In a flip-flop motion, the Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees Monday killed a motion to approve superintendent Dr. Martha Liddell's 2012/2013 school calendar, which thereby killed Liddell's proposal for an early release program. The motion died on the table without a second from a board member. But immediately after an executive session, board member Aubra Turner made a motion on the school calendar and it passed on a 3-1-1 vote.
The City of Columbus continues to gain strength on a nationally published economic analysis poll.
For Canyon Boykin, becoming a police officer has been a "life-long dream." Boykin's dream came to fruition recently when he was sworn in as an officer with the Columbus Police Department by Mayor Robert Smith.
An employee with the Town of Caledonia's water and sewer department has filed a grievance against Water Superintendent Benny Coleman, alleging blackmail, ethics violations, discrimination and a violation of his constitutional rights.
The first time Joe LaNier II left Columbus, he was 17. There weren't many options for the young black man deep in the heart of the 1940s South. His mother was dead, his father was out of work, his little sisters were hungry and he had just been fired from his job as a dishwasher because he'd asked for a raise from $3.50 to $5 a week.
Dr. Martha Liddell will preside Monday night over her first school board meeting since being selected as superintendent of the Columbus Municipal School District. She plans to update the board on details of her "Believe and Achieve" strategic plan, which she unveiled during her interview last month.
Randomly drug testing students is preventative, not punitive, Jerome Nettles, of Advanced Screening Solutions, said Friday, asking the Lowndes County School District Board of Trustees to consider on-site drug testing at schools.
A proposed ordinance to protect and preserve the historic integrity of Southside has been scuttled due to a lack of funds.
Two high-level Columbus drug dealers have been indicted on federal drug charges. Antonio Brooks, 25, of 396 Swedenburg Circle and Steven Douglas Jennings, 41, of 163 Swedenburg Circle, have been indicted on two counts each of intent to sell or distribute narcotics and one count each of aiding and abetting.
The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office is investigating the armed robbery of an occupied trailer in northern Lowndes County.
An upgraded security camera system and random drug testing will be considered by the county school system during Friday's board meeting.
An agreement between the City of Columbus and Lowndes County could be bad news for those associated with illegal drugs.
Columbus residents beware: A major duck invasion will take place Saturday at the Columbus Riverwalk.
Several public parking lots this summer will be getting a facelift. With $1.4 million in leftover general obligation bond money, the Columbus City Council Tuesday voted to complete paving projects in individual wards.
Caledonia residents are likely to feel the sting of the rate hike affecting water and sewer now that the weather has heated up. Resident Charles Underhill expressed his displeasure with the rate hike during Tuesday's regular Board of Aldermen meeting.
The Columbus City Council is one step closer to submitting its redistricting plan to the Department of Justice after hosting as public hearing Monday night.
After months of adhering to a proverbial peace treaty, tensions again mounted and tempers flared Monday between Board President and District 1 Supervisor Harry Sanders and District 5 Supervisor Leroy Brooks.
District 1 Fire Department volunteers extinguished a car fire Friday night in Caledonia.
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