Starkville's Board of Aldermen hopes to adopt the facilities master plan and move forward with planning for the $8.4 million police station during a special called meeting tonight at City Hall.
After weeks of public discourse and discord, the Columbus Municipal School District approved its 2011-2012 budget and ad valorem tax request Monday night with no discussion and little fanfare.
Two girls, 14 and 12, broke into a Columbus house early Sunday and cut a 12-year-old girl's hand with a knife after an argument about a boy.
The Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau board voted 7-1 Monday to give interim director Nancy Carpenter the top job at the CVB.
A Columbus concrete-mixing business reported Saturday that it had been raided by copper burglars, according to police.
Two suspects shot a man four times with a BB gun during an attempted armed robbery early Sunday at a Columbus island motel, according to police.
Mississippi State University Extension Service donated 40 refurbished computers to the Monroe County School District for schools in Smithville, a small town recovering from a devastating tornado.
The Point can't seem to get enough of a good thing. The revitalized farmers' market that debuted when summer began was such a hit, its run has been extended through August's end. It had originally been scheduled for each Thursday in June and July.
Faculty and staff at Mississippi University for Women will lend a helping hand to students moving into the residence halls on Saturday, Aug. 13, starting at noon. The public also is invited to participate.
This summer, a few Mississippi University for Women students worked alongside their professor conducting research with hopes of finding a better treatment for cystic fibrosis.
The Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau board will review its finances and vote on upcoming festivals Monday at a retreat.
Mayor Robert Smith said Friday he expected the stalemate over the vacant seat on the nine-member Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau board to end "soon."
As children in Lowndes County returned to school Thursday to begin the 2011-2012 year, high temperatures and a heat advisory on the area caused concern for child safety.
STARKVILLE -- When Starkville School District students begin class Monday, they'll return to many changes.
If you look close enough, you can almost see Him in his eyes. Maybe that is wishful thinking. Maybe that is the calming effect Marcus Sims' words have on you as you discuss his fight to regain normalcy.
STURGIS -- There's still hope for the Sturgis South Motorcycle Rally. A day after announcing the rally scheduled for Oct. 7-9 had been cancelled due to a budget shortfall, Sturgis South Rally Board President Donny Hanson turned his attention Friday to fundraising.
He may be fired, but former Columbus Police Chief Joseph St. John is nowhere near gone. When the City Council voted 5-1 to oust him July 18 for reportedly missing a Civil Service Commission hearing because of alcohol use, his supporters packed the meeting.
MATHISTON -- Former Starkville Police Chief Larry Sisk died Friday in a single-vehicle accident in Webster County.
Customers of Trustmark Bank will soon be able to do business in Starkville. The Mississippi-based bank announced Wednesday that a branch will locate in the shopping center next to Piggly Wiggly and will open by the end of September.
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