The West Point Police Department plans to crack down on unauthorized vendors.
Although President Barack Obama was elected to a second term Tuesday night, Republican Mitt Romney won in Lowndes County but only by a narrow margin.
The following are unofficial election results for Clay County as reported on the Clay County Circuit Clerk's Facebook Page.
On the outside, Unicor, with its big oaks and magnolia trees, looks like it could be part of a landscaped industrial park. Step a little closer and it's clear the apparel shop lies in the middle of a medium-security federal prison in east Alabama.
September unemployment rates showed a gradual decline for counties in and around the Golden Triangle compared to last year's statistics. According to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security, 22 counties in Mississippi posted unemployment rates below the state's nine percent average.
Vehicles crept along Sixth Street Tuesday night, edging onto the grassy shoulders, pausing in front of the Clay County Civic Center's packed driveways before resuming the search for a parking space.
A Monroe County man has been arrested and charged with 24 counts of abusive phone calls to an emergency service.
The dusty gravel road winds through 60 acres of rolling pasture just off Highway 45 Alternate in West Point. It is a bucolic setting, hardly the place where one might imagine a battle being waged or a war being won.
Three women, including one from Columbus, have been arrested in connection with a fatal stabbing in West Point Saturday night.
When Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney traveled through Mississippi earlier this year, he used grits, football and "y'all" to connect with voters, but in the heart of the Bible Belt, many Southerners were more interested in the religious beliefs of the first Mormon candidate for the nation's highest office.
Segregation ended decades ago in Alabama, swept away by the civil rights marchers who faced down police dogs and fire hoses in the early '60s. But segregation is still mandated by the state's constitution, and voters on Nov. 6 will get only their second chance in years to eliminate an anachronism that still exists on paper.
While most voters already know who they are going to vote for in the upcoming presidential election, there may still be some undecided voters on the local front.
West Point's Donna Harris was a University of Alabama football fan before she enrolled at Mississippi State. A 1982 MSU graduate, she rooted for the Bulldogs from that moment on. Until, that is, family ties intervened.
The leaves are really starting to change, you notice as you take another slight turn around a bend of tightly grouped trees on U.S. Highway 82. It's close to 7 a.m. and you're eastbound, headed to Columbus or point beyond. Then, at the crest of the hill, it happens: The morning sun breaks through the windshield and suddenly, you are blinded.
Although his songs "Southern Man" and "Alabama" painted unflattering portraits of the South, veteran singer-songwriter Neil Young will be welcomed back with open arms on Thursday.
Republican Sen. Roger Wicker is vying for another term as a United States Senator for the state of Mississippi.
Tornado sirens will sound throughout Mississippi Wednesday, but for area schools, the statewide drill is just one of several they have already conducted this year in preparation for the fall tornado season.
It's a typical fall evening in Columbus. Hundreds have packed the stands at Columbus High School to cheer the Falcons to victory for their homecoming game. At the top of the bleachers, away from their parents and out of earshot of teachers, a group of young boys have gathered. As it often does with teenage boys, the conversation turns to sex.
Data released by the Mississippi Department of Employment Services (MDES) shows unemployment rates fell in August in every county. But the more telling data is comparing August unemployment numbers to those of the previous August.
Last week, USA Today reported that 21,000 jobs are created each month in the restaurant business, one of the few fields that seems to have continually defied the economic woes that have slowed job growth across the U.S. Locally, the economic impact of the restaurant industry seems to mirror that national trend.
1. Wiggins wins Caledonia by one vote COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. House built by and for freed slaves for sale in Columbus COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Two arrested for child endangerment in marijuana bust COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Second Baptist deacons to release offering to trustees, finance committee STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
5. Person shot in home invasion on Tabernacle Road COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY