Local toy drives, fundraisers still short of goals

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Of the 110 local families in Adopt-a-Family, the United Way of Lowndes County's venture to provide Christmas presents for needy families, only five still need businesses to purchase their Christmas gifts.

County OKs franchise agreement with MaxxSouth

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County could get up to $30,000 per year in additional revenue as a result of a franchise agreement supervisors recently approved with MaxxSouth.

Escaped Mississippi inmate captured after 2 days on the run

Posted yesterday in State

An inmate who escaped his work detail has been captured in Mississippi.


William leads Bulldogs on, off court

Posted yesterday in College Sports

STARKVILLE -- Nothing Morgan William does surprises Vic Schaefer. Tasked with running the Mississippi State women's basketball program, William has responded with quiet confidence in her first three seasons. No job has been too big for the 5-foot-5 standout from Birmingham, Alabama. Whether it has been pressuring the ball, finding her teammates for open shots, or scoring a career-high 41 points in a giant effort against Baylor in the Elite Eight, William has done it all without calling attention to herself and leading by example.



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Pictured at the Riverwalk Wednesday are, from left, Columbus High School senior Will Waggoner, his grandfather Spencer Waggoner and uncle Neil Waggoner, Amonte Adams, 7, and sister Chloe Adams, 8, with their father, Armondo Adams. Both families have three generations educated in Columbus public schools. Amonte and Chloe are in second- and third-grade at Fairview Elementary School.

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