In addition to financially supporting Aurora Flight Science's expansion -- which will create of 250 new aerospace jobs -- the county supervisors Wednesday approved a loan in behalf of Mississippi Steel Processing and New Process Steel to continue infrastructure improvements in the county's industrial park.
CALEDONIA -- The Caledonia Board of Aldermen continued making improvements to the town's water system Tuesday night, voting in a special meeting to accept the lowest quote for water pipe extensions on Seed Tick and Stanley Roads. The work will be performed by Knight Labor at a cost of $14,217.
CRAWFORD -- The town of Crawford recently was awarded a $293,350 grant to rebuild four homes along Lodge and Flower streets.
Columbus is gearing up this week for the 16th annual Juneteenth celebration, which will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Sim Scott Park.
WEST POINT -- Just a year ago, Mary Holmes College was crumbling. Vines crept over decaying buildings. Doors, sleepy from lack of use, were slow to open.
The doors closed Tuesday on the school year, as well as a pilot program that extended the school calendar at Stokes-Beard Technology and Communication and Sale International Studies elementary schools.
Aurora Flight Sciences is expanding to meet the needs of an additional contract, the details of which have yet to be announced.
The Columbus Municipal School District will soon be one step closer to offering the rigorous International Baccalaureate curriculum for students in all grades. Columbus Middle School principal Cindy Wamble updated CMSD board members at last night's meeting, telling them that this summer, 120 sixth- through 10th-grade teachers will undergo the second phase of training for the IB Middle Years program.
Every day, local farmer Scott Enlow walks outside, looks at the sky and hopes to see a hint of gray. Some nights, he thinks he hears distant thunder, and he leaps from his bed to go outside and welcome the blessed rainfall that will nourish his crops. The rain never comes.
After a recent rash of wrecks and officer suspensions, the Columbus Police Department is starting up an in-house driving school.
For Hope Community Church, the Columbus Planning Commission meeting Monday was an answer to prayer. "Hallelujah," Pastor Bo Jeffares said shortly after the commission voted unanimously to recommend that the City Council approve the church's controversial request to relocate to the old movie theater at 401 Main St.
Bill Cunningham of Starkville spent 35 years as a McDonald's franchisee in the Golden Triangle area, before he decided to retire.
A 25-year-old Columbus man has been charged with beating his toddler so severely she had to be taken to the hospital Saturday.
A masked man armed with a black handgun robbed Roy's Grocery on Waterworks Road Sunday evening, according to Columbus police.
For new Columbus Fire and Rescue Battalion Chief Mark Ward, today was a baptism by fake fire. In his first shift as one of the three heads of the five Columbus fire stations, firefighters responded to a pipe bomb scare in the 1300 block of Fifth Street South and a large surprise training exercise just after midnight.
Inside the old Parker Furniture building in downtown Columbus, Luke Strohl leaned against an upstairs wall as Columbus firefighters crawled toward him through the blinding smoke.
Starkville Police are asking for help finding a Columbus woman missing since June 5.
It's hot. No news flash there. Sweltering heat is gripping half the nation. And the South is forecast to stay hotter than usual at least through the week. With temperatures locally continuing to hover in the 90s, people are doing what they can to stay cool.
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