Locals recognizing the history, purpose of Memorial Day

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Losing a best friend to the ravages of war is an experience Sgt. Douglas Cockrell Jr. wouldn't wish on his worst enemy.

A happy little instrument: After decades of being snubbed, the diminutive ukulele is making waves

Posted yesterday in Community

For 13-year-old Kenna McGrew, it happened at a church event. A friend had brought along a ukulele, and Kenna came home smitten with the quirky little instrument.

Gavin: Poor schools stunt city's growth

Posted 5/26/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ward 6 Councilman Bill Gavin believes Columbus schools' poor performance is a major issue stunting the city's growth.

Volunteers host local arts bazaar in Starkville Sunday

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An inaugural Sunday Funday takes place Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Starkville's Cotton District.



Columbus High School junior Robert Woodard, II will enter his senior season as one of the state's top recruits.

All-Area Basketball: Woodard II guides Columbus to winning season, return trip to playoffs |

All-Area Basketball: Jones caps career with three trips to Jackson with Lady Jackets |

All-Area Basketball: Carter keeps Starkville humming at fast pace |

All-Area Basketball: Williams keeps Starkville on edge of winning state championship |

All-Area Basketball: Daniel keeps West Point among top programs in Class 5A |

All arms on deck as MSU prepares for Selection Monday |

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Partial to Home: Paradise garden |

Roses and thorns: 5/28/17 |

Voice of the people: Danny Pang |

Leonard Pitts: Growing right-wing intolerance for inconvenient facts |

Editorial Cartoons for 5-28-17 |

Patrick J. Buchanan: After the Confederates, who's next? |

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Community Calendar for the week of May 28, 2017 |

Out There for the week of May 28, 2017 |

Being Beautiful: A Kodak moment shared with my daddy |

Southern Gardening: Mindset turns garden work into enjoyment |

Starkville among 12 host communities for statewide exhibits |

From brides to budding entrepreneurs, Quick Bites offers tips |

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Trump travel ban showdown headed for Supreme Court |

Lawyer says Kushner willing to cooperate with investigators |

Trump scolds fellow NATO leaders: Spend more for military |

Report: More Americans with Alzheimer's are dying at home |

Marijuana extract helps some kids with epilepsy, study says |

Gov. Walker wants Wisconsin to drug test Medicaid applicants |

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