For all of the well-documented struggles facing K-12 education in Mississippi, one area where the state has made significant progress is high school dropout rates.
The Columbus City Council voted 6-0 to reappoint Jason Spears to a five-year the Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees.
Mayor Parker Wiseman twice cast tie-breaking votes Tuesday that ultimately decided who would become the newest member of the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District board.
Sales tax collections in the Golden Triangle are a mixed bag so far in the 2016-17 fiscal year.
"I tripled the frosting recipe because I like a lot of frosting," smiles Pat Wheeler, spreading sweet butter-yellow swirls on an oversized cake destined to please a lot of palates.
1. Dead bald eagle found in Columbus appears to have been shot COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Supervisors approve legal, hospital consultant's contracts STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. No one charged after child left alone at hotel COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Veterinarian questions eagle's cause of death COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Hainsey still optimistic about acquiring westbound air service COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY