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.
Omnova Solutions Inc. employees have been manning the gates at the Columbus plant for 24 hours a day, all weekend.
A Columbus man was arrested in connection with an armed robbery Friday at McDonald's in East Columbus.
Longtime employees at Omnova's Columbus plant say the strike is not about money; it's about integrity.
The last few weeks have been good to the Golden Triangle Regional Airport.
Circuit Court 3-23-10
1. Arrest report 10-6-15 COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. City Council denies request for ordinance change COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Prosecutor appeals directed verdict in Vaughn DUI case STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY