Teenagers from across the state gathered on the campus of Mississippi State University this week for the 2012 4-H State Congress hosted by the MSU Extension Service. This year, the congress drew nearly 700 youth, volunteers and extension agents, many of whom, officials hope, might one day attend MSU.
Columbus native Scott Colom has been appointed municipal judge by the Aberdeen Board of Aldermen on a 4-1 vote. Ward 1 Alderman Alonzo Sykes voted against the appointment.
The state Court of Appeals has upheld an award of $500,000 to a teenager who was sexually abused by workers at facilities operated by the Mississippi Department of Human Services in Starkville and Ackerman.
Slim Smith has been named managing editor of The Commercial Dispatch.
Several traffic check points were implemented by CPD over the holiday weekend. Between Saturday and Monday at midnight, 98 citations were issued and six arrests were made, including one for driving under the influence (DUI).
The end of the school year doesn't have to be the beginning of the summer doldrums. Area organizations have planned a jam-packed calendar of events spanning the gamut of interests, from educational programs to outdoors camps and creative pursuits.
East Mississippi Community College students have graduated and they're ready to take their next step toward excellence, whether it's transferring to a four-year college or university or entering the job market.
A Columbus woman charged with murder will be going back to court in September. Kalmesha Denise Jackson, 23, of 810 Eighth St. S. was charged with the January 15 shooting of Marquez Kentrel Carter, 23, of 1147 Tabernacle Road. Jackson's initial appearance in Municipal Court Thursday was continued until September 6.
The Caledonia Board of Aldermen quietly ushered in the month Tuesday night, taking care of town business with relatively little public comment and no need for a lengthy executive session, as in the past few meetings.
Construction on a new Noxubee County cotton gin is scheduled to begin Thursday. A $6.5 million investment, Bogue Chitto Gin, Inc. is expected to bring state-of-the-art technology to the Black Prairie area.
Funding for state and community college capital improvement projects is in jeopardy, after the Mississippi Senate failed to approve a proposed $400 million bond bill Saturday.
A majority of the Smithville population was in attendance at Saturday's Smithville Memorial Day when Governor Phil Bryant presented Mayor Gregg Kennedy with a check for $13,732.16 to help pay debris removal costs.
For Columbus resident Curley Williams, it was just another day. She was pushing a cart at a local grocery store, purchasing bulk items for the business she owns, Children First Day Care. As her cell phone began to ring, Williams had no idea her life was about to change forever.
As the nation's sluggish economy continues to slowly move forward, unemployment rates continue to drop throughout the area, with the Golden Triangle reporting a 10.4 percent unemployment rate in March, compared to an 11.4 percent rate in February and 12.7 percent last March.
An Alabama man was indicted Thursday on child porn and extortion charges after authorities say he posed as pop sensation Justin Bieber online and convinced young girls to send him inappropriate photos, federal prosecutors say.
Judy Flynn spent 19 years working at United Technologies in Columbus. Then she found out the plant was closing. Fearful of not finding a new job at the age of 48, Flynn decided to send her resume to American Eurocopter.
People eating and lodging in West Point may soon be paying a one percent tax increase.
With hiring on the rise and more than 50 employers set to participate, East Mississippi Community College is anticipating one of its best job fairs ever May 1.
1. Spears: CMSD tax hike unnecessary COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Higgins: $150 million project eying Lowndes Port COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. CPD officer involved in fight to go before city council COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. MSU horticulture student gains experience at Smith Landscaping COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Industrial park bonds set for fall issuance STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY