The end is near for the old Lowndes County office of the Mississippi State University Extension Center. The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to award the bid for tearing down the building, which is located on Third Avenue North across from Franklin Academy, to Burns Dirt Construction.
In a 40-year span, she has served in just about every capacity of the Mississippi education system. Now, the Columbus Municipal School District's venerable board of trustees vice president, Alma Turner, is relinquishing her role on the board, leaving a void her colleagues say will be difficult to fill.
The subcommittee phase of the Columbus police chief search process is closed. It is now in the hands of the mayor and City Council.
The Columbus Planning Commission Monday denied a request to operate a business out of a home. Julia Burgin asked the commission to allow a tax service business in the rear portion of her home at 2006 Short Main St.
A Lowndes County sheriff's deputy shot a 27-year-old man Monday morning after responding to a home burglary call just south of Columbus Air Force Base.
"We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, loved and were loved ..." So says the enduring poem, "In Flanders Fields," penned by Canadian doctor Lt. Col. John McRae in 1915 to honor the death of a friend and encourage people to never forget the human cost of battle. A few years later, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, Germany signed the Armistice and World War I -- the "war to end all wars" -- drew to a close. But the wars did not end.
Columbus city officials expect the police chief search subcommittee to present its findings on the four finalists at Tuesday's council meeting.
Somehow, Stuart Vance of Starkville knew that recording the history of aviation in the Golden Triangle was going to be his "thing."
Leland McCaslin has worn many titles in his lifetime. Son. Brother. Army brat. Soldier. Counterintelligence agent. Veteran. Now, the Lee High and Mississippi State University alumnus can add one more title to his dossier: Published author.
The Caledonia and New Hope precincts once again had a major impact on the Lowndes County elections.
A subset of Columbus High School parents have formed a Parent Action Committee in the hopes of effecting positive change within the city school district.
A Starkville city employee who was injured in a hunting accident is showing improvements today.
Two Columbus men have been arrested in connection with a Sunday morning shooting at a Starkville convenience store.
The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office reports the following felony arrests:
The numbers show the Lowndes County voter turnout for Tuesday's election trumps the turnout in the August primaries along with the showing in the previous state and local election.
Some 4-County Electric Power Association members will be without power this afternoon.
Lowndes County is the state's sixth most valuable county and the second most valuable in terms of industrial property value.
There were few surprises in Tuesday's general election, with all but one of Lowndes County's incumbent supervisors retaining their seats.
Mike Arledge will be the new Lowndes County sheriff. Unofficial numbers show Arledge, a Republican, defeated Democrat Anthony Nelson Tuesday to win the sheriff's race. Arledge earned 61.3 percent, with 10,546 votes, and Nelson earned 38.5 percent, with 6,623 votes.
It was a tough week for Lowndes County Circuit Clerk Haley Salazar, between running her campaign, dealing with the normal craziness of election week and coping with a last-minute absentee ballot snafu, which required the state to reprint hundreds of ballots after 550 had already been cast locally.
1. Dead bald eagle found in Columbus appears to have been shot COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. 'Stan the Man' retires COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Boys and Girls Club ready for first off-site program COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Consultant brings fresh eyes to short-staffed CPD COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. 2 MSU employees apply for Turner's school board seat STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY