Building permits Sept. 13 - Sept. 21
The possible closure of the post office in downtown Columbus has led some community members to think about how to save it and others to ponder what the space could be used for in the future.
Marriages and divorces Sept. 7 - Sept. 21
I'm teaching a class on social media for Mississippi University for Women's Life Enrichment Program this semester. Our first class was Tuesday night, and we started by reviewing some staggering statistics: 48 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute, more than 600 million people actively use Facebook, 1 billion tweets are sent per week.
They have grown up in a decade of conflict. Unlike their parents, they can't remember a time when the United States was not at war. It's intimated in the fraying yellow ribbons that can still be seen in many communities as quiet reminders of those who were called to serve. It is on the news, in the newspaper, on the streets and in the classrooms.
Columbus police arrested three people Wednesday afternoon for two separate crimes, one a felony shoplifting charge and the other an auto burglary charge.
Music is in Jemero Carter's blood. Like a calling to ministry or gravitation to the ball field, he couldn't fight what he was meant to do: play music.
Starkville School District administrators and board members want feedback on several proposed policy changes, including the controversial addition of sex-education curriculum.
The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office Tuesday positively identified the body of a woman found off County Lake Road on Sept. 4 as Virginia T. Hood, 45, of Hattiesburg.
A Mississippi federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit brought by gay teenager Ceara Sturgis over the Copiah County School Districts refusal to include a picture of her in a tuxedo in the high school yearbook's senior section.
STARKVILLE -- The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office has positively identified the body of a woman found off County Lake Road on Sept. 4 as Virginia T. Hood, 45, of Hattiesburg. Dental records helped the state medical examiner identify Hood, according to an OCSO press release. No cause of death has been determined, as the state medical examiner awaits toxicology results.
Throughout the next few weeks, Columbus residents will get the chance to offer suggestions and opinions about local law enforcement.
The arrest reports are dotted with names of people who made poor choices. Increasingly, many of the perpetrators, as well as the victims, are young people. It's an issue that has troubled Columbus native Kanesha Brown McCollum for a while, and eventually, the 1995 New Hope High School graduate decided she had to do something about it.
Hope Community Church received the go-ahead in June to relocate to the old Varsity Twin Theater in downtown Columbus, but it may be a while before the church -- and the coffee shop they planned to operate -- becomes reality.
During the Starkville Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday, the board approved funding in-kind services for Downtown Block Party, Pumpkinpalooza and Bulldog Bash.
What started as an argument between two women ended with numerous fist fights in the middle of Front Street in Artesia and two men arrested.
The Columbus City Council Tuesday unanimously voted to enter into an agreement with American Municipal Services, a Texas-based company, to collect money on outstanding warrants.
STARKVILLE -- If citizens were in the dark about the police department bond issue, their questions were answered Monday night.
Cadence Bank has announced it is investing $60,000 during the next three years in Columbus Lowndes Habitat for Humanity. Cadence Bank will contribute $20,000 per year to help eliminate poverty housing in Lowndes County.
2. Photo: Hwy. 45 wreck COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Railroad co. investigating derailment in Columbus COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Man arrested after close call with school bus STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY