Lowndes County residents living outside of Columbus will see a millage decrease when the 2013-14 fiscal year begins in October.
The Lowndes County School District is changing the time of their early release Wednesday, effective immediately.
For the second year in a row, the Columbus Municipal School District has been rated a "D" by the Mississippi Department of Education. The Lowndes County School District maintained its "B" rating.
Conceptual designs for a pedestrian connection between the Riverwalk to the Columbus Soccer Complex have been completed and the project is on schedule to begin construction in the spring, project engineer Kevin Stafford of Neel-Schaffer Engineering said Thursday.
The approach of fall means different things to different people. To Martin Andrews, it means the busiest time of the year.
Dr. Erin Kempker will present the program "The Union, the War and Elvira Scott: One Woman's Experience on the Missouri-Kansas Border during the Civil War."
A red Jeep Cherokee is pulled upright onto Eddie's Service truck Wednesday after being on it's side and wrapped around a tree on Ben Christopher Road in New Hope. A mother and her 4-year-old daughter were trapped inside the vehicle then removed and taken to care.
Committee members selected to brainstorm economic development ideas for the Island are forming a clearer picture of how to proceed, but they also want to hear from the public.
The Columbus City Council set the city's operating budget and millage for the next fiscal year Tuesday. City millage rates will remain 40.13 mills. The city also approved the millage for the school district, which is set at 65.87.
From one perspective, it might seem odd that the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library would be located in Mississippi, where Grant's siege of Vicksburg in July 1863 was a decisive moment in the defeat of the Confederate Army during the Civil War.
The city's income during the last 12 months may not equal the amount officials thought it would last September. So far, Columbus department heads also haven't spent as much as predicted. That means it's possible that officials won't need to go to the city's reserve fund to balance the 2013 budget.
Sanders Oil Company has been sold. Word of the sale of the longtime Columbus company had been whispered for several weeks. The details were finalized Monday morning, according to Will Sanders, the company's vice president. The buyer was Midstates Petroleum Company in Vernon, Ala.
A dilapidated property has morphed into a unique problem for Lowndes County leaders. Thomas Kyle, who lives at 245 Belle Circle, threatened to sue a contractor trying to clean his property, which is littered with old tires, scrap, assorted junk items and trash. The contractor was there by Lowndes County board of supervisor order.
A dump truck accident cut power to 400 4-County Electric customers and canceled early afternoon classes at East Mississippi Community College's Golden Triangle campus Monday.
Lowndes County revenues are projected to increase by more than $6 million in the upcoming fiscal year, based on the budget county supervisors will consider later this week.
Florence Little McCully, 53, of Columbus, died at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle after she was involved in a head-on collision just after 10:20 p.m. Saturday, according to the Mississippi Highway Patrol.
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