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Area districts all show gains in accountability ratings

Posted yesterday in Area

The Mississippi Department of Education released its school district accountability grades Thursday, which showed improvements for three school districts in the Golden Triangle.


Business Moves with Mary: New bar opening in Columbus this October

Posted yesterday in Business

Columbus will have a new "ultimate sports bar" in October on Highway 45.


First responders, nursing students hone skills at mock tornado drill

Posted 9/19/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A tornado ripped through Propst Park Tuesday morning causing numerous fatalities and injuries. Though just a drill, local agencies responded to the scene as if the disaster happened in real life.


Business Moves with Mary: Main Street offers venue tours to the public

Posted 9/13/2018 in Business

This Sunday, feel free to walk down Main Street and tour three different event venues in Columbus.


The Depot opening for business: Wedding venue, catering company expecting to open early next year

Posted 9/13/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A commercial tenant has agreed to do business on the first floor of the old Columbus Depot. Kelly Pittman and her husband Matt are opening an events and catering venue they will simply call The Depot, giving a nod to the history of the 135-year-old building.


Miller: New athletic teams helped MUW avoid cutting budget

Posted 9/12/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women has faced numerous state budget cuts in recent years, causing student tuition to fund more than 50 percent of its expenditures.


SOCSD receives $100,000 for students, parents at Emerson PreK-4

Posted 9/12/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Richard "Dickie" Scruggs found his love for education while helping inmates receive their General Equivalency Diplomas while he served six years in federal prison.


New CMSD strategic plan focuses on student achievement

Posted 9/11/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District adopted a new strategic plan for the 2018-19 school year.


Some area schools see spikes in discipline issues

Posted 9/11/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District students saw an increase in disciplinary referrals from last August, largely due to incidents involving its middle- and high-school students.


Business Moves with Mary: Hoover's Bakery reopens in West Point

Posted 9/6/2018 in Business

Hoover's Bakery, now located at 58 Highway 45 N. in West Point, will reopen under new ownership this October.


Labat: CMSD test scores should continue to rise

Posted 9/5/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Department of Education recognized Columbus Municipal School District as one of the most-improved districts for the English Language Arts state tests, and CMSD Superintendent Cherie Labat believes the district can continue that improvement twofold.


Two killed during car wreck Saturday morning in Columbus

Posted 9/1/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A fatal car wreck, involving a stolen vehicle, claimed the lives of two people just after midnight Saturday morning in Columbus.


United Way aims to raise $550K in annual drive

Posted 8/31/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County United Way received a $10,000 donation from International Paper to kick off its new fundraising campaign.


Business Moves with Mary: Construction projects abound on South Frontage Road

Posted 8/30/2018 in Business

If you're driving from Columbus to Starkville and look over to the left, chances are good that you're going to see something under construction on South Frontage Road.


Yokohama adopts new work schedules to combat turnover

Posted 8/29/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In an effort to combat employee turnover, Yokohama Tire Corporation created a new work schedule for its West Point plant employees.


Columbus man pleads guilty to second-degree murder

Posted 8/28/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man will spend 35 years in prison for fatally shooting a man outside a convenience store two years ago.


Parking tickets and police escorts: SEC ref tells tales from the road

Posted 8/24/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Southeastern Conference official Stan Murray arrived at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas, hours before kickoff of a Texas A&M game last fall, he was looking for his designated parking spot -- Lot 62, Space 710.


Business Moves with Mary: Kmart in Columbus scheduled to close this year

Posted 8/23/2018 in Business

Columbus' Kmart, 2308 Hwy 45 N., will close by November of this year.


Supes bid $1.7 million for new SOCSD admin building

Posted 8/21/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors on Monday approved offering $1.7 million for a building on Lynn Lane for the new Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District's administrative building.


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

Posted 8/17/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

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



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