After deliberating for more than an hour, a Circuit Court jury Wednesday found Demonta "Gangsta" Gardner guilty of burglary of a dwelling but not guilty of armed robbery. A juror poll showed it agreed one hundred percent on the verdict.
Less than two weeks ago, the county school board approved a limited pre-kindergarten program for the district's neediest students, but Wednesday afternoon, they voted 4-1 to explore the possibility of expanding the program to include tuition-based preschool for students who don't qualify for the free classes.
Based upon preliminary budget figures, the Lowndes County School District is in good shape, but tough decisions will have to be made to offset changes in the county and state's financial picture, Business Officer Frances Goldmon told board members Wednesday afternoon during a budget workshop at the central office.
By the time Jack Fountain is in his mid-30s, a period generally considered the most productive years of a person's life, his country will be a much-different place than it is today. Researchers say that at the current pace, Hispanics will become the majority in the U.S. by 2040, which means more than half of the population will speak Spanish. Those who don't speak Spanish will find themselves in a minority and likely facing a competitive disadvantage.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Tuesday signed a law limiting the attorney general's control of the state's legal business.
Along with a free lunch and some entertainment, Oktibbeha County senior citizens were given the opportunity to sign up for a potentially life-saving program on Wednesday at the Fifth Annual Senior Day at the Park.
Earlier this year Google launched Consumer Surveys, a service allowing business owners and individuals to survey a targeted audience. This is an incredibly useful tool for businesses wanting to gauge customer satisfaction and preference.
Jay Talley of Columbus has been named a finalist for Ruan Transportation Management Systems' annual Driver of the Year award.
Stark Aerospace has established a new subsidiary, Stark Flight Services, to provide Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) services and focused operational support.
Demonta Dewayne "Gangsta" Gardner. Gardner, 19, of 917 11th Ave. S, was arrested September 29, 2011 and charged with armed robbery and burglary of a dwelling.
The city school board has spent the past few weeks backgrounding superintendent candidates, but Tuesday night, they learned the district -- as well as Columbus and its movers and shakers -- had been equally scrutinized.
People who wheeled into Dunkin' Donuts Monday morning searching for their sugar and java fix were in for a surprise: The doors were locked, with signs informing customers the shop had gone out of business.
The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science has been named one of the best high schools in America.
Lowndes County's older residents next week will join an estimated 100,000 seniors across the nation to help promote active, healthy lifestyles through physical fitness, good nutrition and preventive care as part of National Senior Health & Fitness Day. As an official host site, the YMCA will hold activities May 30 at the Frank P. Phillips Memorial YMCA in downtown Columbus.
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