Companies have all but stopped laying off workers. They just aren't hiring many. When the government issues the July employment report Friday, it will likely show another solid month of job growth. But the job gain can be misleading because it's a net figure: The number of people hired minus the number who lose or quit jobs.
A conference travel receipt sparked a heated discussion between long-time political rivals Leroy Brooks and Harry Sanders during the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors meeting Wednesday, resulting in Brooks saying he would take the board to court, if necessary.
City officials have not made clear when, or if, they will formally post a notice requesting proposals from firms for the city engineer position.
When students and teachers begin the 2013 school year Wednesday, they will encounter several changes in the Lowndes County School District. Block scheduling, one of the biggest changes that will be implemented in the district, will begin this term.
Sealed bids for the access road, rail spur and loading pad portions of the expansion for the Mississippi Steel Processing plant in Lowndes County were opened during Wednesday's county supervisors' meeting.
Bojangles Famous Chicken and Biscuits has closed in Columbus. The restaurant's last day open for business was Wednesday.
Rainbow Apparel, a women's clothing and accessory retail store, has opened a store in Gateway Shopping Center.
Americans' attitudes about their economic future are sharply divided by race, with whites significantly less likely than blacks or Hispanics to think they can improve their own standard of living. Indeed, optimism among minorities now outpaces that of whites by the widest margin since at least 1987, a new analysis shows.
Starkville's municipal court handled a record 13,703 cases in 2012, a number which reflects an almost 1,000 case increase from 2011, city documents show.
An 18-year-old Starkville resident was arrested and charged with felony fleeing after leading police officers on a high-speed chase Tuesday.
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