Masks as fashion
Behold, the face mask, once largely confined to surgical units or industrial sites as necessary safety items, but now a ubiquitous presence everywhere, either through personal choice or official edict.
The Days of Quarantine: Part I
In a very short amount of time, ways of life were changed in the Golden Triangle. Schools, churches, clubs and local businesses closed with uncertain prospects for reopening. People quickly started working from home and spending less time in the public.
Members of East End Baptist Church in north Columbus gathered last Sunday at the church for a drive-in service. More than 65 cars pulled in and faced Preacher Byron Benson as he stood on a stage.
As people stay home from work and more and more businesses limit services and hours, life is slowing throughout the Golden Triangle.
Communities respond to COVID-19
As communities around the Golden Triangle encouraged social distancing, nearly every aspect of life has been affected. People working in different sectors have responded in their own way.
Flooding in Columbus
Areas in floodplains, including the soccer complex, amphitheater and Columbus Lock and Dam, have all flooded after days of rain
MLK Day of Service
Volunteers participate in a Day of Service to honor Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy
Starkville Academy Vols defeat Columbus Christian Rams 56-47
The two teams were tied 38-all in the third quarter before Starkville Academy pulled ahead in the Dec. 5 game at Columbus Christian.
O Christmas Tree
Mayor Smith flipped the switch to turn on the lights during the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony held Dec. 5 at the Columbus Riverwalk.
Local organizations ride down Main Street during Columbus Christmas Parade
Participants lined up by the soccer complex before parading down Main St. and looping back along College St. Dec. 2 in downtown Columbus.
1. Demonstrators gather peacefully in front of Leigh Mall in light of Ball decision COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. DA: Public should know why AG dropped manslaughter charge in Boykin case COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. CPD investigating Sunday homicide COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Monday Profile: Together at Columbus High and MSMS, high-achieving duo goes separate ways for college COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Rep. Taylor, local activists plan racial justice march for Saturday STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY