In a split vote Tuesday evening, the Columbus City Council hired its first dedicated public defender in years for Municipal Court.
OCH Regional Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Richard Hilton said a report calling upon the county to seek transaction proposals for the publicly-owned health care operation was led to its conclusion because of cherry-picked data misrepresenting the hospital's true financial standing.
Ward 1 Starkville Alderman Ben Carver warned his county counterparts during Tuesday's public hearing on OCH Regional Medical Center's future that selling or leasing the hospital would be "political suicide" and that he would "find people to run against" sitting incumbents if they move forward with a deal.
A $611 billion defense policy bill that is before the U.S. Senate this week could mean good news for Columbus Air Force Base and all other U.S. military installations.
Baking 20 dozen cookies might faze some home cooks, but there was no harried sign of stress in Nichole Cancellare's kitchen Sunday afternoon.
2. Accident leads to numerous charges for Starkville man STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. Sunday fire damages EMCC's Mayhew campus COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. MSMS students to put on concert featuring traditional carols in 5 foreign languages COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY