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Business Moves with Mary: New restaurant opening in old Pizza Hut building

Posted yesterday in Business

After nine months of extensive renovations, a new coffee house served its first cup of coffee on Monday in the old Pizza Hut building on Highway 45.


Golden Triangle gears up for day of service

Posted yesterday in Area

When Taquanda Walker Turner started volunteering, she always had her children by her side. This Monday at 9 a.m., Turner will have her two sons, Tyzir and Tristen Turner, and daughter, Taraya Walker, helping load teachers' vehicles with school supplies.


Local Airbus plant shows operations to European guests

Posted 1/16/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Steffen Weyer visited America for the first time Tuesday afternoon, receiving his visa just last Thursday. Weyer, a journalist in Germany for dpa-AFX, toured the Columbus Airbus facility as a part of the North American Airbus Tour. He was one of more than 30 European journalists and Airbus representatives worldwide who visited the facility.


CMSD, others to get back taxes from Sanderson Plumbing

Posted 1/15/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District plans to use more than $125,000 from a Sanderson Plumbing bankruptcy case for the district's capital improvement plan and maintenance plan.


CMSD: Final decision on Shannon slated for Jan. 29

Posted 1/15/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A final decision on whether Columbus Municipal School District's former deputy superintendent Craig Shannon will get his job back will come by the end of the month.


Motorcycles, beer and travel: LaFrance always finds something to do

Posted 1/14/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

When Robert LaFrance was 22, he got a hefty speeding ticket. Rather than paying an exorbitant amount of money for his car insurance, the Starkville resident, who was attending Clemson University at the time, said it was cheaper to buy a motorcycle. That infraction created a love for both riding and repairing motorcycles.


MUW names new vice president of administration and CFO

Posted 1/12/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women has announced Mark Ellard as its new vice president of administration and chief financial officer.


CMSD could tackle up to $2.6M in capital improvements over 5 years

Posted 1/10/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District could spend more than $2.6 million on capital improvements over the next five years.


Business Moves with Mary: Lee High development underway

Posted 1/10/2019 in Business

The former Lee High School property redevelopment looks to be underway with luxury lofts coming to Columbus this fall.


West Point native places third in the world for steer wrestling

Posted 12/22/2018 in Area

Will Lummus, 26, doesn't second guess jumping off a running horse to wrestle a 600 pound steer to the ground. If he did, he wouldn't be the third placed steer wrestler in the world.


Business Moves with Mary: Columbus Barber Shop celebrates 50 years of business

Posted 12/20/2018 in Business

Bobby Jordan started shining shoes in his father's barber shop nearly 50 years ago. Now, Jordan's Barber Shop is celebrating 50 years in Columbus with one chair dedicated for shoe shining.


Shannon appeals termination from CMSD

Posted 12/19/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

During a termination appeal hearing for former deputy superintendent Craig Shannon at Columbus Municipal School District Tuesday, Superintendent Cherie Labat said she did not trust Shannon to be honest with her.


Without a hitch: High schoolers build Rube Goldberg machines for annual competition

Posted 12/14/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

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.


Vibrant Church's $14M expansion nearly complete

Posted 12/14/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Vibrant Church congregation will meet for the first time Sunday in its new, 1,500-person worship center.


Fire rating could reduce home insurance rates

Posted 12/13/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Fire and Rescue now boasts a Class 3 rating from the Mississippi State Rating Bureau, city officials announced in a press conference Wednesday at Regal Hall. The new rating improves CFR from a Class 4 department and places it among the five highest-rated fire departments in the state. Most notably, the new rating could save city homeowners up to 20 percent on insurance premiums.


Business Moves with Mary: Cadence Bank building in Starkville listed for sale again

Posted 12/13/2018 in Business

Starkville's Cadence Bank main branch building, located at 301 E. Main St., is again listed for sale. The more than 30,000 square-foot building is listed for $2.5 million.


State tells AMS to improve writing scores for SPED students

Posted 12/12/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Armstrong Middle School is now state mandated to improve its students with disabilities on English Language Arts. Principal Julie Kennedy presented an improvement plan to the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Board of Trustees on Tuesday night, which unanimously approved it.


Columbus turns to consultant for leadership building

Posted 12/12/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Benjamin Wax has spent the last six months trying to build stronger leaders among Columbus city employees.


CMSD combats 'gang' activity on school campuses

Posted 12/11/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Gang-related activity in the city is spilling into Columbus Municipal School District hallways and classrooms, Superintendent Cherie Labat told school board members Monday evening.


4-County Foundation awards $47K in grants to nine area nonprofits

Posted 12/11/2018 in Area

The Starkville Area Arts Council relies heavily on 4-County Electric Power Cooperative.



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