STARKVILLE -- Upon arriving at the campus of Starkville High School, one thing leaps out to a first-time visitor -- between the school and the football field stands an old, white, worn house. "The white house," as it's known to students and faculty, serves as a haven and classroom to the art students of Andrew Lark.
Patrolman Lance Luckey sits in a side room at the Columbus Police Department, his fists balled, his eyes straying to the television. His partner, master patrolman Kelvin Lee, is kicked back in his chair, only slightly more relaxed.
Four people were arrested Thursday in connection with a string of burglaries, and Lowndes County Sheriff Mike Arledge said more arrests are forthcoming. Along with the arrests, deputies recovered thousands of dollars of stolen property.
STARKVILLE -- Experience played a significant factor in the Starkville School District board of trustees selection of finalists for superintendent, said Board President Keith Coble. Lewis Holloway, superintendent of Bulloch County, Ga., and Michael McInnis, superintendent of Union School District are among the three who'll interview in a public forum Monday, the board announced Friday. Michael Van Winkle, assistant superintendent of Jackson County School District, is also a finalist.
County officials are urging residents to take ownership of their communities. On March 19, the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office and Board of Supervisors will host a neighborhood-watch meeting in the courtroom of the county courthouse.
In celebration of World Interfaith Harmony Week, an interfaith conversation between five local religious leaders will be held Monday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. in Nissan Auditorium on the Mississippi University for Women campus. The event is free and open to the public.
Lt. Wayne McLemore has been on the Columbus police force for 24 years. Over the years, he has worked in drug- and gang-resistance education, criminal investigations, the SWAT team and public relations.
STARKVILLE -- If residents hear a commotion around 4:30 p.m. in downtown Starkville today, there's no need for concern. It's Dudy Gras 6.5, the seventh annual parade and celebration signifying the start of Mississippi State University's baseball season.
Details of a settlement agreement between the city of Columbus and the mother of a young man who was fatally shot by police in 2008 will remain confidential even when the paperwork is finalized, City Attorney Jeff Turnage said Thursday.
A Columbus man charged with exploitation of children had his initial appearance in municipal court Thursday.
On Sundays, they knelt in their dirty prison cell and prayed. At the end of every service, they pledged allegiance to the country no enemy could make them betray.
GTR Airport receives regional FAA Award
Marriages and divorces Jan. 25-Feb. 1
Building permits Jan. 24 - Jan. 30
A 17-year-old was arrested and another suspect is sought in connection with the robbery of a pizza delivery driver on Jan. 11.
Parents and students are used to seeing student teachers in the classroom. Through revamped master's degree programs, they also will get used to seeing student administrators. Mississippi University for Women is partnering with school districts to offer K-12 administration master's degree candidates internships at local schools.
The county is in excellent shape and poised for even brighter days ahead, according to Harry Sanders, president of the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors.
Five days after the body of a missing Iuka man was found along an inlet of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, Lowndes County Sheriff Mike Arledge said his department is close to finishing its investigation.
CALEDONIA -- On the biggest day of his athletic career thus far, Caledonia High School's Cole Carter shared a lot of laughs and hugged a lot of people.
Starkville School District superintendent candidates Walter Gonsoulin and Michael McInnis share a common thread: They each wear many hats in their current position.
1. Mother of two brothers charged with murder speaks out COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Columbus shooting leaves one injured COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Four have qualified for Dist. 17 seat COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY