A member of the University of Mississippi football team was killed Wednesday in a traffic accident in Chickasaw County, Miss.
Lowndes County Supervisors unanimously agreed Monday to a revised memorandum of understanding and lease agreement with sustainable building material manufacturing company CalStar specifying penalties the company would have to pay in the event it does not provide at least 58 jobs at its Columbus plant once its fully operational.
Former Columbus Municipal School Superintendent Dr. Martha Liddell will soon learn if she will be reinstated to her former position.
Organizers of today's Independence Day celebration, Fireworks on the Water, said they expect this year's event to be better than ever. Despite the threat of rain, Columbus Air Force Base Chief Public Affairs Officer Sonic Johnson said they are preparing for maximum crowds for the event, which will be staged on the East Bank of the John C. Stennis Lock and Dam.
A Hattiesburg Municipal Court deputy clerk confirmed Wednesday that Marty Turner, who was sworn in Monday as Ward 4 Columbus Councilman, owes $1,416.77 from a DUI second offense conviction from more than two years ago.
Two arrest warrants have been issued for local businessman Alan Redden for simple assault and malicious mischief. The warrants stem from an alleged altercation that occurred June 28 between Redden and his ex-girlfriend's 13-year-old daughter.
Tuition at Mississippi's eight public universities will increase by an average of more than 6 percent this fall, an amount universities say is needed to make up for the lingering effects of state aid cuts during the recession.
Despite aldermen naming three residents to the Starkville Parks Commission, the board will have to deal with one more open seat as Ward 3 representative Ray Berryhill resigned his position effective Wednesday, city officials announced Tuesday.
Local residents and visitors will be treated to an annual fireworks show tonight at the Sportsplex.
The Columbus City Council voted Tuesday to rescind the $4,000 pay raise it voted itself at the council's June 18 meeting. In the first meeting of the new term, councilmen also approved to limit the term of vice mayor to one year and appoint Ward 1 Councilman Gene Taylor to that post, replacing Bill Gavin.
Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in Columbus is among 55 hospitals in 21 states that will pay a total of $34 million to the U.S. government to settle allegations that they used more expensive inpatient procedures rather than outpatient spinal surgeries to get bigger payments from Medicare, the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday.
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