Less than two weeks remain until the Nov. 8 general election, and local candidates took to the microphones Tuesday night, making last-minute pushes to voters during the Columbus-Lowndes Political Action Committee's final forum at the Columbus Municipal Complex.
The feel-good spirit sparked by philanthropy abates when benefactors realize how much of their donation doesn't reach its intended destination. Hoping to give people more power and transparency in making donations, Jonathan Kuiper has developed ChangeMob, a fully-automated system to donate money to a needy cause.
The Columbus-Lowndes Political Action Committee will hold its third and final political forum tonight at 6 p.m. at the Columbus Municipal Complex, giving voters a chance to hear two-minute speeches from candidates for the district 2 justice court judge's seat, as well as those running for county prosecuting attorney and district attorney.
Columbus police arrested and charged three juveniles for auto theft and burglary of a home after the juveniles led police on a high-speed highway chase Monday evening.
Nathaniel Clark has been through the interview process before. He was an applicant and one of the four finalists for the Columbus police chief position in 2007 when the council voted to appoint Joseph St. John.
Maj. Linda White will never forget the Christmas she spent serving the Salvation Army in San Angelo, Texas, nearly a decade ago. A needy family was scheduled to pick up a box containing food and Christmas gifts, but no one ever showed up.
Best-selling author Sebastian Junger has an explanation why young males return from war and conflict and have a desire to go back.
Curtis Brame, Nathaniel Clark, Sam Lathrop, Selvain McQueen and Robert Spinks. Those are the five names circulating throughout the city of Columbus, the five recommendations in the heavily-discussed Columbus police chief search.
The hours are long, the work is hard and the days are exhausting. But the pay is good, and there's a point of pride in holding one of the most coveted manufacturing jobs in Lowndes County -- wearing the inscribed, dark blue hard hat of Severstal Columbus.
Both have pertinent experience, but Lowndes County residents will have to decide whose experience matters more.
Columbus police arrested and charged two more individuals they believe took part in a burglary that was posted to YouTube.
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Ben & Jerry's Schweddy Balls ice cream is too hot to handle for some supermarket chains. While the new limited-edition flavor has brought chuckles from fans of the "Saturday Night Live" skit on which it's based, some supermarket chains aren't laughing and have been giving it a cold shoulder.
As large banks scramble to recoup fees lost by pecuniary regulatory changes enacted earlier in the month, some smaller financial institutions are reaping the benefits, seeing an increase in both new accounts and consumer goodwill.
JACKSON -- Eight finalists from among more than 40 candidates for president of the Mississippi University for Women were invited to Jackson this week for a first round of interviews.
If it seemed like fewer people were at the second annual Legends concert, held Oct. 8 at the Columbus Riverwalk, that's for good reason: Organizers estimate there were around 450 fewer attendees this year, though they've not yet determined the cause.
A quick Google search uncovers a lot of information about some of the five candidates recommended to the city by the search committee.
It came down to a tie, and Mayor Robert Smith broke it with a favorable vote.
The leaves are beginning to change colors, and the pumpkins are in the fields, but if the still-warm temperatures have kept your autumn spirit at bay, Mississippi University for Women has the antidote -- the annual Oktoberfest celebration, which will be held tonight from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The five applicants that the 21-person committee recommended as top candidates for the permanent police chief position were revealed Tuesday night during the Columbus City Council meeting.
Everywhere Caledonia Alderman Bill Darnell went Monday, he kept hearing the same thing: How much fun everyone had at Saturday's eighth annual Caledonia Day festival.
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