Kindergarten students at Sale Elementary School are connecting with seniors at Arrington Retirement Home thanks to a grant written by Mississippi University for Women alumna Debbie McLaurin of Columbus.
Bancorp South is set aside less for future loan losses and made more in fees from mortgage borrowers, increasing profit in the first quarter.
At first glance, Tyler Edmonds appears to be like any other young man in his early 20s; he's physically fit, with a slender frame; he's affable, intelligent and well spoken. His bright blue eyes are full of life and he smiles nervously, when he's both happy and uncomfortable. But the past nine years of his life have been anything but ordinary, as he went from being a go-cart riding junior high student in West Point to a convicted killer to an acquitted free man, who now has opened a business in Columbus.
Mississippi House leaders are seeking changes in a proposed charter school bill, but Senate leaders appear unlikely to agree to measures that might win over House opponents.
For Ugandan soldiers tasked with catching Joseph Kony, the real threat is not the elusive Central Africa warlord and his brutal gang.
Columbus, the YMCA, Columbus Kiwanis Club, Stark Aerospace and Carl Hogan Dodge Saturday are celebrating YMCA Healthy Kids Day with a free, community event for kids and families.
The Columbus Municipal Court's amnesty program for 2012 has ended, leaving the city with almost $150,000 in collected fines.
Job growth is still anemic in Mississippi, but people are leaving the labor force in droves, rapidly pushing down the state's unemployment rate.
With hiring on the rise and more than 50 employers set to participate, East Mississippi Community College is anticipating one of its best job fairs ever May 1.
Mississippi's existing "Move Over Law" now protects utility crews working alongside busy highways and local roads.
Mississippi University for Women's athletics program suffered two harsh blows in late 2002. A November tornado destroyed the gymnasium and the following month, then-President Claudia Limbert asked the College Board to discontinue the university's intercollegiate athletic program and reallocate the funds to a fitness, recreation and intramural program.
A Macon man was arrested early Friday morning for allegedly stealing an emergency vehicle.
A Thursday drug arrest turned into a game of hide and seek for officers with the Columbus-Lowndes Metro Narcotics Unit, the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office and the Lamar County Sheriff's Department.
Students of Mississippi's eight public universities, including Mississippi University for Women and Mississippi State University, may soon face increased tuition costs.
Overcast skies and cool temperatures dominated Saturday, but organizers of the Cotton District Arts Festival said the weather did nothing to hamper the festival's spirit.
With three new hotels in some stage of early planning or development, Columbus soon will have more than a thousand rooms available for guest rentals, a perfect number said Columbus-Lowndes Development Link CEO Joe Higgins.
Sports may return to Mississippi University for Women, President Dr. Jim Borsig announced Thursday to a crowd of former coaches, players and supporters gathered in the Emma Ody Pohl gymnasium.
2. SMART splits Boardtown route, adds new stops for residents STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
4. Amos fills in for Clinkscales on city bench COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Same-sex marriage: Local counties prepared to issue licenses COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY