Monday afternoon, 68-year-old William Nance pumped $10 worth of gas into his pickup. At $3.96 a gallon, $10 in mid-grade fuel doesn't go as far as it used to.
Amid accusations of playing "politics" with taxpayers' dollars, the Convention and Visitors Bureau voted to fund three festivals Monday and against funding a southside family reunion.
When former Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director James Tsismanakis cleaned out his old office earlier this year, he was a little too thorough.
Sales at this year's Market Street Festival totaled more than $159,000, bringing in $11,160.63 in tax collections. And that's just "the tip of the iceberg," according to Main Street Columbus Inc. Director Amber Murphree Brislin.
The process to decertify the union affiliated with Columbus' Omnova plant is moving forward. And members of Local 748-L plan to fight the decertification until the end. Union members plan to contest plans to take a decertification vote from the more than 100 workers hired to replace them.
A 24-year-old New Hope woman has been charged with the statutory rape of a 14-year-old boy in Lowndes County.
An early attempt to dismiss Leslie Sharp's murder trial went nowhere Monday.
Some much needed road work is coming, but not everyone at Monday's Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors meeting was satisfied with the county's progress.
It takes a certain amount of derring-do and old-fashioned chutzpah to schedule a picnic on Friday the 13 -- especially in springtime Mississippi -- but after an action-packed week of celebration, staff members and guests of Windsor Place nursing home weren't about to let superstition or Mother Nature dampen their fun.
This summer, Lowndes County will join 39 other Mississippi counties with drug courts in place.
Saturday marks the one-year anniversary of the Omnova strike in Columbus, and the longest strike in the company's history does not bode to end favorably for its longtime union workers.
Brandy Gardner, coordinator for the Safe & Drug-Free Schools program. Gardner told the Lowndes County School district board that according to anonymous surveys, less than 60 percent of students at West Lowndes Middle School, New Hope Middle School, and Caledonia High School report feeling safe on campus.
On the heels of March's charrette, Starkville has brought in a team from the PlaceMakers planning firm to explore the possibility of implementing form-based codes which will guide downtown's development.
Columbus Police Officer Rebecca Lomax and three civilians suffered minor injuries Sunday when her squad car collided with another vehicle -- her second wreck this year.
Images from the benefit concert Sunday in Columbus.
A Mississippi State University student drowned early Sunday morning at his apartment complex.
The local music community is putting its own spin on tornado relief, holding a benefit concert along the Columbus Riverwalk on Sunday from noon until late into the night.
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