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'Stan the Man' retires

Posted 2/18/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

They call him "Stan the Man." Stan Glover, surrounded by friends and family, retired Friday from his work at the Columbus ACT Center after more than 50 years.


Water department financials improving

Posted 2/17/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Light and Water's financial troubles in the water department seem to be turning around, according to a financial report from the utility's general manager Todd Gale.


Ricky Ball Shooting: Paternity, heirship questioned in suits against Boykin

Posted 2/16/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An attorney defending former Columbus police officer Canyon Boykin in a federal wrongful death lawsuit is questioning whether the plaintiff is actually the father of the deceased.


New rent-to-own development in Northaven Woods sparks hope, concern

Posted 2/16/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For Rhonda King, added security is one of her favorite things about her new home.


Two more qualify for Columbus mayor

Posted 2/15/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two more candidates have filed to run for the mayor's office in city elections.


Getting the job done: WIN Center looks for move to increase efficiency

Posted 2/13/2017 in Area

Mia Jones found the Golden Triangle WIN Job Center to be more helpful than she expected.


Education funding bills fail to advance

Posted 2/10/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A pair of bills legislators could use to revamp Mississippi's education died after failing to meet a Thursday deadline.


'Field of Dreams' moving forward

Posted 2/9/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After more than 10 years in the making, Columbus' field of dreams is close to becoming a reality.


City council tables fairgrounds proposal

Posted 2/8/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus City Council tabled a proposal for heightened security and other measures at the Columbus Fairgrounds at its Tuesday evening meeting.


Ole Miss chancellor touts progress amid budget concerns

Posted 2/8/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

University of Mississippi Chancellor Jeff Vitter told Columbus Rotarians on Tuesday that nothing is more vital to the state's future than higher education.


County to fund city parks annually after CLRA split

Posted 2/7/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors will ask the Mississippi legislature to approve authorization for the county to give up to $350,000 annually to its municipalities for parks and recreation.


Main Street offering active shooter prep class for businesses

Posted 2/7/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Next week, Columbus Main Street member businesses will have a chance to learn what to do if the worst happens in the workplace.


Supes look to address illegal dumping

Posted 2/4/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors are looking for a way to deal with the county's illegal garbage dumping problem.


CPD staffing drops again below 50 officers

Posted 2/3/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Police Department has hit another snag in increasing its officer numbers, but Police Chief Oscar Lewis said he's hopeful more new hires are on the horizon.


Schools monitoring EdBuild report for funding changes

Posted 2/2/2017 in Area

At least two Golden Triangle public school districts are voicing some concerns about potential revenue loses if EdBuild's recommended school funding changes are enacted.


Insitu officials look for growth in Starkville

Insitu executives are visiting Mississippi State University this week and said they are excited about the growth opportunities a partnership with the university provides.


City, county to re-form drug task force

Posted 2/1/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city of Columbus and Lowndes County agreed to the terms of an inter-local agreement Tuesday that will restart a county-wide drug task force.


Cox applies for school board post

Posted 1/30/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former Columbus Municipal School District official has entered the running for an appointment to the district's board.


Starkville unveils retail study analysis

Posted 1/28/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Thanks to a new study, Starkville city officials now know that several key consumer groups in Starkville have $608 million in purchasing power.


Bill calls for appointed MDOT head

Posted 1/28/2017 in Area

One Golden Triangle representative is hoping to do away with the Mississippi Department of Transportations' elected commissioners.



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