It was a normal pregnancy. It was a normal delivery. Nell and Michael Valentine both had children from previous marriages, but this child -- Gabriel -- was created by their shared love for one another. Together, their co-mingled DNA created life.
Pre-kindergarten classes will soon be a reality in the county school system. After months of discussion and research, the Lowndes County School District's board of trustees Friday passed a motion 3-1 approving a limited pre-K program.
Two months after informing 68 teachers their contracts would not be renewed, Columbus Municipal School District Interim Superintendent Dr. Martha Liddell announced Friday that 49 vacancies will be filled, with impacted teachers having first priority to reapply for their jobs.
East Mississippi Community College students have graduated and they're ready to take their next step toward excellence, whether it's transferring to a four-year college or university or entering the job market.
With higher sales tax numbers and lower employment figures already in place for Lowndes County and Columbus, the area received more positive economic news as the Columbus Air Force Base on Friday released its fiscal year 2011 economic impact report. The report was presented during a luncheon sponsored by the Base Community Council.
Service was the theme of Mississippi State's Spring commencement exercises as a pair of military leaders with deep Mississippi roots stressed the virtues of "giving back" to more than 2,400 degree candidates during the university's split ceremonies on Friday and Saturday.
Days of grueling searches for two young girls and the kidnapper who killed their mother and sister led to the kind of terrain that favors the hunted -- high hardwoods and deep ravines near a red-brick church perched on a hill.
China's assertive behavior is breathing life into America's historically tumultuous relationship with the Philippines.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said Friday it was "petty" for North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue to insult Mississippi while bemoaning that voters in her state approved a ballot measure banning same-sex marriage.
Redistricting talks Thursday continued, between members of the Columbus City Council and consultant Chris Watson of Oxford-based Bridge and Watson. Considering a 20 percent variance between the city's highest populated ward -- Ward 6 -- and its least populated -- Ward 4, Watson presented a proposed redistricting map, in which the variance would be cut to 9.5 percent.
The trouble with a 175th birthday party is no one is around to remember the birth.
The sombreros were nearly as tall as the preschoolers wearing them, evoking smiles, a flurry of camera flashes and proud parents hefting iPads to video the youngsters.
A community college student from Starkville faces six counts of aggravated DUI in the wake of Wednesday's fatal car crash that claimed the life of 19-year-old Treasure Huffman, the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office reported Thursday.
Consumer confidence may be on an upswing in the Golden Triangle as March sales tax figures show a steady increase from February and from 2011 numbers.
The Columbus Municipal School District released the name of the fourth superintendent candidate, as well as the interview schedule, late Thursday afternoon.
An East Columbus eyesore will be getting a facelift, thanks to the family of the late Ward 2 Councilman Doug Mackay.
Columbus doctors facing federal drug charges soon will have their respective days in court.
A national sampling of eighth-graders' performance in science showed Mississippi with a small improvement from 2009 to 2011 but still below the national average.
The Mississippi NAACP is asking federal officials to block what will likely become the state's new voter ID law, contending it will violate the 1965 Voting Rights Act by diminishing the voting strength of minorities.
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