It started small in the late 1990s. Lizzie Clemons put a few things out in her yard to celebrate the holidays. A Santa Claus. A wreath. Some lights. She lives at 820 10th Ave. S. People in the neighborhood liked her Christmas display. Some brought children by. This made Clemons happy. So she added more and more. And more.
Columbus councilmen and department heads are on the same page when it comes to addressing dilapidated structures: Everyone wants them gone. Not everyone agrees, however, on how many of the eyesores they expect to see demolished over the next three and a half years.
When asked last week during a working retreat to list ways to bring more money into city coffers, a group of Columbus department heads had several suggestions. Get the Columbus crime lab accredited and utilize it more effectively. Be more creative in raising fees from events at the Trotter Convention Center. Sell more city-owned real estate.
Mississippi State University secured $1 million toward an Oktibbeha County partnership school after a Texas-based couple donated $12.3 million to the school's Infinite Impact fundraising campaign, the university announced Monday.
Mississippi's top elections official is launching a publicity blitz to bring attention to the state's voter identification law that's scheduled to be used for the first time in June.
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