Four local governing and tourism entities have overhauled their websites in time for the new year. The Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau, City of West Point, Clay County and West Point Community Growth Alliance have worked with web development company Marketing Alliance on new-and-improved websites.
The Columbus Municipal School District is moving forward with a new strategic plan. The school board approved the plan earlier this month. It is set to take effect when school resumes in January. With six specific goals, the plan is designed to make the district more effective, said interim superintendent Edna McGill.
The design process for a renovation of the Trotter Convention Center is almost done, and the 45-day bidding window for a general contractor will begin Jan. 6.
Tupelo residents have held a candlelight vigil to honor a police officer who died and a second officer who was wounded in a shootout with bank robbers.
Area unemployment rates for November were down from October but mostly up from November 2012, based on data released by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.
A $500,000 bond has been set for the Columbus man accused of murdering his friend last week.
Several area churches are having evening services tonight and encouraging people to come and celebrate the birth of Christ.
Ranch House is not closing after all. The diner-style restaurant in east Columbus was scheduled to close last Sunday. Joyce Alexander, the 65-year-old who managed it for eight years, was set to retire. She still has. But the restaurant has found new ownership and the doors are staying open.
'Tis the season -- for heart attacks? Not to dampen any spirits, but studies show heart troubles spike this time of year.
The Commission on Starkville Consolidated School District Structure unveiled a working copy of consolidation recommendations that seeks up to $20 million for construction and operation of a grades 6-7 campus on Mississippi State University land and a pre-kindergarten program created as a demonstration project.
A Tupelo police officer remains hospitalized after a shooting that killed 38-year-old Cpl. Gale Stauffer.
The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will borrow up to $145 million to renovate the Silver Star Hotel and Casino, the Golden Moon Casino and possibly build a casino in the Red Water community.
The National Park Service has awarded a grant of $34,027 to the state of Mississippi for the purchase of about one acre of land at the Brice's Crossroads Battlefield.
The U.S. is the juiciest target for hackers hunting credit card information. And experts say incidents like the recent data theft at Target's stores will get worse before they get better.
Anticipating heavy traffic on the government's health care website, the Obama administration extended Monday's deadline for signing up for insurance by a day, giving Americans in 36 states more time to select a plan.
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