Oktibbeha supes sign off on Communiversity plan

Posted earlier today in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Golden Triangle Development LINK secured the last local-level funding commitment for a proposed East Mississippi Community College workforce development center Monday as Oktibbeha County supervisors pledged $2.5 million across 15 years for the project.

CVB pitches in $21K for sidewalk connector lights

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

Members of the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors voted to provide $21,136 for supplies that will be used to install ornamental lighting on the connecting sidewalk between the Riverwalk and the Columbus Soccer Complex.

Local church hopes to start food backpack program

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

A local church group is hoping to feed 40 elementary students who would otherwise go without meals on the weekends.

Supervisors OK new nightclub ordinance

Posted earlier today in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Supervisors unanimously approved a new nightclub ordinance Monday that will require new bars, restaurants and entertainment venues in Oktibbeha County to obtain yearly operating permits and follow minimum life-safety standards.



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