The Columbus Municipal School District held a public hearing Saturday morning to discuss a proposed $40.5 million budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
After receiving updates on county property owners' efforts to clean up their properties, the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Friday unanimously voted to clean up one of the county's.
In the end, Allegra Brigham got her way. When she stepped down as interim president at Mississippi University for Women in December, she had hoped to leave with no fanfare. Instead, she was feted with a surprise party.
Although it only covers a mile or so, the stretch of Highway 45 from the intersection of Bluecutt Road to the Highway 82 exit is the most traveled section of road in Lowndes County. On average, 9.1 million motor vehicles travel that stretch of road each year. That also translates into heavy congestion and accidents.
The name fit the school perfectly, but that was just about the only place it fit. With five words, 39 letters and 13 syllables, "Immanuel Center for Christian Education" was a mouthful to say and a handful to write. Filling out official forms, with their cramped text boxes and narrow columns, required the dexterity of a contortionist. Its acronym, ICCE, was equally a tongue-twister.
Glenda Buckhalter has heard the statistics. As the Columbus Police Department's public information officer, she's intimately aware of the correlation between illiteracy, dropout rates and juvenile crime.
A beautification project for the City of Columbus is nearing completion. Weather permitting, the new "Welcome to Columbus" sign located on Highway 82 East is expected to be completed by week's end, said Mayor Robert Smith.
An early morning fire gutted a vacant home today, despite efforts from Columbus Fire and Rescue to combat the blaze.
A year-long dispute between a Caledonia supervisor and an employee may have landed the town in hot water as the issue threatens to spill over into a lawsuit.
A new ordinance regarding redistricting will soon be brought before the Columbus City Council for approval. The ordinance is the next step in getting the council's approved map before the US Department of Justice.
A Clay County construction company will begin work on runway project at Columbus Air Force Base in 2013.
The Columbus Police Department and the Columbus Community Neighborhood Watch are hosting the 2012 Columbus Community Glitz Ball July 20 to raise money for the CPD's annual Christmas toy drive, the Columbus Police Explorers and National Night Out On Crime events.
The Columbus Planning Commission recommended a permitted use request for two new businesses on Monday.
A 2011 economic impact study of Columbus' flagship festival has received national recognition. Main Street Now, The Journal of The National Trust Main Street Center, featured the study on Market Street Festival.
At the age of 30, Meagan O'Nan is living her dream. And, in a quiet office built on serenity, she's working to help others live theirs.
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