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Farmer's Market draws big crowd for opening day

Posted 4/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

You couldn't have ordered a more perfect Saturday to kick off this year's Hitching Lot Farmer's Market. Though the morning started off chilly, temperatures warmed quickly, drawing veggie lovers and bargain hunters out in droves to shop and visit with old friends.

MUW construction continues

Posted 4/7/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Construction and renovation projects, totaling more than $23 million, are underway at Mississippi University for Women as the college works through the midpoint of its 20-year master plan.


Spring prompts storm preparedness

Posted 4/7/2012 in Area

With severe weather and deadly tornadoes a common occurrence across the nation, Lowndes County Emergency Management Agency Director Cindy Lawrence said every day is the day to be prepared.



"Paint the Community Purple" begins

People across Starkville and Oktibbeha County may soon see a lot of purple, as organizers of the 2012 Relay for Life launch a month-long campaign to build excitement for the event and boost local awareness about the fight against cancer.


Drug bust results in four arrests, seizure of $150k of cocaine

Posted 4/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Following a midday Thursday drug bust, authorities removed nearly two and a half pounds of pure cocaine off the streets of Columbus.

Local agencies welcome GED student to new home

Posted 4/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

he little apartment on Southside's Avenue B was packed with people Thursday afternoon.

Political stress erupting at state Capitol

Posted 4/6/2012 in State

Three months into the Mississippi legislative session, nerves are fraying and tempers are flaring at the state Capitol.


Riley Foundation gift allows expansion of MSU-Meridian

Mississippi State University-Meridian Wednesday formally dedicated its new downtown campus, made possible through a generous contribution from The Riley Foundation.



Starkville building permits 4-5-12

February 1-28, 2012



Starkville marriages and divorces 4-5-12

March 1-April 3, 2012



Lowndes County building permits 4-5-12

Posted 4/5/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County



Columbus marriages and divorces 4-5-12

Posted 4/5/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

March 15-April 3, 2012


Lowndes Arrest Report 4-5-12

Posted 4/5/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Area arrests for the week of 4-2-12

Area universities rely on technology to alert students, staff in emergencies

Posted 4/5/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The power of Mississippi University for Women's campus alert system became clear to President Dr. Jim Borsig when he saw a text message tapped out on an iPad and sent as a test alert to more than 3,000 students, faculty and staff -- all within a matter of seconds.

New law allows schools to waive out-of-state tuition

Posted 4/5/2012 in Area

As the costs of higher education escalate, budget conscious parents and students often feel forced to choose between the college they want and the one they can afford. It's not easy on the institutional side either. Competition for student dollars is fierce, and a college in today's market needs every competitive advantage it can get.

Jones ousts Liddell in Noxubee superintendent special election

Posted 4/5/2012 in Area

Embattled Noxubee County School District Superintendent candidate Roger Liddell -- who owes the Hollendale School District in Washington County more than $100,000 -- wants Noxubee voters to go to the polls for the third time in a year.


17 counties under tornado watch until 11 a.m.

Posted 4/5/2012 in State

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch until 11 a.m. for 17 counties in Mississippi, including Lowndes, Oktibbeha, Noxubee and Clay. Other counties included in the watch are Bolivar, Choctaw, Clarke, Forrest, Jasper, Jones, Kemper, Lamar, Lauderdale, Neshoba, Newton, Webster, and Winston.


Cal-City owner: no beer, no store

Posted 4/4/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A banner on the window at Cal-City Grocery announced the longtime Caledonia landmark's impending reopening, but those plans were dashed during Tuesday night's Board of Aldermen meeting, when the store's new owner announced he would not be coming to town after all.

Columbus Public Works discussion continues

Posted 4/4/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After publicly blasting Public Works Director Mike Pratt and his department at the March 20 Columbus City Council meeting, Ward 2 Councilman Joseph Mickens took a more civil approach to discussing the Public Works Department Tuesday night.


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