Downtown Columbus gained 11 businesses, lost five and brought in about $6 million in private and public investments in 2010, according to Main Street President Todd Gale.
Columbus City Council members will have their eyes on the streets for the next two weeks as each decides how to spend $333,000.
Despite having its board of directors cut in half, everything at the Columbus Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau is "business as usual," the group's interim director said.
As one new hotel approaches its grand opening and Castle Properties prepares to break ground on another, local developer Mark Castleberry predicts more hotel projects on the horizon. And hotel projects are attracting the interest of chain restaurants potentially locating in Columbus.
A Columbus construction firm is embroiled in dueling lawsuits while it appeals the suspension of its license.
The 2 percent restaurant tax utilized by the city and county to fund the Columbus Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau could be in danger.
Voter turnout in the northern district transportation commissioner runoff election was "very, very light" this morning, according to local election officials.
A Steens man in custody for shooting another man to death was described by neighbors as "unstable" and a gun lover.
One man is dead and another is in jail, after a shooting Monday at a Steens house.
A tanker trailer broke loose from its cab Sunday morning in the Columbus Wal-Mart parking lot before tipping over and spilling some of its contents.
Columbus police have apprehended a Steens man suspected of burglary.
Between clinical rotations, an intense course load and testing process, many health care professionals will tell you that a W graduate will be one of the best nurses you can hire. But just completing the nursing course work wasn't good enough for senior Katie Robinson.
A texting-while-driving ban is working its way through the state Senate and the bill has widespread support, but local police say there are no clear guidelines on enforcement.
Three people were arrested Friday after authorities discovered a methamphetamine lab at a home on Warpath Road, police said.
A Columbus man was in good condition at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle Saturday night after his boat overturned on Luxapalila Creek earlier in the day and rescuers pulled him from the frigid water.
When the state College Board tapped Allegra Brigham as the Mississippi University for Women's interim president in May, the MUW alumnus said she was prepared to stay indefinitely. And it appears she will do just that, as the College Board appears in no rush to find her permanent replacement.
Bill Gavin's Highway 45 merchant association is moving forward, but both he and the organization will do well to practice patience.
Golden Triangle voters have a chance to elect one of their own Tuesday when Starkville resident Mike Tagert squares off against DeSoto County's John Caldwell in a runoff to fill the vacant Mississippi Department of Transportation Northern District Transportation Commissioner seat.
After 38 years, Frances Allen's love for teaching continues to grow. She never fails to seek out and respond to students who need one-on-one help, even if it means cutting into her personal time.
Newly elected Lee S. Coleman and re-elected Jim Kitchens, both of the 16th Circuit Court District, won their November judicial elections, but not without a price.
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