The Columbus City Council finalized a $22.98 million budget for fiscal year 2012 on Wednesday. The budget matches expected revenue, and no funds are expected to be pulled from available cash, Chief Financial Officer Mike Bernsen said.
They are often unseen, but they are there. Every day in Lowndes County, senior citizens struggle between buying medication and paying for food. Parents struggle to stretch meals and dollars, often going hungry themselves to feed their children.
A group of 18 people share the same task: Help find a new leader for Columbus police. The search committee appointed by the mayor and City Council will meet to choose a select few applicants worthy of serious consideration for the permanent police chief position.
A Lowndes County family is staying wth relatives in Crawford after a series of fires destroyed their home.
A handful of employees on strike from Omnova Solutions gathered at the Lowndes County Courthouse Tuesday morning, hoping the day's National Labor Relations Board hearing between Omnova attorneys and the Local 748-L union would provide some hope that the ongoing strike will end soon so they can return to work in what they hope will remain a union-led company.
Members of the community got the chance to voice their opinions on the Columbus Municipal School District's next superintendent Tuesday night, with nearly four dozen people showing up at the Brandon Central Services office to present a wish list of sorts.
Three people were arrested Tuesday night for causing a disturbance at the Tobacco Warehouse, and one was charged with possession of a controlled substance.
Though the ballots are in, it could be weeks before it is decided whether Omnova Solutions in Columbus will become a non-union plant or continue to be bound to Local 748-L.
Interim Chief Selvain McQueen and the Columbus Police Department scheduled a second crime forum for Thursday at 9 a.m. at the Municipal Court Complex.
The Lowndes County Democratic Executive Committee named Anthony Nelson as the replacement Democratic nomination in the Lowndes County sheriff election. Nelson, Lowndes County Juvenile Detention Center administrator, previously ran for the Democratic nomination but lost in the primary election to Interim Columbus Police Chief Selvain McQueen. Nelson will replace McQueen, who withdrew from the race last week.
The Columbus Municipal School District is moving forward in its search for a new superintendent, with a public meeting scheduled tonight to solicit feedback on the qualities the community would like to see in the city schools' next leader.
The application phase is over. It's time for the city to begin choosing a permanent police chief. The application deadline for the position ended Thursday, and Pat Mitchell, Columbus human resource director, said the city received 82 applications.
Anthony Nelson will replace Selvain McQueen as the Democratic candidate for Lowndes County sheriff.
A slammed door resulted in two Columbus men being transported to the hospital for stab wounds and another being taken to the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center after a Saturday night argument turned violent.
The memory never fades. Ask anyone where they were that Tuesday morning in September 2001, and their recollection is as vivid today as it was then.
Nick Ardillo was at his second-floor office at the Golden Triangle Regional Airport. Airport employees were rushing up the stairs to give him the news.
Ten years is a long time, but the wound the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks inflicted on the American psyche has had a deep effect, prompting many to re-examine mortality, morality and faith. Even for pastors, the answers do not come easily.
Jesse Havard was a sophomore at New Hope High School, making his way from P.E. to English class. As students settled into their desks, "there (were) whispers of the towers in New York being struck," he recalled.
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