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.
During the weekend of April 9-10, members of the Columbus Police Department and other basketball junkies are going to hit the courts, not just to show off their roundball skills, but to help a good cause.
Mayor Robert Smith issued an apology letter this morning regarding the incident that took place on April 1, 2010.
The Mississippi Senate last week approved $15 million in matching funds toward the reconstruction of a 90-mile stretch of the former Columbus and Greenville Railway line.
The Easter Bunny of Leigh Mall Friday was arrested for disorderly conduct.
Ward 5 Councilman Kabir Karriem plans Monday to make a statement about a physical altercation with Columbus Mayor Robert Smith.
Blue skies and warm temperatures are on tap to greet opening events of Columbus’ 70th annual Spring Pilgrimage Monday. In addition to the first home tours and Tales from the Crypt, a community-wide block party will help launch the 13-day showcase of historical architecture, living history and unique activities.
Columbus Mayor Robert Smith was arrested today on assault charges stemming from an altercation with Columbus Ward 5 City Councilman Kabir Karriem.
To ensure ongoing community and economic development success and completion of the Golden Triangle Industrial Aerospace Park, Columbus-Lowndes Development Link officials extended the term of Link CEO Joe Higgins’ contract.
Alpha Rho Chi, the national architecture fraternity, voted unanimously recently to name Robert Adams Ivy, FAIA, as “Master Architect.” Ivy, a Columbus native, the current editor in chief of Architectural Record and vice president and editorial director of McGraw-Hill Construction, received the accolade for his contributions to communicating the value of design, both within the fraternity and to the larger world.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol continues to investigate a two-vehicle accident that occurred Thursday morning at the intersection of George Happy Irby Memorial Parkway and U.S. Highway 45 North, near the primary entrance to Columbus Air Force Base.
The 54 members of Caledonia schools’ Relay For Life team don’t have to look far for reminders of what they’re marching for.
Red and white signs still are peppered throughout the city of Columbus, displaying the faces of senior citizens killed in the late ’90s.
After experiencing a rough patch in 2009 and the first three months of 2010, the nation’s economic outlook is in for a turnaround, according to a member of Mississippi’s congressional delegation.
An argument between Mayor Robert Smith and Ward 5 Councilman Kabir Karriem boiled over into a physical fight at City Hall Thursday night.
With Wednesday’s signing of an articulation agreement between the Mississippi University for Women’s Culinary Arts Institute and the National Restaurant Association, the university will have a wider presence on the state and national levels, and a bigger opportunity to recruit more students to the program.
The eyes of the nation are once again focused on Mississippi as a civil rights struggle plays out. But times have changed and so have the issues, and the question of lesbian students attending Itawamba Agricultural High School’s prom has local students buzzing about the topic.
Motorists and others who saw black smoke around the area of 17th Street and 10th Avenue North Wednesday morning had no reason to panic as the Columbus Fire Department was conducting one of its regular practice fires.
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