Every day, Burnette Avakian drives past the pale green Victorian on Seventh Street North and stares at its vacant windows, longing to see light. It's out of her way, this side trip, but she is drawn to the "ugly duckling" known as Friendship House.
Nearly 30 counties in north Mississippi were under a tornado watch Monday as a line of severe weather threatened to push hail, heavy rain and damaging winds into the state.
Karen Overstreet recently took a trip to Kenya through a local non-profit foundation. She has written a three part feature on her trip and provided us with these photos.
Two men on a motorcycle allegedly fired a long-barreled gun at a crowd of people Sunday in east Columbus, pelting three people with bird shot.
Local universities are bracing for budget cuts since the state passed its $5 billion budget last week.
What began as an afternoon of horseback riding and a glass of wine on the front porch, ended in an invitation to an adventure of a lifetime, a journey that was both joyful and heartbreaking, both life-giving and incredibly draining.
The Limuru Children's Center, the primary focus of Global Connections, is home to 42 orphans. By our standards the facility is substandard, but when I went into town and other places, I realized how upscale Limuru is by comparison. The Center, a residential facility for elementary school age children, is open during the day for preschool children.
Cotton is back and Mississippi farmers are hoping to cash in. Several years of declining global prices, which saw farmers across the country selling their cotton pickers and converting former cotton fields to grain crops, have created a shortage.
A West Lowndes community member went before the Lowndes County school board Friday, to voice concerns over a pending redistricting plan for the system.
Despite the mid-April date on the calendar, summer was in full swing at Grilling on the River, Saturday.
For the past several years, the pale green Victorian home on Seventh Street North has deteriorated. Its owners (and neighbors), the congregation at First Baptist Church, have outlived using it as a senior activity center. And the church has a permit to demolish the historic home.
If brinkmanship continues in Washington and the federal government "shuts down" after 12:01 a.m. Saturday, some federal offices in Mississippi will close, some will remain open and some remained uncertain even as the clock ticked down.
As temperatures rise, so do animal safety violations in the city and county, according to Columbus-Lowndes Animal Control officers.
The 53-year-old man who was shot by a Columbus police officer late Wednesday is now in stable condition at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle following surgery.
Daniel Paul Copple, who is accused of killing two men at the Elbow Room Lounge in February, waived his right to a preliminary hearing Thursday in Columbus Municipal Court.
A 14-year-old Columbus Middle School student was arrested Tuesday after he was found hiding in a New Hope Middle School bathroom waiting to fight another student.
A Caledonia man was in stable condition today after his stepdaughter allegedly stabbed him with a knife Wednesday in an argument over stolen medication.
The 81-year-old Lowndes County man accused of critically wounding a man during a party Sunday is out of jail on a $50,000 bond.
It's not a party without Mother Goose. The local celebrity, craft and food vendors, inflatables and a mini-carnival are the icing on the cake (or the sauce on the ribs, rather) for this year's Grilling on the River event, Friday and Saturday.
In a classic rivalry, the Columbus Police Department and Columbus Fire and Rescue will duke it out on the basketball court Friday to raise money for cancer research.
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