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.
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.
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.
Thanks to an effort by a local school district, soldiers serving in Afghanistan will soon have over 1,000 tubes of lip balm.
1. Setting boundaries in homes with firearms COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Man arrested in Tenn. for Tabernacle Road home invasion COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Many Mississippians see midyear insurance cost dip COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Lowndes elderly beat heat with fans COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. CVB board member resigns COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY