STARKVILLE -- The United Way of North Central Mississippi wasn't immune to the downturn of the economy in 2010-11. The charity, which allocates money to 18 agencies in Oktibbeha, Choctaw, Webster and Winston counties, experienced "one of it's lowest years" of giving last year, Executive Director Nikki Grives said Wednesday during the 2012 kickoff event at the Oktibbeha County Boy's and Girl's Club.
Scott new Palmer Home director; Tubb is Health Link regional office manager
Marriages and divorces July 30 - Aug. 30
Building permits Aug. 23-Aug. 31
It began at 8 a.m. when an armed man entered the building. The shooter fired at students on the first floor, and the emergency calls went out.
STARKVILLE -- The retail growth of west Starkville will continue with Tractor Supply Co., which will open a new location in mid-to-late January.
STARKVILLE -- A Weir man accused of attacking two people at Shipley Donuts in May was indicted by a grand jury and will be arraigned on Oct. 17.
Mississippi lawmakers will consider two incentive packages Friday that could bring 1,800 jobs to the state, including 951 to Lowndes County.
Columbus police this morning arrested a man sought in a simple-assault case. Police arrested Jimmie Henley, 50, of 136 Rhonda Road, on charges of simple assault domestic violence, after Lt. Carroll Culpepper received information of where Henley was, at around 9 a.m. today.
Republican Sen. Terry Brown of Columbus told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he has been briefed by local development officials about plans by Calisolar to open a manufacturing plant that would create 900 jobs.
Fine eatin' and hot competition were all part of the 2011 Roast n' Boast barbecue cooking competition at Columbus Fairgrounds Aug. 26-27.
SCOOBA -- In the midst of a recession, when most schools are scrambling to cut costs, East Mississippi Community College committed nearly $5 million last year to build a brand-new football stadium.
Renovations at the Lowndes County Courthouse will cost just a little more than the $1.86 million expected, due to a leaky roof and complete replacement of the building's columns.
CALEDONIA -- The eighth annual Caledonia Days festival is still a month and a half away, but plans are swiftly falling into place.
Lowndes County has an autopsy laboratory but no forensic pathologist, and Greg Merchant, Lowndes County coroner, hopes that changes.
WEST POINT -- By spring 2012, skaters in West Point will have their own park. West Point's Inline and Skateboarding Experience, or WISE, will be a 3,000-square-foot skate park located at Marshall Park. The park will feature a bowl, rails and an outer ring for inline skaters.
2. Photo: Hwy. 45 wreck COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Students accused of statutory rape COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Railroad co. investigating derailment in Columbus COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Man arrested after close call with school bus STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY