The Columbus-Lowndes Development Link is wooing more than $3 billion worth of economic development projects that could translate into 4,000 jobs. Link CEO Joe Higgins made the announcement at the agency's quarterly luncheon, held Wednesday at East Mississippi Community College's Mayhew campus.
Local law enforcement agencies reported these felony arrests since last week:
Years after a series of senior citizen murders shook Columbus, a new television show is helping create a profile of the killer.
BROOKSVILLE -- The hunt is on for the new Brooksville police chief. The small, Noxubee County town of about 1,220 people has been without a chief since the former head of its six-officer department, Tina Williams, left for another job months ago.
Mugshots Grill and Bar's hard liquor license has been suspended through June 20.
Bond has been set at $40,000 for the 25-year-old man accused of breaking his 18-month-old daughter's leg while spanking her Friday.
In addition to financially supporting Aurora Flight Science's expansion -- which will create of 250 new aerospace jobs -- the county supervisors Wednesday approved a loan in behalf of Mississippi Steel Processing and New Process Steel to continue infrastructure improvements in the county's industrial park.
CALEDONIA -- The Caledonia Board of Aldermen continued making improvements to the town's water system Tuesday night, voting in a special meeting to accept the lowest quote for water pipe extensions on Seed Tick and Stanley Roads. The work will be performed by Knight Labor at a cost of $14,217.
CRAWFORD -- The town of Crawford recently was awarded a $293,350 grant to rebuild four homes along Lodge and Flower streets.
Columbus is gearing up this week for the 16th annual Juneteenth celebration, which will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Sim Scott Park.
WEST POINT -- West Point's city board unanimously approved its 2012 budget Tuesday with a fraction of last year's drama.
Candidates for Oktibbeha County coroner will have a few additional months to campaign thanks to a first-round bye.
WEST POINT -- Just a year ago, Mary Holmes College was crumbling. Vines crept over decaying buildings. Doors, sleepy from lack of use, were slow to open.
The doors closed Tuesday on the school year, as well as a pilot program that extended the school calendar at Stokes-Beard Technology and Communication and Sale International Studies elementary schools.
Aurora Flight Sciences is expanding to meet the needs of an additional contract, the details of which have yet to be announced.
The Columbus Municipal School District will soon be one step closer to offering the rigorous International Baccalaureate curriculum for students in all grades. Columbus Middle School principal Cindy Wamble updated CMSD board members at last night's meeting, telling them that this summer, 120 sixth- through 10th-grade teachers will undergo the second phase of training for the IB Middle Years program.
Every day, local farmer Scott Enlow walks outside, looks at the sky and hopes to see a hint of gray. Some nights, he thinks he hears distant thunder, and he leaps from his bed to go outside and welcome the blessed rainfall that will nourish his crops. The rain never comes.
After a recent rash of wrecks and officer suspensions, the Columbus Police Department is starting up an in-house driving school.
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