The Mississippi Attorney General's office and the Better Business Bureau are warning people of a potential scam involving the Black Farmers & Agriculturalist Association.
The Columbus Municipal School District named Edna McGill interim superintendent, effective Friday, but not without some heated debate that introduced the subject of race. McGill had acted as the district's temporary interim superintendent since June, when former superintendent Martha Liddell was removed from the post after it was revealed that she used district funds to pay for a private party and had continued to do consulting work in violation of her contract.
A Columbus man is behind bars after he allegedly shot at law enforcement agents two weeks ago. Desmond Lavonte Young, 23, of 247 William Roberts Road, Apt. 593, was arrested last week and charged with aggravated assault on a police officer for his alleged role in an incident that occurred during an undercover operation on Oct. 8.
The following arrests were reported by the Lowndes County Sheriff's and Columbus Police Department.
Gov. Phil Bryant is ordering Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi to reinstate all 10 hospitals that it kicked out of its network.
A special-call Starkville Board of Aldermen meeting scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Thursday is linked to an internal city investigation, sources close to the situation confirmed Tuesday.
A rift that has simmered through at least two meetings over consolidation finances emerged Tuesday when committee members Lewis Holloway and Orlando Trainer verbally sparred over how to fund county renovations and the future of joint Starkville-Oktibbeha school tax rates.
Caledonia Water Superintendent Benny Coleman is planning on retiring early next year and the Board Of Aldermen is taking steps to find his replacement.
The executive director of the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau makes $80,000 a year, but one member of the CVB's board of directors is questioning the legality of that salary.
For the first 11 weeks of the current school year, students at Columbus High School did not have a textbook they could take home. As of Monday, that problem has been remedied, however.
Data from the three Golden Triangle cities shows Starkville recorded its highest ever sales tax collection month while Columbus's collections were down slightly and West Point experienced a modest gain.
Starkville Police Chief David Lindley confirmed the aggravated DUI case against Sawyer Tomas Steede, 18, of Lucedale, was continued until Feb. 5.
Many officials predicted C Spire's $22 million investment would spur other local initiatives, but Oktibbeha County Economic Development Authority President Jack Wallace told supervisors Monday that economic developers are in the process of trying to land the area's next big investment. Wallace delivered his remarks while presenting his agency's $766,430 budget to the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors. OCEDA's budget was previously approved by the Starkville Board of Aldermen last week.
Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors President Orlando Trainer confirmed plans are in the works to bring together the county governing board and the Starkville Board of Aldermen together for at least one strategic planning session.
SPARKS, Nev. -- Students at a Nevada middle school were filing off buses and reuniting with friends on the playground after a weeklong vacation when the pop of gunfire shattered the morning calm. Children fled the campus for their lives before the first bell rang.
Lowndes County supervisors accepted a bid from Weathers Construction on Monday to renovate the spec building that will house a CalStar plant.
The Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors revisited a proposed strategic destination plan Monday during its monthly meeting and will likely vote on adopting it next month.
The Columbus Municipal School District has a new Chief Financial Officer, but there's still no resolution to who will serve as superintendent beyond October.
The Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors will revisit its strategic plan today at 4 p.m.
A Columbus woman is urging other local women to band together and help a generation on the other side of the world.
1. Father of woman charged with providing New Hope teen alcohol speaks out COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Charlie Burgin, local singing legend, dies at age 69 COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Hilton: Hospital report filled with misleading data STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
5. City hires public defender for Municipal Court COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY