Do incentives like increased pay make for more effective teachers? That's the question the state of Mississippi wants to answer by 2015. And Columbus Municipal School District is one of eight districts in the state chosen to pilot a teacher-incentives program.
Three people, including two men from Starkville, were killed on icy highways in north Mississippi as cold weather caused slick roads and bridges this morning.
Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director and CEO James Tsismanakis announced Monday that he has accepted a position at the DeKalb County, Ga., CVB.
The windows of three cabs and two businesses in the 1700 block of Eighth Avenue South were shattered over the weekend by a vandal or vandals, according to Columbus police.
The Columbus Planning and Zoning Commission lifted its imposed moratorium on electronic signs Monday.
The new Columbus Middle School is on schedule for completion before students return from Christmas break. But the state-of-the art, technology-savvy building won't open for business until Jan. 19, after the Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend.
Columbus welcomed its newest Municipal Court judges to the bench Monday.
Chebie Ann Gaines Bateman, who oversaw the transformation of the Lowndes County Public Library into a civic centerpiece, died Dec. 10 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in Columbus. She was 83.
A 23-year-old woman broke into the house of her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend while the couple was asleep Sunday morning and threatened to kill them with a knife, according to police.
With frigid temperatures across Mississippi, Columbus and other communities are opening shelters and people are being told to keep an eye on their pets and elderly neighbors.
On Nov. 9, the world changed for 12-year-old Jeffrey Amos. He was diagnosed with bone cancer. Tired but still cheerful, Jeffrey sat in his room at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., and reminisced about school.
Living in a town the size of Columbus can be relaxing -- maybe too relaxing, according to Columbus Police Explorers.
In 2009, across America, 17.4 million households -- nearly 15 percent of the country -- weren't sure where their next meal would come from.
With bids in hand, the brain trust behind the proposed Columbus soccer complex and park is searching for ways to keep the project intact.
Just in time for Christmas, the Columbus Base Community Council has begun selling 500 copies of the 173-page book, "Heritage to Horizons, a History of Columbus AFB 1942-2007."
It was 11 years ago when Sarah Jo Murphy stopped by the principal's office at Heritage Academy's elementary school. After 33 years of teaching at New Hope Elementary School, Murphy had put in her time. Starting her teaching career anew wasn't on the agenda. But before she knew it, she was back in the classroom and loving every minute of it.
Vinny and Karen Harris recently took up tomato farming to make some extra money. But this isn't a story about the economy forcing a young couple to make lifestyle changes.
The Mississippi Supreme Court on Thursday ordered DNA testing for Eddie Lee Howard Jr., a death row inmate convicted twice in the 1992 rape and stabbing death of an 82-year-old Columbus woman.
The Lowndes County Adult Detention Facility reported the following felony arrests:
Call her a philanthropist, a "cultural icon" or even eccentric. But children, throughout the years, have known her simply as Mother Goose.
1. Lowndes Narcotics Unit searching for 10 suspects COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. The accidental entrepreneurs STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. Dak Prescott acquitted of DUI, speeding STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
4. Two arrested in Motel 6 robbery COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Starkville man arrested for statutory rape COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY