A meeting designed to provide a forum for African-American males to discuss issues affecting quality of life in their neighborhoods and the community at large will be held at 6 p.m. today at Sim Scott Park.
Columbus ended its sales tax collection year on a strong note. The city reported that it received a check from t`he Mississippi Department of Revenue this month for $701,283.48, which is a $15,906.70 improvement from September 2013.
It's official: Columbus is getting bigger. A judge on Friday approved the city's annexation plan, which will bring 1,462 more residents, three square miles and five more miles of road into Columbus, according to Tim Youngblood of Bridge and Watson, the firm that assisted the city with the annexation.
The Columbus group hoping to open a local charter school in the city has submitted a complete application to the Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board.
Columbus' ordinance on leasing property for events with alcohol will be revised.
A water rate increase may be in the cards for Columbus Light and Water customers.
Terry Brown's predecessor in the Mississippi State Senate has qualified to run for the rest of his term, while at least two others have confirmed they also plan to do so.
Columbus and Lowndes County's tourism agency is looking for a new bus. Mechanical issues with the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau's 1984 Leyland Motors Olympian double decker led CVB board members last month to ask executive director Nancy Carpenter to begin soliciting quotes for a new one.
A group of locals hoping to open a charter school in Columbus hit a snag Monday when they failed to successfully submit their entire application to the Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board.
The Columbus Redevelopment Authority will soon have some start-up money as it begins its mission of minimizing blight in the city.
Ever since he won the Stella Shouting Contest on Friday, coworkers have been calling him "the screamer." In fact, one of the only times Richard Jensen has not been at work lately was so that he could yell up at a balcony in downtown Columbus.
The Columbus Municipal School District superintendent told a room full of local business leaders Tuesday that despite recommending the school board hire his wife's uncle to work for the district, he never intended to go through with the move.
Severstal Columbus has been sold to Steel Dynamics Inc., an Indiana-based steel producer and metal recycler. The plant, which sits on 1,400 acres near Airport Road, was sold by its Russian owners for $1.62 billion, according to a Steel Dynamics statement Tuesday.
Columbus councilmen have unanimously approved an ordinance regulating the leasing of property for large events where alcohol is served.
Lowndes County residents will pay the same in ad valorem taxes next year that they pay now, and county employees will receive a raise in October.
Lowndes County is filing to lift an automatic stay of payment to collect delinquent taxes from Sanderson Plumbing, which filed for bankruptcy last year.
A special election will be held Nov. 4 to fill the Mississippi Senate seat left vacant when Terry Brown died this month.
Attorneys needed one day and two witnesses to make the case for annexing 3.5 miles of territory into the city of Columbus. There is no timetable on when Lowndes County Chancery Judge Kenneth Burns will make a ruling, but the city rested its case Monday after several hours of testimony.
The Magnolia Bowl will be turned into a walking track and outdoor study space for Franklin Elementary and the community.
Miss Mississippi Jasmine Murray, a Columbus native, was among the final 10 contestants in the Miss America pageant Sunday night in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
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