Sanders made a motion to reappoint Ronnie Burns as county road manager with a raise of $3,460. Burns' salary was $68,540; it is now $72,000. Brooks said Burns has done a great job but he didn't think it appropriate to give raises other than during new budget adoption.
Christina Berry became the permanent Columbus city planner only months ago, but she is pushing the city to fix issues she has identified. Berry plans to hold a mayor-council workshop later this month to discuss ways to improve the city's planning issues, she announced to the council at Tuesday's meeting.
The upper level of the Trotter Convention Center had enough Bibles in it Tuesday for a camp meeting. The were needed for all the oath taking that was going on.
Lowndes County sheriff's deputies are investigating a rash of burglaries that have occurred in the past month. And the outbreak has residents thinking of ways to protect themselves.
JACKSON -- Mississippi lawmakers convened their 2012 session Tuesday with a history-making Republican majority, as the House elected Philip Gunn of Clinton as its new presiding officer.
The newly retired Lowndes County sheriff is looking forward to catching fish. But he leaves office bothered by the ones he didn't catch -- three cases for which he and the families have no closure.
Mississippi is ranked 29th in use of alternative energy, according to a study by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation and the Kauffman Foundation of Entrepreneurship. Soon, two manufacturers of alternative energy will be located in Lowndes County.
There's a strange alchemy involved when people gather at a kitchen table. Maybe it's the symbolic -- and literal -- breaking of bread. Maybe it's the commonality of primal need meeting gustatory pleasure. Maybe it's the way no matter what changes, this remains the same: Food equals fellowship, and in an increasingly impersonal world, fellowship is the one thing that can't be shrink-wrapped, freeze-dried or vacuum-sealed.
A Columbus juvenile accused of shooting another juvenile in the hand on Thursday made his initial appearance in court Friday.
A 41-year-old Crawford woman was released from the hospital after a Wednesday wreck on Highway 82 West. Other crash victims transported to medical facilities remain hospitalized, including a 6-year-old girl who was airlifted to Jackson.
Residents with water problems on Frisco Road found sympathetic ears at Thursday's Lowndes County Board of Supervisors meeting. The board voted unanimously to co-sign a letter from the Golden Triangle Planning and Development District asking the state development authority to designate it an emergency project.
Columbus' local CBS affiliate will remain on the air with DirecTV satellite broadcasting service. "There will be no interruption," said Dean Hinson, president of Morris Network. Morris Multimedia Inc. in Savannah, Ga. owns WCBI.
One teenager was sent to the hospital and another was arrested after a shooting that put a Columbus business on lockdown. Thursday morning, 17-year-old Brandon Perry encountered another 17-year-old whom he argued with previously, according to Terrie Songer, public information officer for the Columbus Police Department.
The Sears store at Leigh Mall is one of three that Sears Holdings plans to close in Mississippi. However, employees at the store were not aware of the closure late Thursday afternoon.
The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office reports the following felony arrests:
Plantersville police arrested a man last week who is suspected in a Lowndes County armed robbery. Levelle Deshay Grandberry, 23, of 746 Gatlin Road in Columbus, was arrested Thursday on charges of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and receiving stolen property, according to a news release from the Plantersville Police Department.
The necessity of computers in the classroom is forcing school districts into an awkward tango between needs, wants and the ever-present knowledge that no matter how fast administrators dance, they will always be one step behind.
WCBI-TV and DirecTV expect a new contract soon for satellite carry of the local CBS affiliate, spokesmen for both companies said Wednesday afternoon. And the proverbial clock is ticking.
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2. 'Stan the Man' retires COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Boys and Girls Club ready for first off-site program COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Consultant brings fresh eyes to short-staffed CPD COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Veterinarian questions eagle's cause of death COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY