Mississippi lawmakers on Saturday finished a big chunk of their work for the three-month session by passing final versions of bills that would make general changes to state laws.
In troubled economic times, what Lowndes County needs is a bridge over busy waters. Or better yet, two bridges. At no cost locally. And for a Columbus contractor to win the job just as a Lowndes County industry expands.
The streets of the Highlands Plantation resort community have been in disrepair for years. The roadways have deteriorated, potholes have grown deeper and discontent among residents has left the community’s homeowners struggling to find renters, Highlands Plantation Home Owners Association President Jay Bradley said.
On a warm Saturday afternoon, a small but steady crowd browsed shelves and tables lined with books in Leigh Mall during the Friends of the Library annual book sale to benefit the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library.
When people arrive at the entrance of Columbus Air Force Base, they will receive a welcome from Happy Irby in the form of the newly-named George “Happy” Irby Parkway.
Lowndes County School District last month honored its school-level parents of the year.
The Columbus-Lowndes Airport and George M. Bryan Field in Starkville are two of the more than 30 state airport facilities getting grants from an $8.6 million federal Airport Improvement Program.
A need has been identified in Mississippi that affects education, business and economics. Awareness of the need is nothing new, but a deeper understanding of its impact has spurred a group of business and education leaders to hit the road and spread the word.
Spring is more than a change from the chill of winter to warmer temperatures. It also provides homeowners a chance to change the look of their home and make it more energy efficient.
With the April 30 deadline approaching for the city’s amnesty program for outstanding municipal court fines, the numbers continue to grow — both in the number of warrants served, and the amount of fines being collected.
The city of Starkville is joining a global environmental initiative this weekend by turning off all non-essential lights in city buildings and encouraging citizens to do the same at home.
STARKVILLE — Mahnaz Wahidi has been given a chance to achieve her educational dreams through a local scholarship fund.
Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said Thursday he needs more time to evaluate a new federal health care law before deciding whether to challenge it in court.
It was a good year for the United Way of Lowndes County. Despite a sluggish economy, the 55-year-old community service umbrella organization managed to raise $20,000 more than last year’s campaign total, and Allocation Chair Stewart Stafford says it will provide near-level funding to its 18 nonprofit agencies. But money is only half the story, so the United Way threw a party Wednesday to thank its better half.
Columbus has done a good job in using the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway to benefit industry and other elements, said Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development Authority Administrator Mike Tagert.
A Columbus woman was arrested Wednesday night by Columbus police for her role in an afternoon hit-and-run incident on 20th Street North.
Tucked away, just off the road at a secret location in Lowndes County, is a large white home.
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