The Columbus Police Department continues to investigate an aggravated assault which took place Saturday morning and left one person in the hospital.
Columbus Municipal Schools crowned its Teacher of the Year Thursday via sneak attack. CMSD Superintendent Dr. Del Phillips, Mayor Robert Smith, school board member Glenn Lautzenhiser and Columbus High School Principal Craig Shannon dropped in on Cindy Ming’s third period U.S. History class unannounced to inform her she had been selected as the district’s top teacher.
Some of Mississippi's public universities have started tuition assistance programs aimed at keeping students in school despite growing education costs.
Most city residents who spoke in favor of a comprehensive plan, during a public hearing Thursday, served on the committee reviewing the need for a plan. But they agreed the council should proceed with hiring a firm to help develop a long-term plan for the city.
Former Columbus Fire Department firefighter Mitchell Banks is seeking to appeal the decision made in January by the Columbus Civil Service Commission to uphold his termination, according to papers filed in Lowndes County Circuit Court.
Columbus lost one of her biggest fans Thursday afternoon. Scotty Daniels, 45, a community activist and former radio personality known across the country as “Scotty D,” died Thursday of undetermined causes.
Students in the Culinary Arts Institute at Mississippi University for Women said they were excited about a new partnership with Mississippi State, offering a degree in culinology.
Don't call it a merger, but Mississippi University for Women and Mississippi State University will begin sharing a pair of degrees this fall and will explore consolidation of administrative services. Responding to the State College Board's Thursday order that the schools explore consolidation possibilities, MUW President Dr. Claudia Limbert said she preferred the term "shared services."
STARKVILLE — Building on many decades of neighborly relations, Mississippi State and Mississippi University for Women signed a memorandum of agreement Thursday [Feb. 18] that allows students to earn both an MSU bachelor's degree and an MUW nursing degree.
The state College Board has directed Mississippi State University and Mississippi University for Women to explore consolidating operations, a move that MUW's president says "is not a merger," and would end with The W remaining a stand-alone institution.
Nearly 60 recommendations resulting from a three-month effort are being released by a Mississippi State committee charged last October with identifying ways to respond to higher education budget cuts.
Two Columbus residents indicted on separate charges are scheduled to have their cases heard during the May term of Lowndes County Circuit Court.
Mississippi University for Women’s offices of campus recreation and community service and the Wesley Foundation are supporting Stop Hunger Now by hosting Dance for Haiti on Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Stark Recreation Center.
Reward money for information pledged by private individuals to be used in leading to the arrest of Kenneth Macon has increased from $800 to $1,100, according to Columbus Police Department officials.
The trial of a former Columbus Police Department reserve officer has been continued until May, according to a Lowndes County Circuit Court spokesman.
The Columbus City Council Tuesday appointed Currie Fisher to the Columbus Municipal School District board seat vacated by Julie Jordan.
During a meeting Tuesday of the Columbus City Council, Mayor Robert Smith announced Mississippi Department of Transportation officials agreed to mill, pave and stripe Plymouth Road, Main Street and Highway 182, to the Alabama state line, after Smith sought assistance on the city’s behalf.
Caledonia High School physics teacher Terry Wiygul holds her students’ attention by getting them out of their seats and moving in time with science and technology. But her methods have captured the attention of her peers as well.
The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Tuesday agreed to hold a workshop Feb. 25 to discuss the dismal state of the county’s roads and work to fund repairs.
Mississippi University for Women’s offices of campus recreation and community service and the Wesley Foundation are supporting Stop Hunger Now by hosting Dance for Haiti on Friday, Feb. 19, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Stark Recreation Center.
2. SMART splits Boardtown route, adds new stops for residents STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. Wait joins Dispatch staff as new MSU reporter COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Amos fills in for Clinkscales on city bench COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY