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Chasing the dream: Jackson businesswoman recounts journey from South Korea to the United States

Posted 10/31/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

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.

Now serving women too, Last House on the Block kicks off fundraiser

Posted 10/31/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

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.

118 CMSD students taking free college courses

Posted 10/31/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

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.

Photo: McDaniel visits Columbus

Posted 10/31/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

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.

Saying goodbye to VISTAs: Federal program, which helped multiple area nonprofits, set to end locally next month

Posted 10/30/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

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.

Back in the classroom: Five years of custodial work paved the way for this teacher's dream job

Posted 10/29/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

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.

MDAH still hasn't made Hunt landmark

Posted 10/27/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

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.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: 'Know your body'

Posted 10/26/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

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.

'One of the good guys': Miller named Firefighter of the Year for second-straight time

Posted 10/26/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Michael Miller said he and the other firefighters had just finished Thanksgiving dinner when they got the call: house fire on 12th Avenue North.

Stock volatility could affect county projects

Posted 10/26/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

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.

MUW to use $1.5M grant to improve student retention

Posted 10/25/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

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.

EMCC prepares first surgical technology program in Golden Triangle

Posted 10/24/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

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.

City hopes to complete amphitheater by spring 2020

Posted 10/24/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

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.

'The start of their Thanksgiving': Annual turkey drive starts this week in Columbus

Posted 10/23/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Annie Barry spent Monday morning going from Columbus office to Columbus office handing out flyers for the city's annual turkey drive.

Vehicle title delays affect 100 in Lowndes County this year

Posted 10/23/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

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.

For kids who like 'scary': Columbus Fairgrounds, MUW host haunted houses to raise money for charity

Posted 10/22/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

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.

New Trotter event space open for rent

Posted 10/20/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

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.

'How ordinary people change the world': New York Times bestselling author reflects on his career, legacy at annual Welty Gala

Posted 10/20/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Brad Meltzer is a bestselling author whose work spans genres from nonfiction to mystery, comic books, television and children's books.

CAFB parents jailed for neglect of 7-week-old child

Posted 10/19/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

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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