It was cold Friday afternoon, but Willie Peterson was glad to be back to work all the same. Climbing to the top few steps of a ladder leaned against the side of a house on Shady Street, he surveyed how well the roof work had held up to recent days of significant rainfall that finally ceased late Thursday afternoon. Then coming down from the ladder, Peterson began preparing for his next tasks.
Cindy Lawrence said the night of Feb. 23, 2019, is one she will never forget. Lowndes County was under a tornado watch that Saturday afternoon, and as director of the county's Emergency Management Agency, Lawrence was at her downtown office at about 5:15 when the EF-3 tornado first touched down.
When a storm passed through Crawford in the 1990s, Lucy Henley had nowhere else to hide. Staying in her mobile home on Tolan Street with seven children at the time, she said, she could feel the bottom of her home lifted off the ground by the gusty winds.
Last Dec. 6 was the bicentennial of the official recognition of the Town of Columbus. However, as the Mississippi-Alabama line had not been surveyed, it was believed Columbus was in Alabama and the act mentioning Columbus was passed by the Alabama Legislature.
For Robert Pushis, the misery of migraines began when he was just a boy of 7 growing up in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Chronic nausea, projectile vomiting, loss of vision and other symptoms were so frequent, every aspect of his young life was affected.
1. CPD policy would require officers to repay city for training if they leave in less than two years COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. CMSD patrons 'gather at the river' COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Feeding the mind: $900K grant to fund garden project at new Partnership school STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
4. Kimley-Horn tapped as project consultant for Hwy 182 STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
5. Law enforcement agencies promote Crime Stoppers tip app COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY