When it comes to college admissions, the International Baccalaureate diploma may not make much of a difference, but admissions counselors from the local level to the Ivy League were unanimous in their praise for the program.
They were fresh-faced and eager, half-shy and half-confident in that way only high school seniors can be. They stood in the lobby of Columbus High School last spring and donned blue gowns, graduation caps slipping down over their eyes and falling off their heads as they sheepishly laughed.
Students and faculty were evacuated from Columbus High School this afternoon following a bomb threat, but as of 3:30 p.m., police and bomb-sniffing dogs had found no device on campus.
The world is changing. And those things affecting the Asia-Pacific region will impact all of us, an Air Force general told members of the Columbus community Thursday. "The world ... is reshaping. It will shape our futures as well," said Gen. Gary North, commander of Pacific Air Forces.
A Columbus bank is putting part of its operations in the vacant first-floor space of the building that also houses the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The town of Artesia will soon have a new fire station, thanks to a rural development grant. The old station overlooked 112 N. Front St. for more than three decades, but it was demolished in September to make room for a new one to be constructed at the same site.
Columbus police arrested the man accused of burglarizing Watkins Washette on Saturday and stealing a load of laundry in addition to cash from arcade games.
U.S. marshals and Lowndes County sheriff's deputies continue to search for a convicted sex offender this week. Jesse Steven Shelton, 41, was convicted in 1999 of attempted sodomy in the first degree.
The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office arrested three people Monday -- including two juveniles -- in connection with two unrelated home burglaries. Jeremy Marc Adams, 29, of 8061 Highway 12 E. No. 9, was charged Monday afternoon in connection with a home burglary on Woodlawn Drive.
"Does not get along well with others" seems to be routine at Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau board meetings. The show was on again Monday evening as board members accused, yelled and generally disagreed among themselves and with others.
The general manager of Columbus' new and only Chrysler dealership is glad to add the last line of the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram family to the business. The owner of Columbus' former Chrysler dealership said he is doing well without the line but is still charging the automaker rent for the sign on his property.
JACKSON -- The Church of the Annunciation in Columbus and the Old Byhalia High School Auditorium have been awarded Community Heritage Preservation grants.
The addition of West Point and Clay County to the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link came with an enthusiastic reception. The Link board unanimously approved expanding its reach at Friday's regular quarterly meeting.
The invitation is out for Oktibbeha County to join the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link. Link Executive Director Joe Max Higgins said Monday he would be happy to talk with officials in Starkville about a partnership.
The county's economic development agency survived another attempt Monday to cut its budget. The Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau board discussed the possibility of reducing funding for the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link in favor of adequately funding community festivals.
JACKSON -- Annunciation Catholic Church in Columbus and the Old Byhalia High School Auditorium have been awarded Community Heritage Preservation grants. The grants were announced Monday by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Brother, can you spare a whole bunch of dimes? Organizers of festival grants appealed to the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau board of directors Monday for festival grant money to help their events.
JACKSON -- A Hinds County judge will hear arguments from Attorney General Jim Hood who is challenging dozens of pardons issued by former Gov. Haley Barbour.
A 19-year-old man is being held in connection to a Friday-morning burglary. Davanta Hayden was arrested Friday morning on Mill Street after police received a stolen-property tip, Cpl. Donnie Elkin said. Charges are still pending and could be issued on Monday, Elkin said.
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