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Hometown hero Jerry Rice returns to Crawford

Posted 11/15/2013 in Area

One day in the late 1970s, at B. L. Moor High School, principal Ezell Wicks was making his rounds in the hallways. He spotted Jerry Rice playing hookie. Rice thought his hiding place was optimal. It wasn't. Wicks approached and scared Rice, who bolted. Wicks noticed how fast the sophomore could run and, after lashing Rice eight times, told him to try out for the football team.

City suspends federal programs director

Posted 11/15/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Travis Jones, federal programs director for the city of Columbus, has been suspended from his job for five days without pay. Human Resources Director Pat Mitchell confirmed Jones' suspension Thursday.

MUW celebrates 40 years of nursing

Posted 11/15/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As Mississippi University for Women celebrates 40 years of nursing, students and faculty are ready to usher in the next generation of nurses. The university celebrated its anniversary Thursday night with a guided tour of Martin Hall and a moonlight dinner.

Lip service: Schools provide lip balm to soldiers

Posted 11/15/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Thanks to an effort by a local school district, soldiers serving in Afghanistan will soon have over 1,000 tubes of lip balm.


Arrest report: 11-15-13

Posted 11/15/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County



Chaney: No big impact from canceled policies

Posted 11/15/2013 in State



Robbery suspect shot at least 10 times, dies

Posted 11/15/2013 in State



Miss. Court upholds carjacking conviction

Posted 11/15/2013 in State



Boys a bit more likely than girls to be born early

Posted 11/15/2013 in National



Boston crime boss Whitey Bulger sentenced to life

Posted 11/15/2013 in National



Ending tax breaks eyed as a way to ease budget cuts

Posted 11/15/2013 in National



Attacks rampant at wild cat sanctuaries

Posted 11/15/2013 in National



Pet kangaroo gets loose, causes stir in Texas

Posted 11/15/2013 in National



Bobbie Gentry gets country music trail marker

Posted 11/14/2013 in State



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