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Noxubee County man shot outside nightclub

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Area

A Noxubee County man died over the weekend after suffering multiple gunshot wounds.

 

New band, old tricks: Big Hoss and the Little Joes to perform Thursday at Sounds of Summer

Posted 6/20/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Though Big Hoss and the Little Joes may be less than a year old, the band's five members are no strangers to Columbus' music scene.

 

'This is a place for miracles': Church formerly on the brink of condemnation celebrates fresh start

Posted 6/16/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville pastor Mary Carr had been preaching at Antioch Baptist Church for 13 years last November when she learned her church home would face condemnation if the building didn't receive repairs.

 

Starkville may soon begin accepting bids for infrastructure project

Posted 6/16/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Board of Aldermen confirmed in a Friday work session at city hall it will vote at its next board meeting on whether to begin accepting proposals from contractors for replacing water and sewer infrastructure in Starkville's Pleasant Acres neighborhood.

 

'Hooked on books': Summer reading programs combat illiteracy locally

Posted 6/12/2018 in Area

In a state where illiteracy rates top the national average, local libraries have implemented summer programs to get Mississippi's youngest reading.

 

Gathering place: 'This is a farmers market town'

Posted 6/9/2018 in Area

Marvin "M.C." Ellis, 82, has been growing food most of his life. In 1997, he decided to make a business of it at the Columbus farmers market.

 

Public palette: Mural adds 'life and energy' to warehouse site

Posted 6/7/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Along nearly 200 feet of brick backdrop on Waterworks Road in Columbus sits a hidden gem -- a whimsically designed black and white mural adding "a touch of something fun" to a warehouse-spotted property.

 

Two charged with felony burglary of storage units

Posted 1/24/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Lowndes County residents face felony charges after breaking into American Mini Storage units Sunday on Cal Kolola Road in Caledonia.

 

Robotics is a 'learning process'

Posted 1/22/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Arianna and Trinity Rosales stood at the ready Saturday, controllers in hand and waiting for their match to begin.

 

Fire destroys Artesia home

Posted 1/19/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A morning fire Thursday destroyed a house at 20 Ellis Loop in Artesia. None of the house's six residents are injured, as no one was home when the fire started.

 

CMSD board chooses superintendent search firm

Posted 1/18/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees voted Wednesday to hire the Clinton-based Mississippi School Boards Association to conduct the district's next superintendent search.

 

Roundabout, crosswalk concept proposed for Main St. intersection

Posted 1/18/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city has adopted a modified plan for downtown improvements to pedestrian accessibility and traffic flow.

 

Painting the town: Thirty-eight and counting -- barn quilts decorate Lowndes County

Posted 1/13/2018 in Community

Drive down rural roads just over a year from now, and you may pass more than a hundred four-by-four-foot wood pallets covered in hues of reds, blues, oranges, purples and greens mounted on churches, barns and fences across Lowndes County.

 

The power of theater: MUW hosts state festival this weekend for second time in six years

Posted 1/12/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Taylor Battey hustles across the stage, shouting in an Irish accent and throwing foam bricks at a fellow actor hidden behind the left stage curtain.

 

Three arrested for use of meth, pot near 8-year-old

Posted 1/12/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 911 call Tuesday to the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office resulted in the arrest of three Golden Triangle residents.

 

Borsig plans to 'refocus' his career in the nonprofit sector

Posted 1/9/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After 6-1/2 years with Mississippi University for Women, Jim Borsig will step down from his role as university president at the end of June.

 

A little help goes a long way

Posted 1/8/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two years ago, now 32-year-old Maria was living in a car with her three kids. When her car no longer worked, she dropped it at a repair shop, where the vehicle has sat ever since. She and her kids hopped from an aunt's house to a cousin's house to a cousin's mom's house to a friend's.

 

City applies for grant to improve main downtown intersection

Posted 1/3/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Pending the authorization of a Mississippi Department of Transportation grant, the city of Columbus may be improving its downtown curb appeal and pedestrian accessibility.

 

Shelton named permanent police chief

Posted 1/2/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In a unanimous vote today, the Columbus City Council appointed Assistant Police Chief Fred Shelton to the position of chief of Columbus Police Department.

 

Bully goes bowling: Three MSU students prepare to don the mascot suit in Jacksonville

Posted 12/28/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Enthusiasm, loyalty, spirit, pride. That's what Bully the bulldog means to Mississippi State University, according to Leah Beasley, the school's senior associate athletic director over external affairs.

 

 

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