The weather outside is frightful... The AccuWeather.com forecast for the Golden Triangle this afternoon is mostly cloudy and much colder with occasional rain and a thunderstorm. In the evening, there will be occasional drizzle and breezy winds with an overnight low of 30 degrees.
Columbus councilmen want a new convention center. The council wants one planned and approved by the end of their term in 2017.
Columbus' contract with Lawrence Transit System to bring public transportation to the city is officially null and void. Mayor Robert Smith said he spoke with LTS coordinator Dorothy Dowdell Thursday and informed her it would be in the best interest of the city going forward if the contract was canceled.
Columbus Fire and Rescue will be recommended for national accreditation, the department announced Thursday.
Bad weather forces the postponement of Friday's Wassail Fest in downtown Columbus
In the last decade, industries have made roughly $4.6 billion worth of investments in the Golden Triangle area. With that has come about 5,400 jobs. That's what Joe Max Higgins, the CEO of the Golden Triangle Development Link, said to begin the Link's annual year-end luncheon on Wednesday.
Columbus councilmen wrapped up a two-day tour of the city's six wards Wednesday in preparation for today's strategic planning retreat. The council toured wards 4, 5 and 6.
Six local boys and girls will be the junior marshals in Columbus' annual Christmas parade on Dec. 14. The junior marshals were selected based on their entries in a holiday art contest sponsored by Main Street Columbus.
Local industry leaders were at Caledonia Middle School on Wednesday morning to judge the school's first science fair. Science teacher Renee Allen said she decided to have her students conduct a science project as a way of implementing Common Core.
The poster for the 2014 Market Street Festival has been revealed. Main Street Columbus announced the winning poster Wednesday afternoon at Mississippi University for Women.
The Lowndes County School District may be months away from deciding on a location for the proposed career tech center, but the choices have been narrowed to two.
Fifteenth Street South is a thoroughfare used every day by truck drivers from Waste Pro, MMC Materials and APAC as they go to and leave plants in Columbus. It's only been about a year since the road was last milled and repaved, but portions of it have already deteriorated.
Columbus residents may have an alternative option for Internet and cable television services next year. City councilmen approved paying a consultant $12,000 to negotiate re-upping Columbus' contract with Cable One, which is up for renewal in June, and to work with AT&T to bring its digital services to the city.
Lowndes County now has stricter guidelines on its brush and debris pickup procedure. Supervisors on Monday passed a policy stating crews who handle those duties will no longer gather large trees, stumps, tires or household garbage.
Lowndes County employees will save on medical insurance costs after supervisors opted to transition from a fully-insured to a self-insured system.
For Columbus residents that are in the spirit of giving this holiday season, there are still several opportunities to donate to those in need.
Wassail, a cider made of juices and spices, has been served for centuries. Robin Hood, it is said, enjoyed the occasional swallow. Friday, downtown Columbus merchants will try their hands at preparing their version of the ancient beverage during the 10th annual Wassail Fest.
James Merrigan's wife told him to find something to do with his time. So the retired Air Force veteran left his Old Aberdeen Road home in Columbus and showed back up a little while later. When he did, his wife, Vicki, asked what he had found. "Well," he said, "it's seasonal." That was 13 years ago. He's been doing the thing he found ever since.
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