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.
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.
The city of Columbus may have packed up the state flag, but Lowndes County supervisors are not likely to follow suit.
Lex Jackson has owned Reed's Department Store in Columbus for 42 years, including the past 18 at the store's current location in Jackson Square.
For all the talk about voter fraud and ways to combat it, the most vulnerable aspect of the election process remains in the area of absentee voting.
The Mill at MSU reached a major milestone earlier this month -- it was certified for occupancy -- but there was no ceremony.
Lowndes County supervisors approved two new fee-in-lieu agreements with Steel Dynamics during Wednesday's board meeting, bringing the number of such arrangements with the steel company to four.
Six Lowndes County candidates reported combined contributions of $27,173 during the latest campaign financing reporting period, which ended June 10.
With Tuesday's release of Harper Lee's long-unpublished "first novel" -- "Go Set A Watchman" -- attention is almost equally divided between this "new" book and Lee's great offering to American literature, "To Kill A Mockingbird."
One majority project is behind schedule and another may soon be.
Mississippi State University President Dr. Mark Keenum issued a statement Thursday calling for Mississippi to debate whether the state should change its flag.
After a slight change of venue -- no more than 100 feet -- Brandon Presley, northern district commissioner for the Mississippi Public Service Commission, signed the approval documents that will allow work on a pair of solar farms in Lowndes County.
Of late, all of the talk about Mississippi's list of "official" things has focused on the state's flag, which features a burning cross in its canton. Or maybe it's a Confederate flag. I forget which. It's one of those wholesome visuals, though.
What to do with remaining funds was the point of discussion at Tuesday's Columbus City Council meeting after the council closed the books on one project and awarded the bid for the final phase of another.
See Dick light the firecracker. See Jane light the bottle rocket.
Bang, goes the firecracker! Whooosh, goes the rocket!
See Spot run!
Lowndes County supervisors on Monday approved a proposal to restructure a $13 million U.S. Department of Agriculture loan that will save the county approximately $2 million over the life of the loan.
It was once little more than an afterthought and what opinions there were of it were generally favorable. Now, it has become a pariah, an object of disgust and scorn.
Every year, the Gilmer family of Caledonia circles July 4th on the calendar.
The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors cleared the final hurdle in its plans to begin work on an expanded E911 Center during Tuesday's regular board meeting, voting unanimously to award the contract for construction.
The debate over whether or not Mississippi should change the state flag to remove the image of the Confederate flag has featured many of the predictable arguments of previous debates on this issue.
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