For the first time in the history of Mississippi elections, voters will need some form of photo identification to cast a ballot during June 3's federal congressional primary.
A fourth teenager has been arrested for making bomb threats.
The Mississippi Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments Monday in Jackson in two firing discrimination cases from Lowndes County.
Columbus' Office of Planning and Community Development has secured between $75,000-165,000 in leftover money from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History's Community Heritage Preservation Grant program for work on City Hall.
A New Hope High School teacher has resigned after a student allegedly found alcohol in the teacher's bag at school last week.
Columbus' project managing firm will run the city's public works department starting Monday. The arrangement will last a month, according to J5 Broaddus senior project manager Robyn Eastman.
Just before spring last year, Will Ayers, a 13-year-old student at Caledonia Middle School, had a procedure at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. When the results came in, he and his mother were at home in Steens, and his mother said they had to go to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis.
A New Hope High School teacher was sent home Wednesday after a student allegedly found alcohol in the teacher's bag.
During a public hearing Thursday on a proposed millage increase for capital improvements in Columbus, more residents expressed concern over the lack of a defined plan and the approval of a long-term loan for short-term fixes than the tax increase that would be needed to fund them.
At roughly 8:30 a.m. today a bomb threat was reported at Joe Cook Elementary School. It was the sixth bomb threat in four days. Members of the Columbus Municipal School board have called a special meeting Thursday to speak with law enforcement about their options.
The public is invited to attend the Seventh Annual Mayor's Unity Picnic 4 p.m. Saturday at the Columbus Riverwalk.
A group of Columbus residents hoping to create a charter school are a step closer to realizing their goal. The state's Charter School Authorizer Board voted Wednesday to declare three applications eligible and complete to move forward.
With five bomb threats in three days, including threats at Stokes-Beard Elementary and Columbus High School this morning, school officials with the Columbus Municipal School District are asking parents to talk to their children about the severity of making false threats.
For the 24th time the lives of nearly-forgotten people buried in Friendship Cemetery have come alive through evening tales told by local high school students standing among tombstones.
In February, Columbus councilmen agreed to make the city its own contractor for a $1.65 million Trotter Convention Center renovation after bids for a general contractor came in well above project budget.
Columbus Municipal School Superintendent Edna McGill used Tuesday's speaking engagement at the Columbus Rotary Club to talk about the state of transition before the district as well as clear up some misconceptions about Common Core.
Two separate bombs threats were reported at Columbus Middle School Tuesday. The first threat came as students were being transported to school by bus Tuesday morning.
While Columbus councilmen have a working idea of the most needed capital improvements in their wards, all said they plan to use Thursday's public hearing to prioritize them if they choose to increase millage to pay for them.
As the transition to separate Immanuel Christian School from Immanuel Christian Church continues, the schools' advisors are reassuring parents that the school will remain open.
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