"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke these words in 1957, and Monday, people gathered at Mississippi University for Women's Nissan Auditorium to pay tribute, not only to King but to two local educators who have dedicated their lives to this principle.
Otis Moss III asked for one thing: for those listening to "make a way" for future generations. Moss, the senior pastor at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, was the keynote speaker during Monday's Dream 365 Commemorative Breakfast Program, which is the culminating event in a five-day celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy
A Columbus woman is in jail for murder after a Sunday-morning shooting. And police are interviewing a second person associated with the incident.
An incident early this morning in Columbus resulted in one man dead and one female behind bars.
Thomas Velek's desk could serve as a makeshift soccer field.
Prosecutor, victim's grandmother disagree with medical release of murderer
A Columbus Civil Service Commission meeting next week could change the rank system when the Columbus Police Department hires experienced officers.
A recent law enforcement meeting has local agencies on their toes and ready to combat crime by working together. Lowndes County, Columbus and other nearby law enforcement agencies met Thursday afternoon regarding the recent outbreak of burglaries.
A 25-year-old New Hope man was arrested after authorities received information accusing him of having sexual relations with a 14-year-old girl. Nathan Page, of 519 Oswalt Road in the New Hope area, was arrested Jan. 5 and charged with statutory rape. Lowndes County Chief Deputy Greg Wright said the investigation started almost one month before the arrest.
A Domino's delivery man told police he had a gun put to his head Wednesday night. According to Columbus Police Chief Selvain McQueen, a Domino's chain in Columbus received a delivery order to 2212 26th St. N. The deliverer went to the location a little after 11 p.m. when two males approached the delivery man.
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.
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