Imagine the Columbus riverfront with niche boutiques, restaurants and major big-box retailers. Imagine loft apartments and other housing. Imagine a year-round carnival and a boardwalk area where families can shop, live and play.
The Oktibbeha County tax assessor/collector office will see its first leadership change in 20 years come January.
Building permits for June 7 - June 20
Total Healthcare Center has appointed Stephanie Jones Theaker as its new chief executive officer. The center is federally qualified and in 2010 served 8,416 patients.
Marriages and divorces May 31-June 21
Wisps of smoke continued to rise from a rubbish fire at the Starkville city dump Wednesday. The Starkville Fire Department received a call early Tuesday morning reporting the fire and has sprayed more than 7,000 gallons of water over the quarter-acre area over the past 48 hours.
The home isn't in disrepair. But it certainly shows its age. Built in the 1940s, the bungalow on Third Avenue North in Columbus across the street from Franklin Academy, has housed the Lowndes County office of the Mississippi State University Extension Center since the mid-'70s.
Now that an escaped inmate is back in custody, the Clay County Sheriff's Office is investigating how to make its jail more secure.
The woman accused of striking Starkville cyclist Jan Morgan will not face felony charges according to Morgan's husband.
A 4-County lineman was burned Wednesday morning when he briefly touched a live power line in Clay County.
Local law enforcement agencies reported the following felony arrests:
In a split vote Tuesday, the City Council appointed former councilman Charlie Newell to the Columbus Light and Water board.
Enrollment is rising at East Mississippi Community College, and so is tuition. What's not rising is the amount of money in the school's tuition guarantee fund.
Summer arrived Tuesday, meaning it won't be long before the season's peskiest denizens -- mosquitoes -- make their appearance as well. It's an annual battle that's already bugging the Caledonia aldermen; they started discussing the issue several weeks ago.
As Jan Morgan transfers to a step-down unit after a month in critical care, her supporters in Starkville are stepping up efforts to increase bicycle safety awareness.
A Starkville teen arrested Monday is charged with burglary.
1. War correspondent's family donates collection to museum COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Wiseman outlines 'aggressive' plan to pay parks' late electric bills STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. Local non-profit group gets new home COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Beer consumption in question for Juneteenth COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Holloway: EMCC, SSD agree to terms for county high school use STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY