Startup biofuel company KiOR has agreed to sell its synthetic crude oil to a Tuscaloosa refinery, freeing up $75 million in state loans.
Runoff from heavy rains that hit the area Tuesday and Wednesday drained into east Lowndes County early today, flooding roads and homes along Magby Creek. Columbus and portions of Lowndes County were under flood warnings as the Magby and Luxapalila creeks overflowed.
A Columbus attorney has been suspended by the state bar association after three women accused him of killing their cases through gross negligence.
A motion has been filed in Lowndes County circuit court to preclude the death penalty for a capital murder suspect because of mental retardation.
A team of 113 inspectors arrived Monday at the Columbus Air Force Base for their bi-annual inspection of the unit's compliance with regulations.
A 45-year-old log-truck driver was seriously injured when his truck overturned Tuesday in Lowndes County, shutting down Highway 50 for more than two hours.
"Columbus isn't over-built -- it's under-demolished." That's according to Mark Castleberry, of Castle Properties, who made several suggestions about bettering the city, including flattening and reusing some buildings.
The Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau voted in executive session Monday to seek a second opinion about the value of its new downtown office building.
Lowndes County supervisors had their first redistricting meeting Monday, and one board member already is threatening litigation.
From packing up and moving to a new building to adding 320 students to her charge, it's been a whirlwind school year for Cindy Wamble.
Elizabeth Usborne isn't like most girls you meet in the South. The 27-year-old Chicago native may appear to be a normal graduate student at Mississippi State University, studying biogeochemistry; and if you throw in her favorite hobby of playing roller derby, and see her on her motorcycle, some people might wonder if she's just a little different ... but you have no idea.
A Houston company that invests in community banks has completed its $30 million buyout of Starkville-based Cadence Financial Corp. and invested $144 million in Cadence Bank, the companies said today.
Lowndes County supervisors Monday will discuss appointing a judge in place of District 2 Justice Court Judge Mike Arledge, who resigned to run for county sheriff.
Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau employees are working out of boxes. The three full-time and three part-time workers had already packed, ready to move into their new offices weeks ago, when plans hit a snag. The city and county boards that govern the CVB are seeking a state attorney general's opinion on whether or not they, legally, can approve the $734,881 price tag, since it is more than $100,000 higher than the appraised value.
Three Columbus police officers filed appeals with the Civil Service Commission last week to overturn their recent suspensions by the City Council.
A 23-year-old man who allegedly resisted arrest was Tased by a Columbus police officer early today at the Military Road Huddle House.
Tree pulp isn't just for paper, and the tree fiber produced at Weyerhaeuser's Columbus Cellulose Fibers plant can be found in some surprising places.
A 21-year-old woman was still in critical condition and a 25-year-old man was in good condition today following a head-on collision Tuesday in Lowndes County.
Former Columbus and Lowndes County E911 director Jessie Colvin agreed to a $100,000 insurance settlement Thursday, bringing a close to her discrimination lawsuit against the county.
Columbus and Starkville officials trekked to Washington, D.C., Monday on a quest to bring more funding to the Golden Triangle.
1. Affidavits: West Point man allegedly bound male victim, raped female STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
2. Area high school students earn national scholarships COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Weyerhaeuser to sell Columbus mills COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. 'Music 4 U' launching in Miss. this month COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. 12 county, city officials miss financial disclosure deadline STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY