One-hundred and fifty years ago on May 8, Union troops entered Columbus and effectively freed the remaining slaves.
The Columbus City Council neither discussed or acted on Mayor Robert Smith's street paving proposal during the council's regular meeting Tuesday.
Today's the day for roughly 750 public school third graders in Columbus and Lowndes County to find out if they will be in fourth grade next school year.
A new Starkville retirement community is scheduled to open by the end of 2015.
A rarity occurred at Tuesday's Starkville Board of Aldermen meeting: All seven sitting aldermen unanimously approved a bond intent resolution.
Sixty-two students from Clay, Lowndes, Noxubee and Oktibbeha counties have been selected to be part of a new regional high school's inaugural class.
A Starkville group submitted a letter of intent to the Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board on Tuesday, indicating that it hopes to open a charter school.
Gov. Phil Bryant, in a Wednesday filing with the state Supreme Court, said no court should have the power to reword how the Legislature phrased its version of an education funding ballot initiative.
The majority owner of a company that made defective Chinese drywall says it should be dropped from a lawsuit with the potential for hundreds of millions of dollars in damages, because it does not manage the drywall manufacturer.
Bill Lewis was under more pressure than most new hires when he began a job in information technology last year in Monroe, Connecticut. Jobless for a year, he had eight weeks to persuade his employer to keep him and pay his salary.
The attempted attack on a provocative cartoon contest in Texas appears to reflect a scenario that has long troubled national security officials: a do-it-yourself terror plot.
Americans appear open to a softer immigration policy than Republican presidential candidates have preached in the past.
Troubled by delays in handling veterans claims, a bipartisan group of senators on Wednesday urged a wide-scale, independent review of the Department of Veterans Affairs for mismanagement and changes to improve budgeting and speed up applications.
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2. Brown picks former SHS teacher for recognition STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
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4. Restaurant tax: CVB offers compromise on 2-percent tax COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. A truly multi-purpose playground COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY