State Rep. Gary Chism, R-Columbus, confirmed the House Education Committee passed a Clay County school merger bill Tuesday with the same language it contained when introduced. The same cannot be said for what the Senate Education Committee did to the Oktibbeha County school consolidation bill.
The much-delayed development formerly known as CottonMill will soon be given new life now that a committee has been established to oversee the approval of new designs and a new construction manager.
Although officials say it has been a move three years in the making, parents and students responded with shock and anger over the Lowndes County School District's decision to drop its gifted program, commonly known as MERIT, for the county's seventh- and eighth-graders.
Lowndes County School District Superintendent Lynn Wright continued his campaign for a consolidated vocational career center Monday in an appearance before the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors.
A Columbus man charged with possession of child pornography and exploitation of a child appeared in federal court in Aberdeen Monday, pleading guilty to count one of the indictment.
Two years ago, none of the students in Sarah Oswalt's Visual Arts class could have imagined having a gallery opening for their work. Most of them were sure they had no artistic talent at all. But the class is a required part of the International Baccalaureate Diploma curriculum, meaning the 11 students had to at least give art a chance, even if they never fully embraced it.
The process of seeking professional services for the former CottonMill development project has started, and Starkville aldermen will again deliberate over housekeeping measures associated with the venture at their 5:30 p.m. City Hall meeting tonight.
County supervisors stalemated on two votes Monday surrounding a payroll change request for a tax office employee which emerged during closed session.
A nurse's refusal to give CPR to a dying 87-year-old woman at a California independent living home despite desperate pleas from a 911 dispatcher has prompted outrage and spawned a criminal investigation.
A Democratic lawmaker said Monday that Mississippi's Republican governor is a "fool" and a "hypocrite" for opposing Medicaid expansion.
The Pentagon will furlough about 15,000 military school teachers and staff around the world because of the automatic budget cuts that took effect last Friday, but spokesman George Little said Monday the department will manage the process so the schools don't lose their accreditation.
A new Mississippi law says the public no longer has access to records of state-issued permits to carry concealed weapons.
The body of a slain Mississippi mayoral candidate was beaten and burned, a family member said Monday.
Former Mississippi State University President Donald Zacharias, 77, died Sunday of complications from multiple sclerosis after an extended illness.
Drainage issues in East Columbus are among the top concerns facing candidates in the race for councilman in Ward 2.
A baby born with the virus that causes AIDS appears to have been cured, scientists announced Sunday, describing the case of a child from Mississippi who's now 2½ and has been off medication for about a year with no signs of infection.
Local law enforcement agencies are banding together to support one of their own. The Columbus Police Department is teaming up with the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department, The Columbus Fire Department and Emergency 911 to help raise money for a CPD investigator who is battling cancer.
Mississippi lawmakers get hopping mad when Washington tries to tell the state what it can or can't do. But, they've been plenty willing this session to make the state government exert similar control over local government.
The vice president and black leaders commemorating a famous civil rights march on Sunday said efforts to diminish the impact of African-Americans' votes haven't stopped in the years since the 1965 Voting Rights Act added millions to Southern voter rolls.
1. 'Grand Bullyvard' plan gets funding from state STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. Court rules for county in Co-Op Road dispute COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Arrest report: 4-24-15 STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
5. Columbus man charged with armed robbery and kidnapping COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY