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Union Academy to open doors to students next year

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Columbus & Lowndes County

Cindy Lawrence walked through the doors of Union Academy and for a moment, she was taken back to 1966. That year, Lawrence started her education as a first grade student in the now closed down school. "It brought back so many memories," Lawrence said. "I knew where all my classrooms were. Everything just about looked the exact same."


LCF Challenge Grant offers $30K pool for task forces

Posted 3/22/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Foundation issued a challenge to its six volunteer task forces Thursday, announcing a pool of $30,000 in grants meant to help their initiatives.


Business Moves with Mary: Two new restaurants open in Starkville

Posted 3/21/2019 in Business

Starkville is gearing up for its grand opening of Chicken Salad Chick, 602 Hwy 12 E., on Tuesday.


Oktibbeha County Humane Society receives $150K grant

Posted 3/19/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Humane Society would love to put itself out of business. Martha Thomas, OCHS director of development and community relations, said that's actually any animal shelter's goal. In order to achieve that feat, Thomas said OCHS is trying to decrease the animal population in Oktibbeha County.


Business Moves with Mary: Payless closing in Starkville

Posted 3/7/2019 in Business

Payless ShoeSource in Starkville, 812 Highway 12, has "Store closing signs" posted in their window.


Monday profile: Eads provides a shelter for animals in need

Posted 3/4/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There are very few animals in need that Pam Eads will turn away. Her 12-acre property has become home for chickens, rescue horses, stray cats, dogs, goats and even peacocks.


Airbus hiring event Tuesday

Posted 3/2/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Airbus, the Columbus plant which builds helicopters, is looking to hire 40 employees within the next few months.


CMSD to host second job fair

Posted 3/2/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District is looking to fill about 25 classroom teacher vacancies with its upcoming district job fair.


Renee Sanders named executive director for United Way

Posted 3/1/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Renee Sanders has assumed the official role of executive director of the United Way of Lowndes County.


Business Moves with Mary: Some businesses damaged by storm, others offer relief

Posted 2/28/2019 in Business

Brittany Coover got a call from her alarm company Saturday evening warning her that her pet grooming business had a shattered window.


CMSD declares district state of emergency

Posted 2/27/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District board of trustees declared a state of emergency for the district in wake of damage school buildings sustained during Saturday's tornado.


CMSD leaders pledge to repair Hunt campus

Posted 2/26/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Crews of Columbus Municipal School District employees and volunteers have already begun cleaning up a former high school partially destroyed by the EF-3 tornado that ripped through the city Saturday. District officials said they plan to repair and rebuild.


Saturday storm deemed EF-3 tornado

Posted 2/25/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The National Weather Service confirmed an EF-3 tornado touched down in Columbus at about 5:14 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.


Dispatch branches into ticket sales, event promotion

Posted 2/24/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Dispatch has launched a new department in hopes of increasing community-involvement in the Golden Triangle.


Business Moves with Mary: Former College St. doctor's office to become apartments

Posted 2/21/2019 in Business

Dr. Billy Stallworth built his general practice office on College Street in 1938, and although the name of the building will remain the same, a new owner has recently taken ownership of the one-story brick building.


CMSD Board recognized for superintendent search

Posted 2/21/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District board of trustees tried to involve the community in its lengthy search to find a superintendent last year.


Slime dunk: MSU center McCowan teaches Starkville children how to make slime at Emerson

Posted 2/20/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Teaira McCowan spent much of Tuesday evening up to her elbows in slime at Emerson Family School on Louisville Street.


Weather, possibly budget delaying Partnership School

Posted 2/14/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

More delays have pushed the completion of the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District's Partnership School with Mississippi State University beyond a fall 2019 opening date.


Business Moves with Mary: Georgia Blue restaurant, bakery coming to Starkville

Posted 2/14/2019 in Business

A new restaurant and bakery are coming to downtown Starkville.


CMSD board votes to start capital improvements

Posted 2/12/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Moving forward with the district's capital improvement plan, Columbus Municipal School District board of trustees earmarked more than $2.3 million for new projects.



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