As long as legislators in Jackson remain unwilling to budge and fractured supporters in Columbus remain unwilling to unify, Mississippi University for Women is in trouble.
Columbus Mayor Robert Smith and Ward 5 City Councilman Kabir Karriem signed a joint statement, Thursday, forgiving each other for a fist fight between the two.
A chance to spend time preparing favorite barbecue delicacies such as chicken, pork, ribs and brisket, along with the chance to win cash prizes, is some of what brings many people from Alabama, Louisiana and other states to Columbus for the fourth annual Grilling on the River.
Downtown Columbus is the place to be Saturday. In one trip, families will find artisan demonstrations, a massive community yard sale, a 10K race, a barbecue championship, live music, good food, antebellum home tours and even horse-drawn carriage rides.
After a series of cost-cutting moves, a new membership drive and a commitment from shareholders, the Columbus Country Club is back on firm financial ground, board member Don West said Thursday.
Columbus High School is the first school in the state to start thinking small. The $1.3 million Smaller Learning Communities grant has helped CHS implement several programs aimed at tailoring learning to individual students. As Principal Craig Shannon and academic coach Lori Cargile explained to the Columbus School Board Thursday, the pilot program has been a success.
Informed of preliminary expenses associated with annexing six study areas into the city and the estimated cost of providing water and sewer services to the annexed areas, the Columbus City Council Thursday authorized Chris Watson, of Oxford-based Bridge and Watson, to study and present new data on a smaller area of consideration.
West Point is gearing up to host the same charrette team that visited Columbus in September to offer comprehensive suggestions for improving and promoting the city.
The Frank Phillips YMCA and Columbus Kiwanis Club present “YMCA Healthy Kids Day” on April 17, from 9 a.m.-noon, at the downtown YMCA.
Plans for Columbus’ 15th annual Market Street Festival are coming together as musical acts have been scheduled, along with setting up sites for arts and crafts and food vendors. The event is scheduled for the weekend of May 7-8.
CALEDONIA — With more than $130,000 in Caledonia’s general fund, Caledonia Mayor George Gerhart is exploring the possibility of using some of the money to invest in an interest-bearing certificate of deposit.
Embattled Columbus mayor and city councilman have agreed to drop assault charges against each other. The two also plan to have a discussion about the matter.
When city officials credited the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors as partners in procuring $2 million to renovate the Highway 82 bridge across the Tombigbee River at a press conference Wednesday, the supervisors were as surprised as anyone.
Janet Grace Choongo is considered at high risk for breast cancer. Her great-grandmother and grandmother both died of the disease.
Columbus Ward 5 City Councilman Kabir Karriem was arrested Monday for his role in the physical altercation he had with Mayor Robert Smith on Thursday.
For the past five years, Meagan Coughlin has been the face of volunteerism in Columbus. As director of the Lowndes County United Way’s Community Volunteer Center, Coughlin has been at the center of hundreds of efforts to connect those in need with those in a position to help. And as the first person to helm the CVC, she’s laid the groundwork for an exemplary clearinghouse of good will.
The mayor of Columbus this morning issued an apology for his part in a Thursday altercation with Ward 5 City Councilman Kabir Karriem. And Karriem held a press conference at the Municipal Complex to “apologize” and to set the record straight, he said. “I would like to take this time to offer a sincere apology to my family, my friends and fellow council members, and especially to the citizens of Columbus for the event that took place at City Hall on Thursday night,” Columbus Mayor Robert Smith wrote in a prepared statement e-mailed this morning.
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