Mississippi University for Women again has garnered national recognition by being ranked in the lists of top universities by U.S. News & World Report and Washington Monthly.
Sen. Terry Brown, R-Columbus, had high praise for Lowndes County's latest economic development projects, telling members of the Kiwanis Club of Columbus Wednesday afternoon that the county is "the envy of the state of Mississippi."
The Columbus City Council finalized a $22.98 million budget for fiscal year 2012 on Wednesday. The budget matches expected revenue, and no funds are expected to be pulled from available cash, Chief Financial Officer Mike Bernsen said.
They are often unseen, but they are there. Every day in Lowndes County, senior citizens struggle between buying medication and paying for food. Parents struggle to stretch meals and dollars, often going hungry themselves to feed their children.
A group of 18 people share the same task: Help find a new leader for Columbus police. The search committee appointed by the mayor and City Council will meet to choose a select few applicants worthy of serious consideration for the permanent police chief position.
A Lowndes County family is staying wth relatives in Crawford after a series of fires destroyed their home.
STARKVILLE -- Oktibbeha County is one step closer to adopting a vicious-dog ordinance. The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors Tuesday held the first of two public hearings about the matter and presented a preliminary draft to roughly 25 citizens.
STARKVILLE -- The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office is investigating an arson following fires set to a trailer on back-to-back days.
A handful of employees on strike from Omnova Solutions gathered at the Lowndes County Courthouse Tuesday morning, hoping the day's National Labor Relations Board hearing between Omnova attorneys and the Local 748-L union would provide some hope that the ongoing strike will end soon so they can return to work in what they hope will remain a union-led company.
Members of the community got the chance to voice their opinions on the Columbus Municipal School District's next superintendent Tuesday night, with nearly four dozen people showing up at the Brandon Central Services office to present a wish list of sorts.
Three people were arrested Tuesday night for causing a disturbance at the Tobacco Warehouse, and one was charged with possession of a controlled substance.
Charles E. Hickson Sr., one of two men who reported they were abducted from the banks of the Pascagoula River by aliens in 1973, has died at the age of 80.
MABEN -- When the Mississippi High School Activities Association did a recent walk-through of West Oktibbeha High School's basketball gym, they told school administrators and coaches they needed to replace its goals to host the district tournament this year.
STARKVILLE -- Straighten up, Starkville. You've got company on Thursday. Get Swept Up, an annual event where local businesses and individuals spend six to seven hours cleaning up the town, kicks off Wednesday at the Greater Starkville Development Partnership.
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2. City Council denies request for ordinance change COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Prosecutor appeals directed verdict in Vaughn DUI case STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY