The Vibrant Church congregation will meet for the first time Sunday in its new, 1,500-person worship center.
Starkville aldermen have named Brian Kelley the city's new municipal judge.
Lanisha Shields lost her job in early October. Shields had worked at the Toyota plant in Blue Springs. She has three children, and as the holiday season approached, she worried about how she'd get them gifts for Christmas, with rent and utility bills still to pay.
For the past three weeks, Starkville High School junior James Fairley's ping pong table at home was covered with marble tracks, books, boxes and a remote-control airplane.
The city of Columbus is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on its Planning Commission. Earlier this month, the city council reappointed longtime member Annette Savors and appointed new member Melissa Smith to the commission, leaving it with one remaining open spot.
1. As anchor tenants depart, a Starkville shopping center sees opportunity STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. Columbus turns to consultant for leadership building COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. CPD will go longer without an assistant chief COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Vibrant Church's $14M expansion nearly complete COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY