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.
Though the ballots are in, it could be weeks before it is decided whether Omnova Solutions in Columbus will become a non-union plant or continue to be bound to Local 748-L.
Interim Chief Selvain McQueen and the Columbus Police Department scheduled a second crime forum for Thursday at 9 a.m. at the Municipal Court Complex.
The Lowndes County Democratic Executive Committee named Anthony Nelson as the replacement Democratic nomination in the Lowndes County sheriff election. Nelson, Lowndes County Juvenile Detention Center administrator, previously ran for the Democratic nomination but lost in the primary election to Interim Columbus Police Chief Selvain McQueen. Nelson will replace McQueen, who withdrew from the race last week.
The Columbus Municipal School District is moving forward in its search for a new superintendent, with a public meeting scheduled tonight to solicit feedback on the qualities the community would like to see in the city schools' next leader.
The application phase is over. It's time for the city to begin choosing a permanent police chief. The application deadline for the position ended Thursday, and Pat Mitchell, Columbus human resource director, said the city received 82 applications.
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