In 2000, Richi James Lesley was enrolled in his final year at Mississippi State University when he learned something about himself that changed his life.
Four years ago, Columbus resident and music fanatic Jami Nettles left the continent to see her favorite band.
Despite Mississippi Blood Services hosting five to 10 drives a day, the center's blood banks are in short supply.
Last fall, members of Starkville-based blues band Stormy Monday left a gig mad at their performance -- not because they hadn't pleased the crowd but because they knew they could do better.
In Oktibbeha County, just southwest of Starkville, sits a "dusty, dirty road."
For the past 11 years, Mississippi State Professor Sandy Devlin has raised thousands of dollars to put on a summer camp.
When owner Doug Pellum opened Zachary's restaurant in 2001, he wanted to create the kind of space he'd like to visit -- a community-oriented dive bar with great food and a lively atmosphere.
A Noxubee County man died over the weekend after suffering multiple gunshot wounds.
Though Big Hoss and the Little Joes may be less than a year old, the band's five members are no strangers to Columbus' music scene.
Starkville pastor Mary Carr had been preaching at Antioch Baptist Church for 13 years last November when she learned her church home would face condemnation if the building didn't receive repairs.
The Starkville Board of Aldermen confirmed in a Friday work session at city hall it will vote at its next board meeting on whether to begin accepting proposals from contractors for replacing water and sewer infrastructure in Starkville's Pleasant Acres neighborhood.
In a state where illiteracy rates top the national average, local libraries have implemented summer programs to get Mississippi's youngest reading.
Marvin "M.C." Ellis, 82, has been growing food most of his life. In 1997, he decided to make a business of it at the Columbus farmers market.
Along nearly 200 feet of brick backdrop on Waterworks Road in Columbus sits a hidden gem -- a whimsically designed black and white mural adding "a touch of something fun" to a warehouse-spotted property.
Two Lowndes County residents face felony charges after breaking into American Mini Storage units Sunday on Cal Kolola Road in Caledonia.
Arianna and Trinity Rosales stood at the ready Saturday, controllers in hand and waiting for their match to begin.
A morning fire Thursday destroyed a house at 20 Ellis Loop in Artesia. None of the house's six residents are injured, as no one was home when the fire started.
The Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees voted Wednesday to hire the Clinton-based Mississippi School Boards Association to conduct the district's next superintendent search.
The city has adopted a modified plan for downtown improvements to pedestrian accessibility and traffic flow.
Drive down rural roads just over a year from now, and you may pass more than a hundred four-by-four-foot wood pallets covered in hues of reds, blues, oranges, purples and greens mounted on churches, barns and fences across Lowndes County.
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