Lowndes County schools are testing one of three teacher evaluation instruments for the state Department of Education. When one is selected, it will be used as a pilot in select areas of the state to gauge teacher effectiveness.
Locally, teacher evaluations are used mostly to map out plans for improvement. In districts in other parts of the county, they easily can translate into a teacher losing his or her job.
Fans of Tennessee Williams hit the road Saturday in Columbus, crisscrossing town for a series of birthday events honoring the playwright.
Shavannah Cotton, who has been without a steady job since 2005, echoes a common refrain among local job seekers: The jobs just aren't out there.
After shooting down one of two German fighter planes, World War II double ace Alwin Max Juchheim Jr. ran out of ammo. So, he used his wing to knock off the other plane's fuel tank.
The Omnova strike, which has dragged on for the better part of a year, could end with the strikers walking away from the company many of them have worked for their entire adult lives.
Lawmakers are targeting the 28 percent of Mississippi motorists who are uninsured.
The Tennessee Williams centennial celebration continues Saturday with a gala and auction/birthday party at the Rosenzweig Arts Center in downtown Columbus.
U.S. Marshals have arrested a 23-year-old Columbus man for robbery after receiving numerous tips through Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers.
A statewide interactive video conference Friday will bring experts on genealogical topics to County Extension offices in the Golden Triangle.
Local and private legislation to add three members to the six-member Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau board passed the Mississippi House of Representatives today.
Columbus and Lowndes County are poised for their best year since 2008 in terms of economic development, Columbus-Lowndes Development Link CEO Joe Higgins said Wednesday.
Even in his early career, Tennessee Williams tackled timeless issues plaguing individuals and society.
Ann Palmer, 92, of Columbus, was among a neighborhood group in Memphis, Tenn., to get a first glimpse at an amateur play by Tennessee Williams. It was the summer of 1935, just before Ann Palmer's 16th birthday. Tennessee Williams, then about 25, was in town visiting his grandparents.
Scams have advanced almost as rapidly as technology, and thousands of Mississippians have been taken in, according to Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley.
The military marching cadence of "left, left, left, right left," has probably taken on a whole new meaning for Corp. Matt Parrish, 31, a reserve combat medic for the U.S. Army, who hoofed it through Columbus yesterday as part of his "Trek for Hope."
Residents get the chance to weigh in on the redistricting plan approved by Lowndes County supervisors last week.
The following sentences were handed down in the February term of the Lowndes County Circuit Court.
An extra two months can mean a lot when you're 5. Currently in Mississippi, children must be 5 by Sept. 1 to enter kindergarten in the fall. Recently passed legislation could push that date back to July 1, as early as the 2013-14 school year.
Former city councilman Kamal Karriem, who tested positive for cocaine while on probation in 2008, plans to appeal the revocation of his probation before the state Supreme Court, he said Monday.
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