Jeffrey Rupp took only 20 copies of the entry form to Thursday's interest meeting for the first Oktibbeha County Innovation Challenge. Before he arrived, he thought he might have wasted paper.
As it happened, he needed about twice that number.
Columbus councilmen voted 4-2 Tuesday evening to suspend a city police officer for 30 days without pay for "conduct unbecoming" after he was stopped earlier this month in Starkville on suspicion of driving under the influence.
Ward residency played a key role in who city councilmen chose to fill the final vacancy on the Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees.
Three Georgia men were asked to leave Walmart in Columbus Monday night after entering the store carrying weapons in plain view.
A Columbus police officer will face the city council in executive session Tuesday after apparently being stopped in Starkville recently for driving under the influence.
Walking up to the driver's side of a pickup that was "pulled over" by Lowndes County sheriff's deputies Tuesday evening in the Oak Grove MB Church parking lot on Taylor Thurston Road, the pastor and I muttered our lines to ourselves as we shuffled closer to the vehicle.
The city plans to tear down a house in Burns Bottom that is on the National Register of Historic Places as part of a tax-funded redevelopment effort in the neighborhood.
Columbus City Council on Tuesday agreed to demolish eight vacant houses in the Burns Bottom area to help support an ongoing Columbus Redevelopment Authority project in the area.
The pool of applicants to fill the Columbus Municipal School District board's final vacancy has grown to five.
A planned "community conversation" event aims to better inform and engage citizens about the challenges facing Lowndes County.
Local pastor Willie Petty Sr. hopes his third try to get on the Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees proves the charm.
An impromptu prayer circle, 16 members strong, assembled Tuesday evening in the hallway of the Municipal Complex, just outside the courtroom where the city council meets.
Columbus council members on Tuesday selected Yvonne Cox to serve a five-year term on the Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees.
Three applicants had filed paperwork with the city as of Thursday to replace Angela Verdell on the Columbus Municipal School District board of trustees.
Two Columbus Municipal School District trustees who openly supported outgoing superintendent Philip Hickman are calling it quits.
The Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau board on Tuesday did its part to save a 2-percent county wide restaurant sales tax.
A man claiming to be a licensed private investigator harshly criticized Columbus Police Department Tuesday evening for its efforts to find a missing autistic man in late January.
A conversation Thursday about witnesses and victims cooperating with police segued into a public update on last month's shooting outside Leigh Mall.
Another last-minute wrinkle has delayed for at least another week the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau and the city reaching an inter-local agreement on dividing restaurant sales tax revenues.
This newspaper employs more than one reasonably close friend of the Gabe Parker family.
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