The city of Columbus spent almost $158,000 on travel in Fiscal Year 2018. Of that total, nearly 30 percent -- $45,323.28 -- was the combined tab for the mayor and city council, according to information the city provided The Dispatch in response to a Mississippi Public Records Act request.
There are dozens of homes for sale in Columbus, but three historic homes on the market on the city's north side, all within a few blocks of each other, have become a source of curiosity.
Starkville aldermen, in a vote that drew three abstentions, have named Brian Kelley Starkville's next municipal judge.
My column today is a look at some unusual Christmas celebrations in Mississippi during the 1800s and earlier.
Bill was born on Oct. 27 and weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces. There would normally be nothing unusual about that since the average weight of a newborn is 8 pounds. That's for a human baby. Bill is a calf and his arrival at Mississippi State University's College of Veterinary Medicine has created quite a buzz.
1. Vibrant Church's $14M expansion nearly complete COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Buying a piece of history: Market for antebellum homes changing in Columbus COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Christmas Co-op offers second wave of support to needy families STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
4. Council to discuss freeze on travel spending COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Kelley selected as Starkville municipal judge STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY