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County to ask to rezone land near soccer complex

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

The short-term goal is to get new signs for the Columbus Soccer Complex. The long-term goal is to add fields.


Columbus L&W eyes new 5-year plan

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Light and Water Board of Directors tabled a proposed five-year work plan for water and sanitary sewer improvements Thursday.


Leaders approve speed curbing measures

Posted 4/17/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

County and city leaders are taking measures to increase safety and reduce speed on roads near churches and residential areas.


West Point sales tax returns up nearly $100K

Posted 4/17/2014 in Area

Sales tax revenue in West Point was up significantly in February compared to that month last year, while Columbus and Starkville revenues were slightly down.


Supervisors grant Eka Chemicals tax exemption

Posted 4/16/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors Tuesday granted a 10-year tax exemption to Eka Chemicals for an $11.65 million expansion of its facility off Nashville Ferry Road.


Council moves closer to capital improvement bond issue

Posted 4/16/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus councilmen Tuesday passed a resolution of intent to issue a $5 million capital improvement bond. That means that within the next 30 days the city must publish advertisements notifying citizens of its intention to raise taxes in order to pay back a $5 million loan aimed at improving infrastructure in Columbus.


Council could adopt millage increase resolution

Posted 4/15/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Before a 1.1 mill tax increase for a capital improvement bond issue is set in stone, the city of Columbus must publish a notice of intent four times. City leaders could vote to issue the notices at the regularly scheduled council meeting today.


Hosemann forecasts successful Voter ID rollout

Posted 4/15/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For the first time in the history of Mississippi elections, voters will need some form of photo identification to cast a ballot during June 3's federal congressional primary.


City Hall makeover will come from unused grant money

Posted 4/14/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus' Office of Planning and Community Development has secured between $75,000-165,000 in leftover money from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History's Community Heritage Preservation Grant program for work on City Hall.


J5 Broaddus using study to assist public works

Posted 4/12/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus' project managing firm will run the city's public works department starting Monday. The arrangement will last a month, according to J5 Broaddus senior project manager Robyn Eastman.


Residents question city's approach for infrastructure

Posted 4/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

During a public hearing Thursday on a proposed millage increase for capital improvements in Columbus, more residents expressed concern over the lack of a defined plan and the approval of a long-term loan for short-term fixes than the tax increase that would be needed to fund them.


Clay supes resume night meetings after suspending them

Posted 4/11/2014 in Area

After voting Monday to suspend night meetings until October, Clay County supervisors voted Thursday to go ahead and hold one night meeting a month for the next four months.


7th Mayor's Unity Picnic set for Saturday

Posted 4/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The public is invited to attend the Seventh Annual Mayor's Unity Picnic 4 p.m. Saturday at the Columbus Riverwalk.


Trotter work still set to finish late this year

Posted 4/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In February, Columbus councilmen agreed to make the city its own contractor for a $1.65 million Trotter Convention Center renovation after bids for a general contractor came in well above project budget.


Council seeks public input on capital improvement

Posted 4/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

While Columbus councilmen have a working idea of the most needed capital improvements in their wards, all said they plan to use Thursday's public hearing to prioritize them if they choose to increase millage to pay for them.


Golding Road to close Thursday morning

Posted 4/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Golding Road from Richardson Road to Golding Circle will be closed from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday.


West Point changes residency rule for city employees

Posted 4/9/2014 in Area

West Point selectmen voted Tuesday to strike language in their employee policy that required all city employees to reside in Clay County.


Weathers granted 30-day extension for CalStar work

Posted 4/8/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It will likely be late next month before construction on the facility that will house CalStar Products is substantially complete.


Landowners file contempt charge against county

Posted 4/8/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Owners of private property on Co-Op Road have filed a motion against Lowndes County and two railroad companies for not repairing and re-opening a rail crossing after a judge ordered them to do so last year.


J5 Broaddus: City public works waste could exceed $1M

Posted 4/7/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A study conducted by the city's project managing firm -- one that lead to placing GPS trackers on city trucks to track their whereabouts -- revealed a potential waste of more than $1 million in the city's public works department.



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