City, schools spar during budget meeting

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

Tension occasionally punctuated a three-hour school board meeting that, at one point, featured Mayor Robert Smith saying he felt he was being treated like a "second class citizen."

CMSD expected to tap reserves rather than raise taxes

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District Superintendent Philip Hickman says he'll recommend withdrawing from the district's reserve funds to avoid a tax increase for the coming fiscal year.

Couple arrested for sexual abuse of children

Posted earlier today in Area

A Clay County couple has been arrested on charges related to the sexual abuse of children.

Southern Cross meets with citizens about proposed transmission line

Posted earlier today in Area

Almost 200 people attended a three-hour public open house in West Point to have officials from energy company Southern Cross Transmission answer their questions about a proposed HDVC transmission line that may run through their property.







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