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.
A Columbus man was charged with DUI-maiming after his passenger suffered a broken neck in a car crash. William Zackery Johnson, 20, of 350 Deer Trail, was arrested on Tuesday after investigators with the Columbus Police Department determined Johnson was intoxicated at the time of an accident that occurred at the Luxipalila Creek Park on June 22.
A career felon faces charges of attempted sexual battery after he allegedly attacked a woman in a restroom in Leigh Mall Saturday. Sammie Lee Smith, Jr., 50, of 158 Community Road, was arrested Saturday night by officers with the Columbus Police Department after police say he attacked a woman in the mall's public restroom.
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