Mike Duke began helice shooting as a challenge from friend Jimmy Bryan. The West Point native had never before tried shooting at targets which, unlike traditional clay shooting, could be launched in multiple directions, meaning he'd have to be quicker than usual to aim at and hit the targets.
In August, Franklin Academy Principal Tawan Williams walked into the school library where her teachers sat waiting. With a sense of pride and optimism, she delivered the long-awaited news -- Franklin, an elementary school in the struggling Columbus Municipal School District, was a C-rated campus.
Boys and Girls Club of the Golden Triangle leadership previewed design plans for new facilities in Starkville and West Point on Thursday evening.
Columbus High School juniors increased ACT scores in spring 2018, while Starkville High School and Lowndes County School District record higher scores than the state average.
A Columbus teenager and West Point High School student has died following a car accident in Clay County Tuesday evening.
Although details are few, it appears historic Waverley Mansion may soon have a new owner.
Starkville resident James Bardwell had a choice. He could go to trial for sexual battery and two counts of being a convicted felon in possession of a weapon. Or, he could accept a plea agreement from the state to confess to the weapons charges, spend the next 18 years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections and not have to register as a sex offender when released.
The runoff picture for the Chancery District 14, Place 1 judgeship remained unclear Thursday evening after Oktibbeha County released updated vote totals.
Two more stores are vacating Leigh Mall. The Cookie Store, once located by the mall's main entrance, has already shuttered, though a store representative could not be reached by press time.
Paula Drungole-Ellis cruised past Roy A. Perkins en route to the only clear victory in a trio of elections for the 14th Chancery District judge on Tuesday.
Voter turnout in Golden Triangle area counties Tuesday either approached or topped 50 percent, according to unofficial counts from circuit clerks' offices.
Paula Drungole-Ellis cruised past Roy A. Perkins en route to the only clear victory in a trio of elections for the 14th Chancery district on Tuesday.
By the time the polls opened Tuesday morning, more than 2,300 people in Lowndes and Oktibbeha counties had already voted, leaving circuit clerks in both counties feeling optimistic about a good turnout.
A Columbus man died in a Saturday night crash after attempting to flee police, according to authorities.
Bryson Parker, 3, gets candy from Janie Ashcraft during the Boo Parade in downtown Columbus Wednesday morning. Bryson is the son of Ashely Parker. He attends St. Paul's Episcopal Church.
Storms moving through the Deep South with howling wind and pounding rain were blamed for at least one death and left nearly 110,000 homes and businesses without electricity early Thursday.
Early signs are pointing toward strong turnout for next week's elections, according to local circuit clerks.
With 2:17 left in the game, Mississippi State quarterback Nick Fitzgerald coasted the final 10 yards into the end zone to complete a clinching 76-yard touchdown, dropped the ball as he crossed the goal line, then thrust his arms wide open, nodding his head in satisfaction.
As employment continues to move toward what is considered full employment, unemployment rates are beginning to show less change in the year-over-year comparison on the local, state and national level.
Two inmates who escaped Sunday night from a Noxubee County correctional facility have been caught in Marshall County.
1. Victim in New Hope crash tentatively identified as Columbus man COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Former employee of Lowndes health clinic charged with embezzlement COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. LCSD to borrow $2.5M to offset budget shortfall COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. MSU football drives Airbnb boom in, around Starkville STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY