After a year's worth of transfusions, the Columbus Boys and Girls Club is again standing on its own. From January to December 2010, eight local churches picked up the club's $2,800 mortgage, giving it time to catch up and get out of the red.
Gregory Gates makes people into angels ... literally. The owner of Gifts for All in north Columbus, a "whotnots" shop near Columbus Air Force Base, makes concrete sculptures for burial markers including headstones, babies, hearts, teddy bears, benches and of course, angels.
Weyerhaeuser Co. has capital improvements planned for both its Lowndes County production facilities over the next two years.
At 12, one of Dave Carr's pastimes was scouring the junkyard for old bicycles. He'd go home with a couple of "junk bikes." And before long, his bike, a compilation of the best parts from each, would be the envy of the neighborhood.
In 2008, the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link hatched a plan to create a regional industrial park, with a special focus on attracting aerospace industries.
In a Deep South more accustomed to fried chicken and buttered biscuits, most might not think Thai cuisine would find a ready audience. But that's what happened when Bann Thai opened its doors in Columbus in December 2010.
Oktibbeha County Hospital stepped out of the 1970s and into the new millennium Tuesday.
One day after a brutal robbery attempt which saw one cashier get her throat cut and another male employee stabbed multiple times, the crew at Shipley Donuts was shaken but not crippled.
Golden Triangle Regional Airport expects its rising travel volume to stay steady despite Delta Airlines' plans to cut flights to Memphis, Tenn.,in September.
Columbus has moved into the top 10 percent of micropolitans in the U.S., ranked by economic strength.
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Magen Nelson, staffing specialist at Key Staff Source, recently received the Certified Staffing Professional designation from the American Staffing Association.
Commercial buildings can sit idle for a matter of months or for several years. The longer they sit, the less marketable they become.
The Columbus-Lowndes Development Link wants to do more than usher in new business and industry. The chamber of commerce and economic development merger wants to welcome newcomers to the area.
Hope Community Church pastor Bo Jeffares cradled a cup of coffee at Beans and Cream in the Brickerton shopping center Monday afternoon and talked about his vision for his church and the downtown area.
Saturday marks the one-year anniversary of the Omnova strike in Columbus, and the longest strike in the company's history does not bode to end favorably for its longtime union workers.
FedEx is the latest company to sign an offtake agreement with Kior, a biofuels plant slated to begin production in Columbus in 2012. FedEx plans to use oil produced from biomass, mainly wood chips, in its ground fleet.
The disease malaria stunts social and economic development in Africa, costing the continent an estimated $12 billion a year in productivity, according to a recent study released by the Roll Back Malaria campaign.
A storefront on College Street is being restored to its former glory. Mitchener, Crowder and Stacey Certified Public Accountants is moving into the space, formerly occupied by Parker Furniture.
Graphic Designer Casey Patrick Stringer sees art and design in everything. He blames it on his education at Mississippi State University, where even the computer-centered artists have to take all sorts of fundamental art classes.
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