While the majority of cases involve various drug charges and property crimes, judges with the 14th Judicial District are set to preside over trials on aggravated assault, felony DUI, armed robbery, kidnapping and various sex crimes as the July term of Circuit Court begins this week in Oktibbeha County.
Mississippi shoppers will get a break from sales tax this weekend as the annual tax-free weekend begins Friday at midnight. The tax-free shopping law was passed by the Mississippi Legislature in 2009 as a way to help families with the financial strain of back-to-school shopping.
The leadership at Mississippi State University watched with one critical thought Monday as the NCAA delivered one of the most unique and strongest penalties to Penn State University.
North Mississippi native Jay Stokes remembers the thrill of killing his first deer when he was 10 years old. Now, Stokes is spending a large part of his adult life making sure hundreds of young people all over the Golden Triangle and beyond can feel that same thrill.
With corn futures closing at record highs on Friday and a drought continuing to devastate crops in the Midwest, area farmers could see more lucrative turnover with this years harvest.
Mississippi bluesman Big Joe Shelton has been named manager of Main Street Macon.
The steering committee formed to explore creating a tri-county industrial development partnership will hold its first meeting on July 24, it was announced, but the site of the meeting was not disclosed.
After years of not having a proper board in place, residents in District 4, including the Plum Grove Community and the Town of Crawford, have made steps to increase fire services in their community.
A group of 99 Mississippi 4-H leaders received a lesson Tuesday at the 4-County Electric Power Association corporate office.
The beginning of September will mark one year since a California-based solar silicon manufacturer chose Lowndes County for its sprawling new facilities. But after pushing the start date back several times, the company may soon be faced with having to request an extension or risk losing the hefty incentive package that state and local officials worked so hard to craft.
The steering committee charged to explore forming a tri-county economic development group for the Golden Triangle is off to a slow start -- if it has started at all.
A gunman opened fire early this morning at a bar in the hometown of the University of Alabama, wounding multiple people, police said today.
Three days have passed since the resignations of two banking center presidents in Columbus and Starkville, but Cadence Bank officials remain tight-lipped on the management shakeup.
The Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau has elected a new leader. During Monday's regular board meeting, Dewitt Hicks was unanimously chosen to serve a one-year term as board chairman. He replaces outgoing chairman George Swales. Hicks, who was appointed to the board by the City of Columbus, urged his board members to work together.
Representatives from Lowndes, Oktibbeha and Clay counties have formed a steering committee to examine the possibility of forming a tri-county coalition for economic development.
The Columbus-Lowndes Development Link is moving forward with plans to recruit industry for West Point and Clay County, securing a deal earlier this week to obtain 10 percent of the resulting tax revenues, with the remaining 90 percent divided between West Point and Clay.
Oktibbeha County poised to join Lowndes and Clay counties in a joint development partnership
Mississippi manufacturing is getting national media attention and Forbes magazine was correct in noting Mississippi has a future as "a new American manufacturing center," agreed Columbus-Lowndes Development Link CEO Joe Higgins.
After weeks of no rain and the drought-like conditions that ensued, parts of Lowndes County received a substantial amount of rainfall on Monday. Other parts of the county were not as fortunate.
High winds associated with some isolated thunderstorms Friday evening caused some minor damage in Lowndes County. Reports of downed power lines and trees were reported across the county, but no injuries were reported.
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