Every day, local farmer Scott Enlow walks outside, looks at the sky and hopes to see a hint of gray. Some nights, he thinks he hears distant thunder, and he leaps from his bed to go outside and welcome the blessed rainfall that will nourish his crops. The rain never comes.
For Hope Community Church, the Columbus Planning Commission meeting Monday was an answer to prayer. "Hallelujah," Pastor Bo Jeffares said shortly after the commission voted unanimously to recommend that the City Council approve the church's controversial request to relocate to the old movie theater at 401 Main St.
Bill Cunningham of Starkville spent 35 years as a McDonald's franchisee in the Golden Triangle area, before he decided to retire.
Cadence Bank makes new appointments, Citizens National names new executives
For anyone new to the area, Smackers is a relatively new frozen yogurt shop, located near the intersection of Highway 45 North and Highway 82, just behind Chili's. Since opening on Valentine's Day this year, Smackers has done a tremendous job of branding themselves (The catchy name comes from a combination of the last names of the founders: Smith and Acker) and in using new technology for promotions.
A massaging chair leans into a full recline. In the room surrounding, there are breaths of the relief: Eucalyptus for headaches. Lavender for depression. Lemon grass for arthritis. Almond to suppress appetite. Vanilla for nerves.
Columbus and Lowndes County building permits April 26 - May5
Reed's of Starkville was one of 90 stores worldwide -- and one of approximately 30 non-chain retailers -- selected to host the unveiling of a new TOMS product line Tuesday.
The City Council voted Tuesday against reappointing local restaurateur John Bean to the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau, instead picking the manager of the Wendy's on Highway 182 for the position.
The Caledonia Days festival will look a little different this year, but the primary focus will remain the same, organizer Jackie Savage told the Caledonia Board of Aldermen during last night's meeting.
The Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority has increased its facility rental rate, adding in the cost of a North Atlantic Security officer to open and close the buildings.
A walk through the Southside neighborhood in Columbus yields an architectural mélange, from massive antebellum mansions to quaint Victorian houses to World War II-era bungalows. Together, they may soon become the city's first residential historic district registered with the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Lowndes County took another step closer to expanding its industrial park into a sprawling development-ready recruitment machine.
After a year's worth of transfusions, the Columbus Boys and Girls Club is again standing on its own. From January to December 2010, eight local churches picked up the club's $2,800 mortgage, giving it time to catch up and get out of the red.
Gregory Gates makes people into angels ... literally. The owner of Gifts for All in north Columbus, a "whotnots" shop near Columbus Air Force Base, makes concrete sculptures for burial markers including headstones, babies, hearts, teddy bears, benches and of course, angels.
Weyerhaeuser Co. has capital improvements planned for both its Lowndes County production facilities over the next two years.
At 12, one of Dave Carr's pastimes was scouring the junkyard for old bicycles. He'd go home with a couple of "junk bikes." And before long, his bike, a compilation of the best parts from each, would be the envy of the neighborhood.
In 2008, the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link hatched a plan to create a regional industrial park, with a special focus on attracting aerospace industries.
In a Deep South more accustomed to fried chicken and buttered biscuits, most might not think Thai cuisine would find a ready audience. But that's what happened when Bann Thai opened its doors in Columbus in December 2010.
Oktibbeha County Hospital stepped out of the 1970s and into the new millennium Tuesday.
1. MSMS teacher wins national award for math, science teachers COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Suspected burglar arrested at courthouse COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Bud and Burgers event canceled COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Oktibbeha road plan draft calls for $2M in work STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY