It will be at least a month before the Lowndes County School District learns if its bid for unitary status will be granted, but those who attended Tuesday's court hearing in Oxford were optimistic.
Mississippi State University is leading the way in educating Mississippians about the dangers of drinking and driving.
All charges against local attorney Steve Wallace Sr. were dismissed in justice court today. Steven "Colt" Wallace Jr. pled guilty to one count each of possession of beer with the intent to sell without a permit, possession of liquor with the intent to sell without a permit, minor in possession of beer and minor in possession of liquor in court today.
Substance abuse and addiction can be debilitating, even life-threatening. It affects millions of Americans each year. But for men in Columbus who are combating addiction, more help is becoming available.
The Lowndes County School District will finally have its day in court, appearing today at the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Oxford to argue its case for unitary status.
The day she lost everything was the day Denise Todd started giving back.
With Oktibbeha County District 1 Supervisor John Montgomery coming out publicly against the possible sale of the county hospital, District 2 Supervisor Orlando Trainer is suddenly fighting an uphill battle.
A Sunday morning shooting in west Lowndes County is still under investigation by the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office.
The Columbus Police Department is investigating a series of Sunday burglaries that have targeted beauty salons.
Cadence Bank and the Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society are hosting a pet adoption day on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until noon at the Cadence Bank branch on Bluecutt Road.
June unemployment figures show a slight increase from May of those without jobs. According to the Mississippi Department of Unemployment Security, June unemployment numbers rose to 10.4 percent from 9.6 percent. But the MDUS said the increase is not a cause for alarm.
Stidham is the director for the Millsaps Career and Technical Center at Starkville High School, and was recognized last week at the Mississippi Department of Education conference for his 30 years of service.
The United Way of Lowndes County is continuing to seek public input, with a survey designed to ascertain community needs and prioritize the agency's funding allotments.
A Jackson couple says the church where they planned to get married turned them away because they are black.
In the wake of a mass shooting in Aurora, Colo., where 12 people were shot and killed during a midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" July 20, gun sales across the nation are on the rise.
Agriculture experts at Mississippi State University say Mississippi's soybean crop needs more moisture to complete what has at times been a dry season. Mississippi State's University Extension Service says recent rains, along with irrigation, have helped after a dry spell in June.
Sarah Fowler joins Micah Green in covering news for The Commercial Dispatch's Starkville bureau.
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