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Delinquent tax sale is Monday

Posted 8/28/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Each year, on the last Monday in August, Mississippi counties hold delinquent tax sales. Each year, the sale features pretty much the same cast of characters, too, says Lowndes County tax assessor Greg Andrews.

 

Local reaction to stock market is busy, but calm

Posted 8/27/2015 in Business

A week's worth of volatility in the stock market, with its wild swings of gains and losses, has been felt in the Golden Triangle. But not in the way you might imagine, local financial advisors say.

 

So long Uncle Bunky

Posted 8/26/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Like the animal drawings that made him a north Mississippi icon, Robert "Uncle Bunky" Williams was many things at once -- father, husband, cartoonist, illustrator, TV pioneer, lawman, community volunteer, history buff and a devoted fan of the Chicago Cubs baseball team.

 

Slimantics: Columbus native's summer job was a dream come true

Posted 8/22/2015 in Local Columns

Columbus High School graduate and current Mississippi State University engineering student Hagan Walker spent the summer as an intern at electric car maker Tesla.

 

Slimantics: Edmonson is bullish on MSMS

Posted 8/18/2015 in Local Columns

When Chad Edmonson calls the Mississippi School for Math and Science "the best economic development program Mississippi has ever developed," you might be inclined to dismiss the statement as the hyperbole of a proud alumnus.

 

West Point men die in motorcycle crashes

Posted 8/17/2015 in Area

Two West Point men died from separate motorcycle accidents Saturday in Clay County.

 

Board questions request for court reporter raises

Posted 8/15/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The highlight of the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors meeting Friday came when Circuit Court Judge Jim Kitchens appeared before the board regarding pay for court reporters.

 

Columbus novelist talks new book

Posted 8/14/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As a writer, Michael Farris Smith is not one to get ahead of himself.

 

Gale says loss of industry hits CLW revenue

Posted 8/12/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Light & Water General Manager Todd Gale split his time as guest speaker at the Columbus Rotary Club on Tuesday between updating the audience on the utility company's projects and fielding questions from the audience.

 

Slimantics: The inalterable tide of LGBT acceptance

Posted 8/11/2015 in Local Columns

The gay marriage movement might be considered an "overnight success,'' based on how quickly it evolved from a idea even some gay people weren't sure about to the law of the land.

 

Disabled vet shrugs off his role in helping

Posted 8/7/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Phil Alter doesn't like to make a fuss about things.

 

Slimantics: A foray behind enemy lines

Posted 8/6/2015 in Local Columns

Ole Miss Athletics Director Ross Bjork visited town Tuesday to talk to the Columbus Rotary Club.

 

Younger defeats Patrick in GOP state senate primary

Posted 8/5/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For the second time in nine months, Chuck Younger has defeated Bobby Patrick in a race for the District 17 state senate seat.

 

Going to Jackson: Karriem wins District 41 seat

Posted 8/5/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Ward 5 councilman Kabir Karriem easily defeated a pair of write-in candidates in Tuesday's Democratic Primary in the District 41 House of Representative race.

 

Lowndes County settles over alleged abuse of inmate

Posted 8/4/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County Board of Supervisors made quick work of its agenda Monday, moving through a short list of topics with little discussion and no dissent in a 25-minute meeting before going into closed session to discuss a settlement concerning possible litigation.

 

Slimantics: What we still get wrong about the Civil War

Posted 8/4/2015 in Local Columns

Sometimes the news of the day touches on the deep roots of our national story, and anniversaries of milestone moments cause us to reflect again on our history

 

Lowndes circuit clerk campaign spending eclipses $60K

Posted 7/31/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When voters go to the polls Tuesday, they'll mark ballots for six local races -- three Democratic primary races and three Republican primary races, as well one state senate and a state house primary.

 

Pickering: Income tax paid on personal use of campaign funds

Posted 7/29/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two-term state auditor Stacey Pickering used Tuesday's appearance at the Columbus Rotary Club to tout his office's work in exposing misuse of taxpayer funds by public officials even as questions about his own use of campaign funds have been brought into question.

 

Unemployment stats hold steady over last month

Posted 7/23/2015 in Area

While the unemployment rate in the Golden Triangle remained relatively unchanged over the past month, a look at the jobless picture a year ago shows reason for optimism.

 

County not likely to follow city in removing Miss. flag

Posted 7/22/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city of Columbus may have packed up the state flag, but Lowndes County supervisors are not likely to follow suit.

 

 

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