They came from across the nation, their hair perhaps a little grayer, their steps perhaps a little slower, but their faces as alight with enthusiasm as they were the first day they stepped on campus at Mississippi University for Women. It was a celebration, after all, and the charter class of MUW's College of Nursing and Speech-Pathology came prepared for the occasion.
While enrollment is down nationwide, enrollment at Mississippi University for Women is up more than two percent, university president Dr. Jim Borsig said Friday.
A clearer picture could emerge about the potential for a bus service in Columbus when city officials travel to Lawrence, Ind., next week to meet with representatives from Lawrence Transit System, city director of federal programs Travis Jones said Friday.
A gift of first-edition, signed books, as well as photographs, magazines, monographs and related memorabilia representing the career of Eudora Welty has been donated to Mississippi University for Women by a Jackson attorney.
Two women were killed on Highway 82 in Columbus Thursday night after their stalled vehicle was struck by an 18-wheeler.
Terrie Young was watching television Monday when the words scrolled across the screen. Two bombs had exploded near the finish line at the Boston Marathon. At least three people were dead. Dozens were injured. "Lord have mercy," she whispered. And she fell to her knees.
The words remain fresh and painful in John Halligan's mind: "I hate that school, I hate that school. I never want to go back there again. Can you home-school me? Can we move?"
Navistar Defense armored cab testing representative Wesley Jenkins knows he has an important job -- keeping soldiers safe.
For the sixth consecutive month, sales tax receipts are down for Columbus. The city's sales tax check for the month of April is $698,385.72 -- a $37,403.25 decrease from April 2012, it is the sharpest decrease from a previous year's monthly total since September 2010.
The long blue line is coming home, with hundreds expected to celebrate Mississippi University for Women's homecoming, which kicks off today and continues through Sunday.
Voters in Caledonia will see a familiar face around Town Hall for the next few weeks.
The Golden Triangle is poised for new industries and job growth, said Brenda Lathan, Golden Triangle Development Link vice president for economic development, during GTDL's quarterly luncheon Wednesday at East Mississippi Community College.
The War on Weeds is dead in the water -- for the moment, anyway.
The Columbus City Council unanimously approved contributing funds for two road projects during their meeting Tuesday.
A potential agreement between Lowndes County, the Mississippi Development Authority and Delaware-based sustainable building material manufacturer CalStar Products would create at least 58 jobs and possibly up to 100 within the next three years, Golden Triangle Development Link CEO Joe Max Higgins said Monday.
A lack of funding from the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau will not keep Juneteenth from being held for a 17th consecutive year, festival co-founder and Lowndes County supervisor Leroy Brooks said Tuesday.
It had been a perfect day. That's what Columbus resident and avid runner Brad Atkins couldn't wrap his head around Monday night. Everything was good, everyone was happy, everything was fine, he kept saying. Everything had seemed fine.
In March, a proposal submitted to the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors to fund the Juneteenth Festival failed by a one-vote margin. Juneteenth organizers remained hopeful, however, since two of the board members -- Nadia Dale and Harvey Myrick -- did not attend.
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