Despite howling winds, heavy rainfall and frequent lightning battering Lowndes County and the Friendly City Sunday night, no serious injuries were reported, according to city and county emergency personnel.
As the debate continues to over what Mississippi University for Women eventually will call itself, one person, whose opinion might matter greatly down the road, has weighed in.
With frequent reports of large layoffs, decreased salaries and plant closings, area economic news lately has been less than stellar.
Across the country, news of large companies outsourcing jobs and terminating longtime employees during the past few years provides an even bleaker economic outlook for many.
While the NAACP and Ward take exception to two of the three names, the choices don’t seem to bother those who will be most affected by the change — current MUW students.
The NAACP has come out against two of the new names the Mississippi University for Women is considering.
If the demand for electrical service continues to climb, utility customers can expect steady increases in their bills over the next 20 years.
Sections of the Friendly City may be drawing the “wrong kind of attention,” according to a Columbus resident and apartment owner.
“I never thought I would hear people saying that Columbus is getting to be like Jackson or Memphis, but that’s what we’re getting,” Dennis Long, owner of an apartment complex near the intersection of Seventh Avenue and 16th Street North, said during a Tuesday night Columbus City Council meeting.
In a special meeting this morning, the Columbus Municipal School District board of trustees awarded a bid for construction of Columbus Middle School, clearing the way for improvements to be made on existing city schools.
Mississippi University for Women is asking the Cirlot Agency to vet a new potential name for the university.
The Greek dramatist Euripides — who famously said, “Whosoever neglects learning in his youth, loses his past and is dead to the future” — probably would be impressed by Wesley Gordon.
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.
Another local manufacturing company is getting ready for a big round of layoffs. Ceco Building Systems Monday morning issued a “Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification” to the employees of its Columbus manufacturing plant on Highway 45 North.
The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Monday voted to appoint Willie Jones as the District 5 representative to the Lowndes County Port Authority board of directors.
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.