By noon on Wednesday, more than 1,000 people had come through the doors at Mississippi University for Women's Pohl gymnasium, looking for work.
A former New Hope High school principal and a beloved past baseball coach say a personal vendetta led to their firings.
Cadence's about-face on Wednesday, agreeing to be scooped up by a private investment firm one week after it had already agreed to be bought by Trustmark, is a positive outcome for the Starkville and Columbus communities.
The pending sale of Cadence Bank to Community Bancorp will result in the retention of the Cadence name, local bank branches and jobs, but the same executives who have come under fire recently for the downfall of the company appear to be on track to keep their positions.
Jerry Host, president and chief operating officer of Trustmark National Bank, said this afternoon he didn't know why Cadence Bank canceled a deal between the two for Trustmark to acquire Cadence.
Frequently asked questions distributed by Cadence to the media Wednesday.
Municipal Court Judge Curtis Austin, a giant of the community who was one of the first African Americans to serve on the Columbus City Council and as a lawyer and judge in Columbus, died this morning in Birmingham, Ala. He was 60.
The Columbus City Council filled three open spots on the City Planning Commission Tuesday, but it may revisit one appointment in the near future.
Israel's infrastructure minister said he was pleased with the quality of workers he met Tuesday while touring an Israeli-owned factory in Mississippi.
Mississippi is poised to become a nationwide leader in renewable energy production.
In a turn of events that shocked the local banking community this morning, Cadence Financial Corp. announced that it was dumping its previous buyout offer from Jackson-based Trustmark and agreed to be acquired by Community Bancorp LLC, a Houston-based company formed to invest in community banks.
The board of trustees of the Department of Archives and History will hold its regular quarterly meeting on Friday in Columbus on the Mississippi University for Women campus.
A light agenda for tonight's Columbus City Council meeting includes a request from a movie production company.
It's official: The three-day Seventh Avenue Heritage Festival was a blockbuster.
A request from the Lowndes County Department of Human Services wasn't received quite as planned Monday by the Board of Supervisors.
The Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority Board of Directors voted Monday to rebid its park projects.
Fun-loving 16-year-old Kasandra Fowler wasn't happy unless everyone was smiling. That makes the death of the Caledonia High School sophomore in a Lowndes County car wreck Saturday seem even more harsh, friends said.
More than half of the students enrolled in higher education classes in Mississippi are taking community college classes. But little more than a quarter of the state's funding for higher education is allocated to community and junior colleges.
A 16-year-old Caledonia High School student died late Saturday in Lowndes County after the car she and two friends were in swerved to miss a deer.
2. Photo: Hwy. 45 wreck COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Railroad co. investigating derailment in Columbus COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Man arrested after close call with school bus STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY