Oak Hill Academy expands gardens around campus
Oak Hill Academy will be expanding its gardening program for students after receiving a grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation.
NAACP organizes protest to demand Sanders’ resignation
About 60 people marched through downtown Columbus to continue to demand Lowndes County District 1 Supervisor Harry Sanders’ resignation in response to racist remarks he made about African Americans on June 15.
Pickens Academy football hopes to ‘come out a lot stronger’
The Pickens Academy football team is preparing for the season with summer workouts. As a precaution due to COVID-19, players wear masks inside the weight room and disinfect equipment between each use.
Justin Martin continues family legacy at Columbus Fire and Rescue
Justin Martin grew up hanging out in Fire Station 1 in Columbus while his mother worked as the dispatcher. Now, he works there as a firefighter and brings his own children from time to time.
Restaurants learn to operate under a new normal
The Veranda in Starkville and Skeet’s Hotdogs in Columbus have adapted their operations to function amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Construction on the North Star Industrial Park continues
Construction crews continued work on the North Star Industrial Park on Thursday in Starkville. Construction began on March 30 and, if everything goes as planned, will end in late January.
Local artist Amy Ballard paints utility box on Main Street
Amy Ballard spent four afternoons making the utility box at the intersection of Main Street and 6th Street a bit more patriotic. The local artist painted an eagle, the Statue of Liberty, the American flag and a magnolia on the box.
Campers take the stage to practice improv
Campers explored theater, music and dance all week during the Atmos Energy Summer Arts Academy at the Columbus Arts Council. They spent Thursday afternoon practicing their improv skills. The campers will have a performance for their parents on Friday.
County supervisors meet, small protests continue outside courthouse
The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors met on Wednesday to hear from four concerned citizens, who all asked for District 1 Supervisor Harry Sanders’ resignation, and to discuss making a county-wide mask requirement.
Dancers take evening Zumba class at River Walk Soccer Complex.
Bonnie Partridge hosted a free Zumba class at the River Walk Soccer Complex in Columbus on Tuesday evening. About 25 people came to follow along to upbeat music as the sun went down.
Junior Auxiliary of Columbus distributes brunch boxes
Junior Auxiliary of Columbus distributed free brunch boxes on Saturday morning at the River Walk Soccer Complex in Columbus. The organization prepared 100 boxes, each containing two egg cups, grits and a biscuit.
1. MSU rents two Starkville hotels to quarantine students with COVID-19 STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. No injuries in Military Road shooting Wednesday COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. 21 new RV parking spaces coming to Starkville STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
5. Trinity Place Retirement Community says it's recovering after COVID-19 outbreaks COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY