Tina Sweeten will tell you she's not an artist, but don't let that fool you. The newly appointed head of the Columbus Arts Council may not wield a brush or palette, but she has surrounded her life with color, from the places she has visited to the people, passions and pets that populate her world.
OKTIBBEHA COUNTY -- With the help of thermal imaging technology, Oktibbeha County Sheriff's deputies were able to locate and arrest a man who stabbed a person and injured another Thursday night.
The Caledonia Board of Aldermen passed the town's 2011-2012 budget Sept. 13, voting unanimously to lower property taxes by 0.25 percent after seeing another year of increased revenue and decreased expenses.
CALEDONIA -- The town of Caledonia's mayor and Board of Aldermen could face steep fines after violating the state's Open Meetings Act by failing to post notice of a Sept. 13 meeting.
STARKVILLE -- Between 450 and 500 west Starkville residents will soon have a new water provider and lower rates. The city is close to finalizing its acquisition of Bluefield Water Association following a three-year legal squabble over services provided to customers in the expanding commercial area near the Highway 25 bypass.
STARKVILLE -- Months of planning and increased advertising will culminate tonight in an eclectic celebration of Starkville's growth and charm.
STARKVILLE -- An Oktibbeha County man is charged with robbery after stealing cash from a man who gave him a ride from a convenience store, police said.
The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office arrested Derrick Ross Williams, 38, of 912 Oswalt Road in Columbus Sunday and charged him with four counts of aggravated assault with a weapon.
On one side stands experience and tenure. On the other stands youth and energy. Independent Haley Salazar, the incumbent, and Republican Justin Shelton will face off Nov. 8 in the Lowndes County Circuit Clerk election. They spoke at the Columbus Exchange Club Thursday, pitching a portion of their campaign platforms and hoping it will stick with those in attendance.
Columbus police are asking residents for one thing: If you see something, say something. A handful of residents attended the Ward 3 community meeting Thursday night at First Christian Church in East Columbus and discussed concerns within their neighborhoods.
Narcotics agents with the Columbus-Lowndes Metro Narcotics Unit busted two prescription drug rings Thursday, concluding months of undercover investigation and culminating in arrests and/or charges against 21 people.
West Point's Growth Alliance has announced it will run buses to Mississippi State University home football games this fall.
Columbus police are investigating another possible homicide that occurred late Thursday night on the 500 block of 27th St. N.
Building permits Sept. 13 - Sept. 21
The possible closure of the post office in downtown Columbus has led some community members to think about how to save it and others to ponder what the space could be used for in the future.
Marriages and divorces Sept. 7 - Sept. 21
I'm teaching a class on social media for Mississippi University for Women's Life Enrichment Program this semester. Our first class was Tuesday night, and we started by reviewing some staggering statistics: 48 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute, more than 600 million people actively use Facebook, 1 billion tweets are sent per week.
They have grown up in a decade of conflict. Unlike their parents, they can't remember a time when the United States was not at war. It's intimated in the fraying yellow ribbons that can still be seen in many communities as quiet reminders of those who were called to serve. It is on the news, in the newspaper, on the streets and in the classrooms.
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