Former Columbus Municipal School District Chief Financial Officer Kenneth Hughes has withdrawn his request for a termination hearing. Hughes withdrew his request late last week.
It will likely be the end of September before the city can officially close out the Old Highway 82 bridge restoration project due to two factors -- issues with the primer used in the painting process and a flock of protected migratory barn swallows who have made the construction site their temporary home.
The Columbus Cultural Heritage Foundation board will be watching the turnstiles from now on. As it puts together its plans for Fiscal Year 2014, the board will scrutinize events that are not generating enough tourism activity to justify Foundation resources, board president Dewitt Hicks and executive director Nancy Carpenter said during a recent board retreat.
A Columbus man who pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography is scheduled for sentencing today in federal court in Oxford.
Starkville Community Market will stay open through August due to produce availability and increased consumer demand, Greater Starkville Development Partnership Special Events and Projects Coordinator Jennifer Prather confirmed Sunday.
The Mississippi Department of Transportation is dealing with its maintenance crisis the only way it can -- shifting money away from new construction to the upkeep of more than 27,000 lane-miles.
The governors of Mississippi and Alabama said Saturday their two states will partner to study oil sands resources.
The attorney general's office has destroyed $750,000 worth of counterfeit shirts, shoes, purses, CDs and DVDs at a recycling center in Tupelo.
August is right around the corner, which means it's budget time for city and county officials.
What currently sits as an underused building at the intersection of Highway 69 and Yorkville Road in Columbus may soon become a bustling industrial center again.
Seven years after then-Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau officials first discussed the possibility and potential of a strategic plan, the current board of directors has decided it's time to get serious about putting one in place.
Parking lots in Columbus were filled to near capacity Saturday as parents took advantage of the annual sales tax holiday for their back to school shopping.
One key job function of the vacant chief administrative officer's position remains unassigned by the Starkville Board of Aldermen: A prior board resolution made Lynn Spruill's the city's primary point of contact for Freedom of Information Act requests.
It's only 10 jobs, but that's not stopping three of Mississippi's highest officials from lauding a new gun maker.
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2. 'Rebel Ride' advocates heritage COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
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5. Prostitution-related, assault charges follow shooting STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY