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Ecolab reducing Columbus workforce

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ecolab will reduce its Columbus workforce by roughly 43 percent over the next several months as the company shifts some of its operations to a new facility in Jacksonville, Florida.


Slimantics: Ours is a blended family

Posted 1/24/2015 in Local Columns

No kids. Tess and I both have two grown kids and all are out there in that big world on their own.


Slimantics: Send in the clowns, the Legislature is in session

Posted 1/22/2015 in Local Columns

The Mississippi Legislature reached a key point in its 2015 session on Monday, the deadline for presenting new legislation.


Slimantics: Discrimination in the name of God is still discrimination

Posted 1/21/2015 in Local Columns

When I was a child, a visit from the preacher meant a flurry of activity.


Partnership between entrepreneur, Columbus garment factory has been life-saver for both

Posted 1/17/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For Cathy Griffith and Rich Coachys, there is no sound more beautiful than the collective whir of 100-plus sewing machines.


GTRA head asks Lowndes Co. for westbound flights funds

Posted 1/16/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Thursday to commit $125,000 toward an incentive package that Golden Triangle Regional Airport Director Mike Hainsey said is needed to help secure westbound air service for the airport.


Slimantics: Why we can't bring ourselves to hate moonshiners

Posted 1/14/2015 in Local Columns

Monday, the Monroe County Sheriff's Department executed a search warrant which resulted in the confiscation of an undisclosed number of gallons of moonshine.


Steel Dynamics VP: Plant not threatened by oil price drop

Posted 1/10/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

This week, the average cost of a gallon of gasoline in Mississippi dipped below the $2-mark.


Slimantics: Bonfire brings community together

Posted 1/9/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The inaugural Columbus Christmas Tree Bonfire proceeded as planned Thursday night despite frigid temperatures that surely kept many would-be spectators from attending the event.


Slimantics: All shook up: Elvis at 80

Posted 1/8/2015 in Local Columns

If he were still alive, Elvis Presley would be celebrating his 80th birthday today.


Lowndes school officials leaning toward $39.9M bond

Posted 1/2/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Details of a Lowndes County School District bond, which was announced a month ago, should be made clear by the end of next week.


2014: Industry news abounds in Lowndes Co.

Posted 12/30/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Unlike many years, there were no big press conferences announcing the arrival of a major project in 2014. But the year in Golden Triangle industry was not without surprises.


Columbus to host Christmas tree bonfire next week

Posted 12/30/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The first of what Columbus mayor Robert Smith hopes will be an annual event will be held Jan. 8 at 6 p.m. when the city hosts a Christmas Tree Bonfire.


2014: A year of tragedies and triumphs

Posted 12/27/2014 in Area

As it is with every year, 2014 will be remembered both for the good things that happened and the bad.


From two-tailed coins to sugar gliders, 2014's odd news

Posted 12/27/2014 in Area

There are many definitions of "news," among them something considered unusual, unexpected or out of the norm.


Golden Triangle jobless rate continues fall

Posted 12/26/2014 in Area

The jobless rate continues to fall in Lowndes County and throughout the Golden Triangle.


A Starkville family, faced with trying circumstances, refuses to let their joy diminish

Posted 12/24/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

What do you call a family like the Sullivans? How would you describe a family whose challenges include not one, but two children with special needs?


Slimantics: A visit with Santa

Posted 12/23/2014 in Local Columns

I am not as familiar with Santa Claus as most people, for he was a sporadic visitor to my home during my incorrigible childhood.


Columbus street paving under budget, on schedule

Posted 12/20/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Although the steep drop in gas prices did not come early enough to factor into the city of Columbus' $4.5 million infrastructure improvement project, city project manager Robin Eastman says work is coming in on schedule and under budget.


GTRA looks to add west-bound flights

Posted 12/20/2014 in Area

Next month, Golden Triangle Regional Airport Director Mike Hainsey will make a presentation to fund an incentive package he believes is essential to attracting a carrier that will begin west-bound air travel.



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