Several residents inside the Columbus city limits have recently spotted coyotes in their backyards. Beth Ferguson lives at the corner of Eighth Street and Eighth Avenue North and has had two separate coyote sighting in the last week.
KiOR on Thursday reported a third quarter net loss of $43.1 million, or 40 cents per share. This is a $4.6 million increase in net loss from the year's second quarter. The third quarter ended Sept. 30.
Twinkling lights and sparkling ornaments were on display in downtown Columbus Thursday during the annual Christmas Open House's first evening. While the event is normally held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, downtown merchants opted to open their doors Thursday night as well.
Thursday in a meeting at the Lowndes County Courthouse, the Mississippi Public Service Commission's Northern District commissioner updated residents on the on the latest efforts to bring high speed Internet and cell phone service to rural areas -- an infrastructure many areas across the state still lack, he said.
A look at Columbus Municipal Court Judge Nicole Clinkscales' Facebook page portrays someone who sees herself as a part of a city power struggle, often using references to race to define competing factions.
Wednesday was busy for local law enforcement after two suspects were arrested in separate incidents for pending charges of aggravated assault with a weapon.
Joseph Mickens said he plans to return to his duties as councilman by the time city leaders meet again Nov. 19.
Columbus municipal code prohibits billboard signs referencing beer or light wine. Violators would be committing a misdemeanor. If you can bring Clydesdales to the Friendly City, councilmen might be willing to make an exception.
A Lowndes County man was arrested and charged with sexual battery after he allegedly raped a woman on the side of the road.
The town of Caledonia is getting a new water and sewage department head. Barrett Baggett, chosen to be the department's new superintendent, is slated to begin work on Nov. 18. He will take over for Benny Coleman, who is retiring early next year.
Thirty days means 30 days. By a 3-2 vote, the Columbus City Council approved a request from Lawrence Transit System for a 30-day extension to begin bus service to the city. The vote came during Tuesday's council meeting. With the vote, the council stipulated that if the buses aren't rolling by Dec. 6, the city's contract with LTS is null and void.
Stacey Pickering talks in terms of numbers, stats, percentages. Of course, in his role as the state auditor -- essentially he is Mississippi's top accountant -- Pickering's affinity for reducing the world to data is understandable.
Two companies providing materials to KiOR's Columbus plant will join the renewable fuel manufacturer in paying a fee in lieu of city ad valorem taxes.
Lowndes County will advertise for a new voting machine system that scans paper ballots. Supervisors passed a request from county purchasing clerk Terry Thompson to solicit bids by a 4-1 vote. Leroy Brooks was the only opposing vote.
Lowndes County supervisors unanimously agreed Monday to give the Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority no more than $37,000 to remove asbestos from the old Crawford Community Center. They'll mull their options on how best to demolish the dilapidated structure.
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