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Business Moves with Mary: Former College St. doctor's office to become apartments

Posted 2/21/2019 in Business

Dr. Billy Stallworth built his general practice office on College Street in 1938, and although the name of the building will remain the same, a new owner has recently taken ownership of the one-story brick building.


CMSD Board recognized for superintendent search

Posted 2/21/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District board of trustees tried to involve the community in its lengthy search to find a superintendent last year.


Slime dunk: MSU center McCowan teaches Starkville children how to make slime at Emerson

Posted 2/20/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Teaira McCowan spent much of Tuesday evening up to her elbows in slime at Emerson Family School on Louisville Street.


Weather, possibly budget delaying Partnership School

Posted 2/14/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

More delays have pushed the completion of the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District's Partnership School with Mississippi State University beyond a fall 2019 opening date.


Business Moves with Mary: Georgia Blue restaurant, bakery coming to Starkville

Posted 2/14/2019 in Business

A new restaurant and bakery are coming to downtown Starkville.


CMSD board votes to start capital improvements

Posted 2/12/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Moving forward with the district's capital improvement plan, Columbus Municipal School District board of trustees earmarked more than $2.3 million for new projects.


Caledonia assistant principal Byrd 'let go'

Posted 2/9/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Longtime Lowndes County School District employee Robert Byrd is out of a job as of Friday afternoon.


Starkville-Oktibbeha hires two principals

Two principal hires became official Thursday during a special-call meeting of the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Board of Trustees.


SOCSD to host second job fair

Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District is looking for candidates to fill 20 classroom teacher openings expected for the upcoming school year.


Business Moves with Mary: The Purple Elephant reopens

Posted 2/7/2019 in Business

Nearly 10 years ago, Debbie Putt and Janis Kertsetter were working at The Purple Elephant. Last Friday, they became the new owners and reopened the previously closed Columbus gift shop on Wilkins Wise Road.


Students teaching students: Columbus High seniors volunteer for elementary mentoring pilot program

Posted 2/5/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Typically, after Columbus High School senior Jordan Harris finishes his British Literature class at East Mississippi Community College, he heads home for the day. For the rest of the school year, though, Harris will drive to his former elementary school, Fairview Elementary, to mentor younger students Mondays through Thursdays.


Starkville man arrested for stolen vehicle

A Starkville man was arrested Saturday night at Dollar General after fleeing law enforcement in a stolen vehicle.


MUW students give back through day of service

Posted 1/31/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women junior Markayla Duck walked into the Boys and Girls Club in Columbus on Wednesday for the first time in nearly a decade.


CMSD upholds Craig Shannon's termination

Posted 1/30/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District board unanimously upheld the termination of former deputy superintendent Craig Shannon on Tuesday night.


Board: Capital improvements a priority at CMSD

Posted 1/26/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When parents pick up their children from Sale Elementary School, cars line up on Warpath Road in east Columbus, creating a public safety concern.


Business Moves with Mary: Subscription-based ride service coming to Starkville

Posted 1/24/2019 in Business

When Kyle Staude sat in a police station with a DUI on his record, he knew it could have easily been avoided. That was more than five years ago, when Staude was a college student. Now CEO of EZ-RYDR -- a ride sharing company similar to Uber or Lyft -- Staude said he could have used a transportation network in college to avoid some of his poor decisions.


MUW students, faculty take fitness challenge

Posted 1/23/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For Sharia Moore, making it to her pre-nursing classes at Mississippi University for Women last semester was more difficult than it should have been.


Nine coders graduate from inaugural GTR Coding Academy

Posted 1/22/2019 in Area

When Kingdom McGee had to withdraw from Mississippi State University, he didn't know his next step. McGee, 23, was diagnosed with severe blood clots and never thought he would walk again. The Crawford native said he saw a newspaper on his table advertising 11-month free tuition for a coding academy in Columbus. McGee's health started to improve and he decided to take a chance.


Video games: Mississippi's new high school sport

Posted 1/19/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

When Lucas Rader, 14, downloaded the video game League of Legends, he never imagined he would end up playing it on a school-sanctioned team.


Heritage regains Apple Distinguished School status

Posted 1/18/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Heritage Academy almost wasn't recognized as an Apple Distinguished School this year. Nearly missing the deadline, director of instructional technology Janet Lewis and teacher Brad Kidder called Heritage Academy's Apple representative and submitted the school's paperwork last-minute.



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