Thanks to an effort by a local school district, soldiers serving in Afghanistan will soon have over 1,000 tubes of lip balm.
Former Columbus Municipal School Superintendent Martha Liddell's termination hearing has been rescheduled for the second time.
Angela Farrell, 44, of Millport, Ala., was arrested last Thursday after a Lowndes County Sheriff's Department investigation. Farrell teaches at New Hope Elementary School. Detective Tony Cooper said Farrell sent multiple text messages and emails to her ex-husband after he asked her to stop.
Mississippi's College Board announced its decision to extend MUW President Jim Borsig's contract for four years Wednesday. State officials said in a release that Borsig's role in the quality of the university's effort to recruit and retain students, as well its approach to ensuring students complete degrees, has led to The W "thriving" during Borsig's leadership.
She always loved reading. So much so that when she was a child her father, a Methodist minister, would make jokes about how impossible it was to get her nose out of books. Despite that teasing, Mary Helen Waggoner never left books behind. She grew up and became a librarian.
An appeal hearing for convicted murderer Brian Holliman was continued Tuesday morning due to a clerical error.
A Columbus organization is one step closer to submitting a charter school application to the state. Columbus Coalition for Educational Options hosted a public information forum Tuesday night to talk about their plans for a public charter school and answer questions from citizens about what a charter school could mean for local students.
Johnathan Keaton, 27, of 24 Priscilla Circle, was arrested by the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department Monday morning and charged with one count of sexual battery. Keaton allegedly sexually assaulted a child under the age of 14, according to law enforcement.
The Columbus Coalition for Educational Options is hosting an informational forum on charter schools tonight at the Trotter Convention Center. The purpose of the meeting is to educate the public on charter schools, said CCEO spokesperson Kenneth McFarland.
Today marks six months since the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau board of directors was reduced to a membership of eight. It's unlikely a ninth member will be named anytime soon.
Howard Ferguson, left, and Al Cummings, right, both of Columbus, salute the American flag in front of the Lowndes County courthouse on Second Avenue North during the Veterans Day ceremony on Saturday.
Lowndes County recently gave a 4-to-7-acre parcel it owned in the Island to the city of Columbus but the city is asking county road crews to assist in clearing out the area.
Drug prevention classes will soon be offered in the Lowndes County area. The Lowndes County Office of Community Counseling Services was recently awarded a drug and alcohol prevention grant by the Mississippi Department of Mental Health.
The Lowndes County School District is moving forward with plans to expand their school campuses.
Columbus officials are pursuing other avenues for city hall renovation funding after a grant application to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History was declared ineligible.
Several residents inside the Columbus city limits have recently spotted coyotes in their backyards. Beth Ferguson lives at the corner of Eighth Street and Eighth Avenue North and has had two separate coyote sighting in the last week.
KiOR on Thursday reported a third quarter net loss of $43.1 million, or 40 cents per share. This is a $4.6 million increase in net loss from the year's second quarter. The third quarter ended Sept. 30.
Twinkling lights and sparkling ornaments were on display in downtown Columbus Thursday during the annual Christmas Open House's first evening. While the event is normally held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, downtown merchants opted to open their doors Thursday night as well.
Thursday in a meeting at the Lowndes County Courthouse, the Mississippi Public Service Commission's Northern District commissioner updated residents on the on the latest efforts to bring high speed Internet and cell phone service to rural areas -- an infrastructure many areas across the state still lack, he said.
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