The end of the school year doesn't have to be the beginning of the summer doldrums. Area organizations have planned a jam-packed calendar of events spanning the gamut of interests, from educational programs to outdoors camps and creative pursuits.
The city's elusive comprehensive plan, which will guide city development for the next decade, was discussed during Monday's meeting of the Columbus Planning Commission, but no action was taken on the issue.
Suspect sought in connection with alleged Monday afternoon shooting
Two shooting victims along Mississippi highways may have been killed by someone who posed as law enforcement and pulled them over late at night, authorities said Monday.
The following arrests were reported by the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office and Columbus Police Department.
District Attorney Forrest Allgood said the decision to prosecute former Mississippi State University student Jeffrey Hill for possession of a weapon by a student on educational property should not be perceived as an "anti-gun" prosecution.
Starkville City Clerk Markeeta Outlaw will retire on June 1.
In less than a month, thousands of ducks will invade the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, and if all goes well, their arrival may become an annual migration.
For Brian Gartman, life is all about making decisions. A series of bad decisions led to Gartman's arrest and incarceration for burglary, which has now been reduced to a grand larceny charge. While serving a one year sentence in the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center, Gartman, 25, decided to make better decisions for himself, like earning a GED diploma.
The Columbus City Council will consider on Tuesday a proposal from Ward 3 Councilman Charlie Box legislating "saggy" or below the waist pants.
If ever a man needed to do his work in pencil, it is Toby Sanford. Sanford is Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Manager for the Golden Triangle Planning and Development Partnership (GTPDP) in Starkville.
It was a normal pregnancy. It was a normal delivery. Nell and Michael Valentine both had children from previous marriages, but this child -- Gabriel -- was created by their shared love for one another. Together, their co-mingled DNA created life.
Pre-kindergarten classes will soon be a reality in the county school system. After months of discussion and research, the Lowndes County School District's board of trustees Friday passed a motion 3-1 approving a limited pre-K program.
Two months after informing 68 teachers their contracts would not be renewed, Columbus Municipal School District Interim Superintendent Dr. Martha Liddell announced Friday that 49 vacancies will be filled, with impacted teachers having first priority to reapply for their jobs.
East Mississippi Community College students have graduated and they're ready to take their next step toward excellence, whether it's transferring to a four-year college or university or entering the job market.
With higher sales tax numbers and lower employment figures already in place for Lowndes County and Columbus, the area received more positive economic news as the Columbus Air Force Base on Friday released its fiscal year 2011 economic impact report. The report was presented during a luncheon sponsored by the Base Community Council.
Service was the theme of Mississippi State's Spring commencement exercises as a pair of military leaders with deep Mississippi roots stressed the virtues of "giving back" to more than 2,400 degree candidates during the university's split ceremonies on Friday and Saturday.
Days of grueling searches for two young girls and the kidnapper who killed their mother and sister led to the kind of terrain that favors the hunted -- high hardwoods and deep ravines near a red-brick church perched on a hill.
China's assertive behavior is breathing life into America's historically tumultuous relationship with the Philippines.
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3. Benefit for father-son crash victims this weekend COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Demonstration school seeks statewide impact STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
5. Romney speaks at MSU, still undeclared for 2016 STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY