The main order of business at Monday's Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors' Bureau board meeting was releasing grant money to a handful of events that rely on CVB funding.
The Columbus Lowndes E911 board of commissioners has hired Shalonda Givens as the department's new director.
Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican nominee for president, will speak at Mississippi State University on Wednesday and all tickets to the events have been claimed.
It only took a minute for the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors to sign off on a measure it believes may ultimately save the county $200,000 in bond payments.
Oktibbeha County Chancery Clerk Monica Banks will face her first election test since 2007.
1. Saturday night fire destroys Columbus home COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. After 11 years as EMCC president, Young stepping down COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. 6-candidate race forms for Lowndes circuit clerk COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Ecolab reducing Columbus workforce COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY