The 2021 Columbus Spring Pilgrimage has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Preservation Society of Columbus announced in a press release Monday.
Fred Harris' job as a journeyman lineman for 4-County Electric Power Association is pretty simple, to hear him tell it. "Basically, it's just maintaining lines, setting poles, keeping the lights on," he said. He might get five or so "trouble calls" a day -- anything from a fallen limb knocking down a powerline to a squirrel or bird getting too friendly with a transformer. But none of the week of Valentine's Day was "normal" for Harris and his colleagues at the rural utility.
Columbus police are investigating a shooting that injured four people in South Columbus Saturday afternoon. The victims were all in a vehicle when they were shot on the 1200 block of Seventh Street South at 4:40 p.m., according to a Columbus Police Department press release.
The Greater Starkville Development Partnership, Starkville's community development organization, hosted its 20th-anniversary award ceremony virtually Thursday morning. Typically an in-person banquet, the Partnership held this pre-recorded event due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in order to keep the community safe, said Paige Watson, Partnership special events and projects coordinator.
When then-Gov. William Winter wanted to make substantial changes to Mississippi's education system in the early 1980s, he and his staff spent months building support for their proposals.
Water for flushing toilets was being distributed at seven sites in Mississippi's capital city -- more than 10 days after winter storms wreaked havoc on the city's water system.
Historians are opposing a bill that they say could politicize the board that governs the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
A Mississippi judge has sentenced a man to 210 years in prison for firing an automatic rifle at law enforcement officers in 2019 and leaving a sheriff's deputy partially paralyzed.
Looking beyond the $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill, President Joe Biden and lawmakers are laying the groundwork for another top legislative priority -- a long-sought boost to the nation's roads, bridges and other infrastructure that could run into Republican resistance to a hefty price tag.
The House approved a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief bill that was championed by President Joe Biden, the first step in providing another dose of aid to a weary nation as the measure now moves to a tense Senate.
Taking the stage for the first time since leaving office, former President Donald Trump called for GOP unity, even as he exacerbated intraparty divisions by attacking fellow Republicans and promoting lies about the election in a speech that made clear he intends to remain a dominant political force.
Federal investigators probing the death of a U.S. Capitol Police officer killed in the Jan. 6 riot have zeroed in on a suspect seen on video appearing to spray a chemical substance on the officer before he later collapsed and died, two people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press.
With the floodgates set to open on another round of unemployment aid, states are being hammered with a new wave of fraud as they scramble to update security systems and block scammers who already have siphoned billions of dollars from pandemic-related jobless programs.
February is usually the peak of flu season, with doctors' offices and hospitals packed with suffering patients. But not this year.
A Mississippi institution is receiving a grant to advance its work in teaching people about the legacy of Emmett Till, a Black teenager from Chicago whose lynching by white people in Mississippi in 1955 spurred the civil rights movement.
The U.S. is getting a third vaccine to prevent COVID-19, as the Food and Drug Administration on Saturday cleared a Johnson & Johnson shot that works with just one dose instead of two.
Under the fallen leaves heaped on the front porch of one of Crawford's oldest remaining houses, Tommy Gentry could barely make out a hint of metal.
When the ice began to melt after the Feb. 14-15 ice storm, George Hazard did what a lot of homeowners were doing.
The Market Street Festival will return this year after a one-year hiatus, but it will shift from May to September for safety reasons, Main Street Columbus announced through a press release Friday.
Columbus Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying the occupants of a car believed to be involved in a Feb. 19 shooting incident on Military Road.
1. Four injured in Saturday shooting COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. CPD seeks help in Military Road gunfire exchange COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Monday Profile: 4-County lineman braves icy roads, works long hours during winter storm COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Arborists: Care needed in keeping trees healthy after ice storm damage COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY