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.
If you ask Starkville Chief of Police David Lindley what sets his department apart from the rest you might expect him to talk about the city's low crime rate or the high morale among officers.
A Columbus restaurateur wants to know why he wasn't considered for a recent appointment made by the Columbus City Council.
Dr. Del Phillips is no stranger to education budget woes, but Monday he faces a watershed he never reached as superintendent of the Columbus Municipal School District: School's out -- indefinitely.
A Starkville man charged with leaving the scene of a May 2011 accident in which an 11-year-old boy was killed and three others injured this week was sentenced in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.
Lowndes County School District Superintendent Lynn Wright has been awarded $175,043.95 in back pay following the conclusion of his 2011 lawsuit against the district.
Maybe it was a paper sack, crumpled and creased, taped together and shoved unceremoniously in a backpack every morning. Maybe it was a metal lunch box stuffed with the obligatory peanut butter and jelly sandwich and, if you were lucky, a Little Debbie cookie. Maybe you didn't bring anything at all, preferring to eat in the cafeteria instead.
Work on the widening of Louisville Street is behind schedule according to Starkville City Engineer Edward Kemp, and news that the construction will continue is drawing mixed reactions from business owners on the stretch of road.
Rural communities across the state will soon be benefiting economically from the efforts of Mississippi State University.
Board President and District 1 Supervisor Harry Sanders plans to continue discussion of consolidating city and county emergency services. And members of the Columbus City Council agreed they need more information to know whether to support the idea.
Two Columbus events have been named to a Top 20 list created by Southeast Tourism Society.
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