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Needs of District 4 are broad in scope

Posted 12/1/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

District 4 runs the gamut of every socioeconomic class and many of the residences Jeff Smith represents have varying needs, regardless of income or background.


Wassail Fest set for Friday

Posted 12/1/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Friday will be a red letter day for wassail connoisseurs in Columbus.


Unemployment high, but declining throughout Golden Triangle

Posted 11/26/2014 in Area

The two counties with the highest unemployment in Mississippi are in or near the Golden Triangle.


Younger claims Dist. 17 runoff

Posted 11/25/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Chuck Younger will represent Lowndes County's District 17 in the Mississippi State Senate next year.


Past, present projects improve quality of life in District 3

Posted 11/24/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Before the city of Columbus annexed two months ago, District 3 was unique from the other four in Lowndes County in that none of it fell within the city limits.


District 17 runoff set for Tuesday

Posted 11/22/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Three weeks of campaigning will come down to Tuesday when voters decide who will serve the remaining year of the late Terry Brown's state senate term.


14th Avenue ditch construction to start Dec. 1

Posted 11/21/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The paperwork is finalized for construction on the 14th Avenue ditch project to start Dec. 1.


Improved sales tax returns observed locally

Posted 11/20/2014 in Area

Columbus received nearly $50,000 more in sales tax diversions for this month than it did in November 2013.


Channel for Columbus council meetings to switch

Posted 11/20/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For more than nine years, broadcasts of city council meetings have been on channel 3 if you're a Cable One subscriber.


Buckhalter steps down from CVB board

Posted 11/19/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local restaurateur Bernard Buckhalter has resigned his position on the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors.


City cell tower ordinance stays as is

Posted 11/19/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Cellular service providers still can't apply to put a tower in a Columbus residential area.


Addressing blight tops bill for District 2

Posted 11/17/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Supes ask state to name bridge after Brown

Posted 11/15/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors has approved a resolution asking state legislators to name a bridge after late Mississippi Senator Terry Brown.


Yokohama construction ahead of schedule

Posted 11/14/2014 in Area

Construction of the infrastructure that will serve the Yokohama Tire plant in West Point is either done or will be done by the end of the year.


West Point fire chief Littlefield dies

Posted 11/13/2014 in Area

Johnny Littlefield, who had a 38-year career with the West Point Fire Department including the last 13 as its chief, has died.


Anadarko suit finalized, $68M to Columbus site

Posted 11/12/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Barring an appeal, companies entrusted with cleaning up Kerr-McGee sites across the country are going to receive the money they need to do so within weeks.


JASMIS to hold reception at Bost Center

Posted 11/12/2014 in Area

The Japan-America Society of Mississippi was founded in 2002 as an avenue to bridge cultural gaps between families that were moving in for the then-new Nissan factory and their suppliers in Central Mississippi.


Oldest Lowndes vet spent 30 years in Air Force

Posted 11/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Elvin Woodrow Taylor was drafted into the Air Force in 1942, the last thing he thought he would be doing was flying planes.


Changes to cell tower ordinance get OK from CPC

Posted 11/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A proposed change to the city's cell phone tower law has one more hurdle to clear before it takes effect.


Focus at Lowndes Co. supes table is on entire county

Posted 11/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Before getting in a SUV to tour District 1, Harry Sanders is quick to point out that Lowndes County supervisors prioritize needs based on how to best serve the entire county, not individual districts.



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