Life for Columbus couple Trip and Bethany Reed Hairston is all about balance -- balancing a family with three children, three cats and a dog; finding time to participate in civic activities and overseeing several business ventures.
It's a phenomena that typically occurs every four years, the same four years in which the country elects a new president.
As the calendar edges toward April, organizers for the American Cancer Society's Lowndes County Relay for Life are gearing up for what they hope will be their best fundraiser in recent years. Similar relays will be held in more than 5,100 locations around the world to raise money for cancer research, advocacy, education and awareness.
Hey mister, have you got a dime? Paying a few extra cents on your grocery bill could add up to a big help for people in northeast Mississippi.
Some events have been rescheduled and businesses closed due the threat of severe weather.
Constituents in Ward 1 turned out Thursday night at the Townsend Park Community Center for an informal meeting with the ward's councilman, Gene Taylor, city department heads and other city officials.
A federal appeals court has scheduled oral arguments in a child pornography case from Mississippi.
Adair, Adam, Agerton, Black ... The names behind the numbers behind the decision to lay off 68 city school teachers and support staff. The measure passed 4-1 at Thursday night's school board meeting, with board member Bruce Hanson casting the lone dissenting vote.
The Columbus Municipal School District closed the application process on Jan. 31 and received packets of information on nine candidates last week from the Mississippi School Boards Association, which was hired in July to conduct the search.
One of the area's leading aerospace developers commemorated a 200th milestone with a reception Thursday morning.
Every 35 seconds, someone in the United States attempts suicide. Every 14.6 minutes, one person succeeds. The state of Mississippi now ranks 19th in the country for suicides. And that number is climbing.
A partnership between the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors and the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library continues to move forward. At Wednesday's board meeting, Board President Harry Sanders questioned the status of the project.
The Columbus Municipal School District will hold a special meeting tonight to discuss the ongoing search for a superintendent.
Arrests for 3-1-12.
The National Weather Service has issued severe thunderstorm watch tonight until 9 p.m. for the Golden Triangle and much of central Mississippi. Strong storms are expected to move into the area during the night, producing damaging winds, lightning, hail and the possibility of a few tornadoes.
The Market Street Festival was allocated $15,000 by the board, which is $5,000 less than requested. On Tuesday, Main Street Columbus Director and Market Street organizer Amber Brislin said she was appreciative of the CVB's financial commitment.
A routine traffic stop Tuesday by officers with the Columbus Police Department led to the arrest of two Columbus men and a juvenile.
When City Planner Christina Berry presented her ideas for the year to Mayor Robert Smith and members of the city council in January, one of her goals was to revitalize blighted neighborhoods. Berry took her vision one step further during a special called meeting Tuesday afternoon at Trotter Convention Center.
After numerous debates and arguments, the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau voted Monday night to enforce a cap on unapproved credit card spending. The subject has been a hotly-contested topic in recent months, especially between board member Whirllie Byrd and Executive Director Nancy Carpenter.
A weekend shooting has left Columbus Police with a tangled tale to unravel, beginning with the identity of the victim.
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