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Lowndes County passes Fiscal Year '14 budget

Posted 9/14/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County residents living outside of Columbus will see a millage decrease when the 2013-14 fiscal year begins in October.

 

Lowndes changes time on early release

Posted 9/14/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County School District is changing the time of their early release Wednesday, effective immediately.

MDE ratings: 'D' for Columbus, 'B' for Lowndes, Sale, Fairview, Columbus High improve; Caledonia Elementary earns area's only 'A'

Posted 9/13/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

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.

Riverwalk expansion should begin in spring

Posted 9/13/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

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.

CFD urges education as Fire Prevention Month approaches

Posted 9/13/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The approach of fall means different things to different people. To Martin Andrews, it means the busiest time of the year.

Historical Society meeting offers program Sunday

Posted 9/13/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

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."

Mom, daughter injured in Wednesday wreck

Posted 9/12/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

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.

Island committee still weighing options

Posted 9/12/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

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.

Council approves millage, sets budget for FY '14

Posted 9/11/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

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.

Grant collection at MSU 'wonderful resource'

Posted 9/11/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

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.

 

Reserves may not be needed to balance current budget

Posted 9/11/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

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 sold to Alabama company

Posted 9/10/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

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.

Property dispute creates new situation for supes

Posted 9/10/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

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.

Accident causes power outage at EMCC

Posted 9/10/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

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.

County could budget more for roads, EMCC

Posted 9/9/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

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.

Columbus woman dies in Saturday crash

Posted 9/9/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

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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