A lawyer is seeking a delay in the July 15 sentencing of a man who pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography in Columbus.
Columbus Mayor Robert Smith said contract fees will be discussed next week with the management team of J5 Broaddus, hired by the city council Tuesday for the newly-created position of project manager.
Two thirds of the way through its financial year, the city of Columbus reports nearly $30,000 less in cash balances from its general fund than through this point last year but slightly more than $200,000 in balances from its reserve fund, a total decrease in the balance of $172,010.65.
The Columbus Arts Council is kicking off its series of July art camps next week. On Monday, a variety of classes will be offered at the Rosenzweig Arts Center, ranging from ceramics to dance to drawing. The camp is open to children ages 5-10.
Lowndes County Supervisors unanimously agreed Monday to a revised memorandum of understanding and lease agreement with sustainable building material manufacturing company CalStar specifying penalties the company would have to pay in the event it does not provide at least 58 jobs at its Columbus plant once its fully operational.
Former Columbus Municipal School Superintendent Dr. Martha Liddell will soon learn if she will be reinstated to her former position.
Organizers of today's Independence Day celebration, Fireworks on the Water, said they expect this year's event to be better than ever. Despite the threat of rain, Columbus Air Force Base Chief Public Affairs Officer Sonic Johnson said they are preparing for maximum crowds for the event, which will be staged on the East Bank of the John C. Stennis Lock and Dam.
A Hattiesburg Municipal Court deputy clerk confirmed Wednesday that Marty Turner, who was sworn in Monday as Ward 4 Columbus Councilman, owes $1,416.77 from a DUI second offense conviction from more than two years ago.
Two arrest warrants have been issued for local businessman Alan Redden for simple assault and malicious mischief. The warrants stem from an alleged altercation that occurred June 28 between Redden and his ex-girlfriend's 13-year-old daughter.
The Columbus City Council voted Tuesday to rescind the $4,000 pay raise it voted itself at the council's June 18 meeting. In the first meeting of the new term, councilmen also approved to limit the term of vice mayor to one year and appoint Ward 1 Councilman Gene Taylor to that post, replacing Bill Gavin.
Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in Columbus is among 55 hospitals in 21 states that will pay a total of $34 million to the U.S. government to settle allegations that they used more expensive inpatient procedures rather than outpatient spinal surgeries to get bigger payments from Medicare, the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday.
During a special meeting Tuesday night, the CMSD school board voted 4-1 to approve Ecco Ride's contract for the upcoming year. Ecco Ride is a Rhode Islan-based company that recently outbid local company, Waters Truck and Tractor, for a four-year bus contract with the district.
A Lowndes County toddler has been reunited with his mother after he was discovered wandering alone on a road near Highway 69 South Tuesday morning.
The Columbus City Council voted to create a new position Tuesday night for project manager and staffed that position with local construction firm J5 Broaddus. The council also appointed a new prosecuting attorney, Scott Colom, to replace Shane Tompkins.
Lowndes County supervisors authorized attorney Tim Hudson to draft an order that would prohibit open carry weapons of any nature in county facilities Monday.
Although the city council that convenes for the first time tonight will include just one new council member, it doesn't mean there won't be some new faces and new roles.
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