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."
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.
Starkville is gearing up for its grand opening of Chicken Salad Chick, 602 Hwy 12 E., on Tuesday.
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.
Payless ShoeSource in Starkville, 812 Highway 12, has "Store closing signs" posted in their window.
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, the Columbus plant which builds helicopters, is looking to hire 40 employees within the next few months.
Columbus Municipal School District is looking to fill about 25 classroom teacher vacancies with its upcoming district job fair.
Renee Sanders has assumed the official role of executive director of the United Way of Lowndes County.
Brittany Coover got a call from her alarm company Saturday evening warning her that her pet grooming business had a shattered window.
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.
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.
The National Weather Service confirmed an EF-3 tornado touched down in Columbus at about 5:14 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.
The Dispatch has launched a new department in hopes of increasing community-involvement in the Golden Triangle.
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.
The Columbus Municipal School District board of trustees tried to involve the community in its lengthy search to find a superintendent last year.
Teaira McCowan spent much of Tuesday evening up to her elbows in slime at Emerson Family School on Louisville Street.
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.
A new restaurant and bakery are coming to downtown Starkville.
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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