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MDOT installs new cameras in West Point

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

Until just recently, you may have had to wait through several light changes at intersections on Highway 45 Alternate in West Point before you could advance.


Bids for Columbus street work come in under estimate

Posted 10/18/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

City councilmen may have more money to work with than originally planned to pave streets and fix major drainage issues across Columbus.


Water rate increase coming to Columbus

Posted 10/17/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Light & Water customers are about to start paying more for water.


Old HOME project bills unpaid by ex-contractor

Posted 10/17/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

About $25,000 in back pay to sub-contractors for two Lowndes County house rebuilding projects will be paid by the county and reimbursed by the state.


Roast-n-Boast set for this weekend

Posted 10/16/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If you want to taste some of the best barbecue offered in the Southeast this weekend, you won't have to go very far to do it.


Lewis named CLRA director

Posted 10/16/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A familiar name to county and city parks and recreation has been chosen to replace Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority Executive Director Roger Short in January.


Former Tuscaloosa tourism director faces theft charge

Posted 10/16/2014 in Area

A former Tuscaloosa, Alabama, tourism bureau director with Columbus ties was recently arrested and charged with theft in Alabama.


West Point re-appoints members for LINK board

Posted 10/15/2014 in Area

West Point Selectmen re-appointed Tim Brinkley and Jackie Edwards as members of the Golden Triangle Development LINK Board of Directors during their meeting Tuesday.


SPC passes budget, projects shortfall

Posted 10/15/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Parks Commission passed its Fiscal Year 2015 budget Tuesday during its monthly meeting but will ask aldermen to pitch in more money to pay for utility expenses.


Lowndes weighs emergency alert options

Posted 10/14/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Though the severe line of storms that passed through the Golden Triangle last night did not spawn any tornadoes, it reminded Lowndes County E-911 Director Cindy Lawrence that having an extra layer of emergency notification for residents was necessary.


Former X Factor winner to play Caledonia Days

Posted 10/13/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The 11th installment of Caledonia Days begins Friday and will feature entertainment ranging from country and gospel music to a pet parade to a lawnmower race.


Councilmen discuss lifting billboard ban

Posted 10/13/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There has been a billboard ban in the city limits of Columbus for 14 years.


Columbus redistricting work session scheduled

Posted 10/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A work session on Columbus' redistricting plan has been tentatively set for Oct. 21 at the Municipal Complex.


Insurance savings may offset tax increases in annexed areas

Posted 10/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If you own one of the 638 homes or 44 businesses recently annexed into the city of Columbus, you'll be paying more property taxes, but some of that cost will be offset by lower insurance rates due to improved fire protection.


Auction drops $90K into Columbus coffers

Posted 10/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ninety pieces of unused equipment have made the city of Columbus $90,270.


City approves rental increases for Trotter

Posted 10/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It will now cost more money to hold an event at the Trotter Convention Center.


Councilmen amend event ordinance involving sale of alcohol

Posted 10/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Each property owner that has not had an instance of violent crime at one of its events in the past five years is exempt from that requirement.


Council fails to agree on LINK board appointment

Posted 10/8/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three candidates applied to be the city of Columbus' appointment to a regional economic development board, but councilmen couldn't agree on a selection.


Lowndes supes award road striping contract

Posted 10/7/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

More than 83 miles of unstriped roads in Lowndes County will be striped after supervisors awarded a contract during their meeting Monday.


Qualifying deadline for Senate vacancy passes

Posted 10/7/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The candidates hoping to replace the vacant District 17 Mississippi Senate are set after the deadline to qualify passed Monday.



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