This summer, Lowndes County will join 39 other Mississippi counties with drug courts in place.
Saturday marks the one-year anniversary of the Omnova strike in Columbus, and the longest strike in the company's history does not bode to end favorably for its longtime union workers.
Brandy Gardner, coordinator for the Safe & Drug-Free Schools program. Gardner told the Lowndes County School district board that according to anonymous surveys, less than 60 percent of students at West Lowndes Middle School, New Hope Middle School, and Caledonia High School report feeling safe on campus.
On the heels of March's charrette, Starkville has brought in a team from the PlaceMakers planning firm to explore the possibility of implementing form-based codes which will guide downtown's development.
Columbus Police Officer Rebecca Lomax and three civilians suffered minor injuries Sunday when her squad car collided with another vehicle -- her second wreck this year.
Images from the benefit concert Sunday in Columbus.
A Mississippi State University student drowned early Sunday morning at his apartment complex.
The local music community is putting its own spin on tornado relief, holding a benefit concert along the Columbus Riverwalk on Sunday from noon until late into the night.
The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors appointed a retired teacher to the Columbus-Lowndes County Convention and Visitors Bureau on Friday.
After Lowndes County took a total of less than two acres of property in the Burns Bottom area through eminent domain, two property owners returned to the table, requesting the original appraised value rather than the court's appraised value.
Eager for the homegrown and homemade, deal-hunters prowled the booths of the freshly opened Hitching Lot Farmers' Market Saturday in Columbus, picking up everything from pies to "redneck backscratchers."
A 76-year-old man died and his grandson was severely injured Friday, when his pickup was struck by an 18-wheeler in Monroe County.
Dr. Martha Liddell, interim superintendent of the Columbus Municipal School District, spent Friday afternoon speaking about a subject close to her heart -- dropout prevention.
It's just possible that Bill Poe is happiest these days sitting on his "observation deck," looking out over his own slice of Serengeti paradise. At a nearby watering hole, elephants play, their rippling melody refreshing as the sun sets on a long, hot day.
Lowndes County was largely spared the wrath of last month's devastating tornadoes, residents have not gone untouched. Some had friends and family who were directly impacted. Others didn't know a single person involved, but they responded anyway. Some gave money. Some gave time. Most gave something.
A rash of auto burglaries have Starkville police officers once again warning citizens to lock their cars.
The murder trial of Leslie Sharp is set to begin Monday at the Oktibbeha County Courthouse. Sharp, 21, of Starkville, is accused in the November 2008 killing of Christopher Cole, then 20, of Mathiston, at the corner of Rockhill and Kelly Road. She has claimed self-defense.
2. Photo: Hwy. 45 wreck COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Railroad co. investigating derailment in Columbus COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Man arrested after close call with school bus STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY