School's out for summer, but that doesn't necessarily mean no more pencils, no more books for local students, many of whom are already immersed in reading assignments for the upcoming school year. While students may groan and parents may wonder what happened to the carefree vacations they remember, educators, backed by statistics, favor summer reading as a way to prevent "brain drain" -- the loss of critical skills attained in the classroom and shoved in the locker when the dismissal bell rings each summer.
A recent study conducted by the Columbus Police Department will be used to combat domestic violence. The research project, created through the office of Chief Selvain McQueen, shows more than 100 domestic violence cases have been reported in Columbus between January and July.
Fireworks have become almost synonymous with Independence Day; they are bright, colorful, loud and conjure images of "the bombs bursting in air" made famous in our National Anthem. But dry conditions this year may put a damper on some of the celebrations.
Katie Moulds was contemplating attending medical school after graduating with a bachelor of science degree in microbiology from Mississippi State University, but a summer internship changed her career course forever.
The Golden Triangle is set to experience the summer's first significant heat wave this weekend, and while most people might be scrambling to find sunscreen, bottled water and shade, area farmers are left waiting to see how their crop preparation has paid off.
The family of a teenager shot to death New Year's Day in West Point has sued the owners of the apartment complex where the shooting occurred.
Dr. Rayford Vaughn Jr., associate vice president for research at MSU and head of the Computer Science and Engineering Department, gave a brief overview of the department's offerings and accomplishments during Tuesday afternoon's Columbus Rotary Club meeting at the Columbus Country Club.
A former Mississippi State University professor and Starkville native will be giving a lecture on the Role of Women in the Civil War on Wednesday at the second annual Social Studies Teachers Summer Institute held on the university's campus.
On June 18, 1812, the young United States of America shocked the world by declaring war on Great Britain. Two centuries later, the conflict known widely as the "second war of independence" is being recognized in Columbus.
Lowndes and Clay counties will be among more than 1,850 local governments to receive funds under the 2012 Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program.
The newest co-chair of a research team developing the next generation of ground vehicles for the world's leading military alliance is from Mississippi State University.
After months of grim forecasts and overwrought predictions, gas prices did the exact opposite of what was predicted and took a nosedive. According to gasbuddy.com the average price in Columbus is $3.27 a gallon, with the lowest prices being $3.23 a gallon at Murphy USA. The highest price was found at Sandfield One Stop with a price of $3.39 a gallon.
Local law enforcement are urging the public to be "suspicious and cautious" of several different scams that both the Starkville Police Department and the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office have had an increased number of reports for.
Stalking laws have been on the books in the United States since the early 1990's, and in 2003, following suite with a number of other states, Mississippi enacted a felony cyberstalking statute to help fight digital victimization. Even so, only a relative few cases are prosecuted.
It may not be the Taj Mahal, but Caledonia aldermen believe the new municipal complex they're planning will be a welcome improvement for the community.
16th District Circuit Court Judge Jim Kitchens says state laws creating leniency on time served for convicted criminals is undermining the justice system.
After eluding authorities in Pickens County, Ala., a Columbus man is behind bars, charged with failing to register as a sex offender.
There are two things associated with summer in Mississippi: oppressive heat and humidity and the presence of mosquitoes. Summer in Columbus are no different.
Tupelo leaders have been told relocating the historic Spain House will cost 62 percent more than originally estimated.
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