The Columbus Municipal School District superintendent told a room full of local business leaders Tuesday that despite recommending the school board hire his wife's uncle to work for the district, he never intended to go through with the move.
Severstal Columbus has been sold to Steel Dynamics Inc., an Indiana-based steel producer and metal recycler. The plant, which sits on 1,400 acres near Airport Road, was sold by its Russian owners for $1.62 billion, according to a Steel Dynamics statement Tuesday.
Columbus councilmen have unanimously approved an ordinance regulating the leasing of property for large events where alcohol is served.
Lowndes County residents will pay the same in ad valorem taxes next year that they pay now, and county employees will receive a raise in October.
Lowndes County is filing to lift an automatic stay of payment to collect delinquent taxes from Sanderson Plumbing, which filed for bankruptcy last year.
A special election will be held Nov. 4 to fill the Mississippi Senate seat left vacant when Terry Brown died this month.
Attorneys needed one day and two witnesses to make the case for annexing 3.5 miles of territory into the city of Columbus. There is no timetable on when Lowndes County Chancery Judge Kenneth Burns will make a ruling, but the city rested its case Monday after several hours of testimony.
The Magnolia Bowl will be turned into a walking track and outdoor study space for Franklin Elementary and the community.
Miss Mississippi Jasmine Murray, a Columbus native, was among the final 10 contestants in the Miss America pageant Sunday night in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Jasmine Murray of Columbus will take part in the Miss America Pageant tonight in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
When Paula Baker gets to work at 6:30 a.m., she has a lot of mouths to feed. Baker, for the past eight years, has been the cafeteria manager at Columbus High School. Everyday, she and her staff prepare 2,324 meals -- two for 1,162 students.
New Hope High School is getting a new field house. Lowndes County School District board members voted Friday to spend approximately $2 million on the 16,000-plus square foot building.
William Browning has been named managing editor of The Commercial Dispatch. Browning has served as interim managing editor since August and previously as news editor. He joined the staff of The Dispatch in July 2013.
The Columbus-Lowndes County Port Authority's board of directors has named Will Sanders the port's new director.
New debt service payments and employee raises will likely result in Lowndes County dipping into its reserve fund next fiscal year to make up for an estimated $550,000 deficit.
Two Columbus brothers have been arrested and charged with manufacturing marijuana.
Fall enrollment numbers at Mississippi University for Women are up from last year, according to preliminary figures released this week by the state Institutions of Higher Learning.
Columbus councilmen passed the city's upcoming fiscal year budget Tuesday. During the special call meeting, a 4-2 vote passed the $22,966,210 budget through. Councilmen Kabir Karriem and Bill Gavin were the two opposing votes.
The Columbus Municipal School Board, with a 3-2 vote, has hired the wife of the district's superintendent to be an elementary school teacher.
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