The 2021 Columbus Spring Pilgrimage has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Preservation Society of Columbus announced in a press release Monday.
Fred Harris' job as a journeyman lineman for 4-County Electric Power Association is pretty simple, to hear him tell it. "Basically, it's just maintaining lines, setting poles, keeping the lights on," he said. He might get five or so "trouble calls" a day -- anything from a fallen limb knocking down a powerline to a squirrel or bird getting too friendly with a transformer. But none of the week of Valentine's Day was "normal" for Harris and his colleagues at the rural utility.
Columbus police are investigating a shooting that injured four people in South Columbus Saturday afternoon. The victims were all in a vehicle when they were shot on the 1200 block of Seventh Street South at 4:40 p.m., according to a Columbus Police Department press release.
The Greater Starkville Development Partnership, Starkville's community development organization, hosted its 20th-anniversary award ceremony virtually Thursday morning. Typically an in-person banquet, the Partnership held this pre-recorded event due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in order to keep the community safe, said Paige Watson, Partnership special events and projects coordinator.
When then-Gov. William Winter wanted to make substantial changes to Mississippi's education system in the early 1980s, he and his staff spent months building support for their proposals.
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