With school letting out in the next few weeks, community leaders are looking at ways to resolve the city’s gang problems.
On Wednesday at 3:30 p.m., Columbus Mayor Robert Smith and Butch Brown, the executive director of the Mississippi Department of Transportation, will announce a $2 million grant at Riverwalk Park in Columbus.
William Mauldin is a former Columbus High and MSMS student who is now deputy bureau chief for the Wall Street Journal in Moscow. He was interviewed on PBS Newshour on March 29, 2010.
Insurance companies and body shops have had their hands full since a severe hailstorm hit the Golden Triangle on March 11, as car and home owners make claims for repairs.
Last year was slow for economic development, but this year’s a different story, Columbus-Lowndes Development Link CEO Joe Higgins said Monday.
A group of vandals cost the Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority more than $1,000 in damage late Saturday night as they tore through Propst Park, but the total cost continues to rise.
In troubled economic times, what Lowndes County needs is a bridge over busy waters. Or better yet, two bridges. At no cost locally. And for a Columbus contractor to win the job just as a Lowndes County industry expands.
On a warm Saturday afternoon, a small but steady crowd browsed shelves and tables lined with books in Leigh Mall during the Friends of the Library annual book sale to benefit the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library.
When people arrive at the entrance of Columbus Air Force Base, they will receive a welcome from Happy Irby in the form of the newly-named George “Happy” Irby Parkway.
Lowndes County School District last month honored its school-level parents of the year.
The Columbus-Lowndes Airport and George M. Bryan Field in Starkville are two of the more than 30 state airport facilities getting grants from an $8.6 million federal Airport Improvement Program.
A need has been identified in Mississippi that affects education, business and economics. Awareness of the need is nothing new, but a deeper understanding of its impact has spurred a group of business and education leaders to hit the road and spread the word.
With the April 30 deadline approaching for the city’s amnesty program for outstanding municipal court fines, the numbers continue to grow — both in the number of warrants served, and the amount of fines being collected.
It was a good year for the United Way of Lowndes County. Despite a sluggish economy, the 55-year-old community service umbrella organization managed to raise $20,000 more than last year’s campaign total, and Allocation Chair Stewart Stafford says it will provide near-level funding to its 18 nonprofit agencies. But money is only half the story, so the United Way threw a party Wednesday to thank its better half.
Columbus has done a good job in using the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway to benefit industry and other elements, said Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development Authority Administrator Mike Tagert.
A Columbus woman was arrested Wednesday night by Columbus police for her role in an afternoon hit-and-run incident on 20th Street North.
Tucked away, just off the road at a secret location in Lowndes County, is a large white home.
Dispatch News Editor Garthia Burnett interviews Lowndes County Supervisor Frank Ferguson.
The following people were arrested on felony charges, according to reports released from the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office.
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