If the word "math" conjures nightmares of memorizing the Pythagorean theorem and quadratic formula, take heart: Teachers across the state feel your pain, and many have dedicated their summer to learning how to teach math in a more dynamic way.
After firing Columbus Police Chief Joseph St. John Tuesday, the City Council will take applications for his replacement through Aug. 25. If all goes well, the city should have a new chief within the next four months, said Mayor Robert Smith.
After delaying its decision for a month, the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau board voted to make $35,000 available to the Legends Concert, which is looking to bring in REO Speedwagon and The Temptations.
Preliminary test results, released today, show Mississippi students are gaining ground in math and language arts. Local school districts also are making progress on the Mississippi Curriculum Test 2. But for now, Mississippi is only competing with itself.
Dismal economic times and a slow recovery from a recession have affected spending at all levels of education. But for colleges and universities, private donations to endowments and scholarships have dipped each year since 2008, when donors cut back 5.7 percent nationally, according to the Chronicle for Education.
Building permits July 12-19
Marriages and divorces July 2-20
The recent phone hacking scandal in the U.K. has so far resulted in multiple resignations, arrests and the closure of a 168-year-old newspaper.
Columbus police charged a fourth suspect Tuesday with participating in the July 11 robbery and fatal shooting of a College Street resident.
Operation Christmas Child Regional Manager Gabe Walker, of Atlanta, will be in Columbus Saturday to share the mission behind the Samaritan's Purse shoebox ministry.
The Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau is bringing a national fishing tournament to the area, with the promise of generating $5.5 million in local impact.
A mother and her week-old baby went to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle for a checkup this morning after their 1997 Ford Mustang slid into a vehicle stopped at the intersection of Seventh Street North and Willowbrook Road in front of Heritage Academy High School.
Two Severstal workers were charged with grand larceny after at least one of them was caught on camera, taking materials from the steel mill.
Owners of 2004-2011 Ford Ranger pickup trucks should check with their dealer to see if their model is among approximately 26,715 vehicles being recalled across the nation due to a potential safety issue.
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