Straight talk about real issues was the theme Thursday night as students, parents and educators gathered at Lee Middle School to discuss ways to bridge the gap between personal potential and academic achievement, particularly among African-American youth.
T.J. Maxx and PetSmart will be neighbors in Columbus this fall. Both are slated to open in the old Goody's shopping strip, where Burlington Shoes and Old Navy still are located.
Severstal has resumed operations at its Columbus steel plant following a power outage caused by last week's severe storms, the company said Friday.
For the children of Smithville, in Monroe County, the blow from last week's tornado has been particularly hard. Many have lost homes. Some have lost parents, family, friends. Enter the power of the tiara.
Local law enforcement agencies reported these felony arrests.
Dennis J. Erby; Brandt Galloway and Kevin Stafford; Robyn Crossley East.
The search continues for a new superintendent to lead the Columbus Municipal School District following the resignation of former superintendent Dr. Del Phillips last month.
Two local retailers are under renovations, in an attempt to make the stores more shopper friendly and merchandise more accessible.
Sanderson Plumbing Products is closing its plant in Butler and laying off the plant's 50 remaining employees.
The Town of Caledonia continued to work towards improving its water and sewer system at Tuesday night's monthly meeting, moving forward with a $1.6 million multi-phase plan to run a pipe from the water treatment plant to the Buttahatchie River in order to meet environmental standards.
A 19-year-old man allegedly shot at and grazed the head of his ex-girlfriend Tuesday as he tried to move out of a North Columbus house.
When nature called Monday, O'Dell Stevenson Carter Jr. answered it -- in the trash can of the room where police were testing him for drunken driving.
If it had been an average Wednesday afternoon, Danny Stephens and his family wouldn't have even been in Tuscaloosa. But April 27, 2011 will never again be remembered as an average Wednesday.
Lowndes County District 4 Supervisor Jeff Smith reported 25 campaign signs, worth $500, missing today in two neighborhoods off of Highway 45 South.
The Columbus City Council unanimously agreed Tuesday to allow a May 15 concert at the Riverwalk to benefit Smithville tornado victims.
With a familiar smile and a wry sense of humor, "Miss Helen" Prescott greeted customers and friends to Ruben's Fish and Steakhouse for 56 years.
The Lowndes County Road Department will be closing Pleasant Hill Road from Highway 50 to Tabernacle Road on Thursday for culvert installation, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.
The City Council reinstated 24 budget amendments Tuesday, ending a drawn-out discussion about whether councilmen can approve non-emergency budget changes.
Ways to donate your time, money and supplies to the storm relief effort.
Mississippi spends an additional $1,200 on each student at Mississippi Valley State University and Mississippi University for Women compared with those at Jackson State University and the University of Mississippi.
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