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.
School board members again critiqued the power bill for the Oktibbeha County School District in Monday night's board meeting, the first in their new building.
Broadcaster Tavis Smiley and Princeton professor Cornel West may not quite find the story of poverty they are looking for in Columbus.
Months after installing costly surveillance cameras along the downtown Riverwalk, Columbus officials said they've recently discovered some of the cameras don't work at night.
After two hours of deliberation Thursday, an Oktibbeha County Circuit Court jury found Verina Marie Childs guilty of murdering her husband, Douglas, in 2009.
Columbus Air Force Base reopened the front gate to thru-traffic yesterday at approximately 2:57 p.m. after receiving the all-clear following a morning bomb scare. Staff Sgt. Tom Burns said the base went on alert at 11:25 a.m. Thursday when a Security Forces canine handler's dog gave an alert while performing a routine search of a delivery truck.
Marriages and divorces July 28-31
Building Permits July 16-Aug. 3
The Columbus Fire and Rescue was busy Wednesday night and early this morning, putting out three minor fires. Capt. Randy Rhodes, of Station 1, said at approximately 11:03 p.m. last night, the department responded to a call of an ice machine on fire outside a structure at 1202 Fourth St. S.
After receiving numerous complaints, Columbus city councilmen voted Tuesday to take a closer look at how the Public Works Department decides which driveways get new street connections.
It's the first day of school. Do you know where your child is? City and county students returned to school today -- or at least they should have, according to the state's Compulsory School Attendance Law.
A gunman walking through the parking lot of Medical Arts Pharmacy in Columbus fired upon a motorist early Wednesday morning as the driver attempted to turn off Fifth Avenue North onto Military Road.
So close but so far away. About a hundred affidavit ballots brought Mike Arledge up to 49.69 percent of the vote (4,339 votes) for Lowndes County sheriff, still not quite enough to keep from heading into a runoff with Bo Harris.
1. Ex-office manager arrested for embezzlement COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY