Design of a new firing range for local law and Columbus Air Force Base personnel is under way and the project itself should be complete in October.
The Energy Information Administration reports that natural gas burns 30 percent more cleanly than petroleum and 45 percent more than coal, but the cleaner energy isn't an option for many rural Mississippi residents.
Clay County deputies have not yet made any arrests after $500 in equipment was stolen from the Yokohama Tire Company construction site Friday.
The U.S. Army introduced its proposed 2015 budget request last week and it includes a $245.4 million increase in funding for UH-72 Lakota helicopters that are made in Columbus.
A Columbus company that is more than 100 years old and employs more than 250 people has sought assistance from an investment banking firm to sell its business.
For the next five months, Clay County supervisors will hold their last board meetings of the month in the afternoon instead of in the morning.
For the second time in less than six months, the city of Columbus is not eligible for a state grant because of errors on its part.
The city has three low income residents who could have received state funding to rehabilitate or rebuild their homes. They won't, though, because city officials failed to follow a publication guideline that disqualified its application for the HOME Investment Partnerships Program grant.
Quality of life is an often-used phrase from local politicians, a puzzle they all talk about solving when they get elected.
Columbus Mayor Robert Smith has been elected three times now and knows the puzzle has many pieces: Infrastructure, financial stability, safety, aesthetics and many others.
Councilmen accepted the resignation of Nicole Clinkscales as the city's drug court judge in executive session Tuesday.
Fellow municipal judge Marc Amos will replace Clinkscales until the current fiscal year ends on Oct. 1.
Mississippi Development Authority public relations and media manager Jeff Rent confirmed the city of Columbus' HOME rehabilitation/reconstruction grant application did not pass because publication guidelines prior to a public hearing were not met.
As one quality-of-life project to help under-served Lowndes County residents ends, another may soon be beginning.
Officials from the Golden Triangle Planning and Development District and Columbus Light and Water are discussing the possibility of extending sewer service to a subdivision in District 4 just outside the Columbus city limits.
Weather is the main factor slowing progress of new county fire stations in Districts 1 and 2.
Once the new facilities are in place, they'll add up to four new fire houses in Lowndes County.
Columbus Mayor Robert Smith has called non-quorum meetings with councilmen on four occasions in the past month to discuss matters involving public and taxpayer interest. Splitting meetings into non-quorum groups keeps the city from being required to post notice of a special call meeting and legally permits city leaders to meet without inviting the general public or media.
For the third time in a month, Columbus mayor Robert Smith and city council members have met in non-quorum meetings to discuss matters involving taxpayers funds.
Lowndes County Board of Supervisors President Harry Sanders is eager for the Riverwalk expansion to begin.
Construction bids for a Trotter Convention Center renovation were double the project's budget, so the city of Columbus will be its own contractor.
For the second time in two months, Lowndes County supervisors are facing a vacancy on the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors.
Thirty-three days after ending a 10-plus year partnership on retail development, the Golden Triangle Development LINK and city of Columbus have renewed those ties.
Golden Triangle Development LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins was honored in Denver, Colo. Wednesday for the organization's work to bring Yokohama Tire Company among other major companies to the area.
Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Nancy Carpenter said she's working with city leadership on a potential bicycle transit system and will help draft a plan in the coming months on starting one in Columbus.
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