Dr. Martha Liddell, interim superintendent of the Columbus Municipal School District, spent Friday afternoon speaking about a subject close to her heart -- dropout prevention.
Lowndes County was largely spared the wrath of last month's devastating tornadoes, residents have not gone untouched. Some had friends and family who were directly impacted. Others didn't know a single person involved, but they responded anyway. Some gave money. Some gave time. Most gave something.
The Bulldogs are headed to the top of the college football mountain. And on the heels of a season topped off by a Gator Bowl victory, they can't afford to lose any momentum, Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen told Bulldog fans at the Columbus Country Club, Thursday morning.
FedEx is the latest company to sign an offtake agreement with Kior, a biofuels plant slated to begin production in Columbus in 2012. FedEx plans to use oil produced from biomass, mainly wood chips, in its ground fleet.
Wednesday's demolition of a historic property in downtown Columbus has left some preservationists and supporters asking what can be done in the future to prevent similar cases.
The disease malaria stunts social and economic development in Africa, costing the continent an estimated $12 billion a year in productivity, according to a recent study released by the Roll Back Malaria campaign.
The five Lowndes County sheriff's deputies who were suspended following a deadly shootout Monday are back at work today.
The Columbus-Lowndes County Port Authority is preparing for the planned 2012 opening of the Kior biofuels plant, at the port.
Local law enforcement agencies have reported these felony arrests over the past week:
In another setback for the sister of Roosevelt Pernell Jr., her wrongful-death lawsuit against Columbus and Lowndes County was thrown out Wednesday in the U.S. Court of Appeals.
West Point CPA Gary Hamilton was convicted Wednesday of helping Tupelo developer Jack Holleman evade federal income taxes from 1996 to 2005.
The pale green Victorian house, which has stood at the center of downtown controversy for months, now lies in a heap of rubble -- demolished by its owners, soon to be forgotten by the world.
A storefront on College Street is being restored to its former glory. Mitchener, Crowder and Stacey Certified Public Accountants is moving into the space, formerly occupied by Parker Furniture.
As prospective jury members were being sorted through by attorneys, a Lowndes County man decided to give up on the judicial process.
On Saturday, May 21, the Frank P. Phillips YMCA invites all kids and parents in Lowndes County to come to the Y for a play date and commit to being active every day.
A New Hope math teacher pleaded not guilty to the sexual battery of a 17-year-old student Tuesday after she was indicted by a grand jury.
BancorpSouth Inc. said Tuesday that it will close 23 bank branches in six states this summer as part of a plan to consolidate operations.
A 20-year-old woman suffered facial cuts and possibly a fracture today when her white sedan careened into a drainage ditch.
West Point High School associate principal Scott Hallmark will replace current CHS principal Craig Shannon.
Tina Sweeten has hit the ground running. The new executive director of the Columbus Arts Council is immersing herself in the operations of the nonprofit agency that brings visual and performing arts, concerts, classes and exhibits to the Friendly City and surrounding areas.
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