This probably comes as no surprise: Federal scientists say July was the hottest month ever recorded in the Lower 48 states, breaking a record set during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s.
Adhering to a requirement from the U.S. Department of Justice, a city redistricting plan that will evenly distribute the population among Starkville's seven wards was unanimously passed by the Board of Aldermen Tuesday night.
A request to honor a family member turned into a contentious issue during Tuesday's Columbus City Council meeting.
When college students return to campus this weekend, they'll be greeted enthusiastically by the local business community.
An ongoing dispute took a surprising turn Tuesday night when the Caledonia Board of Aldermen dismissed an employee's grievance against his supervisor.
At 356 pounds, Darlene Cox's body gave up. After spending three days in a coma, followed by weeks hospitalized in an intensive care unit, Cox knew she had to make big changes, if she wanted to live.
A Columbus restaurant owner may have more questions than answers after appearing Tuesday before the Columbus City Council. Glen Baldwin, owner of the Cattleman's Steak and Fish House and Pit and Cone restaurants, wanted answers from the council regarding a recent appointment to the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Columbus Ward 5 Councilman Kabir Karriem has been selected to participate in a new leadership development initiative hosted by U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson.
The Oktibbeha County School Board rejected the only proposal put forth to lease 16th Section land that includes the Oktibbeha County Lake on Monday night because the proposal, among other things, was nearly $18,000 less than the appraised value.
The Starkville Police Department may soon be the envy of every law enforcement agency across the state. Thanks to a close partnership with Mississippi State University, the SPD will soon have three different state of the art robotics at its fingertips.
Opening ceremonies are being planned for a soon-to-be completed sports complex. The Columbus Soccer Complex, located in the Burns Bottom area near downtown Columbus, is scheduled to be completed Aug. 21. The soccer complex will open Sept. 22.
The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Monday voted to give Silicor Materials an extension to meet terms of a local incentive package.
The Columbus Police Department will be hosting a night out from crime. Beginning tonight at 6, Columbus residents can attend events at one or more of four locations -- Sims Scott Park, Townsend Community Center, the East Columbus Gym and Sandfield Community Center.
Brandon Sharp will be a senior at Starkville Academy this year, and while some of his peers might have spent their last high school summer on the beach, Sharp spent his on the back of a garbage truck.
There's always something happening below the surface in Flora Fortune's Columbus High School biology class.
The Columbus City Council will clear one of its last hurdles before redrawing the lines in some of its six wards. The Council on Tuesday will discuss and adopt an ordinance needed for approval before the final redistricting map can be sent to the U.S. Department of Justice for final approval.
Artesia, a town of approximately 496 people, likely drew a crowd of more than 13,000 last night at the 15th annual Artesia Days Festival.
1. West Point PD makes third arrest in August altercation COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Lowndes awaits same-sex marriage ruling COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Mill development on pace for June completion STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
4. Investigators: August murder victim beaten, stabbed COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Deck collapse could prompt county building code discussions STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY