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Columbus sales tax returns set Oct. record

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus sales tax collections got a $32,580 head start over the previous fiscal year.


Firm moves forward in Columbus redistricting process

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

How the city's wards may be redrawn is taking shape after Columbus councilmen approved the firm overseeing the redistricting process to move forward with its concept.


Councilmen appoint Mauldin to LINK board

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County representation on the Golden Triangle Development LINK Board of Directors is now set.


Council approves new nepotism policy language

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus' employee nepotism policy now more directly defines inter-department kinship.


Starkville tax returns down from last Oct.

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's most recent sales tax check from the Mississippi Department of Revenue was nearly $20,000 short of the previous October's.


CVB finishes FY '14 in the black

Posted 10/21/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city and county's tourism organization ended its 2014 fiscal year with a $11,468 profit.


Gas prices dip to lowest in nearly 4 years

Posted 10/21/2014 in Area

U.S. motorists are seeing the lowest gas prices since January 2011.


MDOT installs new cameras in West Point

Posted 10/20/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Until just recently, you may have had to wait through several light changes at intersections on Highway 45 Alternate in West Point before you could advance.


Bids for Columbus street work come in under estimate

Posted 10/18/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

City councilmen may have more money to work with than originally planned to pave streets and fix major drainage issues across Columbus.


Water rate increase coming to Columbus

Posted 10/17/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Light & Water customers are about to start paying more for water.


Old HOME project bills unpaid by ex-contractor

Posted 10/17/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

About $25,000 in back pay to sub-contractors for two Lowndes County house rebuilding projects will be paid by the county and reimbursed by the state.


Roast-n-Boast set for this weekend

Posted 10/16/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If you want to taste some of the best barbecue offered in the Southeast this weekend, you won't have to go very far to do it.


Lewis named CLRA director

Posted 10/16/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A familiar name to county and city parks and recreation has been chosen to replace Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority Executive Director Roger Short in January.


Former Tuscaloosa tourism director faces theft charge

Posted 10/16/2014 in Area

A former Tuscaloosa, Alabama, tourism bureau director with Columbus ties was recently arrested and charged with theft in Alabama.


West Point re-appoints members for LINK board

Posted 10/15/2014 in Area

West Point Selectmen re-appointed Tim Brinkley and Jackie Edwards as members of the Golden Triangle Development LINK Board of Directors during their meeting Tuesday.


SPC passes budget, projects shortfall

Posted 10/15/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Parks Commission passed its Fiscal Year 2015 budget Tuesday during its monthly meeting but will ask aldermen to pitch in more money to pay for utility expenses.


Lowndes weighs emergency alert options

Posted 10/14/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Though the severe line of storms that passed through the Golden Triangle last night did not spawn any tornadoes, it reminded Lowndes County E-911 Director Cindy Lawrence that having an extra layer of emergency notification for residents was necessary.


Former X Factor winner to play Caledonia Days

Posted 10/13/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The 11th installment of Caledonia Days begins Friday and will feature entertainment ranging from country and gospel music to a pet parade to a lawnmower race.


Councilmen discuss lifting billboard ban

Posted 10/13/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There has been a billboard ban in the city limits of Columbus for 14 years.


Columbus redistricting work session scheduled

Posted 10/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A work session on Columbus' redistricting plan has been tentatively set for Oct. 21 at the Municipal Complex.



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