In 1975, 18-year-old Jeanhee Kang arrived in the United States with $40 in her pocket and hope that she could make her dreams come true.
Over the last few years, Last House on the Block has become something of a misnomer. Since relocating to the former Masonic Lodge building in east Columbus in 2013, the faith-based, sober-living residential treatment center has expanded to four houses.
Maya Rush, a Columbus High School senior, will be considered a junior college transfer when she starts classes at the University of Mississippi next fall. Though only 17, Rush has spent her junior and senior years taking college courses and is on track to earn her associate's degree in liberal arts, something she will have in-hand before she receives her high school diploma.
George Green, left, shakes hands with Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel as he steps off his campaign bus at the Municipal Complex in Columbus Tuesday evening. McDaniel is one of four candidates in a nonpartisan race to replace longtime U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, who is retiring.
Sonya Hill and Latoshia Frierson will both end their work as AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers in November, but the circumstances of their departure are quite different.
Sandy Devlin knows a good teacher when she sees one. As graduate coordinator for special education at Mississippi State University, she helps prepare future teachers for the challenges they will face when they lead their own SPED classrooms.
L.A. Gandy Jr. moved away from his native Columbus more than 30 years ago. But when he returns for visits, he always stops by his old school, R.E. Hunt High School on 20th Street North.
When lifelong Columbus resident Laverne Greene-Leech learned she had breast cancer and would need surgery followed by months of chemotherapy, she went to the store and bought some wigs and colorful scarves to wrap around her head.
Michael Miller said he and the other firefighters had just finished Thanksgiving dinner when they got the call: house fire on 12th Avenue North.
Lowndes County supervisors are keeping a careful eye on the stock market after a volatile October threatens to wipe out the profits gained earlier this year in the county's $32.5-million hospital trust fund.
In an effort to make student advising more efficient, Mississippi University for Women will use a $1.5 million grant to purchase a new advising software for students.
Fifteen students will begin classes in the Golden Triangle's first surgical technology program next January. East Mississippi Community College and Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle have entered a partnership to train students in the college's new program as well as its paramedic program.
At roughly 9:30 Tuesday morning, Dorothy McClung Lewis moved to the center of the stage at the Terry Brown Amphitheater and belted out of a few lines of a song.
Annie Barry spent Monday morning going from Columbus office to Columbus office handing out flyers for the city's annual turkey drive.
A change in a state computer system has meant delays in processing vehicle titles continue even though it's been more than a year since the change, according to county tax collectors.
The Columbus Fairgrounds will soon be haunted. At least that's what the volunteers with the Community Benefit Committee are hoping visitors will think when they visit this year's haunted house.
Walking through the old Regal Cleaners building on Fourth Street North, Trotter Convention Center Director Mike Anderson doted on the changes. New stainless steel appliances in the kitchen. Ceramic tile flooring throughout the facility. Updated restrooms. New tables, chairs and an ice caddy.
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The parents of a 7-week-old infant have been charged with contributing to the neglect of a child for allegedly not providing proper medical care.
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