We begin with two items coming from 18th Avenue North in Columbus. You may have noticed that CJ's Pizza in Towne Square has been closed this week. Here's why: the owners of the pizzeria and CJ's Italian Bistro are combining the restaurants. Beginning next week it will be one restaurant: CJ's Pizza & Bistro.
Columbus councilmen have approved a social media policy for city employees, as well as an ordinance banning firearms on city property.
A crowd showed up at the Trotter Convention Center in downtown Columbus on Tuesday. The occasion was Mayor Robert Smith's annual Thanksgiving luncheon, which ran from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event honored area resident 55 years of age or older.
Mississippi is moving along nicely on its "Pathway to Progress," but more statewide input and collaboration between local and state leaders is needed. This was the main message of Mississippi Economic Council President Blake Wilson Tuesday on the first of 19 tour stops over the next three months to push Blueprint Mississippi's objectives.
Richard Hilton, Greater Starkville Development Partnership Executive Committee chairman, said he and other board members authorized and support a letter commissioned by GSDP CEO Jennifer Gregory urging aldermen to create a transparent, community-involved ordinance review committee after she was verbally scolded by Ward 2 Alderman Lisa Wynn on Tuesday.
A significant clash between the public and aldermen was avoided Tuesday when the board passed a compromise from Ward 5 Alderman Scott Maynard that ensures residents may bring cellphones to public meetings if they pledge to avoid distractions.
1. Aldermen pass amended alcohol ordinance STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
2. Princess owner plans to reopen theater COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. GTECHS students find success in unconventional setting COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY