For a young Mississippi soldier on furlough, the sign in a Kansas City shop window was tantalizing. Who could resist cracking the door ever so slightly, peering inside this strange world that beckoned? He was planning to re-enlist, but it wouldn't hurt to see if the sign's prescient promise held merit. "Your future is in upholstery," the poster in the window boldly asserted, and for Willie Hood, that proved to be true.
Ban issued until July 31
In 1954, the United States Supreme Court handed down its landmark ruling which declared school segregation unconstitutional, but desegregation came slowly in Mississippi, with many districts -- including Lowndes County -- not achieving complete integration until placed under court order to do so in 1970.
Citing an increase in enrollment and antiquated buildings, Dr. Rick Young, President of East Mississippi Community College, Monday presented the school's strategic plan for the Golden Triangle Campus at Mayhew to the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors.
The Columbus Police Department has arrested one suspect and is looking for another in connection with the burglary of a local church.
The new outpatient physical therapy center may be smaller, but that just makes it better, staff members at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle said Friday as they celebrated the project's completion during an open house reception.
A Columbus Air Force Base airman has died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident near West Point.
The Lowndes County School District is expected to pass its Fiscal Year 2012-2013 budget at the July 13 board meeting, Business Officer Frances Goldmon said Friday. The $48.92 million budget includes funding for 13 new positions and employee raises.
With a slow and steady drop in unemployment rates, more Lowndes County residents are working this summer than since the recession of 2008. But the number of those seeking employment may be on the rise, as many are seeking summer jobs, while on a break from high school or college. And with six or more weeks to go before school begins, the job hunt for some students will continue.
A former Mississippi legislator and Lowndes County Justice Court judge passed away Thursday at the age of 91.
A local couple is mourning the loss of their two-year-old son, after the toddler drowned in an above-ground swimming pool in north Columbus Friday night.
Columbus residents Friday had mixed reactions on the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling largely upholding President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.
People looking to illegally traffic copper wire and other industrial materials may find it more difficult to find buyers for their goods. Beginning Sunday, a new state law goes into effect further restricting the buying and selling of industrial materials.
Pushed by federal guidelines to combat the growing epidemic of childhood obesity, school nutritionists across the nation are feeling the financial hit as they try to figure out how to cost-effectively meet the new requirements, which mark the first significant changes to the government-subsidized school lunch program in 15 years.
The Friendly City has been named one of the "Best Small Towns For Business In America" by American Express' website, openforum.com. The article, written by Barry Moltz, lists Columbus third on the list, behind only Columbus, Ind., Ponca City, Okla. and Prescott, Ariz.
The young man sits on the front row, peering through thick glasses at the mathematics worksheet lying on his desk at Greater Columbus Learning Center. A few of his classmates glance up as he begins to speak, but most keep their heads bowed in concentration as they focus on their own lessons, their own dreams.
The U.S. Supreme Court's new juvenile sentencing ruling could retroactively impact only two Lowndes County men already serving sentences of life without parole.
Brick-and-mortar libraries aren't disappearing from the literary landscape any time soon, but they are changing, and the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library is changing as well, adding a growing litany of services for book lovers young and old. By the end of July, your next beach read may be an e-book, borrowed from the library and downloaded to your favorite digital device.
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2. Starkville weighing e-cigarette ban STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. CPD hopes more positive interactions will build trust between officers, citizens COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Annex demo could make way for courthouse expansion COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. CPD officer faces suspension for pointing Taser at shackled man COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY