It looks like Columbus is getting a Hobby Lobby. Last month, the Oklahoma-based business filed a "memorandum of lease" in the Lowndes County chancery clerk office.
Advertising on billboard signs in city rights of way is against the law in Columbus, but a committee appointed during Tuesday's city council meeting will review the code and may suggest lessening restrictions.
In July, Columbus councilmen voted to appoint Ward 1 Councilman Gene Taylor as vice mayor for one year. Prior opinions from the Mississippi attorney general office, however, say that once a vice mayor is appointed, he holds the position through the end of his elected term.
The oldest property in Lowndes County to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places will soon be wheelchair accessible.
Five years ago, Seonkyoung Longest of South Korea sat in her new house in north Columbus, feeling the isolation inherent in leaving behind her homeland, her family and her native language. Before long, she discovered an outlet in the Food Network.
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