Is it Columbus -- or Waterloo, N.Y.? Or Boalsburg, Pa.? Columbus claims to be the birthplace of Memorial Day -- but so do about two dozen other towns across the nation.
Local heroes are sometimes hard to spot. Days before Memorial Day, Sgt. Cataurus "Tari" Shields, a member of the 2-114 Strike Battalion out of Columbus and Ackerman, is unassuming in a blue polo and a pair of black-framed glasses.
At the U.S. Military Academy Preparatory School in Monmouth, N.J., the starting point for young soldiers on their way to America's premier military academy at West Point, Drew Lewis routinely spoke with students from "military states" like California, Texas and Florida who bragged about their states' military heritage.
The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Friday approved a resolution stating the board's intent to negotiate with the city and developer for an inter-local agreement for a hotel project on Highway 45 North.
City officials Friday served a notice of violations on a Columbus apartment complex, located at 815 13th Street N.
Allegra Brigham came to Columbus from Washington County in 1965 as a 17-year-old freshman at Mississippi University for Women.
The College Board this morning named 4-County Electric Power Association CEO Allegra Brigham as interim president for Mississippi University for Women.
The past and present of America's military met Thursday at the Columbus Municipal Complex for a program welcoming home the Army National Guard 2-114 Battalion from a recent tour in Iraq.
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Thanks to a newly signed partnership with Mississippi University for Women, students completing technical programs at Mississippi Delta Community College no longer have to start back at the beginning to earn a four-year degree.
Higher Education Commissioner Dr. Hank Bounds will meet Friday on the Mississippi University for Women campus to discuss the search of an interim president to replace retiring President Dr. Claudia Limbert.
A new company will be locating in Columbus, bringing around 240 jobs.
Older American workers are "dependable, trainable, willing to learn" and "produce quality work, instead of just quantity," said Mangle Shanks, employment and training coordinator of Experience Works.
The following felony arrests were reported by the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office:
The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning will meet via teleconference at 11 a.m. Friday for the purpose of discussing the institutional transition at MUW.
A letter from the Lowndes County School Board asking for leniency helped spare six Caledonia High School graduates from felony charges.
Columbus and Lowndes County Memorial Day closings
Driving along Yorkville Road this morning, Omnova workers still can be seen along the street, in Day-Glo vests holding signs announcing they are on strike.
Columbus Police Department officers responded to 3,837 calls in April.
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