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KaBOOM! playground coming to West Point

Posted 8/4/2017 in Area

Before October comes to a close, one West Point park will have a kid-inspired makeover.


CMSD to begin school year five teachers short

Posted 8/3/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District will enter its new school year with five unfilled faculty positions, according to district personnel director Gregory Hunley.


'Bringing the community together': Night Out on Crime expands to seven sites in Columbus

Posted 8/2/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Tuesday night at Lee Park in Columbus, 10-year-old Robert Newell, Jr. sat at a park picnic table with his family, waiting to meet the people behind the badges.


Leigh Mall in decline: LINK, city push for better strategy as 44-year-old retail staple continues to lose stores

Posted 7/29/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Twelve years after Tom Cruise starred in Steven Spielberg's "War of the Worlds," a poster heralding the film's summer 2005 release still hangs outside the vacant, one-screen movie theater in Leigh Mall that closed shortly after the film arrived.


Murder suspect released without trial after 12 years

Posted 7/27/2017 in Area

One West Point resident was working in a downtown salon Wednesday when she heard the man who allegedly shot her uncle would be released from custody without standing trial.


Contestants concerned about 'Gemini' talent show

Posted 7/26/2017 in Area

Amber Gibson of Columbus has family traveling from Stonewall to see her sing this weekend in a talent show at the Columbus Fairgrounds.


'Mississippi First': Medicaid in the Golden Triangle

Posted 7/22/2017 in Area

Prior to September 2016, Fred Williams was missing out. He couldn't play catch with his 4-year-old son, Fredrick Jr. He wasn't able to mow his own yard. And each of the six days a week he worked, he had trouble breathing, often having to take short breaks throughout the day to sit and catch his breath.


Planned talent show draws scam concerns

Posted 7/22/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A talent show set to take place in Columbus at the end of July could be suspicious, according to two involved local business directors.


Delta crash response: 'A somber, purpose-driven' mood

Posted 7/18/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Of the 16 servicemen killed in a military aircraft crash July 10 in Leflore County, one body had yet to be discovered when Columbus Fire and Rescue personnel arrived at the crash site at 5 a.m. Thursday. Their mission was to help find the fallen Marine.


Columbus Boys and Girls Club reaps what it sows

Posted 7/17/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A new community garden, unveiled today at the Columbus Boys and Girls Club on 14th Avenue North, is inspiring youngsters to one day plant their own.


Magnolia Bowl wall to get a face lift with new mural

Posted 7/14/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The drive past Magnolia Bowl on Fifth Street in Columbus is about to get a little more colorful.


United Way, Emergency Management Agency host disaster response training

Posted 7/13/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When tornadoes hit East Columbus and New Hope in 2014, roughly 50 volunteers from the southeast United States and Golden Triangle regions swarmed to Columbus to remove debris and clean up homes.


Playing with style: Sounds of Summer act touts musical diversity

Posted 7/12/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Robert and Amy Moore are a husband and wife duo devoted not only to each other but to their music.


CMSD to hire 13 faculty members

Posted 7/11/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District's board of trustees approved hiring 13 new teachers during its regular meeting Monday evening, many of whom have little to no teaching experience and three who are still awaiting certification.


United Way initiative lends hand to elderly

Posted 7/10/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Yolanda Holley lives with her dog in the same house she has inhabited since 1978, 10 years after her family moved to Columbus when she was 12.


Law requires back seat passengers to buckle up

Posted 6/30/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Starting July 1, all vehicle passengers in Mississippi will be required by law to wear seat belts. For some citizens, it will mean no more riding in the beds of trucks.


Sounds of Summer: Playing with purpose

Posted 6/28/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

According to lead singer Dee McKay, Deacon Jones and the Late Night is a "funky" band that doesn't take itself too seriously. But they do have a serious reason for playing.


Refinancing could save CMSD an additonal $200K

Posted 6/28/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District could save an additional $200,000 over the next six years through refinancing a second construction bond.


Gaining a seat at the table: Bulldog Bytes STEM camp encourages girls to pursue computer science

Posted 6/27/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Women teaching women in a field traditionally dominated by men. That's the idea behind the Mississippi State University sponsored Bulldog Bytes camp hosted this week at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Columbus.


CMSD won't ask for millage increase for FY '18

Posted 6/23/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District does not plan to ask for a property tax increase next fiscal year.



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