The first round of a redistricting process for Columbus was completed Tuesday, as the City Council voted 4-2 to accept a new redistricting map submitted by Chris Watson of Bridge and Watson. The council will hold a public hearing on the proposed map at a later date. The map will then be sent to the U.S. Department for Justice for final approval.
For substantial cost savings, the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Tuesday voted to move the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office's Narcotics Division into the former Justice Court facility, located on Airline Road.
The city school district has been searching for a superintendent for nearly a year, and after Monday night's board meeting, they may soon be looking for a new attorney.
A candidate has dropped out of consideration for the Columbus Municipal School District superintendent position.
The city's elusive comprehensive plan, which will guide city development for the next decade, was discussed during Monday's meeting of the Columbus Planning Commission, but no action was taken on the issue.
Suspect sought in connection with alleged Monday afternoon shooting
The following arrests were reported by the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office and Columbus Police Department.
In less than a month, thousands of ducks will invade the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, and if all goes well, their arrival may become an annual migration.
For Brian Gartman, life is all about making decisions. A series of bad decisions led to Gartman's arrest and incarceration for burglary, which has now been reduced to a grand larceny charge. While serving a one year sentence in the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center, Gartman, 25, decided to make better decisions for himself, like earning a GED diploma.
The Columbus City Council will consider on Tuesday a proposal from Ward 3 Councilman Charlie Box legislating "saggy" or below the waist pants.
It was a normal pregnancy. It was a normal delivery. Nell and Michael Valentine both had children from previous marriages, but this child -- Gabriel -- was created by their shared love for one another. Together, their co-mingled DNA created life.
Pre-kindergarten classes will soon be a reality in the county school system. After months of discussion and research, the Lowndes County School District's board of trustees Friday passed a motion 3-1 approving a limited pre-K program.
Two months after informing 68 teachers their contracts would not be renewed, Columbus Municipal School District Interim Superintendent Dr. Martha Liddell announced Friday that 49 vacancies will be filled, with impacted teachers having first priority to reapply for their jobs.
With higher sales tax numbers and lower employment figures already in place for Lowndes County and Columbus, the area received more positive economic news as the Columbus Air Force Base on Friday released its fiscal year 2011 economic impact report. The report was presented during a luncheon sponsored by the Base Community Council.
Redistricting talks Thursday continued, between members of the Columbus City Council and consultant Chris Watson of Oxford-based Bridge and Watson. Considering a 20 percent variance between the city's highest populated ward -- Ward 6 -- and its least populated -- Ward 4, Watson presented a proposed redistricting map, in which the variance would be cut to 9.5 percent.
The sombreros were nearly as tall as the preschoolers wearing them, evoking smiles, a flurry of camera flashes and proud parents hefting iPads to video the youngsters.
The Columbus Municipal School District released the name of the fourth superintendent candidate, as well as the interview schedule, late Thursday afternoon.
An East Columbus eyesore will be getting a facelift, thanks to the family of the late Ward 2 Councilman Doug Mackay.
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