The Columbus City Council set the city's operating budget and millage for the next fiscal year Tuesday. City millage rates will remain 40.13 mills. The city also approved the millage for the school district, which is set at 65.87.
From one perspective, it might seem odd that the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library would be located in Mississippi, where Grant's siege of Vicksburg in July 1863 was a decisive moment in the defeat of the Confederate Army during the Civil War.
Sept. 11 victims' loved ones will gather at ground zero to commemorate the attacks' anniversary with the reading of names, moments of silence and serene music that have become tradition.
After a couple of years of wild, deadly and costly weather, the United States is mostly getting a lucky break this year. So far.
Major renovations to Starkville High School's football and track field should be completed by the start of the next school year if the school system's projected timetable comes to fruition.
The city's income during the last 12 months may not equal the amount officials thought it would last September. So far, Columbus department heads also haven't spent as much as predicted. That means it's possible that officials won't need to go to the city's reserve fund to balance the 2013 budget.
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