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.
KiOR officials announced Monday that the Texas-based alternative fuel company's Columbus plant's Biomass Fluid Catalytic Cracking unit recently completed its first uninterrupted 30-day run.
Lowndes County supervisors unanimously approved installation of six warning siren, which will be funded almost entirely by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency during their meeting Monday.
Walking into Shipley Donuts in Columbus, customers are greeted by two things: the overwhelming smell of sweet, sugary doughnuts and the beaming smile of Kay Jones. Jones, 51, has worked at Shipley's for the last three years and says she strives to make each customer feel at home.
With Common Core State Standards set to be implemented in all Mississippi classrooms for the 2014-15 school year, area teachers are preparing for the change in curriculum.
While Mississippi University for Women psychology major Kayla Tate finishes her coursework, she mulls what her next step will be. Graduate school is the front runner of her many options. While she hasn't had to rely on student loans so far, it seems likely she would need a loan to continue her education. As of today, the cost of a student loan has doubled.
A week-long "crash course" in nursing has set the career path for three Columbus teenagers. For the past week, high school seniors Ariana Mays, 16, Ambreauna Brown, 16, and Karigan Johnston, 17, have participated in "Crash Course" at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle.
In a 4-1 vote, the Lowndes County School Board approved the district's budget for the 2013-2014 fiscal year.
Acquiring federal environmental documents for construction of a bypass for Highway 45 North was a third of the battle in getting the project off the ground, according to Northern District Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert.
Four months after the Columbus Police Department sponsored a gun buyback program, organizers are mulling over whether to make it an annual event.
The Mississippi State Department of Health confirmed a case of West Nile virus in Lowndes County Thursday, one of three reported statewide so far this year.
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