Two years ago, Tina Sweeten-Lunsford had a 40-hour a week volunteer at the Columbus Arts Council. Sweeten-Lunsford, executive director with the CAC, wanted to do what she could to get the volunteer some benefits. She remembered that as a young woman she had been a VISTA volunteer and ended up in Alaska with a $423-a-month stipend.
The CL&W Board of Directors met Sept. 18 to discuss the water budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year, which begins Wednesday. During that meeting, the board voted down a recommendation from CL&W General Manager Todd Gale to increase water and sewer rates by 7.5 percent beginning in October.
A Columbus man has been arrested for a weekend shooting and more arrests are expected, according to officials with the Columbus Police Department.
Lowndes County is one of 21 counties in the state to have a confirmed report of West Nile Virus this year.
Volunteer firemen hose down a semi-truck trailer that caught fire on its way up Highway 45 North on Monday.
Up to $1,000 may be up for grabs for downtown business owners wanting to spruce up the front of their buildings.
Four candidates have qualified for the District 17 seat in the Mississippi State Senate. Bill "Doc" Canon qualified 12 days ago, while Bill Gavin, Bobby Patrick and Chuck Younger filed last week.
One man is in jail and another injured after a Thursday shooting on the Southside of Columbus.
Three brothers are behind bars in Lowndes County, each charged with a violent crime, two of which are murder. Quinton Erby, 24, Joshua Erby, 21, and Kirby Erby, 20, are each in the custody of the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center.
The Columbus Police Department is changing how it handles pursuits. Under former Chief Selvain McQueen, officers were instructed not to chase a suspect if he fled. Now, Chief Tony Carleton, is changing that policy.
Construction crews are about a quarter of the way through the process of building a sidewalk that will connect the Riverwalk to the Columbus Soccer Complex.
While state and local unemployment levels remain well above the national average, newly released figures show signs that people around the Golden Triangle area are finding jobs.
Bids for the street improvement portion of a $4.5 million Columbus capital improvements project will be opened on Oct. 16, with construction set to begin later that month.
The Columbus Police Department has a new assistant chief. Tony McCoy, 46, stepped into the role on Sept. 15. He replaces Joe Johnson, who retired in June, in the position.
A third Columbus man has been charged with murder in connection with a drive-by shooting that left one man dead and another injured this month.
Columbus Light and Water board members are looking into options for generating more revenue, one of which includes acquiring new customers for water services.
There wasn't much space in the reception room at the Education and Human Sciences Building on the campus of Mississippi University for Women on Tuesday afternoon. They were there to honor Dr. Alma Turner, a woman whose impact on local education has been felt by many throughout the Golden Triangle.
A federal lawsuit against the former superintendent of the Lowndes County School District filed by the current superintendent has been dismissed.
An Alabama man sentenced to serve 15 years in prison for manslaughter in a 2008 shooting death at a Mississippi bar has won a new trial from the Mississippi Court of Appeals.
About 60 men gathered at Sim Scott Community Center on Monday for a community "Men of Color" meeting called by Lowndes County Supervisor Leroy Brooks.
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