House lawmakers passed an amended form of SB 2818, the Senate's Starkville-Oktibbeha County school merger bill, a day after the Senate unanimously passed its own strike-all amendment to the House's legislation.
A former city employee has been arrested for a third time for charges relating to identity theft. Katrina Porter was arrested Monday by Lowndes County Sheriff's Office investigators.
A 50-year-old Columbus man is facing aggravated assault charges after an incident on Strawberry Street last weekend.
There is good news in the latest state unemployment figures, which report Clay County had the highest jobless rate in the state last month.
A state bill that would give pay raises to county sheriffs statewide is waiting for Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant's signature.
Local and state investigators are looking into suspicious county fires after two recent blazes damaged abandoned structures, Oktibbeha County Fire Services Coordinator Kirk Rosenhan said.
State senators passed an amended version of HB 833, one piece of Starkville-Oktibbeha County school consolidation legislation working its way through the Legislature, Tuesday that explicitly outlines Oktibbeha County School District Conservator Margie Pulley's influence in 2015's state-mandated merger.
Right now, there are five industrial or business prospects considering locations in Lowndes County, two in Oktibbeha County and two more in Clay County.
Columbus Fire and Rescue is now officially one of fewer than 200 fire departments nationwide and the first in Mississippi to receive Accredited Agency status with the Commission on Fire Accreditation International, the department announced Tuesday.
Standard & Poor's Rating Services raised its long-term rating on Mississippi Development Bank's series 2010A and 2010B special obligation bonds, issued for Columbus, MS to 'A+' from 'A' based on its specific criteria.
A one-vehicle wreck on Highway 45 North in Columbus has claimed the life of a Starkville man. Authorities pronounced Undra Williams dead after transporting him to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle shortly after 10 a.m Tuesday.
Starkville's Timbercove/College Station/Polos "fiberhood" became the city's second area to qualify for C Spire's high-speed, fiber Internet service, the company announced Monday.
In three decades of selling crawfish, Curt Crissey has never seen prices this high.
A Monroe County jury Monday convicted a man, a second time, of murder in the death of his wife.
Design of a new firing range for local law and Columbus Air Force Base personnel is under way and the project itself should be complete in October.
The Energy Information Administration reports that natural gas burns 30 percent more cleanly than petroleum and 45 percent more than coal, but the cleaner energy isn't an option for many rural Mississippi residents.
Four years after the tea party rocked the political world by ousting several prominent Republicans in Congress, the ultra-conservative movement finds itself with slimmer prospects as it moves into the new election season.
In ceremonies this week in Jackson, the nursing program at Mississippi University for Women received two significant honors.
Clay County deputies have not yet made any arrests after $500 in equipment was stolen from the Yokohama Tire Company construction site Friday.
The U.S. Army introduced its proposed 2015 budget request last week and it includes a $245.4 million increase in funding for UH-72 Lakota helicopters that are made in Columbus.
2. Columbus drops $16K on complaint defenses COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Stricklin hire will impact SOCSD board of trustees STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
5. MSU coaches prepare to say goodbye to Stricklin STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY