The city's chief financial officer, Mike Bernsen, Tuesday told the Columbus City Council of an increase in sales tax paid in February.
Of the numerous questions Lowndes County Sheriff Mike Arledge fields daily, "How many deputies do you have?" seems to be the most prevalent. Arledge had the opportunity Thursday to answer the question in a public setting, hopefully satisfying the curious, if even for a moment.
All was quiet at Sale Elementary International Studies Magnet School Wednesday afternoon. Principal Nancy Bragg walked past empty classrooms, past the newly mopped cafeteria, and down a hallway as silent as a lazy summer's day.
The Columbus City Council Wednesday began discussions on redistricting the city's six wards, during a specially called meeting at which Mayor Robert Smith was absent and Vice Mayor and Ward 6 Councilman Bill Gavin presided.
Some of the area's leading manufacturers and economic developers Wednesday were recognized, during the 23rd Annual Salute to Industry Luncheon at East Mississippi Community College.
Columbus Light and Water Department General Manager Todd Gale Tuesday discussed long- and short-term projects, during a meeting of the Columbus Rotary Club.
The Columbus City Council Tuesday tabled a request from Columbus Police Department Chief Selvain McQueen to approve his new organizational chart.
Frisco Road, Christian Circle and East Railroad Drive residents are fed up with no water, low water and rusty water that smells like rotten eggs.
A man was shot early Sunday while driving on the Highway 82 bypass, but the shooter has not been apprehended, and the Columbus Police Department has no suspects at this time.
At Monday's meeting of the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors, Harvey Myrick, who founded Grilling on The River, said the event would return in a "bigger and better" capacity.
Columbus Middle School students Saturday swept Destination ImagiNation's state competition at Columbus High School, with four teams winning first place prizes in four categories.
When a man threw a five-week-old kitten from the window of his car Friday, he didn't know the vehicle behind him belonged to an undercover officer with the Columbus Police Department.
The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors is examining its policy regarding employees who take county-owned vehicles home at night.
Police Chief Selvain McQueen will be discussing a new organizational chart for the Columbus Police Department during Tuesday's city council meeting. McQueen said the chart, if passed by the council, will provide restructuring within his department.
A lifelong scouting enthusiast, Jeremy Whitmore, has made a career in the Boy Scouts of America. Whitmore, 39, is a graduate of Murray State and an 18-year veteran of scouting. In January 2011, he began his latest scouting challenge as CEO of the Columbus-based Pushmataha Area Council.
The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors and other county officials this month are celebrating National County Government Month to highlight county government programs and services; the theme for this year's celebration is healthy counties, healthy families.
Columbus Fire and Rescue responded to an unauthorized burn at 215 8th Ave. S. Friday around 7: 30 p.m. Capt. Mike Gibson said the homeowner was burning leaves, without a permit to burn within the city limits, but the fire was out upon arrival.
The Mississippi Department of Transportation says a newly reconstructed portion of Highway 45 with four lanes will be opening Monday.
He was four years old the first time his mother beat him. She grabbed the nearest thing she could find, an extension cord, and lashed his legs until blood ran dark on his flesh. When she tired of him, she shoved him out the door, onto the wintry streets of Chicago, and let him fend for himself. He was the scapegoat amongst his five siblings, called worthless and unwanted more often than by his name.
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