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'How ordinary people change the world': New York Times bestselling author reflects on his career, legacy at annual Welty Gala

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Brad Meltzer is a bestselling author whose work spans genres from nonfiction to mystery, comic books, television and children's books.


Breast Cancer Awareness Month: A pioneer in cancer treatment

Posted 10/19/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

On Monday, OCH Regional Medical Center opened its new Breast Health and Imaging Center near the hospital with a ceremony dedicating the facility to a doctor who hasn't seen a patient in almost seven years.


Preparing for winter: Local companies push pre-winter heat system checks, weatherization

Posted 10/18/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It may be early fall, but those in the business of providing heating to homes are already thinking winter.


Killing it with kindness: How a consultant found success in business by being kind, establishing boundaries

Posted 10/17/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Jennifer Spaulding began her consulting career more than 25 years ago, she had a pretty good idea of what she needed to get ahead in the world of business.


Slimantics: At long last, I'm a quitter

Posted 10/17/2018 in Local Columns

Not that I am counting the days or anything, but I walked away from one of my oldest relationships 142 days ago. While my friends can't stop slapping me on the back for the break-up -- they said they knew all along ours was a toxic relationship - I confess that I'm feeling a bit guilty about it and I'd be lying if I said I didn't miss it.


Lowndes County sportsplex gets green light

Posted 10/16/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors voted unanimously to proceed with the purchase of 89 acres in the western part of the county to build a sports complex after receiving clearance from the Federal Aviation Authority.


An unfair tax?: Drivers take issue with hybrid/electric car fees; lawmakers claim they are reasonable in face of road, bridge crisis

Posted 10/13/2018 in Area

When Mike Buehler received a notice from the Mississippi Department of Revenue a week ago that he would be required to pay a fee for driving his 2014 Tesla each year, he bit his lip and did a little research before forming an opinion. The verdict? "It's unfair," the Starkville radiologist said.


Weeks: CAFB's mission more than just training pilots

Posted 10/12/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

JoAnn Ferguson has seen at least 14 commanders at Columbus Air Force Base since joining the Base Community Council's Military Affairs Committee.


Caledonia Days offers more events, high-profile concerts

Posted 10/5/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Although she is in just her second year as Caledonia Days chairman, Amanda Boltwood knows every year has its unique challenges and opportunities.


Going to Disney World: Heritage seniors helping fulfill New Hope child's wish

Posted 10/5/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When the senior class at Heritage Academy learned the identity of the child who was going to be the centerpiece of their community service project last week, its members decided to have a pep rally to mark the occasion.


Slimantics: State-wide poll gives insight into coming elections

Posted 10/5/2018 in Local Columns

Millsaps College, in cooperation with Chism Strategies, released the finds from its latest quarterly poll of Mississippi voters this week and the results show some intriguing views as Mississippians go to vote next month and next year.


Lowndes supes discuss how to fill county prosecutor position

Posted 10/2/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors discussed, but did not reach a decision, on how to fill the county prosecutor's job after the November election.


County to borrow $1 million to finish horse park

Posted 10/1/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors voted unanimously to borrow $1 million to pay for the completion of the county's horse park, changing their approach to how they spend revenues from the county's hospital trust fund.


Slimantics: No offense, but Bulldogs have no offense

Posted 9/30/2018 in Local Columns

STARKVILLE It was about halfway through his post-game press conference Saturday night when Mississippi State coach Joe Moorhead faced a question that seemed to stop him in his tracks.


'Dan Who?': Mullen's return to Davis Wade stirs memories, sparks sales of anti-Dan apparel

Posted 9/28/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Dan Mullen moved to Florida in December. In February, his image moved to a local restaurant's restroom.


Slimantics: Hosemann's uphill voter turn-out battle

Posted 9/28/2018 in Local Columns

Tuesday, as a part of a four-stop tour in north Mississippi, Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann spoke to an assembly of high school seniors at Columbus High School and New Hope High School.


Hosemann to high school seniors: Voting is an obligation

Posted 9/26/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

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.


Second Chambers trial begins with Oktibbeha jury

Posted 9/25/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A second trial in the Jessica Chambers murder case is set to begin today in Batesville after Monday's jury selection in Starkville.


Hosemann to visit Lowndes County on Voter Registration Day

Posted 9/24/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In June, just 13.5 percent of registered voters went to the polls in the primary elections, and Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann seems to have taken it personally.


'Fact-finders and decision-makers': Voters will choose judges ruling on family issues in Nov. 6 election

Posted 9/22/2018 in Area

Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann has been on the road since Labor Day in his effort to encourage citizens to vote in the Nov. 6 general election.



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