Mississippi turned 196 years old Tuesday. The goal of state leaders is to open a historical and civil rights museum under one roof by the time it turns 200. To achieve that, it is relying on a Mississippian whose experience in state government has few rivals: Former Governor William F. Winter.
Columbus officials heard about the horses being in north Mississippi and coordinated getting them to appear at Columbus' parade, which begins at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
Last summer, the Yokohama Tire Company announced that it had selected Kajima Building & Design Group to design and build the first phase of its manufacturing plant in Clay County. The design firm is located in Atlanta, and in November, 18 members of the Lowndes County Youth Leadership program visited the headquarters.
The Columbus-Lowndes Emergency 911 communications board hired Melanie McCoy on Tuesday as the department's director. McCoy was an internal hire. She has served with E-911 in Lowndes County for more than 20 years.
It started small in the late 1990s. Lizzie Clemons put a few things out in her yard to celebrate the holidays. A Santa Claus. A wreath. Some lights. She lives at 820 10th Ave. S. People in the neighborhood liked her Christmas display. Some brought children by. This made Clemons happy. So she added more and more. And more.
Columbus councilmen and department heads are on the same page when it comes to addressing dilapidated structures: Everyone wants them gone. Not everyone agrees, however, on how many of the eyesores they expect to see demolished over the next three and a half years.
When asked last week during a working retreat to list ways to bring more money into city coffers, a group of Columbus department heads had several suggestions. Get the Columbus crime lab accredited and utilize it more effectively. Be more creative in raising fees from events at the Trotter Convention Center. Sell more city-owned real estate.
Other than appointing officials to the school board, Columbus councilmen are limited when it comes to what they can legally do to facilitate improvement in the school district.
For generations, children have cautiously guarded their behavior at Christmastime, careful not to end up on Santa's "naughty list." For 24 days, parents warn children to behave, noting that Santa is always watching. However, in recent years, Santa has gotten new little helpers to watch over boys and girls. The help comes in the form of elves who sit on a shelf.
Columbus councilmen and department heads got a wake-up call last week when they saw firsthand the severity of some drainage deficiencies in their own back yard.
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.
3. Christmas with Lizzie: 10th Ave. home a holiday tradition COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Link-sponsored Lowndes Youth Leadership program still going strong after 14 years COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY