Hundreds, thousands even, drive over bridges in Mississippi every day. Often, the integrity of those bridges is tested by one man with a "trained ear," listening for pitch changes as a hammer or chain system creates frequencies. A Columbus native hopes to change the seemingly archaic way state and federal agencies test bridge stability.
The Columbus City Council doesn't want to raise taxes this year, and they are working out a series of cuts to help them meet that goal.
Change is afoot at the Columbus Police Department, with four longtime veterans being reassigned to the patrol division and another being assigned additional duties, in an effort to put experience back on the streets.
Building permits Aug. 2-Aug. 8
Marriages and divorces July 28 - Aug. 8
The Columbus Police Department is the first department in Mississippi to implement new technology that will revolutionize forensics, according to Columbus crime lab technicians.
A water line broke north of the Garrard Road/Pat Station Road area on Old West Point Road in Starkville. Because of the break, there is a boil-water notice for that area. City officials are still trying to determine the exact location of the break. For more information, contact Starkville Chief Administrative Officer Lynn Spruill at 662-323-4583.
Big brother will be watching over the Oktibbeha County primary runoff election on Aug. 23. An observer from the Mississippi Secretary of State's office will oversee the election's day operations following the discovery of several irregularities during the Aug. 2 election.
The Starkville Convention and Visitors Bureau is ramping up its advertising ahead of a busy fall season. During the organization's monthly meeting Wednesday, GSDP Vice President of Tourism Development Jennifer Gregory outlined an ad budget that more than doubles the total spent during the last fiscal year.
"You can't just sit around polishing your silverware. You got to get out and bring the kids, 'cause there's so many cool things to see," proclaimed Felder Rushing, urging folks to come out to the Hitching Lot Farmers' Market Saturday in Columbus.
If you think it's hard trying to sell a house in today's sluggish economy, imagine trying to sell a 96,350-square-foot school.
CALEDONIA -- The Caledonia Board of Aldermen met Tuesday night to engage in a little planning and a lot of wishful thinking as they began the early stages of imagining what they would like to see in a new municipal building.
After realizing some cameras along the Columbus Riverwalk are ineffective at night, officials said the city may sue for a refund.
A 28-year-old man was charged Tuesday with shooting a woman's eye with a BB gun, five counts of armed robbery and one simple assault.
JACKSON -- One of the Democrats running for Mississippi governor is sharpening his criticism of the Republican nominee, while the other says he's running on his own record and not talking about other candidates.
JACKSON -- Lawyers for Kathryn Stockett want a judge to dismiss a lawsuit that accuses the author of "The Help" of basing a character on a real-life maid who works for Stockett's brother.
Starkville is finally moving forward with its master plan. The Starkville Board of Aldermen Tuesday adopted the master plan originally tabled last week, as well as Phase 1 which will see the city construct a new, $8.4 million police station at the corner of Jackson Street and Highway 182.
Michael Kraker will give it another go in a month. The Starkville developer's plan for a subdivision at the north side of the nearly completed East Garrard Road in Ward 5 was the center of a public hearing at the Starkville Planning and Zoning meeting Tuesday.
To truly help someone you must walk in their shoes. The most common way to support charitable organizations, particularly those with poverty agendas, is through donating money and volunteer hours. But too many times the simplistic approach, though noble and helpful, isn't the most effective long-term method to improve poverty levels.
1. McDill, popular artist and craftsman, dies at 33 COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. UPDATE: Boykin files suit against Columbus COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Downtown shooting injures one COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Turner responds to lawsuit claims COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. CPD honors life-saving officers COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY