The first of what Columbus mayor Robert Smith hopes will be an annual event will be held Jan. 8 at 6 p.m. when the city hosts a Christmas Tree Bonfire.
South Beach is a sea of maroon, and it's only going to get worse.
A four-mile stretch of road that provides access to the new Yokohama Tire plant in West Point is nearing completion.
A Starkville man has been charged with aggravated assault and attempted arson.
Longtime girls' basketball coach Stan Hughey, who spent 20 years as coach at Oak Hill Academy, has died.
Oktibbeha County School District has filed its intent to issue up to $13.2 million in bonds to help facilitate construction of new buildings needed for the consolidated school district's partnership with Mississippi State University.
The year in local government and community affairs was dominated by policy changes, a major bond issue for street improvements, annexation and a pair of projects that neared completion by year's end.
Oktibbeha County's improving economy can be informally measured by a number of new buildings reaching to the sky and workers turning dirt at bustling projects, but the sale of bonds for the area's best bet for significant economic development -- a new industrial park -- won't occur until next year. Here's a look at five of Oktibbeha County's biggest economic development stories from 2014:
Of all the famous holiday trends and traditions, the lines for returns the day after Christmas may be among the least nostalgic.
The strange recruitment of a potential $1.2 billion aluminum mill rolls on.
The family of a Columbus man who died last week after being transported from jail to a local hospital held a press conference Friday to address what they called "a great mystery concerning the death of our loved one."
As it is with every year, 2014 will be remembered both for the good things that happened and the bad.
For Rollin S. "Polly" Armstrong, it was an easy decision. A lifelong Mississippi State fan, Armstrong watched with great anticipation as the 1940 MSU football team finished with a 10-0-1 record -- the best in program history.
We had tornadoes. Yokohama got closer to reality. We had deputies wounded. A local baseball team became state champions. And much more.
There are many definitions of "news," among them something considered unusual, unexpected or out of the norm.
A lot of controversy stirred up by Starkville aldermen in 2013 -- their first six months in office -- followed them into 2014.
North Korea blamed its recent Internet outage on the United States on Saturday and hurled racially charged insults at President Barack Obama over the hacking row involving the movie "The Interview."
Thousands of police officers from across the nation packed a church and spilled onto streets Saturday to honor Officer Rafael Ramos.
It was supposed to be a joke. "Are you still president?" comedian Stephen Colbert asked Barack Obama earlier this month.
1. CPD officer suspended for Facebook posts COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Childhood home of noted Disney animator, painter Joshua Meador is on the market COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Proposed pay raise for councilmen fails COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Woman arrested for alleged box cutter attack COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. LINK head concerned about state budget cuts COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY