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CMSD to host stakeholders meeting Tuesday

Posted 9/20/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District leaders will host a stakeholders meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Cook Elementary School Auditorium.


Property tax rates go down for Lowndes, LCSD

Posted 9/14/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Property tax rates are dropping for Lowndes County and its school district after the tax assessor's office changed the way it will tax a local power plant.


Columbus native helps save life in Pearl classroom

Posted 9/14/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The first time Greg Jones performed CPR in a real emergency, it wasn't enough. Jones was on leave from military duty and he and two volunteer firefighters -- one of whom was Jones' brother -- were trying to help an unresponsive woman in New Hope. She didn't make it.


Tax assessor investigating gas storage company for under-reporting assets

Posted 9/5/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Records Lowndes County Tax Assessor/Collector Greg Andrews has obtained regarding Caledonia Energy Partners appear to indicate the company has under-reported its assets to the county for as many as 13 years.


Siblings get taste of business with summerlong lemonade stand

Posted 9/4/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Armando and Julia Dunand's first lemonade stand in June might have made a profit if it hadn't been for all the overhead. Their mom, Lisa Dunand, bought a crate of 75 lemons to fuel her children's effort on Golden Triangle Lemonade Day. That proved too many for one day of sales.


Starkville secures Little Egg Bowl with 45-17 thumping of Oxford

Posted 9/1/2019 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE -- Scrambling back into his own end zone, Oxford senior quarterback John Meagher unloaded a desperation toss into the hands of a leaping Jaylan Ware of Starkville.


Leigh Mall to be auctioned in October; starting bid $1.5M

Posted 8/31/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The 300,000-plus square foot Leigh Mall, which sits on about 30 acres, is scheduled to be sold in a private auction in October.


Starkville uses big fourth quarter to keep Little Egg

Posted 8/30/2019 in High School Sports

STARKVILLE-- The Yellowjackets scored three touchdowns in the fourth quarter Friday night to stave off Oxford, 45-17, and keep the Little Egg Bowl trophy at home.


Lowndes deputy injured during chase down Highway 45

Posted 8/27/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus woman is facing several felony charges after she led narcotics officers on a high-speed chase Monday and injured an officer when she rammed her vehicle into a Lowndes County sheriff's deputy's patrol unit.


Monday Profile: Former sharecropper chips away at life in Columbus

Posted 8/26/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On Seventh Avenue North in Columbus, a brown door swinging open from a brick building reads "Must Be 21." Inside this converted pool hall -- as evidenced by the lone pool table placed in the middle of the room -- Ellis B. Lane sits in a rolling chair and uses a crowbar to scrape blue paint from the concrete floor.


LCSD stakeholders meeting reveals pro-, anti-Wright divide

Posted 8/23/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Technically, stakeholders were asked not to endorse or denounce specific candidates for Lowndes County School District superintendent Thursday evening during a board-hosted public forum at central office. Instead, the board asked for patrons to offer what qualities they wanted to see in the district's chief executive.


Where the characters are: Columbus Writers' Group keeps going, growing

Posted 8/17/2019 in Community

It's 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month. Jeanette Basson is in her usual place. Sitting at a table in the Rosenzweig Arts Center gallery, her friends start to filter in and take their places, each clutching papers representing their creative efforts over the last 30 days.


Gladney wins in tight Oktibbeha sheriff's race

Incumbent Sheriff Steve Gladney has emerged the victor in a tight race between him and former deputy John Rice in the Oktibbeha County sheriff's race.


Home Base: Pray away gun violence? OK. Let's do it

Posted 8/6/2019 in Local Columns

The venerable Texas lieutenant governor may have a point. Bringing teacher-led prayer back into public schools may just be the ticket for turning back the tide of gun violence. I'm sure nothing in his record would suggest ties to gun lobbies that would sully his objectivity on the gun control argument, so let's for a moment, take him at his word.


Oktibbeha sheriff's candidates raise more than $20K before primary

Two Oktibbeha County sheriff's candidates have raised a combined $19,331.65 in the run up to Tuesday's primary elections.


County officials weigh 'what' and 'when' issues for sports complex

Posted 7/16/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Planning for Lowndes County's Fiscal Year 2020 budget has already begun. How a new sports complex officials have promised to build west of Columbus fits into that remains unclear.


Sheriff's race raises $23K-plus so far

Posted 5/11/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

More than $23,000 has been poured so far into the four-man race for Lowndes County sheriff, according to campaign finance reports submitted by Friday's deadline.


Monday profile: At 82, professor emeritus Bill Jones still helping MSU crank out engineers

A stack of papers sits on a desk beside Bill Jones' laptop in his Greensboro Street home in Starkville.


Against policy, councilman receives Trotter discount

Posted 4/10/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus councilman appears to have paid a discounted rate to rent a Trotter Convention Center space in December and was almost allowed to pay half-price for another to hold his May wedding, an apparent violation of city policy.


Monday Profile: Brenda Garner spends her days trying to get to know as many people as she can

Posted 4/8/2019 in Area

Stakeholder. Brenda Garner sat in her living room in Pecan Acres pondering the term. An administrator with the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District made special note to call her that last year, Garner recalled, though she hadn't really thought of herself as such in almost a decade.



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