MSU football drives Airbnb boom in, around Starkville

Posted 11/17/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Bob "Pop" Taylor started using Airbnb for an upstairs apartment above his barn in 2014 as an alternative to renting to college students.

Slimantics: The Timex Quarterback

Posted 11/17/2018 in Local Columns

The most dramatic -- or you might say traumatic -- play in Mississippi State's 52-6 romp over Arkansas Saturday came on a 16-yard run about a minute into the fourth quarter with the Bulldogs already leading by four touchdowns.

Victim in New Hope crash tentatively identified as Columbus man

Posted 11/17/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Authorities believe the victim of a fatal car accident Friday could be a 20-year-old Columbus man.

Being thankful

Posted 11/17/2018 in Community

As the end of 2018 hurtles toward us, we pause to be thankful. Whatever our circumstances, something in every life warrants gratitude. We asked some of our neighbors around the Golden Triangle to share a Thanksgiving memory that stands out to them, a memory they are grateful for. Hopefully all of us take time to remember more than a few, not just during this week of Thanksgiving, but all year through.



Clean-up crews clear sodium hydroxide on College Street between Third and Fourth streets Saturday. The sodium hydroxide, which is a substance used to make soaps, leaked from a truck Friday afternoon, said Lowndes County Emergency Management Director Cindy Lawrence. EMA, the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality and Columbus Fire and Rescue crews spent Saturday cleaning the mess. The sodium hydroxide is not dangerous and will not hurt people or damage buildings or yards.

Photo: College Street cleanup |

Dem's lobbying work draws GOP ire in Mississippi Senate race |

Columbus bank to grow past $1B as it buys Alabama bank |

Good Thanksgiving fellowship: City holds 12th annual Thanksgiving luncheon at Trotter Convention Center |

Failing no more: How principals, teachers at two area schools led their campuses out of MDE's ratings basement |

MSU architecture students show possible Boys and Girls Club facility designs |

LCSD to borrow $2.5M to offset budget shortfall |

Former employee of Lowndes health clinic charged with embezzlement |

Photo: Remembering a water skiing legend |

Senator spoke of 'difficult' voting for liberals in video |



Photo: Chancery judge runoff |

Business Moves with Mary: Idea Shop opens in Starkville |

GoFundMe to offer refunds for Vargas campaign |

Unresolved issues still in play for Oktibbeha industrial park |

Ailing mother searching for daughter who ran away with carnival |

Area high school juniors show improvement on ACT |

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