Paccar started building engines at its 440,000-square-foot Lowndes County plant in December 2010. Since then, 2,200 engines have been assembled at the facility, and 600 have been delivered to customers.
Lowndes County will host a hamburger and hot dog cookout Friday at the courthouse in honor of County Government Day.
The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency says the state's death toll from violent storms Tuesday and Wednesday is now more than 30.
Power was slowly being restored to areas of Columbus Wednesday night, allaying rumors that problems with TVA's grid would knock out power for four or more days. Still, power came on sporadically and was spotty in areas.
Power could remain down in Starkville and Columbus at least until tomorrow morning, a TVA spokeswoman said, as the power provider surveys the extent of damage to its grid in the wake of severe storms.
Each year, students wait with anticipation to find out who will be named National Merit Finalists.
Candidates for Lowndes County superintendent of education will answer questions in a public forum on Thursday night.
First District U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee, R-Tupelo, will attend events in Columbus on Thursday as part of a three-day swing through the district.
A 41-year-old Caledonia mother who used her two sons to make child pornography has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison.
Another night of severe weather has left four people dead in Mississippi, including a Louisiana law enforcement officer who was out camping with his daughter, raising the state's total death toll to at least five.
The Columbus Municipal School District formally accepted superintendent Dr. Del Phillips' resignation in a special meeting Tuesday night at the central office.
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.
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