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CMSD lands on list of top 10 most-improved districts for ELA

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District ranked fifth among the most-improved districts on English-Language Arts state testing in 2017-18.


CMSD shows improvement on state assessments from last year

Posted yesterday in Area

Columbus Municipal School District students scored higher overall compared to last year during spring assessments.


Business Moves with Mary: Columbus Main Street heads program for young entrepreneurs

Posted yesterday in Business

Business-minded boys and girls can apply at Main Street Columbus for the chance to showcase their businesses at the Columbus Hitching Lot on Sept. 23 from 2-4 p.m.


Hamilton man charged with cyberstalking Lowndes resident

Posted 8/15/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Hamilton man was arrested Aug. 10 for cyberstalking a Lowndes County resident.


Following purchase of paper mill, IP looks to take visible role in community

Posted 8/15/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

International Paper is one of the leading producers of pulp and paper products in the country, but Columbus Mill Manager David Phillips said the company hopes to take the lead on the community involvement front as well.


SOCSD approves purchase of 2,000 iPads

Posted 8/15/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District will have 2,000 iPads within the next two months to help incorporate technology in the classroom.


Business Moves with Mary: Midtown movement in Starkville

Posted 8/9/2018 in Business

Jeffrey Harless, Tuscaloosa, Alabama-based developer, confirmed three official tenants in Starkville's Midtown mixed-use development on University Drive, catty-corner to the Starkville Public Library.


SOCSD to absorb higher costs without tax increase

A property value boom in Oktibbeha County will help Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District absorb an increase in projected expenditures this year without having to raise the property tax millage.


Change of command: Columbus Air Force Base welcomes first female commander in almost 20 years

Posted 8/7/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Col. Samantha "Combo" Weeks officially took the reins at Columbus Air Force Base Monday morning during the Change of Command ceremony.


MSMS faculty ranked top in nation for 2nd year in a row

Posted 8/6/2018 in National Columns

This year, as it does each year, the Mississippi School for Math and Science appears prominently on the list of the top high schools in the nation.


Body of missing Starkville man found in Lowndes

Posted 8/2/2018 in Area

Authorities have identified a person of interest in the murder of a missing Starkville man whose body was found in Lowndes County Wednesday.


Business Moves with Mary: Mitchell Eye Care to hold grand opening Tuesday

Posted 8/2/2018 in Business

Two brothers, Dr. Stephen and Dr. Andrew Mitchell, opened Mitchell Eye Care, located at 450 Hwy W. Suite D., in Starkville and will host a grand opening Tuesday.


Community meeting at Noxubee County schools addresses takeover

Posted 8/1/2018 in Area

More than 300 concerned parents, teachers and community stakeholders packed the Noxubee County High School gymnasium Tuesday to meet the new face of Noxubee County School District.


Enrollment decrease costs CMSD $4M over four years

Posted 7/31/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Despite a nearly $1 million cut from state funds, the Columbus Municipal School District does not intend to increase city ad valorem taxes for the 2019 fiscal year.


First senior convocation draws 100 participants

Posted 7/27/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

More than 100 students, teachers and parents attended Lowndes County's first community-wide convocation on Mississippi University for Women's campus Thursday night.


Business Moves with Mary: New butcher shop aims to offer local cuts

Posted 7/26/2018 in Business

In Starkville Eric King plans to open King's Craft Butcher and Cafe at 211 S. Jackson St., Suite B, by the end of next month.


Business Moves with Mary: Breaux Bridge set to open Aug. 1 with Cajun/Asian menu

Posted 7/19/2018 in Business

Breaux Bridge, a "Cajun-Asian" eatery located at 1207 Hwy 45, will open Aug. 1.


SOCSD board approves 5-year strategic plan

Posted 7/18/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District has a new five-year strategic plan.


CHS championship basketball coach leaves after one year

Posted 7/17/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On Monday afternoon, the Columbus High School boys' basketball team received its state championship rings commemorating its Class 6A tournament win this spring.


Tobacco whistleblower details dangers of drug addiction

Posted 7/16/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

In 1994, Victor DeNoble anonymously mailed a photo of a lab-tested rat to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, becoming the first whistleblower against the tobacco industry.



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