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'Mississippi First': Medicaid in the Golden Triangle

Posted 7/22/2017 in Area

Prior to September 2016, Fred Williams was missing out. He couldn't play catch with his 4-year-old son, Fredrick Jr. He wasn't able to mow his own yard. And each of the six days a week he worked, he had trouble breathing, often having to take short breaks throughout the day to sit and catch his breath.


Planned talent show draws scam concerns

Posted 7/22/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A talent show set to take place in Columbus at the end of July could be suspicious, according to two involved local business directors.


Delta crash response: 'A somber, purpose-driven' mood

Posted 7/18/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Of the 16 servicemen killed in a military aircraft crash July 10 in Leflore County, one body had yet to be discovered when Columbus Fire and Rescue personnel arrived at the crash site at 5 a.m. Thursday. Their mission was to help find the fallen Marine.


Columbus Boys and Girls Club reaps what it sows

Posted 7/17/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A new community garden, unveiled today at the Columbus Boys and Girls Club on 14th Avenue North, is inspiring youngsters to one day plant their own.


Magnolia Bowl wall to get a face lift with new mural

Posted 7/14/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The drive past Magnolia Bowl on Fifth Street in Columbus is about to get a little more colorful.


United Way, Emergency Management Agency host disaster response training

Posted 7/13/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When tornadoes hit East Columbus and New Hope in 2014, roughly 50 volunteers from the southeast United States and Golden Triangle regions swarmed to Columbus to remove debris and clean up homes.


Playing with style: Sounds of Summer act touts musical diversity

Posted 7/12/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Robert and Amy Moore are a husband and wife duo devoted not only to each other but to their music.


CMSD to hire 13 faculty members

Posted 7/11/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District's board of trustees approved hiring 13 new teachers during its regular meeting Monday evening, many of whom have little to no teaching experience and three who are still awaiting certification.


United Way initiative lends hand to elderly

Posted 7/10/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Yolanda Holley lives with her dog in the same house she has inhabited since 1978, 10 years after her family moved to Columbus when she was 12.


Law requires back seat passengers to buckle up

Posted 6/30/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Starting July 1, all vehicle passengers in Mississippi will be required by law to wear seat belts. For some citizens, it will mean no more riding in the beds of trucks.


Sounds of Summer: Playing with purpose

Posted 6/28/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

According to lead singer Dee McKay, Deacon Jones and the Late Night is a "funky" band that doesn't take itself too seriously. But they do have a serious reason for playing.


Refinancing could save CMSD an additonal $200K

Posted 6/28/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District could save an additional $200,000 over the next six years through refinancing a second construction bond.


Gaining a seat at the table: Bulldog Bytes STEM camp encourages girls to pursue computer science

Posted 6/27/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Women teaching women in a field traditionally dominated by men. That's the idea behind the Mississippi State University sponsored Bulldog Bytes camp hosted this week at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Columbus.


CMSD won't ask for millage increase for FY '18

Posted 6/23/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District does not plan to ask for a property tax increase next fiscal year.


LINK head concerned about state budget cuts

Posted 6/21/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Despite tight state budgets affecting grant and loan funding for infrastructure, the Golden Triangle Development LINK has continued to see sizable projects come to the area, according to Chief Executive Officer Joe Max Higgins.


Some of state's brightest return to Governor's School to invest in Mississippi's future

Posted 6/19/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Some of Mississippi's most gifted high school students threw cardboard rafts in a pool on Saturday and tried to race them.


Former librarian to head local literacy initiative

Posted 6/17/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Former librarian Lindsey Beck will serve as the new coordinator for the Lowndes County Imagination Library, a local nonprofit which aims to improve early childhood literacy in the area.


Bond refinancing could save CMSD $300K

Posted 6/16/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District plans to refinance its debt from 2009 general obligation bonds used to fund construction of Columbus Middle School, according to board of trustees president Jason Spears.


Swing Shift takes stage for Sounds of Summer

Posted 6/14/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Just before Columbus band Swing Shift celebrates its 32nd anniversary next month, the group will return to the Sounds of Summer stage at 7 p.m. Thursday at The Riverwalk to entertain audience members with what they know best: rhythm and blues.


Audit finds three errors in CMSD reporting

Posted 6/13/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Despite an otherwise clean audit, the Columbus Municipal School District made three mistakes in finance reporting for the fiscal year ending June 30.



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