State Rep. Kabir Karriem (D-Columbus) is still in touch with Mary Moore, his home economics teacher from eighth grade. She still teases him about the time he put salt instead of sugar in a batch of cookies, he said.
District 41 State Rep. Kabir Karriem has canceled this year’s Seventh Avenue Heritage Festival, scheduled for Oct. 4-5, because the city of Columbus failed to comply with terms of the interlocal agreement for funding from the 2-percent restaurant sales tax.
During their Tuesday morning assembly the roughly 250 members of the senior class at Columbus High School turned their attention to an important date on the calendar — graduation day — as they were informed about how to order everything from caps and gowns to class rings.
But the students’ attention was also directed to another day, Nov. 6, the date of the general election in Mississippi.
A Columbus legislator has filed a bill that would designate separate days to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. and Confederate General Robert E. Lee.
Ward 4 city council candidate Fredrick Jackson picked up a pair of endorsements Monday from Leroy Brooks and Kabir Karriem, who issued a warning that they’ll be watching the use of absentee ballots leading up to the May 16 runoff election.
The city of Columbus has punted a pending criminal case against a former city councilman to Lowndes County Justice Court.
Kabir Karriem’s adult daughter has accused the state representative of punching her three times in the head, according to documents the city of Columbus provided to The Dispatch Friday afternoon.
An attorney representing Mississippi District 41 Rep. Kabir Karriem today issued a statement suggesting the lawmaker’s Tuesday morning domestic violence arrest was politically motivated.
Mississippi District 41 Rep. Kabir Karriem has been arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor domestic violence.
Several forthcoming pieces of legislation seek to rename portions of Golden Triangle highways after longtime local legislators.