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Caledonia students return to school mourning two of their own

Posted 1/18/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In his 41 years at Caledonia Elementary School, Principal Roger Hill has had his share of days when he dreaded going to school.


No major accidents reported during winter weather

Posted 1/17/2018 in Area

Bitter cold, but quiet. Utility companies and law enforcement said there were no major power outages or accidents since the winter storm began moving through the Golden Triangle Tuesday morning.


Slimantics: 'The Post,' as relevant as ever

Posted 1/17/2018 in Local Columns

The Monday matinee of "The Post" at Malco Theater drew an audience of about a dozen gray-hairs, present company included.


Winter weather could bring snow, hazardous road conditions

Posted 1/15/2018 in Area

While the most severe weather conditions related to the winter storm passing through the state tonight and early Tuesday should stay well north of the Golden Triangle, the storm could still create some hazardous conditions here, said a forecaster with the National Weather Service in Jackson.


LCSD Board appoints officers, lowers most sports ticket prices

Posted 1/15/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In its first meeting of the year Friday, the Lowndes County School District Board of Trustees appointed new officers, honored its top teachers and administrators, dropped ticket prices for all sports but football and accepted a bid for copy printing services that it expects to save the district between $20,000 and $32,000 per month.


Student pilots tested in virtual reality flights

Posted 1/12/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Virtual reality training is hardly a new concept in the U.S. Air Force.


Presley: For-profit utilities should pass tax savings on to customers

Posted 1/11/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The first results of the new tax law passed by Congress in December may show up in an unexpected place: monthly gas bills.


Camp Pratt sells to adjacent property owner

Posted 1/10/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Frank P. Phillips YMCA announced Tuesday it has agreed to sell Camp Henry Pratt to a local businessman who owns property adjacent to the 70-acre site in south Lowndes County.


Bill introduced to split MLK, Robert E. Lee holidays

Posted 1/8/2018 in State

A Columbus legislator has filed a bill that would designate separate days to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. and Confederate General Robert E. Lee.


Airbus: Lakota contract needed to keep employees working

Posted 1/6/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Airbus Helicopters took the first step Thursday is securing a new contract for UH-72 Lakota light utility helicopters that may ensure the viability of the Lowndes County facility that assembles the aircraft.


Slimantics: A flu season like no other

Posted 1/5/2018 in Local Columns

This year's flu season has been a bad one. Mississippi is one of 37 states where the flu is considered "widespread" by the Center for Disease Control and is the worst flu season in the state for at least five years, according to the Mississippi Department of Health.


Flu season and cases rampant in Golden Triangle, state

Posted 1/5/2018 in Area

Not everyone in Caledonia has had the flu this winter. It just seems like it.


Aurora lands $48M Air Force contract for UAVs

Posted 1/5/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Aurora Flight Sciences has been awarded a $48 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to further developing its record-setting Orion unmanned aircraft, company officials confirmed Thursday.


Supes approve bid for soccer complex playground

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors met for the second time in five days Tuesday, which made its first meeting of 2018 a brief gathering.


Those we lost in 2017

Posted 12/30/2017 in Area

From an 8-year-old child whose optimism never dimmed in the face of a rare, often painful, disease to an 102-year-old World War II veteran and beloved professor, 2017 was a year where we said goodbye to heroes...


'We're close': LCSD officials tour new tech center

Posted 12/30/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On the morning of Aug. 27, 2013, one thought dominated the mind of Lowndes County School District Superintendent Lynn Wright.


Unemployment rates continue to trend down

Posted 12/29/2017 in Area

For economists, 4 percent is considered full employment.


Supes poised for $1 million-plus withdrawal from trust fund

Posted 12/29/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With a light agenda for its final meeting of 2017 on Thursday, the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors looked ahead, not to the new year but to today.


Slimantics: After 200 years, more of the same

Posted 12/29/2017 in Local Columns

This weekend, we say goodbye to 2017, a significant year in Mississippi since this was the year we observed our state's bi-centennial.


Donors rush to give to nonprofits by year's end

Posted 12/26/2017 in Area

For most people, the arrival of Christmas means the end of the season of giving.



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