The new Columbus and Lowndes County Convention and Visitors Bureau board is being more careful with its budget dollars, requesting line-by-line budgets from those requesting funding for festivals and other special events.
Del Phillips will receive higher pay and oversee a vastly larger district when he makes the move from superintendent of the Columbus Municipal School District to the director of schools with the Sumner County Board of Education in Gallatin, Tenn.
Today's official grand opening of the Fairfield Inn and Suites off 18th Avenue North in Columbus is part of the answer to a need for newer and higher-quality hotels in the Golden Triangle. And for the 20 new hires at the plush, new hotel, the business means much more.
The 31-year-old woman who was allegedly stabbed multiple times by her live-in boyfriend Thursday in Lowndes County is now in stable condition, according to county investigators.
After catching flak from some constituents, East Mississippi Community College trustees voted Monday to reverse a decision to negotiate the purchase of the Columbus Country Club.
Del Phillips is officially headed to Tennessee. The Sumner County, Tenn., school board voted Monday night to OK a four-year contract with the Columbus school superintendent, who reports to work in June.
Columbus Municipal School District superintendent Del Phillips could know by tonight whether or not he will be offered a new job as director of the Sumner County Board of Education in Gallatin, Tenn.
School districts publicly have made budget and staff cuts over the past years, and they continue to brace for cuts, awaiting final allocations numbers from the Mississippi Department of Education.
Seventh Street teemed with activity Sunday morning as churchgoers filled surrounding parking lots for Easter services at First Baptist Church downtown. Amidst the bustle, Friendship House stood quietly nearby -- silent sentry to a changing era as small neighborhood churches give way to mega worship centers in outlying areas.
It was 11 years ago. Butch Howard was hoping to win his first term as Lowndes County sheriff. NBC had just bought the First Federal Bank in Columbus, and Pat Tuggle, originally from Tuscon, Ariz., was working as a teller.
It's time for Lowndes County to get back to the track. The Lowndes County Y and The Commercial Dispatch are hosting the second annual Possum Town Mile-A-Day Marathon all May long.
A Friday morning stabbing led to the arrest of one suspect on multiple charges. Javonte Carter, age and residence unknown, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and possession of cocaine shortly after 7 a.m.
Despite a lower turnout, Spring Pilgrimage drew people from all 50 states for the first recorded time this year, according to information released this week by event organizers.
Mayor Robert Smith said Friday morning that it will be "a great loss" if Columbus Municipal School District Superintendent Del Phillips accepts a position with the Sumner County, Tenn., Board of Education, which unanimously named him its top candidate for superintendent.
The Mississippi State alumnus who founded the Peavey Electronics Corp. and the alumna who leads the Meridian-based international business are the university's spring commencement speakers April 29-30. Nearly 2,400 students are candidates for spring-semester diplomas.
Former Columbus Fire Chief James Massey passed away Thursday around 9:30 p.m. at his home.
For state Highway Patrol Trooper Justin Robbins, checking seat belts and handing out speeding tickets in Clay County was just a start.
Local pastors were preparing this week for "Christmas-Easter Only" churchgoers, known somewhat irreverently as "CEOs."
With numerous trees down, some in houses, local residents are turning to the unwelcome task today of clearing the debris left in the wake of the most severe storm so far this year.
Columbus Schools Superintendent Del Phillips is the top candidate for director of schools in Sumner County, Tenn., a Tennessee newspaper reported.
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