When David Long owned his own salon, he was constantly frustrated by the training -- or lack thereof -- of hairdressers he had working for him.
The business Tyler Anthony and Thomas White began as college students sprang from a problem White kept encountering in one of his hobbies.
For about two years, White -- then an agricultural engineering major at Mississippi State University -- was cutting his friends' and relatives' hair, even posting instructional videos from his work on YouTube.
Demetria White usually spends about $100 of her own money on classroom supplies each year. She says some of her fellow teachers spend even more.
The total annual premium for Columbus Municipal School District's property and casualty insurance rose about $35,000 due to the insurance claim the district filed after a Feb. 23 tornado severely damaged the former Hunt High School and caused minor damage at a few other buildings.
Since 2012, the R.E. Hunt Museum and Cultural Center inside the old Hunt High School building has played host to hundreds of historical artifacts. Hanging on the walls and displayed around the room were documents, letters, photographs, an old washboard and sewing machine, and a typewriter that once belonged to Carlotta Walls LaNair, one of the Little Rock Nine who desegregated Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas in 1957.
Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Superintendent Eddie Peasant will begin researching if the district can afford to pay secondary math teachers an annual stipend, something he says will help with low teacher retention in the subject.
After 30 years without raising taxes, the Lowndes County School District board voted Monday to ask the board of supervisors to raise ad valorem taxes by 4 percent -- the maximum allowed by state law without a referendum.
Today could be one of the last Fourth of July holidays Gon Carley spends as simply a legal U.S. resident. Soon, she hopes to be a citizen.
But when she first arrived in Columbus 14 years ago, she felt like she was on a different planet, rather than just in a different country.
One year around the Fourth of July, Columbus Fire and Rescue received 12 calls in one day due to fireworks incidents alone.
The Lowndes County School District board laid out their list of criteria for qualified superintendent candidates during a special-call meeting Monday night.
When speaking about the changes to the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway as a result of this year's extreme flooding, Mitch Mays showed a photograph of a colleague standing ankle-deep in water surrounded by damp sediment.
More than 1,000 children whose families struggle with food insecurity receive free breakfasts and lunches every week day in Columbus and Starkville.
Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District has solidified its plans for a nearly $148,000 Mississippi Department of Education Literacy Support Grant it was awarded earlier this month that was designed to help school districts with a large number of students with low literacy test scores.
Lowndes County School District School Board voted in executive session Monday night to uphold the transfers of three Caledonia High School teachers to the New Hope campus.
To Gwen King, the addition of a new fire truck to Lowndes County Fire District 4's modest fleet is a sign of a slowly-improving district.
Will Pate had to look at the quilt on display in Camp Rising Sun's mess hall to make sure he recalled the correct year he started attending the camp.
Columbus and Lowndes County workers have begun laying the groundwork for a new building to replace the Sim Scott Community Center, which was destroyed during a Feb. 23 tornado that caused $9.3 million in damages to public property.
At the 75th anniversary celebration of the D-Day landings in Colleville-sur-Mer, France, the world watched as 170 World War II veterans were honored by world leaders at a ceremony on the edge of Omaha Beach.
Candidates for chancery clerk, District 1 supervisor, District 17 state senator and District 1 justice court judge in Lowndes County touted their years of job experience, business ownership and community involvement as reasons why they would make the best public servants at a candidates forum at the Caledonia Community Center Thursday night.
Community Recovery of Lowndes County has begun taking applications for assistance, as well as volunteers, to help those affected by the Feb. 23 tornado that did millions of dollars of damage to public and private property in Columbus and Lowndes County.
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