The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office hopes to secure several grants in the coming months.
Navistar Defense is building its West Point workforce back up, as it prepares to fill its third order since May.
The Starkville Electric Department is shuffling its staff, with a goal of improving customer service and efficiency.
JACKSON -- The race for Mississippi House speaker is attracting more candidates, with Democratic Rep. Cecil Brown becoming the latest lawmaker to say he wants to become presiding officer of the 122-member chamber.
JACKSON -- Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour says he's spending several days in California "chasing jobs" and calling on companies that have investments in his home state.
The Columbus City Council voted 5-1 Tuesday to fire Police Chief Joseph St. John after about two hours in closed session, bringing to a close a scandal that has sharply divided the community.
A 7-year-old boy died Monday afternoon after he was struck by a car while riding his bicycle with three friends near the intersection of East Cherry Street and Highway 182.
Members of the city school board met with the mayor and three councilmen Monday to discuss the Columbus Municipal School District's budget, which will be presented tonight in a public hearing at CMSD's Brandon Central Services office.
The Columbus City Council has offered Police Chief Joseph St. John 20 days' pay in exchange for his retirement before its meeting tonight, according to St. John's attorney, David Owen.
Columbus' Market Street Festival is more than a feel-good event. Mississippi State University economists estimate this year's two-day festival drew a crowd of 34,091 people, pumping millions of dollars into the local economy.
A 32-year-old man was fatally shot in front of his girlfriend early this morning, and Columbus police are still seeking the suspect.
After a month of around-the-clock work, the new Oktibbeha County School District building should be move-in ready by the end of the month.
A robbery suspect led police on a chase through Oktibbeha County Monday morning, before wrecking his truck.
BILOXI -- A Mississippi State University architecture professor who helped in the coastal rebuilding effort after Hurricane Katrina is being honored today at the White House.
The Oktibbeha County School board voted Monday night to request the $450,200 needed to buy four new buses and four used buses to rejuvenate the fleet.
The Hudco Superette gas station, at 5860 Highway 50 E., is closed this morning after an armed robber burst into the store around 8 a.m. and took an undisclosed amount of cash.
2. Photos: Market Street 2015 COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. A closer look at the Lowndes Co. bond issue COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Community unites for Nepal at MUW candlelight vigil COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Starkville market, arts walk scheduled Saturday STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY