A Columbus drug roundup put 13 people behind bars Friday with police still searching for 36 more. Chief of Police Selvain McQueen said the roundup, titled "Operation Three Choices," went well. "It was part of an initiative to make Columbus a better place to live, to work, to visit and to play," McQueen said.
They couldn't get it in the boat. This was last Sunday at midnight. Ben Mask and his father, Wayne Mask, and their friend, Dusty Kelly, had caught it a couple of hours earlier, about 10 p.m., in Tibbee Creek in Clay County: a 620-pound alligator.
Lowndes County residents living outside of Columbus will see a millage decrease when the 2013-14 fiscal year begins in October.
Oktibbeha County supervisors approved a $29.63 million operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year that provides an across-the-board, 3 percent pay raise for full-time employees and allocates monies for East Mississippi Community College capital improvement projects.
The Lowndes County School District is changing the time of their early release Wednesday, effective immediately.
For the second year in a row, the Columbus Municipal School District has been rated a "D" by the Mississippi Department of Education. The Lowndes County School District maintained its "B" rating.
Conceptual designs for a pedestrian connection between the Riverwalk to the Columbus Soccer Complex have been completed and the project is on schedule to begin construction in the spring, project engineer Kevin Stafford of Neel-Schaffer Engineering said Thursday.
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2. Judge: Closed council gatherings in Columbus broke Open Meetings Act COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
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4. Man sentenced to 5 years after Lowndes Co. DUI COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY