A $2.5 million restoration project for downtown Columbus is one step closer to fruition. Sealed bids to begin construction on the old river bridge rehabilitation will be opened at City Hall Thursday morning. Project manager Kevin Stafford appeared before the Columbus City Council Tuesday evening and asked the board to allow the project to move forward.
The Columbus Municipal School District moved forward in its search for a new superintendent Tuesday night, with the board of trustees meeting to review candidate resumes. In a lengthy executive session at Brandon Central Services, consultants from the Mississippi School Boards Association presented the resumes as well as additional information they discovered while backgrounding the candidates.
WASHINGTON - Building on President Obama's efforts to help more students excel in math and science and his call in the State of the Union address for investments in a skilled American workforce, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Rep. Alan Nunnelee, R-Tupelo, announced today that Mississippi School for Math and Science won the Mississippi High School Science Bowl Friday.
Several houses around Columbus will get a fresh coat of paint just in time for spring thanks to a volunteer project that is the brainchild of City Planner Christina Berry.
The restoration of the historic Highway 82 bridge will take another step forward at tonight's Columbus City Council meeting. The council is slated to review project bids and discuss available funding.
An arrest was made Friday in a 14-year-old murder case which many believed had little hope of being solved. But for friends and neighbors of the victim, there remain more questions than answers.
A series of home invasions over the past few days led Columbus Police Chief Selvain McQueen to issue a public safety announcement Saturday encouraging residents to keep their doors and windows locked as an extra precaution.
Columbus Police Chief Selvain McQueen announced Saturday that he has decided not to promote any of the department's 69 officers at this time.
Charges were dropped Thursday against a 17-year-old arrested for shooting another teenager on December 29, 2011.
After two false alarms this year, Columbus High students and family members are tired of bomb threats. Dozens of people were outside of Fairview Baptist Church in Columbus Thursday morning, waiting -- parents waiting for children to arrive on buses, students waiting for a ride home.
A little more than a week ago, city school officials announced plans to stanch the Columbus Municipal School District's financial hemorrhage by eliminating 59 teachers and support staff. At Monday night's school board meeting, as sign-waving protesters watched, the board tabled a motion to add 10 more names to the list.
The Golden Triangle sits in a strategic political position these days, with locals filling the upper ranks of both the Senate and the House of Representatives.
Columbus Police Chief Selvain McQueen was just a lieutenant in the department's Criminal Investigations Division in 1997 when 70-year-old George Wilbanks was found stabbed and strangled in his north Columbus home. This morning, the new chief finally arrested his killer. McQueen formally arrested Earnest Terell Talley, 44, of 805 Remunda Drive in Columbus, and charged him with Wilbanks' murder in front of a gaggle of local media gathered in the courtroom at the Columbus Municipal Complex.
UPDATE: Earnest Talley, 44, of 805 Remunda Drive in Columbus, was arrested in connection with a 14-year-old murder case.
As of 11:50 a.m., parents and family members continued to pick up Columbus High School students from Fairview Baptist Church after a bomb threat was called in at about 9:30 this morning.
Approximately 600 miles of roads meander through the county, and Lowndes County Road Manager Ronnie Burns knows them all. He hasn't figured out exactly how many road signs will have to be replaced under a new federal mandate, but he knows this much -- it's going to be a costly, time-consuming project.
A 93-year-old Columbus woman who suffered injuries in a house fire in November has died.
The Columbus Police Department and Lowndes County Sheriff's Office reported the following arrests between Feb. 8 and Feb. 14:
Building permits for Feb. 7-13, 2012
Severstal North America has received a Steel Manufacturers Association safety award for zero lost time accidents at its Columbus facility.
2. Jailers disciplined in wake of inmate escape COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Fire badly damages east Columbus home COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. West Point man arrested for firing shots outside Falcon Field during game COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Starkville weighing e-cigarette ban STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY