Although the steep drop in gas prices did not come early enough to factor into the city of Columbus' $4.5 million infrastructure improvement project, city project manager Robin Eastman says work is coming in on schedule and under budget.
Next month, Golden Triangle Regional Airport Director Mike Hainsey will make a presentation to fund an incentive package he believes is essential to attracting a carrier that will begin west-bound air travel.
The monthly meeting was a matter of meters.
Members of the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau convened for the last time this year Monday in a decidedly festive setting.
Sales tax revenue from October was up throughout the Golden Triangle.
The Columbus city council approved one major change while rejecting another during Tuesday's regular meeting.
Lowndes County supervisors agreed to put roughly $110,000 in money collected from the city and county schools back into its general fund to reimburse five Section 42 Housing property owners.
Tess and I finished decorating the Christmas tree early Saturday evening. We turned the lights out and examined our handiwork, with only the colored lights on the tree illuminating the den, and pronounced it a success.
Like most districts, the Lowndes County School District and the Columbus Municipal School District have been underfunded by the state over the past five years.
Cindy Lawrence went Christmas tree shopping at Lowe's on Monday during her lunch hour and her preference for a live one was clear from the entrance she used.
Thursday morning, Gary Weathers of Weathers Construction took a half-hour to join a tour of the Riverwalk connector.
In Columbus, a grassroots organization called "Released By Grace" hopes to improve the long odds that felons face in trying to find their way back into society.
The city of Columbus' billboard committee agreed Wednesday to bring back a proposal to lift the moratorium on new billboards that has been in place since 2000.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant will be the speaker at Friday's commencement exercises at Mississippi University for Women.
A new public school will open in the Golden Triangle next fall, but it is not the school that has been in the news during recent months.
Voters in the Lowndes County School District will return to the polls on Feb. 3 to consider a bond that will allow the district to expand and renovate district facilities.
West Point City Hall will be getting a much-needed facelift, thanks to a grant from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
"I go all over the state talking about economic development," Gov. Phil Bryant said. "And everywhere I go, people come up to me and say, 'Why is the Golden Triangle getting everything?'
Although he has suffered from Sickle Cell Disease for all of his 45 years, West Point native James Gates is hard-pressed to describe a typical day for someone with the disease.
The Columbus city council breezed through its agenda Tuesday in a meeting marked by little discussion and unanimous votes on all proposals brought before it.
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