Mississippi University for Women is gearing up for homecoming next weekend, celebrating its 128th year of educating women, as the state's first public college for women, and its 30th year of educating men. Campus organizers have planned a jam-packed calendar of events April 20-22, encompassing a wide gamut of interests, ranging from music to sports.
The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library System will celebrate National Library Week April 8-14 with several special events.
As Christians around the world observe Easter today, the congregation of one local church took time to reflect on not only what it means to be a believer, but also on the way an annual tradition has deepened their spiritual journey.
You couldn't have ordered a more perfect Saturday to kick off this year's Hitching Lot Farmer's Market. Though the morning started off chilly, temperatures warmed quickly, drawing veggie lovers and bargain hunters out in droves to shop and visit with old friends.
Construction and renovation projects, totaling more than $23 million, are underway at Mississippi University for Women as the college works through the midpoint of its 20-year master plan.
Following a midday Thursday drug bust, authorities removed nearly two and a half pounds of pure cocaine off the streets of Columbus.
he little apartment on Southside's Avenue B was packed with people Thursday afternoon.
March 15-April 3, 2012
Area arrests for the week of 4-2-12
The power of Mississippi University for Women's campus alert system became clear to President Dr. Jim Borsig when he saw a text message tapped out on an iPad and sent as a test alert to more than 3,000 students, faculty and staff -- all within a matter of seconds.
A banner on the window at Cal-City Grocery announced the longtime Caledonia landmark's impending reopening, but those plans were dashed during Tuesday night's Board of Aldermen meeting, when the store's new owner announced he would not be coming to town after all.
After publicly blasting Public Works Director Mike Pratt and his department at the March 20 Columbus City Council meeting, Ward 2 Councilman Joseph Mickens took a more civil approach to discussing the Public Works Department Tuesday night.
Pushcart Prize nominee Michael F. Smith's debut novel "Rivers" has been acquired by Simon & Schuster in a World English rights deal and is scheduled for release in the summer of 2013.
For the past few years Mississippi University for Women students have participated in managing stock portfolios for the Tennessee Valley Authority as part of its TVA Investment Challenge.
A local attorney, who also is a former district attorney candidate, was charged with the sale of beer without a permit, possession of alcoholic beverages with the intent to sell without a permit and 10 counts of violation of the Social Host law, after an early Sunday morning raid on his Caledonia home.
Designed to curb flooding, a detention pond sits adjacent to the East Columbus Gym on Lawrence Drive. A source of controversy since its inception, the pond is about to undergo a facelift -- a facelift one family hopes will change public perception of the pond and improve the quality of life for many of the residents of East Columbus.
Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real will be musical guests tonight on CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman."
The Columbus Police Department is investigating a number of weekend burglaries.
The Columbus Police Department is investigating a series of Friday burglaries.
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