Building permits July 5-13
Marriages and divorces June 28-July 12
A couple of weeks ago AT&T Mississippi president, Mayo Flynt, passed through Columbus and spoke with me about the pending merger between wireless carriers AT&T and T-Mobile. The merger is currently being reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission.
Security cameras at Emerson Family School on Louisville Street recorded two black females suspected of stealing a teacher's purse June 22.
Several candidates for Oktibbeha County elected offices have a distinct advantage this election cycle in that nobody else wants their jobs.
Members of the Columbus Historic Preservation Commission continued discussion Wednesday night of a proposed ordinance defining guidelines for the Southside district.
A 47-year-old Columbus man has been charged with the statutory rape of a 14-year-old girl. Gregory Darrell Harper of 1507 Washington Ave. was arrested late Monday at his residence after the victim's parents filed a report with Columbus police, according to Police Public Information Officer Terrie Songer.
Bringing a climactic close to a heated hearing, the Civil Service Commission voted 2-1 Thursday to uphold the suspensions of two Columbus police officers.
The Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service and the state office of the Corporation for National and Community Service will hold information sessions to discuss the availability of federal funds to support local national service programs and opportunities to access national service resources.
A Tuesday morning fire sent three Oktibbeha County firemen to the hospital to be treated for heat exposure.
STARKVILLE -- Three initiatives on the ballot this year could protect the lives of the unborn, the integrity of elections and private property rights.
The first discussion is in the books and Starkville has given its tentative blessing to the proposed municipal-building solution.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville school officials approved the district's $45.9 million budget Tuesday, but it was not without some haggling.
STARKVILLE -- School officials set Sept. 12 as the date to begin advertising for a new superintendent for the Starkville School District, with the position closing Oct. 31.
STARKVILLE -- The Starkville Planning and Zoning Commission Tuesday unanimously approved final plat revisions for the site of Buffalo Wild Wings and University Club Condominiums.
The schedules of Civil Service commissioners have aligned, just in time for a Thursday hearing on the appeals of two Columbus police officers.
Teachers at two city schools may see a little extra money on their paychecks this year thanks to a pilot program, which will explore the link between teacher performance and student achievement. Columbus city school board members learned more about the Performance-Based Compensation System at Monday night's board meeting.
It was a Republican pep rally during lunch at the Holiday Inn in Columbus on Tuesday. Candidates for state and local offices made their appeals for votes, while others just made appearances, at the Lowndes County Republican Women meeting.
2. Local church reconsidering Boy Scout partnership COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Slimantics: Running game limits Bulldogs' potential STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
4. Lowndes manslaughter conviction under re-examination COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Upright citizen: Starkville man monitors community STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY