In June, Lt. Tammy Prescott was up until 3 a.m. painting individualized pictures on pillowcases for children at Camp Rising Sun, the annual summer camp that serves children with cancer. The Lowndes County Sheriff's deputy and long-time volunteer for organizations all over the Columbus area had at that point been fighting her own battle with cancer for about a year and was determined not to let it interfere with her involvement at the camp.
Five months after initially ruling there would be no federal funds provided to private property owners in Lowndes County whose homes or businesses were damaged by the Feb. 23 tornado and flooding, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that those funds will be available after all.
Half a mile of the heavily traveled Poor House Road between Highway 25 and South Montgomery Street will be closed for construction starting Monday morning while contractors replace the base of the road in preparation for future repaving.
It's often the unrelated and unexpected finds made while researching a topic that turn out to be the most interesting.
There was a time when Chase McGill, Haley Fisackerly and Lea Brigham Turnipseed reported to Heritage Academy every day for classes. Soon, however, they'll return to the Columbus school as respected alumni and guest speakers for the 28th annual Hazard Lecture Series.
1. City council recognizes CPD officers for response to burglary ring COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Friends remember Lt. Tammy Prescott, lifelong Lowndes County resident and enthusiastic volunteer COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Two electric car charging stations come to Starkville STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
4. CMSD to host stakeholders meeting Tuesday COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY