Don't be surprised, when talk turns to family trees, to see a smile break out on the faces of Jeff and Stacy Farnham. The words "family tree" usually bring to mind genealogical diagrams going back generations. The Farnhams, however, have -- well, an actual tree.
McDonald and Angela George of Columbus received a stunning phone call recently, one very few people will ever get. Their son, Edmund, was reaching out from across the Atlantic Ocean, and the news was amazing: The Georges' 4-year-old granddaughter, Alannah, was officially being accepted into British Mensa.
Lt. Casandra Smith of the Clay County Sheriff's Office recently received the Sheepdog Society Award thanks to good deeds she rendered to fellow officer Michael Drumm from Monee, Illinois, back in 2018, when Drumm was traveling through West Point.
After winning the title of Miss Southern Oaks in district competition, Evans Rhett, 15, of Columbus takes part this week in the Miss Mississippi Oustanding Teen competition in Vicksburg.
Amber McCarter, center, was named the Outstanding Culinary Arts Student of 2018-19 during Awards Day April 4 at East Mississippi Community College's Golden Triangle campus. McCarter, of Crawford, is presented the award by EMCC Culinary Arts instructors Doan Truong, at left, and Shannon Lindell, at right.
It was in July of 2018 that Mary Anna Nelson noticed a tremor in her hand on the steering wheel as she drove. She feared it was an ominous sign; her brother had battled Parkinson's disease for the previous four years. By December, her suspicions were confirmed. Nelson had Parkinson's disease.
All students in the 2018 Associate Degree Nursing Class at East Mississippi Community College passed the National Council Licensure Examination on their first attempt. This is the first class to achieve a 100 percent pass rate on their first attempt since the program was reinstated in 2010. Pictured, front row, from left, are Jabria Richardson, Caitlyn Parker, Vicki James, Burgandy Gibson, Chip Slaughter, Jessica Brewer, Morgan Eatman and Kathryn Sprayberry. In back, from left, are Morgan Weems, Megan Helms, Robert Sanderson, Meagan Young, Stephanie Brown, Eric Lawson, Nathaniel Pugh, Conner Hutson, Abby Lhamon, Brittney Brown, Riley Douglas and Katelyn Woodson.
Following a weekend of events, on March 24, young women from across Mississippi took the stage at the Tupelo Performing Arts Center to compete for the title of Miss Junior Teen Mississippi United States 2019.
Carl Hogan Toyota in Columbus donated two Toyota Corollas to East Mississippi Community College's Automotive Technology Program April 4. Pictured at the dealership with the cars are, from left, Gulf States Toyota District Service and Parts Manager Colin Jones, Gulf States Toyota Workforce Development Manager Robert Trevino, Carl Hogan Toyota General Manager Jonnie Moore, EMCC lead automotive instructor Dale Henry, EMCC Manufacturing Technology & Engineering Navigator Greta Miller, EMCC automotive instructor Shane Richards, EMCC diesel instructor Michael Ricks, EMCC fleet maintenance Lane Yarbrough and EMCC President Dr. Scott Alsobrooks.
Mississippi State University Libraries is launching a new digital collection of Citizens' Council Radio Forum recordings, along with corresponding transcripts.
As the beam from his flashlight fell on the damage, Johnny Johnson's heart sank as he walked through drizzle, debris and darkness toward Hunt School. Just hours earlier, an EF-3 tornado had hit Columbus, leaving its destructive mark on neighborhoods and structures including the school on 20th Street North -- and the R.E. Hunt Museum and Cultural Center housed inside.
Dianna Buder Suratt has never lived in Columbus, but her visit to the city during the 79th annual Spring Pilgrimage felt like coming home. It was also "the best birthday present I could have had," said the Canton, Georgia, resident.
Mississippi University for Women's Counseling Center will host "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" Tuesday, April 9 at 5 p.m. The goal of the event is to raise awareness about sexual assault and is held every April, which is Sexual Assault Awareness Month.