Unsurprisingly, a survey of customers and other stakeholders found that the core services offered by Columbus Fire and Rescue ranked at the top in terms of importance: Fire suppression, emergency medical response and fire prevention were the top three programs of priority among the more than two dozen, according to the department's 2013-18 strategic plan.
A new bowling center is rolling into Columbus. For more than a decade, the corner building of The Waverly Shopping Center off Highway 45 has sat empty. In recent years, the former Sack and Save facility began a transformation, adding a restaurant, a yogurt shop and a furniture store. But as the rest of the shopping center grew, the large corner space sat vacant.
U.S. builders and the subcontractors they depend on are struggling to hire fast enough to meet rising demand for new homes.
Janet Marie Smith, a Mississippi State alumna and architect internationally recognized for her innovative baseball stadium designs, will be the commencement speaker for both of the university's spring graduations May 10 and May 11 in Humphrey Coliseum.
An official from the Mississippi Secretary of State's Office began observing unfinished Ward 2 affidavit processing today at Starkville City Hall.
With Congress increasingly unable to resolve budget disputes, federal programs on automatic pilot are consuming ever larger amounts of government resources. The trend helps older Americans, who receive the bulk of Social Security and Medicare benefits, at the expense of younger people.
Numerous issues surrounding Ward 2 affidavits prompted Starkville City Clerk Taylor Adams to request election oversight from the Mississippi Secretary of State's office.
The voters who kept long-time Ward 4 councilman Fred Stewart in the race never made it to the polls. Absentee ballots accounted for 100 of Stewart's 361 votes, enough to force a runoff election with challenger Marty Turner, who had accumulated 53.7 percent of the vote before the absentee ballots were counted.
Country music singer Eddie Rabbitt might have loved a rainy night, but organizers of last weekend's 17th annual Market Street Festival could have lived with a little less of the wet stuff -- or a little more, depending on your point of view.
Felicia Elmore will fill in for terminated Columbus Municipal School District CFO Kenneth Hughes for the remainder of the school year.
After months of discussion, the board selected Rural Hill resident Allan Glenn from a pool of six applicants for the $25,000 per year position, which offers state benefits and health insurance. His first day on the job was May 1.
Politicians love few things better than a scandal to trip up their opponents, and Republicans hope last year's fatal attack on U.S. diplomats in Libya will do exactly that to Hillary Rodham Clinton and other Democrats.
Starkville's process of determining valid affidavit ballots concluded one tight race Wednesday, but another election result remains unsolved.
1. McDill, popular artist and craftsman, dies at 33 COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. UPDATE: Boykin files suit against Columbus COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Downtown shooting injures one COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Turner responds to lawsuit claims COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. CPD honors life-saving officers COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY