There is a certain cadence to the way Dennis Tedford speaks. It's fast, vibrant and full of dramatic pauses matched only by his constant gesticulation. He thinks before he speaks, carefully choosing his words, but his eyes say almost as much as his voice. And his charm and charisma are almost off the charts.
For some it was the first foray into fine ladies' frippery, the first time to dab perfume on earlobes, string pearls around necks, slip satin shoes upon feet. For others, it was the first time to step beyond the watchful eye of parents and caretakers, even if the exhilarating taste of independence lasted only the seven minutes required for the limousine to loop the block. For nearly all of the prom-goers, it was the first time to be escorted down the red carpet, surrounded by a throng of people, buoyed by a chorus of cheers.
A year ago, Mississippi University for Women was steeped in uncertainty, deep in the throes of a presidential search, with a newly-merged alumni association working to establish a framework and identity to move forward.
The Columbus-Lowndes Development Link will be adding new staff members in the coming months.
Noting he earlier voted to prohibit non-road department Lowndes county employees from taking county vehicles home at night based on "erroneous information," District 5 Supervisor Leroy Brooks Friday motioned five employees be allowed to take their vehicles home, if they "chose to do" so.
Sequestered deep within the recesses of a giant, inflatable ball, he thrusts his feet and hands against the cushioned vinyl walls, using his body to propel himself across the front lawn. Inside the bubble, sound is muffled, and the outside world is reduced to a blue haze. He is the master of his fate, the captain of his destiny -- briefly, ever so briefly.
Board members with the Columbus Municipal School District spent more than three hours in executive session Thursday night, discussing candidates for the ongoing superintendent search. Officials with the Mississippi School Boards Association presented the second batch of resumes to the board, along with additional information they gleaned while backgrounding the candidates.
Sherman Smith, son of Columbus Mayor Robert Smith, had his initial appearance in municipal court Wednesday.
A case filed against Lowndes County by Clifton Jones and Dewayne Nance, both of Pickens County, Ala., has been closed, at least for now.
Southern Business & Development has recognized Columbus as one of 10 Southern markets considered "no-brainer" locations for manufacturing in the South.
A year ago, the Columbus Municipal School District accepted the resignation of then-Superintendent Dr. Del Phillips; the district has been without a permanent, full-time leader since.
It is used and abused by almost 500 million people a day and, now, it is a part of the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office's presence in the community.
Kindergarten students at Sale Elementary School are connecting with seniors at Arrington Retirement Home thanks to a grant written by Mississippi University for Women alumna Debbie McLaurin of Columbus.
At first glance, Tyler Edmonds appears to be like any other young man in his early 20s; he's physically fit, with a slender frame; he's affable, intelligent and well spoken. His bright blue eyes are full of life and he smiles nervously, when he's both happy and uncomfortable. But the past nine years of his life have been anything but ordinary, as he went from being a go-cart riding junior high student in West Point to a convicted killer to an acquitted free man, who now has opened a business in Columbus.
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