A plan proposed by the head of the Columbus Crime Lab would bring a whole new meaning to community policing. Trained community volunteers would respond to property-crime scenes and help investigators by collecting evidence.
More than 1,000 educators gathered at Mississippi University for Women Wednesday, celebrating American Education Week and their years in the profession with a two-hour ceremony that was part pep talk, part pep rally.
Today, the name of Mississippi University for Women's possible next president is expected to be revealed, as the college enters the homestretch of a months-long, 20-step process.
With a full board of directors newly seated, the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau is moving past controversy to emerge as a strong agency with a clearly defined mission, board members said.
The search for Mississippi University for Women's next president kicked into high gear this week, with second round of candidate interviews scheduled Thursday and an announcement of the preferred candidate's name -- if one is chosen -- expected to come Thursday afternoon.
The end is near for the old Lowndes County office of the Mississippi State University Extension Center. The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to award the bid for tearing down the building, which is located on Third Avenue North across from Franklin Academy, to Burns Dirt Construction.
In a 40-year span, she has served in just about every capacity of the Mississippi education system. Now, the Columbus Municipal School District's venerable board of trustees vice president, Alma Turner, is relinquishing her role on the board, leaving a void her colleagues say will be difficult to fill.
The subcommittee phase of the Columbus police chief search process is closed. It is now in the hands of the mayor and City Council.
The Columbus Planning Commission Monday denied a request to operate a business out of a home. Julia Burgin asked the commission to allow a tax service business in the rear portion of her home at 2006 Short Main St.
A Lowndes County sheriff's deputy shot a 27-year-old man Monday morning after responding to a home burglary call just south of Columbus Air Force Base.
"We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, loved and were loved ..." So says the enduring poem, "In Flanders Fields," penned by Canadian doctor Lt. Col. John McRae in 1915 to honor the death of a friend and encourage people to never forget the human cost of battle. A few years later, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, Germany signed the Armistice and World War I -- the "war to end all wars" -- drew to a close. But the wars did not end.
Columbus city officials expect the police chief search subcommittee to present its findings on the four finalists at Tuesday's council meeting.
Somehow, Stuart Vance of Starkville knew that recording the history of aviation in the Golden Triangle was going to be his "thing."
Leland McCaslin has worn many titles in his lifetime. Son. Brother. Army brat. Soldier. Counterintelligence agent. Veteran. Now, the Lee High and Mississippi State University alumnus can add one more title to his dossier: Published author.
The Caledonia and New Hope precincts once again had a major impact on the Lowndes County elections.
A subset of Columbus High School parents have formed a Parent Action Committee in the hopes of effecting positive change within the city school district.
A Starkville city employee who was injured in a hunting accident is showing improvements today.
Two Columbus men have been arrested in connection with a Sunday morning shooting at a Starkville convenience store.
The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office reports the following felony arrests:
The numbers show the Lowndes County voter turnout for Tuesday's election trumps the turnout in the August primaries along with the showing in the previous state and local election.
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