Since its founding almost 150 years ago, the Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO) has grown, with 20,000 members in 700 chapters throughout the U.S. and Canada, raising more than $300 million in grants, scholarships and loans, mostly through small fundraising such as bake sales.
Columbus Municipal School District parents and other community members at a public meeting on the search for a new superintendent Tuesday night agreed the biggest challenge the district currently faces is involvement -- or lack thereof -- from all areas of the community.
Ward residency played a key role in who city councilmen chose to fill the final vacancy on the Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees.
Three Georgia men were asked to leave Walmart in Columbus Monday night after entering the store carrying weapons in plain view.
Attendees at a stakeholder meeting on the search and hire of a new Columbus Municipal School District superintendent Monday night agreed on at least one thing: The new superintendent must have a stake in the community.
A convicted rapist living in Artesia was jailed for not reporting to the state Department of Public Safety within the 90 days required by sex offenders.
A Hamilton man suffered life-threatening injuries Friday after he reportedly stepped in front of a moving vehicle on Land Road north of Columbus.
After nearly 15 years, Maranatha Faith Center is receiving what its attorney described as potentially the largest property damage claim ever settled in Lowndes County's history, after the discovery of creosote on its property from the former Kerr-McGee plant.
Norfleet Reichle, lover of food, drink, friends and outlandish schemes, died at his home Wednesday at age 68.
Authorities have found what they believe to be a human skull in the backyard of a Lowndes County residence.
Columbus Police Department is investigating two shootings at houses from earlier this week.
A Crawford man was arrested over the weekend for allegedly attacking a woman and choking her.
A U.S. Air Force-ordered freeze on public outreach efforts is not expected to have a major impact on Columbus Air Force Base, according to base officials.
Camp Pratt may have a new owner, but the Frank P. Phillips YMCA in Columbus will still host a day camp for children this summer -- it'll just be downtown instead of 25 miles away.
A Crawford man faces domestic assault and arson charges after a Saturday morning altercation with his mother, according to Lowndes County Sheriff's Office Capt. Greg Wright.
The U.S. Army is awarding a $273 million contract to a Mississippi helicopter maker for 35 aircraft.
Friday afternoon, the Sale Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization staged a quiz competition, inviting a group of city leaders to match wits against a panel of 15 honor roll students.
The city plans to tear down a house in Burns Bottom that is on the National Register of Historic Places as part of a tax-funded redevelopment effort in the neighborhood.
Main Street Columbus and Mitchell Distributing are partnering to bring the famous Budweiser Clydesdales to Columbus for the second time in five years.
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