Starkville Utilities Department has already begun sending out some bills that charge for power used during last week's freezing temperatures, and Director Terry Kemp said customers may be surprised by how high some of those charges are.
Columbus Light and Water board of directors has formed a committee to conduct a national search for a new executive director following the death of Todd Gale.
Former chief financial officer for the city of Columbus Milton Rawle will spend up to 20 years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections after pleading guilty Monday to embezzling nearly $290,000 in city funds.
Columbus Mayor Robert Smith is taking a sick week following an approximately 12-hour visit to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle on Sunday.
UPDATE: Columbus Air Force Base officials have identified the instructor pilot killed in a plane crash in Montgomery, Alabama, on Friday night.
Lowndes County supervisors approved an approximately $80,000 bid with local companies to complete the first phase of relocating the Confederate monument in front of the courthouse.
The city of Columbus paid more than $1 million in excess of what was initially budgeted for general obligation bond debt in 2019, according to the city's audit report for that year.
The Columbus City Council will appoint one of three applicants for an upcoming vacancy on Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees.
After a quiet Monday of responding to only three accidents and several more calls of stranded motorists, Mississippi Highway Patrol officers are investigating two crashes and have responded to more than 40 calls for service since Tuesday morning, due to icy roads caused by the winter storm.
"All of a sudden, people kind of don't want to stay at home or something," said MHP spokesperson Sgt. Derrick Beckom.
As the owner of both a home and office space downtown, Tom Velek has spent several years eyeing the brick building beside the old Fred's and wishing someone would redevelop it.
As of late last month, that someone is him.
Nearly two years after Fred's closed on Fifth Street in downtown Columbus, a construction project is underway to transform it into a storage facility with a building design that pays homage to downtown's history.
With the afternoon sun shining directly onto the airplane, Robert Johnson of Columbus lifted his 1-year-old son Sirius so that the little boy was eye level with the front propeller of the P-51 Mustang at Columbus Air Force Base Wednesday.
"They have big propellers," said Sirius' 5-year-old brother Cinco, and he and several other children ran around the plane to look at it from different angles.
When Maj. Gen. Janson Boyles, adjutant general of the Mississippi National Guard, told Starkville Rotary Club Tuesday that the state's armed forces were hard at work administering COVID-19 vaccinations throughout Mississippi, they didn't have to take his word for it. They could clearly see him speaking from a vaccination site in DeSoto County in the background of his Zoom call.
On Feb. 27, 2019, Army Corps of Engineers Chief of Operations for Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Justin Murphree was on his way home from work when he got a call from his navigation manager telling him there was a problem on the waterway.
Local representatives are split on a pair of bills being considered in the state Legislature that would require election commissioners to send confirmation notices to voters who have not voted in at least one election within a set number of years and to remove them from the Statewide Elections Management System if they do not respond to the notice.
Officials with Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District plan to hold two meetings with parents next week to discuss modifying the 2021-22 calendar to year-round school.
State legislators are considering a bill that would legalize home delivery of some alcohol products.
Senate Bill 2804, if passed, would allow package stores and delivery service providers to purchase $500 permits from the Alcoholic Beverage Control under the state Department of Revenue to deliver "beer, light wine or light spirit products," the bill says.
If you read a child a story, she'll ask for another book.
At least that's what locals in the book business are hoping comes from the Downtown Story Walk running through February.
A man wanted in Columbus and Macon has been charged with multiple counts of attempted murder in Alabama after Tuscaloosa police say he shot at multiple officers at an apartment complex.
Devonte Lavon Farmer, 20, of Noxubee County, was arrested for three counts of attempted murder Monday, according to area law enforcement.
Hundreds of Mississippi State University undergraduates will receive an extra $1,000 from the university designed to help them make ends meet during their final year before graduation.
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