The seat has been vacant since the Jan. 13 death of Rep. David Gibbs, D-West Point.
Although they haven't yet achieved the status of Sherman's March to the Sea, Mississippi's rapidly growing wild hog population is cutting its own destructive swath through the state, and along the way exacting a heavy toll on the state's ecosystem.
A Crawford man has been arrested and charged with kidnapping after he allegedly abducted his girlfriend and held her against her will in early January.
1. Columbus mayoral race gets ugly COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Man gets life in prison for capital murder of Lowndes teen COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Ceco property sold to investment group COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. E-911 workers get ultimatum COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Young gets 50 years for 2015 gas station shooting STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY