Every time Frank Griffin walks into the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library, he smiles and chill bumps start covering his arms. Watching children listening to stories, college students researching and patrons using computers, Griffin holds his head high remembering how he and five other Columbus councilmen secured $600,000 in local, state and federal funds by 1973 to build the library that remains a fixture in Lowndes County.
A Columbus teen was shot dead at Propst Park Saturday night, according to Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant.
When Mike and Ellen Clark learned their 22-year-old grandson had enrolled in classes at Communiversity, East Mississippi Community College's $42-million advanced manufacturing skills training center on Highway 82 in Lowndes County scheduled to open for classes next month, they knew they had to see it for themselves.
What is believed to be a flash flood led to the evacuation of 10 people Saturday afternoon in an apartment complex about two miles south of Starkville, according to Oktibbeha County Fire Services Coordinator Kirk Rosenhan.
As extreme heat alerts for much of the country went out this past week, Brenda Edmonds in Columbus was thankful for an act of kindness. The new box fan she'd been given at Helping Hands made a noted difference in the second-floor room her grandbaby will soon sleep in.
1. Teen killed in Propst Park shooting COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Flash flood causes evacuations near Poorhouse Road STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
4. Inter-related developments in limbo after aldermen fail to pass resolution STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY