Kirk Sudduth gets them himself. That way, he knows it is done right. "I live here. I was born here. I was raised here," said Sudduth, the superintendent for the Mississippi Department of Transportation in Lowndes County. "So I'm sympathetic to them."
As city officials prepare to meet for a second special workshop to set the city's Fiscal Year 2014 budget, one thing department heads will have to consider from the previous meeting is reality.
The creation of a project manager position for the city of Columbus and subsequent hiring of J5 Broaddus for the position has produced mixed reaction from residents who are unaware of what a project manager does.
J.D. "Tuffy" Bourland, a longtime Columbus coach and educator, died Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle. He was 81.
Columbus police arrested Junior Guyton, 75, of 913 16th St., Columbus, after the vehicle he was driving struck another car in a head-on collision near the intersection of Miss. Highway 82 and Miss. Highway 69 Friday near noon, CPD Sgt. Bill Smith said.
A 21-year-old woman has died after apparently drowning at the Gilmer Inn pool Thursday evening.
Michael Farris Smith, wearing sandals, a white T-shirt and shorts, opened his Columbus front door Thursday afternoon looking laid back and calm. He admitted, though, that on the inside, his emotional state is quite different.
Columbus councilmen and the mayor held their first budget workshop Thursday at City Hall and learned the value of a mill is expected to remain at $170,000 for the upcoming fiscal year.
A conference travel receipt sparked a heated discussion between long-time political rivals Leroy Brooks and Harry Sanders during the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors meeting Wednesday, resulting in Brooks saying he would take the board to court, if necessary.
City officials have not made clear when, or if, they will formally post a notice requesting proposals from firms for the city engineer position.
When students and teachers begin the 2013 school year Wednesday, they will encounter several changes in the Lowndes County School District. Block scheduling, one of the biggest changes that will be implemented in the district, will begin this term.
Sealed bids for the access road, rail spur and loading pad portions of the expansion for the Mississippi Steel Processing plant in Lowndes County were opened during Wednesday's county supervisors' meeting.
Bojangles Famous Chicken and Biscuits has closed in Columbus. The restaurant's last day open for business was Wednesday.
Rainbow Apparel, a women's clothing and accessory retail store, has opened a store in Gateway Shopping Center.
Stuart Millner flew into Columbus for the 26th time Tuesday morning. It certainly won't be his last trip to town.
Two weeks before a scheduled public hearing on the matter, some Columbus residents are already voicing their opposition to the possible closing of six railroad closing on the city's south side.
In an "overwhelming response" to a survey offered during student registration, parents said they wanted their children to be allowed to wear purple and gold polo shirts, as well as their school spirit shirts, in addition to their white and blue polo shirts, according to Deputy Superintendent Craig Shannon.
There were no injuries reported after a fire broke out Tuesday night at the Severstal steel manufacturing plant on Airport Road.
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