With summer rapidly drawing to a close and students headed back to the classroom Aug. 6, the city school board seemed determined to tie up loose ends at Tuesday night's meeting, finalizing next year's budget and announcing a number of key personnel positions.
Admitting it's "not popular to be a criminal defense attorney," one of Lowndes County's five public defenders spoke Tuesday to the Columbus Rotary Club, hoping to give her audience a new perspective.
The steering committee charged to explore forming a tri-county economic development group for the Golden Triangle is off to a slow start -- if it has started at all.
A gunman opened fire early this morning at a bar in the hometown of the University of Alabama, wounding multiple people, police said today.
Three days have passed since the resignations of two banking center presidents in Columbus and Starkville, but Cadence Bank officials remain tight-lipped on the management shakeup.
The Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau has elected a new leader. During Monday's regular board meeting, Dewitt Hicks was unanimously chosen to serve a one-year term as board chairman. He replaces outgoing chairman George Swales. Hicks, who was appointed to the board by the City of Columbus, urged his board members to work together.
The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors met for only an hour or so Monday night, but it was enough time to unanimously approve distribution of a $494,000 grant for personnel recruitment and retention assistance for county fire departments.
If the walls could talk was not a rhetorical question at one Starkville convenience store on Friday. A man trying to rob a new convenience store in Starkville got into a tight spot Friday and was probably thankful to be apprehended.
The Columbus City Council on Tuesday will submit their final plans for street paving for the year. According to City Engineer Kevin Stafford, the council will discuss final paving for a few city-wide projects as well as projects for individual wards.
Cook Elementary Fine Arts Magnet School, already a model school for arts integration, has received a grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission to continue the program and build upon the foundation they've developed over the past few years.
Thanks to a sizable grant, the Health Education and Wellness Department at Mississippi State University will unveil a new project this fall in hopes to make maintaining a healthy lifestyle as simple as possible for the campus and the community.
Representatives from Lowndes, Oktibbeha and Clay counties have formed a steering committee to examine the possibility of forming a tri-county coalition for economic development.
The Columbus Municipal School District held a public hearing Saturday morning to discuss a proposed $40.5 million budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
The future of Mississippi's only clinic where women can get an abortion remains unclear after a federal judge's ruling in a closely watched court case.
After receiving updates on county property owners' efforts to clean up their properties, the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Friday unanimously voted to clean up one of the county's.
The Columbus-Lowndes Development Link is moving forward with plans to recruit industry for West Point and Clay County, securing a deal earlier this week to obtain 10 percent of the resulting tax revenues, with the remaining 90 percent divided between West Point and Clay.
The state's first two human cases of West Nile virus have been reported for 2012.
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