Articles by Garthia Elena Burnett
After two false alarms this year, Columbus High students and family members are tired of bomb threats.
Dozens of people were outside of Fairview Baptist Church in Columbus Thursday morning, waiting — parents waiting for children to arrive on buses, students waiting for a ride home.
Fred Shelton was heading into Alabama in hot pursuit of a suspect.
“We had good sights on the suspect vehicle,” said Shelton, a captain with the Columbus Police Department.
Dozens gathered in the Cochran Ballroom Wednesday to hear the announcement.
Mississippi University for Women had been waiting for this moment for 18 months.
They had time to prepare: A flurry of bright blue balloons flew into the room; the startling sound of noisemakers came with them.
A group of MUW staff had been waiting in the wings holding dozens of strings of light blue and royal blue balloons.
When Perneatha Evans moved back to the Golden Triangle from Las Vegas, she knew she wanted to make a difference in the community. What better way to do that than to volunteer with the American Red Cross, she thought.
The Hatch Act is rearing its head again the Lowndes County sheriff’s election, as officials question whether or not Anthony Nelson is eligible to run under the stipulations of the federal law. Democratic sheriff candidate Selvain McQueen withdrew from the election when the Hatch Act Unit began investigating allegations he might have been in violation of the law.
Residents of Lowndes County who live outside of municipality limits will not see a tax increase this-coming fiscal year.
Though the ballots are in, it could be weeks before it is decided whether Omnova Solutions in Columbus will become a non-union plant or continue to be bound to Local 748-L.
Nick Ardillo was at his second-floor office at the Golden Triangle Regional Airport. Airport employees were rushing up the stairs to give him the news.
Jesse Havard was a sophomore at New Hope High School, making his way from P.E. to English class.
As students settled into their desks, “there (were) whispers of the towers in New York being struck,” he recalled.