JACKSON -- The race for Mississippi House speaker is attracting more candidates, with Democratic Rep. Cecil Brown becoming the latest lawmaker to say he wants to become presiding officer of the 122-member chamber.
The Columbus City Council voted 5-1 Tuesday to fire Police Chief Joseph St. John after about two hours in closed session, bringing to a close a scandal that has sharply divided the community.
A 7-year-old boy died Monday afternoon after he was struck by a car while riding his bicycle with three friends near the intersection of East Cherry Street and Highway 182.
Members of the city school board met with the mayor and three councilmen Monday to discuss the Columbus Municipal School District's budget, which will be presented tonight in a public hearing at CMSD's Brandon Central Services office.
The Columbus City Council has offered Police Chief Joseph St. John 20 days' pay in exchange for his retirement before its meeting tonight, according to St. John's attorney, David Owen.
Columbus' Market Street Festival is more than a feel-good event. Mississippi State University economists estimate this year's two-day festival drew a crowd of 34,091 people, pumping millions of dollars into the local economy.
A 32-year-old man was fatally shot in front of his girlfriend early this morning, and Columbus police are still seeking the suspect.
The Hudco Superette gas station, at 5860 Highway 50 E., is closed this morning after an armed robber burst into the store around 8 a.m. and took an undisclosed amount of cash.
A Mississippi State University economist Tuesday will reveal the results of a study, looking at the economic impact of Columbus' Market Street Festival.
Columbus Police Chief Joseph St. John is expected to appear before the City Council on Tuesday, to answer for events that led to his ongoing paid suspension.
Columbus Police apprehended three suspects last week and are seeking a fourth in connection with the July 11 murder of 35-year-old Eddie Terrell Bankhead.
The hoops squad from the Battery A Second of the 114th Strike National Guard unit in Columbus may have lost its first game handily Saturday, but they'll win in the end.
Lowndes County Administrator Ralph Billingsly came to Friday's Board of Supervisors meeting armed with maps and bad news: According to his estimates, the county needs 20 new tornado sirens, but funds will not be available from the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency as supervisors had previously hoped.
The District 16 District Attorney represents Clay, Lowndes, Noxubee and Oktibbeha Counties, but the race is a Lowndes County affair.
The third suspect in a Monday murder is in jail and a fourth suspect is sought. Cortez Williams, 26, of 515 18th St. N., was discovered hiding at 716 19th St. S. Friday afternoon.
Sweet sounds will be coming from the Omnova Theatre in the Rosenzweig Arts Center in downtown Columbus July 22. Dana Clark and Michele Clark will perform at 7 p.m. in a release concert for their newly-recorded collection of original songs, "Sweet Music."
The Alumni Association of Mississippi University for Women announced its 2011-2012 Board of Directors, marking a pivotal moment in the history of the university with the first meeting of the unified alumni organization.
A 17-year-old girl was transported to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle with moderate injuries after her sports utility vehicle left Caledonia-Steens Road and rolled over Wednesday afternoon near Caledonia.
Columbus police charged two men Thursday night with the murder of a 35-year-old College Street resident earlier this week. Police are still looking for a third suspect and possibly others.
The Columbus-Lowndes Port Authority continues to make preparations for the Kior biofuels plant, currently under construction.
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