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4-County CEO to retire with Mustangs and football on his mind

Posted 8/2/2018 in Area

When CEO and general manager Joe Cade steps away from the helm of 4-County Electric Power Association in September, he'll have much more time on his hands. With that newfound freedom, Cade hopes to concentrate on two things -- Ford Mustangs and New Orleans Saints football.


Spreading the love of reading: Women's group brings 'Library Love' to low-income neighborhood

Posted 7/31/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

After more than a year of volunteering at a low-income housing complex, women from Starkville's First United Methodist Church realized residents lacked something simple: Access to books.


When strangers become family: Host families open hearts and homes to students from around the world

Posted 7/28/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Six years in a row, New Hope resident Lynn Pope and her family welcomed strangers into their home.


MSU plans to break ground on new parking garage this fall

Posted 7/27/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University will break ground this fall on a $9 million parking garage, said Jeremiah Dumas, director of the university's Parking and Transit Services.


Sounds of Summer concert preview: 'Community oriented' 80s, 90s rock band playing Thursday

Posted 7/25/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Bouncing Betty had finally settled on a member lineup early last year when the band's lead singer suddenly died after a performance.


A long, unexpected journey to citizenship: Caledonia grad fights deportation, connects years later with South Korean siblings

Posted 7/21/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In 2000, Richi James Lesley was enrolled in his final year at Mississippi State University when he learned something about himself that changed his life.


For the love of music: Sunstroke House concerts draw musicians from across the U.S.

Posted 7/20/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Four years ago, Columbus resident and music fanatic Jami Nettles left the continent to see her favorite band.


Combating the blood shortage: Blood drives see 30 percent fewer donors in summer

Posted 7/18/2018 in Area

Despite Mississippi Blood Services hosting five to 10 drives a day, the center's blood banks are in short supply.


Stormy Monday to perform Thursday at Columbus' 11th annual Sounds of Summer

Posted 7/11/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Last fall, members of Starkville-based blues band Stormy Monday left a gig mad at their performance -- not because they hadn't pleased the crowd but because they knew they could do better.


Oktibbeha residents plead with supervisors for Longview Road paving

In Oktibbeha County, just southwest of Starkville, sits a "dusty, dirty road."


Camp Jigsaw offers enriching experience for kids with autism

Posted 6/29/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

For the past 11 years, Mississippi State Professor Sandy Devlin has raised thousands of dollars to put on a summer camp.


Community-minded, charity-focused: Zachary's, other restaurants find ways to give back

Posted 6/28/2018 in Area

When owner Doug Pellum opened Zachary's restaurant in 2001, he wanted to create the kind of space he'd like to visit -- a community-oriented dive bar with great food and a lively atmosphere.


Noxubee County man shot outside nightclub

Posted 6/25/2018 in Area

A Noxubee County man died over the weekend after suffering multiple gunshot wounds.


New band, old tricks: Big Hoss and the Little Joes to perform Thursday at Sounds of Summer

Posted 6/20/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Though Big Hoss and the Little Joes may be less than a year old, the band's five members are no strangers to Columbus' music scene.


'This is a place for miracles': Church formerly on the brink of condemnation celebrates fresh start

Posted 6/16/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville pastor Mary Carr had been preaching at Antioch Baptist Church for 13 years last November when she learned her church home would face condemnation if the building didn't receive repairs.


Starkville may soon begin accepting bids for infrastructure project

Posted 6/16/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Board of Aldermen confirmed in a Friday work session at city hall it will vote at its next board meeting on whether to begin accepting proposals from contractors for replacing water and sewer infrastructure in Starkville's Pleasant Acres neighborhood.


'Hooked on books': Summer reading programs combat illiteracy locally

Posted 6/12/2018 in Area

In a state where illiteracy rates top the national average, local libraries have implemented summer programs to get Mississippi's youngest reading.


Gathering place: 'This is a farmers market town'

Posted 6/9/2018 in Area

Marvin "M.C." Ellis, 82, has been growing food most of his life. In 1997, he decided to make a business of it at the Columbus farmers market.


Public palette: Mural adds 'life and energy' to warehouse site

Posted 6/7/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Along nearly 200 feet of brick backdrop on Waterworks Road in Columbus sits a hidden gem -- a whimsically designed black and white mural adding "a touch of something fun" to a warehouse-spotted property.


Two charged with felony burglary of storage units

Posted 1/24/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Lowndes County residents face felony charges after breaking into American Mini Storage units Sunday on Cal Kolola Road in Caledonia.



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