Forty years ago when Orbit Fireworks first opened in Columbus, Deborah Turman was just 10 years old helping her dad sell bottle rockets and Roman candles and count the profits they stored in an old cigar box.
Ward 4 Councilman Fred Jackson has resigned from the Columbus City Council, effective immediately.
Wild coyotes in north Columbus have been named the culprit for some injured and missing pets in the area.
The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors and the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau appear to finally be on the same page with regard to local festival funding.
With tears swelling in his eyes, Dave Dampier helped martial arts instructor Ken Moore stand from his wheelchair -- which he's been confined to for 10 years -- to receive his third-degree black belt in Taekwondo.
Like Jeff Smith or not, he's the state representative for District 39, at least until January.
The Caledonia Republican made that plain to Columbus Exchange Club members and their guests Thursday at Lion Hills Center, during a candidate forum that included the incumbent and his Republican challenger, local Realtor Dana Underwood McLean.
Even after extensive storm damage from the Feb. 23 tornado, Columbus Fire Service continued operating in Columbus as it has for the past four decades.
Major Andrews III sat in his yard Tuesday afternoon fixing a weed-eater next to the frame of the house he lost during the Feb. 23 EF-3 tornado.
With the second floor of his house nearly gone and his wife's greenhouse flattened, he said he wants to build a new house on Shady Street.
After taking hits in last two fiscal years, Columbus Light and Water expects to see a profit for the Fiscal Year 2020.
Executive Director Todd Gale said CLW has taken funds from its reserves to make up for lost revenue the past few years.
The city of Columbus has listed a downtown property for sale in hopes of bringing more development to the area.
All four candidates for Lowndes County sheriff showed for a forum Thursday at New Hope Community, each addressing how law enforcement should attack drug crimes in the county.
The Taylor-Burns House on Third Street North will be gone within the next 30 days.
Pies and Pints will come to Starkville in time for football season.
Mayor Robert Smith cast the deciding vote Tuesday evening to send himself and four firefighters on a trip to Atlanta that will cost the city more than $9,000.
With photographs of bullet holes in his deer stand in-hand, Mike Lavender spoke to the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Monday morning about patrons of a privately owned shooting range firing bullets on his property.
Longtime Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau trustee DeWitt Hicks is stepping down as board chairman at the end of this month.
Golden Triangle Early College High School students' accountability exam scores will be credited to each student's home district as of this fall.
Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District will add 10 new buses to its fleet and potentially more bus routes to start the 2019-20 school year.
SOCSD board members unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday night allowing the school district to borrow $500,000 in a "16th Section" loan for half of the district's bus purchase.
Columbus Municipal School District spends roughly $1 million less than Starkville per year to provide bus service for its students by outsourcing its operation. But Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District officials are convinced the control and efficiency gained from operating the service in-house is worth the cost difference.
Get ready for some fresh seafood.
If you're in Starkville or Columbus, it's time to get on Facebook to get your hands on some fresh catch from the Gulf.
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