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Many Mississippians see midyear insurance cost dip

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi customers may have noticed lowered health insurance premiums in recent weeks.


City holds ribbon cutting for Deer Run bridge

Posted 7/20/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ward 6 Councilman Bill Gavin can remember standing in holes caused by eroded soil on either side of the bridge on Deer Run Road.


City seeks grant to restore blighted lots

Posted 7/19/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city of Columbus is seeking grant funds to remove and replace homes on blighted properties.


Property swap may be option for Southside project

Posted 7/18/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A scheduled request for an appeal on a zoning variance granted for a townhouse project at the corner of Sixth Avenue South and Seventh Street is on hold after city officials and developer Kenny Frye discussed options for alternatives late last week.


Supes put next horse park phase out for bid

Posted 7/15/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County is moving along with the next phase of work on its horse park.


Sales tax collections mixed in area

Posted 7/14/2017 in Area

The Golden Triangle's three primary cities posted a mixed bag for sales tax results in May.


West Point CAO in limbo after board fails to reappoint him

Posted 7/13/2017 in Area

The future of West Point's chief administrative officer is unclear after an attempt to reappoint him died at the table Tuesday evening.


West Point police chief retires

Posted 7/12/2017 in Area

West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley's service with the department has come to an end, after selectmen unanimously accepted his resignation Tuesday during the first meeting of the new board term.


New Jersey company eyeing former Omnova site for investment

Posted 7/12/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The former Omnova property may soon have a new owner that's interested in attracting a tenant to fill the site.


Oktibbeha circuit clerk pleads guilty to meth charge

Posted 7/11/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County's circuit clerk pleaded guilty to felony possession of methamphetamine Monday in Clay County Circuit Court.


Mill value increases in Lowndes, Columbus

Posted 7/7/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mill values for every tax-levying entity in Lowndes County appear to be up this year, according to preliminary figures from Tax Assessor Greg Andrews' office.


Gavin named vice mayor for new council term

Posted 7/7/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The new term hit a speed bump during Thursday's city council meeting when councilmen knotted over whom to name vice mayor.


EMCC borrows $13M on behalf of counties without final approval

Posted 7/6/2017 in Area

East Mississippi Community College may have issued bonds for local funding for the Communiversity without the proper authorization resolutions in place.


Mayor, new council take oaths today

Posted 7/5/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The 2017-21 city council term officially begins today, and the new council will hold its first meeting Thursday evening.


'Check to Protect' urges drivers to check for recalls

Posted 7/3/2017 in Area

A recently launched website is encouraging drivers to check for open recalls on their vehicles.


On tap: Local brewery celebrates law allowing on-site beer sales

A new law took effect on Saturday that gave Mayhew Junction something to celebrate.


Welcome home: City administration resettling in City Hall

Posted 6/30/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

David Armstrong still isn't quite sure what to do with the walls in his office.


Private eye's report leads to probe of animal control

Posted 6/29/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department is conducting an internal investigation into the work of its animal control officers due to a report submitted by a private investigator.


Something fishy: Catfish spill stinks up the Crossroads

Posted 6/28/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Kirk Sudduth needed some relief for his senses Tuesday morning, and he was willing to take it just about any way he could get it.


LINK exploring split issue for Communiversity funding

Posted 6/28/2017 in Area

If everything works out as planned, Lowndes County may be able to issues its funding for the Communiversity on a 10-year term, rather than for 20 years.



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