Columbus officials are pursuing other avenues for city hall renovation funding after a grant application to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History was declared ineligible.
Several residents inside the Columbus city limits have recently spotted coyotes in their backyards. Beth Ferguson lives at the corner of Eighth Street and Eighth Avenue North and has had two separate coyote sighting in the last week.
Renovations needed to bring Oktibbeha County School Districts' two elementary schools up to par for 2015's state-mandated consolidation could cost the county about $5 million, an architect confirmed Friday, but how to finance those repairs remains an unanswered question.
KiOR on Thursday reported a third quarter net loss of $43.1 million, or 40 cents per share. This is a $4.6 million increase in net loss from the year's second quarter. The third quarter ended Sept. 30.
Twinkling lights and sparkling ornaments were on display in downtown Columbus Thursday during the annual Christmas Open House's first evening. While the event is normally held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, downtown merchants opted to open their doors Thursday night as well.
Thursday in a meeting at the Lowndes County Courthouse, the Mississippi Public Service Commission's Northern District commissioner updated residents on the on the latest efforts to bring high speed Internet and cell phone service to rural areas -- an infrastructure many areas across the state still lack, he said.
The University of South Alabama Board of Trustees voted Tuesday to continue the school's presidential search and re-open it to other candidates.
Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman said Thursday he is reminded of the importance of Oktibbeha County's upcoming school consolidation every time he looks at his daughter, Amelia. Standing before a crowd of Starkville School District and Oktibbeha County School District stakeholders Thursday, Wiseman, a 1999 graduate of Starkville High School who spent his youth in the city school system, said the county's two districts must successfully join for the benefit of not only his child, but also all local school children.
Starkville Police Department is searching for Johnnie Lasster, 66, of 141 Pecan Acres, after an alleged hit-and-run occurred at the Dollar General located on Highway 182 Saturday.
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