He was four years old the first time his mother beat him. She grabbed the nearest thing she could find, an extension cord, and lashed his legs until blood ran dark on his flesh. When she tired of him, she shoved him out the door, onto the wintry streets of Chicago, and let him fend for himself. He was the scapegoat amongst his five siblings, called worthless and unwanted more often than by his name.
The Columbus Municipal School District hosted its second safety summit Friday in ongoing efforts to create better strategies for threat crisis assessment and response, particularly with bomb threats, which have plagued the district all year.
Five-year-old Mary Margaret Sullivan has never spoken a word. "When she doesn't like something, she frowns," her dad, Mike Sullivan said. "When she wants something or she is happy about something, she blows kisses. That's how she talks." On Saturday the child that cannot speak simply couldn't shut up.
A pre-kindergarten program is needed in the county, Lowndes County School District board members agreed Friday, but questions remain about issues like transportation and the total cost of implementation.
Starkville Municipal Court Judge Rodney Faver Friday dismissed charges, stemming from a March 1 kidnapping, against three Mississippi State University students.
In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day observed across the world, the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library will host several events Monday, April 16, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the Chebie G. Bateman building at 314 Seventh St. N.
Wallace charged with 11th count of violating Social Host law
It was a night to flaunt Columbus High School talent, and senior Trenton Brown, already a showman at age 17, couldn't hide his grin, as he stepped behind the drums to pound out a duet with his older brother, CHS Band Instructor Sammy Brown Jr., during the second annual Falcon Showcase Thursday.
Renasant Bank Senior Vice President Bobby Harper recently was appointed by Gov. Phil Bryant to the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development Authority Board of Directors.
Procrastinators rejoice: You have an extra two days this year to file your 2011 federal income tax return. Because April 15 falls on a Sunday, and Emancipation Day -- a holiday in the District of Columbia -- is Monday, the deadline to file taxes will be Tuesday.
Southern rock band Blackberry Smoke will be bringing their Southern rock n roll to Tupelo tonight as part of Eric Church's "Blood, Sweat and Beers" tour
Arrests for the week of 4-9-12
S & K Door and Specialty Co., Inc. of Starkville was honored March 28 by Raynor Garage Doors for superior sales achievement in 2011.
Two locals honored for Pilot Partners.
Firefighter William M. White of the West Point Fire Department graduated April 5 from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001 Firefighter course held at the Mississippi State Fire Academy in Jackson.
Michelle Crawford of Columbus has been hired as marketing and public relations director at Trinity Place.
For the week of 4-9-12
In celebration of the nation's "Month of the Military Child," the Mississippi 4-H Military Club Program invites all of Lowndes County and the Golden Triangle to join in the national "Purple Up for Military Kids" event Friday, April 13.
In September of 2008, 18-year-old high school senior Jason Burnham sat on his bed, listening to his mother pound on his door and thought, "I just don't want to be here anymore." He stood up, walked a few steps across his bedroom and calmly removed the screen on his ninth-story window.
2. Police standoff leads to 2 arrests COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Arrest report: 10-28-14 STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
4. District 17 candidates offer platforms at MUW debate COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Tax liens on judicial candidate exceed $550K COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY