Few could have predicted that the girl sitting in a New Hope High School chemistry class two decades ago would grow up to teach chemistry at her alma mater. She didn't even like chemistry. But she was planning to go to medical school, so she struggled through it.
The Lowndes County school board started the year on an eventful note during Friday morning's monthly meeting.
Law enforcement personnel responded to New Hope High School to evacuate students and faculty from the school after a student found a box with a note attached to it.
Twenty-one inmates who received pardons or other reprieves from former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour remain in custody until a court battle is resolved over whether Barbour properly handled their orders to go free.
Lowndes County authorities are making headway in the investigation of recent burglaries.
The No Child Left Behind Act was hailed as a solution to the nation's education woes when signed into law in 2002. The legislation was complex, but the desired outcome was simple: better teachers, better schools and better education, particularly for minorities and underprivileged children.
A man serving a life sentence for his murder conviction in Lowndes County Circuit Court is among those who would have been given a reprieve when former Gov. Haley Barbour granted more than 200 pardons.
The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office reports the following arrests Jan. 4 through Jan. 10:
ABERDEEN -- Former Lowndes County administrator Bobby Eiland was named interim superintendent of Aberdeen schools at a school board meeting Wednesday.
JACKSON -- A Mississippi judge has temporarily blocked the release of 21 inmates who'd been given pardons or medical release by Republican Haley Barbour in one of his final acts as governor. Circuit Judge Tomie Green issued an injunction late Wednesday at the request of Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood.
The Columbus-Lowndes County Port Authority finished some housekeeping items on projects that are coming to a close.
Working with the nation's busiest air base is just one part of the multifaceted role of Golden Triangle Regional Airport. Other facets include economic development, business travel and passenger air service.
The Columbus Lowndes Recreation Authority is two community centers away from finishing its neighborhood parks projects.
The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Lowndes County will get under way at 6 p.m. Thursday. Volunteers and participants will gather at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle Outpatient Pavilion conference rooms for a rally to launch fundraising for the year.
When Bill McCord's name is mentioned in the New Hope community and among District 3 firefighters, it is accompanied by glowing tributes. Awesome. Dedicated. Role Model.
Finances have been the Achilles' heel of the Columbus Municipal School District for quite some time, and the issue of money -- specifically how to generate revenue -- came up again during Monday night's meeting.
The downtown Columbus post office has received a stay of execution for now. But a number of local organizations are trying to figure out what -- if anything -- can be done if a proposed closure moves from conjecture to certainty.
Who knows what strange treasures lurk inside a storage unit? Storage-auction bidder Mark Binkley of Starkville knows all too well.In some, bidders may find a makeshift home.
When the door rises, silence reigns. Thirty people take mental snapshots of anything that crosses their experienced eyes, doing their best to add up prospective numbers and figure out just how much profit rests inside this storage unit
Twenty years ago, in Ranch Bernardo, Calif., a 2-year-old boy lay comatose following heart surgery. Doctors had little hope for his recovery. But his grandmother and the members of her church quilting group wanted to do something to help.
1. Lowndes Narcotics Unit searching for 10 suspects COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. 'Bud and Burgers' event set for August COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Consultant, administrator narrowing OCH study proposals STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
5. Suspect pleads not guilty in Cotton District rape, assault STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY