West Lowndes Middle School was recently awarded a $5,000 grant through Weyerhaeuser Giving and plans to use the money to buy electronics and gift cards to encourage students to score higher on tests.
The Columbus Municipal School District has agreed to a settlement with former superintendent Martha Liddell, a move that cancels a termination hearing that was scheduled for later this month and brings to an official end Liddell's employment with the district.
The Columbus Police Department has added six officers to the force. Kenyada Blair, Colson Eller, Roger Lewis, Claude Long, Matthew Schober and Charles Yarbrough were sworn in Monday night at the Trotter Convention Center along with officers joining police departments in Starkville and West Point.
The Golden Triangle Development Link has agreed to partner with a committee exploring economic development potential for city property on the Island.
Columbus councilmen have approved a social media policy for city employees, as well as an ordinance banning firearms on city property.
A crowd showed up at the Trotter Convention Center in downtown Columbus on Tuesday. The occasion was Mayor Robert Smith's annual Thanksgiving luncheon, which ran from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event honored area resident 55 years of age or older.
Mississippi is moving along nicely on its "Pathway to Progress," but more statewide input and collaboration between local and state leaders is needed. This was the main message of Mississippi Economic Council President Blake Wilson Tuesday on the first of 19 tour stops over the next three months to push Blueprint Mississippi's objectives.
The Columbus city council will discuss and have the option to approve a firearms ordinance, as well as a social media policy, during its meeting this afternoon at the municipal complex.
Only 32 teams participated in this year's Coaches Cup, the first time the end-of-the-season youth soccer tournament has been held in the Friendly City. Although 50 teams were expected when the city first secured the event last year, officials say there is silver lining in the small number: It gave Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority and the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau an opportunity to get everything right during their first year as hosts for the tournament.
When the Columbus Municipal School District begins the search for a permanent superintendent, board members will have to come together, according to an official with the Mississippi School Board Association. Dr. Mike Waldrop, director of the MSBA, spoke to board members Monday night during their monthly meeting.
The Lowndes County Sheriff's Department is searching for the man responsible for robbing a gas station over the weekend.
Columbus mayor Robert Smith's annual Thanksgiving luncheon honoring Columbus and Lowndes County's senior citizens will be held 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday at the Trotter Convention Center.
Through Nov. 29, Lowndes County supervisors are requesting proposals from consultants to implement recommendations from a joint land use study on property at neighboring Columbus Air Force Base.
The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors approved a $5,504,391 land purchase using funds already borrowed from the Rural Development Authority in 2011 for three tracts of property at the GTR Global Industrial Aerospace Park on Friday.
The Lowndes County Port Authority board met Wednesday, holding most of its discussion about a potential land lease to KiOR behind closed doors because terms have not been finalized.
A Caledonia man convicted of murder is asking a judge to throw out the guilty verdict.
Travis Jones, federal programs director for the city of Columbus, has been suspended from his job for five days without pay. Human Resources Director Pat Mitchell confirmed Jones' suspension Thursday.
As Mississippi University for Women celebrates 40 years of nursing, students and faculty are ready to usher in the next generation of nurses. The university celebrated its anniversary Thursday night with a guided tour of Martin Hall and a moonlight dinner.
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