The Lowndes County School District is expected to pass its Fiscal Year 2012-2013 budget at the July 13 board meeting, Business Officer Frances Goldmon said Friday. The $48.92 million budget includes funding for 13 new positions and employee raises.
With a slow and steady drop in unemployment rates, more Lowndes County residents are working this summer than since the recession of 2008. But the number of those seeking employment may be on the rise, as many are seeking summer jobs, while on a break from high school or college. And with six or more weeks to go before school begins, the job hunt for some students will continue.
A former Mississippi legislator and Lowndes County Justice Court judge passed away Thursday at the age of 91.
The process for injured Mississippi workers getting insurance payments will become more restrictive. Dyslexic students will be able to transfer to other public or private schools and have the state pay for it. And AT&T will be relieved of obligations to hook up phone service to certain customers. Those are among the new Mississippi laws that come into force Sunday, with the start of the state's 2012-2013 budget year.
A local couple is mourning the loss of their two-year-old son, after the toddler drowned in an above-ground swimming pool in north Columbus Friday night.
Oktibbeha County Administrator Don Posey doesn't expect Monday's Board of Supervisors' meeting to be nearly as contentious as the last couple meetings and is hoping for a mild "pre-holiday meeting."
The Golden Triangle is set to experience the summer's first significant heat wave this weekend, and while most people might be scrambling to find sunscreen, bottled water and shade, area farmers are left waiting to see how their crop preparation has paid off.
Columbus residents Friday had mixed reactions on the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling largely upholding President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.
People looking to illegally traffic copper wire and other industrial materials may find it more difficult to find buyers for their goods. Beginning Sunday, a new state law goes into effect further restricting the buying and selling of industrial materials.
Pushed by federal guidelines to combat the growing epidemic of childhood obesity, school nutritionists across the nation are feeling the financial hit as they try to figure out how to cost-effectively meet the new requirements, which mark the first significant changes to the government-subsidized school lunch program in 15 years.
Top Republicans in Mississippi say the state can't afford to expand its Medicaid program to cover more people under the federal health care overhaul. Some Democrats, however, say the state should jump at the chance to provide coverage for its more than half million uninsured residents. The U.S. Supreme Court upheld most of the federal Affordable Care Act on Thursday. But justices said the federal government can't withhold Medicaid money from states that choose not to expand Medicaid coverage to more low-income adults.
The family of a teenager shot to death New Year's Day in West Point has sued the owners of the apartment complex where the shooting occurred.
The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama's historic health care overhaul.
The Friendly City has been named one of the "Best Small Towns For Business In America" by American Express' website, openforum.com. The article, written by Barry Moltz, lists Columbus third on the list, behind only Columbus, Ind., Ponca City, Okla. and Prescott, Ariz.
The young man sits on the front row, peering through thick glasses at the mathematics worksheet lying on his desk at Greater Columbus Learning Center. A few of his classmates glance up as he begins to speak, but most keep their heads bowed in concentration as they focus on their own lessons, their own dreams.
The U.S. Supreme Court's new juvenile sentencing ruling could retroactively impact only two Lowndes County men already serving sentences of life without parole.
Tronox Limited announced the appointment of John Dixon of Columbus, as the manager for its titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigment and sodium chlorate production plants in Hamilton.
The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), announced that the Golden Triangle Regional Solid Waste Management Authority was awarded the SWANA Gold Excellence Award in Landfill Gas Utilization.
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