Documents obtained by The Dispatch reveal Columbus Municipal School District Superintendent Dr. Martha Liddell used school resources -- including funds and staff -- for personal use in throwing a party during the Christmas holidays.
Campaign reports for Tuesday's municipal general election show Democratic incumbent Mayor Robert Smith donated more money to his own campaign than the combined amount of contributions received by Republican opponent Glenn Lautzenhiser and Independent Bo Jarrett.
The Columbus Municipal School District will soon be hiring additional employees to handle nutrition and grounds maintenance. During a special meeting of the school board Tuesday night, board members voted 3-1 to reject two bids pertaining to nutrition and grounds maintenance, voting instead to provide the services in-house.
Painting of the steel portion of the Old Highway 82 bridge and installing the boardwalk and lighting are the three steps remaining before the Columbus landmark is completely restored and ready for public use again, City Engineer Kevin Stafford said.
Starkville's two remaining mayoral candidates, Democratic incumbent Parker Wiseman and GOP candidate Dan Moreland, combined to raise almost $96,000 in campaign donations as of May 28, a number which falls about $11,000 short of what all 15 primary candidates raised by April 30.
The Community Counseling Services staff will open its doors at the Pines and Cady Hill Recovery Center for an open house today from 4-7 p.m.
Nasdaq has agreed to pay a $10 million penalty to settle federal civil charges after regulators said its systems and decisions disrupted Facebook's public stock offering last year.
Israel's national museum has located the heir of the owner of a valuable impressionist painting that was stolen by the Nazis after a photo was discovered showing the work in the original owner's home, the museum said Wednesday.
When forecasters from the National Weather Service track a hurricane, they use models from several different supercomputers located around the world to create their predictions.
An Arizona mother of seven accused of trying to smuggle marijuana into the U.S. had a court hearing Wednesday where her lawyer pushed for her release from a Mexico prison, saying she was set up.
1. Testimony: Rape suspect's DNA found on victim STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. Public wants inclusion in Starkville's comprehensive planning process STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
4. MSU fans travel in large numbers to SEC tourney STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
5. Judge: Closed council gatherings in Columbus broke Open Meetings Act COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY