The famous Girl Scout song “Make New Friends” reminds us to “make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver, the other is gold.”
This tune rings true for United Way of Lowndes County as they bid farewell to outgoing board members Nick Ardillo of Ardillo, McCullough, and Taggart; Dr. Claudia Limbert, Mississippi University for Women president; Alma Turner, ICS Head Start; Yvonne Sanders, Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau; and community volunteer Sandra Stone.
For Diolia Diesto-Galorport, life as a public nurse and translator has been more challenging than she imagined. After graduating from the College of Nursing in the Philippines with what she calls “a missionary heart,” Galorport has served in remote and sometimes dangerous corners of the world.
Miss North Central Mississippi is a perfectly poised picture of style and grace, but her sharp wit, cultivated intelligence and disciplined focus make Caitlyn Smith, 19, the contestant to dispel the old-fashioned stereotype beauty pageants — now called scholarship programs — are all about looks.
The initial court appearance of a man accused of murdering his wife has been postponed. George Pate, 56, was scheduled to appear before the Columbus Municipal Court April 2.
School officials are working to further improve the numbers, but recently released data shows the Columbus Municipal School District ahead of regional competitors, with lower dropout rates and better completion and graduation rates.
Most of the about 50 vendors who sold items at the Giant Possum Town Yard Sale, Saturday at the Hitching Lot Farmers Market, agreed the event is worth repeating, especially considering today’s economic woes.
From handmade soaps to quilts and woodworking, about half a dozen artisans gathered Saturday at the Tennessee Williams Welcome Center to sell their wares at Artisans’ Alley.
The Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office has taken a man accused of child molestation into custody.
Whether greeting guests, conducting tours or explaining the history behind some of Columbus’ oldest structures, children have played a prominent role in the city’s Pilgrimage since it began 69 years ago.
STARKVILLE — A new ordinance intended to regulate the construction of sidewalks in Starkville is in the final stages and the city’s Board of Aldermen will soon take up the measure.
Ward 4 Alderman Richard Corey on Tuesday will request two public hearings to discuss the ordinance, which would require sidewalks along all new public and private roads built within the city. It also would require sidewalks in front of all new homes and businesses before the city issues certificates of occupancy.
STARKVILLE — The effort to save a baby barn owl whose home was destroyed by high winds last weekend appears to be a success.
JACKSON — The state Legislature this year has passed bills and resolutions uniquely fashioned for Lowndes County and people from there.
Lynn Phillips-Gaines, CFP, CLTC, has joined the Forbes Investor Team that offers comments and insight on the top financial news as it is being made. She will participate in e-mail, telephone and sometimes video panel discussions with other leading strategists, financial planners, analysts, money managers and economists to help readers find what’s important in both the markets and their financial lives.
Everybody’s heard of pork and beans, but who has heard of pork and bugs? If you haven’t, you will.
The bugs, of course, are mudbugs — crayfish if you live north of Kentucky. Crawdads or crawfish if you live around here. Fat, red, juicy, spiced-up crawfish, in a boiling bath with new potatoes and corn. Mmmmm. Some like them so hot-and-spicy they burn the lips, fingers and hands. The Dooey does ’em just right.
JACKSON — State lawmakers are taking a break in their annual three-month session, but they still have hard work ahead in trying to find more revenue and construct a state budget complicated by the economic recession and red tape in spending federal funds to help Mississippi.
Severe weather is headed toward the Golden Triangle area this afternoon, and the National Weather Service in Jackson says tornadoes are possible and hail is a definite.
The following felony arrests were reported by the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office:
Main Street Columbus and the Hitching Lot Farmers’ Market invite everyone to jump into spring Saturday by visiting the Giant Possum Town Yard Sale.
STARKVILLE — Charlie is a 5-week-old barn owl who lives in a tree along Greensboro Street, not far from downtown Starkville.