Columbus councilmen and department heads are having a retreat Dec. 5 and they'll tour each ward the city in the days beforehand to assess issues that are unique to the city's different areas.
West Lowndes Middle School was recently awarded a $5,000 grant through Weyerhaeuser Giving and plans to use the money to buy electronics and gift cards to encourage students to score higher on tests.
Technology experts say healing what ails the Healthcare.gov website will be a tougher task than the Obama administration acknowledges.
Oktibbeha County School District and Starkville School District are not expected to merge one year before state-mandated consolidation after discussions between the two systems' administrators fell well short of reaching a consensus.
Three women have been freed after spending 30 years held captive in a south London home, including one woman believed to have spent her entire life in domestic slavery, police said Thursday.
Fans outraged that a sequel to a beloved holiday film is in the works are no longer out in the cold. A spokeswoman for Paramount Pictures, which owns the rights to "It's a Wonderful Life," said Wednesday that the studio would fight a group of producers who are working on a follow-up to the 1946 holiday classic.
The U.S. military is looking for ways to expand operations in the vast waters of the Arctic as melting ice caps open sea lanes and other nations such as Russia compete for the lucrative oil and gas deposits.
The Columbus Municipal School District has agreed to a settlement with former superintendent Martha Liddell, a move that cancels a termination hearing that was scheduled for later this month and brings to an official end Liddell's employment with the district.
Approximately 200 residents were evacuated from their homes in Artesia earlier this morning after a suspected gas line break.
The Columbus Police Department has added six officers to the force. Kenyada Blair, Colson Eller, Roger Lewis, Claude Long, Matthew Schober and Charles Yarbrough were sworn in Monday night at the Trotter Convention Center along with officers joining police departments in Starkville and West Point.
The Golden Triangle Development Link has agreed to partner with a committee exploring economic development potential for city property on the Island.
Starkville aldermen increased the pay for an empty position Tuesday when it approved a search for its next chief administrative officer. The position was previously held by Lynn Spruill from the Camp administration until July when she was ousted by the new board of aldermen.
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