Project Feed Columbus, a joint effort between the City of Columbus and The United Way of Lowndes County, as well as local stores Food Giant and Wal Mart, will be ongoing through the end of March. The campaign is a canned food drive to help local food pantries and shelters.
Last week, Cadence Bancorp LLC -- the parent company of Cadence Bank -- announced the acquisition of Encore Bancshares, Inc., a Houston, Texas-based commercial bank with $1.5 billion in assets.
On Friday, the Columbus Arts Council presents "Blues for Willie," a tribute to honor this elder statesman of the Black Prairie blues, a man who preached a consistent message of peace, love and social justice.
Gov. Phil Bryant Tuesday re-established and appointed a Columbus man to the Mississippi Military Communities Council, which was formed to help promote and protect the state's military interests.
The West Point-Clay County Growth Alliance has suffered its share of growing pains over the past few months, with staff changes, a new partnership and a new direction.
Marriages and divorces for the week of March 12, 2012.
Lowndes and Oktibbeha County voters turned out primarily to vote for candidates on the Republican ticket.
The local chapter of the American Red Cross kicked off its annual Heroes campaign Thursday, with participants gathering for an appreciation luncheon at Mississippi University for Women.
A local business and a local bank were among the honorees at a White House event held Feb. 21 to recognize the partnership of financial institutions and rural manufacturing companies across America.
The City of Crawford could be a metaphor for blighted small towns across the state -- low on population and funding with decaying buildings and high unemployment rates.
Patricia Thornton, 30, is the assistant director of the Pines/Cady Hill Adult Treatment Center, which is a part of West Point-based Community Counseling. Thornton is a native of Durant.
Week of Feb. 20-28.
For the week of Feb. 22-29.
A Madison County Chancery Court trial on the city of Canton's petition to annex the Nissan North American plant has been postponed until June of 2013.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville inventor and businessman John Campbell's trajectory from poverty to successful entrepreneur wasn't easy, but with imagination, hard work and a little common sense, he made it to the top. He's an inventor, with Shaver's Choice skin therapy system and Ram-Lock protection systems to his credit. He's a businessman, as founder of Yo' Transportation, a car service for Medicaid and Medicare recipients. Now, he's looking ahead to his latest endeavor: A movie based upon his life.
The General Food Safety Training and Acidified Canned Foods Training for farmers' market vendors will be held March 13 in Pontotoc, March 15 in Gulfport and March 20 in Brookhaven. Golden Triangle farmers and vendors are encouraged to attend the Pontotoc session as none are planned for the area in the near future.
Area events for the week of Feb. 20, 2012.
Marriages and Divorces for Feb. 15-22.
The green linens that drape the Confession table have been replaced with purple. The handmade wooden crosses have been brought from storage and swathed in silken sashes. The last indulgences have been indulged, the last fetes feted.
JACKSON -- Noxubee County voters will choose a superintendent of schools in an April 3 special election.
1. SPED parent speaks at school board meeting COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Columbus police chief retiring at year's end COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Commission delays decision on Lipscomb House demolition COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Y accepting sealed bids for Camp Pratt COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY