Lowndes County employees will save on medical insurance costs after supervisors opted to transition from a fully-insured to a self-insured system.
For Columbus residents that are in the spirit of giving this holiday season, there are still several opportunities to donate to those in need.
Wassail, a cider made of juices and spices, has been served for centuries. Robin Hood, it is said, enjoyed the occasional swallow. Friday, downtown Columbus merchants will try their hands at preparing their version of the ancient beverage during the 10th annual Wassail Fest.
James Merrigan's wife told him to find something to do with his time. So the retired Air Force veteran left his Old Aberdeen Road home in Columbus and showed back up a little while later. When he did, his wife, Vicki, asked what he had found. "Well," he said, "it's seasonal." That was 13 years ago. He's been doing the thing he found ever since.
The Lowndes County School District is moving ahead with plans for a district wide Career Tech center. As far as where it will be located, the school board will decide between two pieces of land near Highway 50 and Lehmberg Road.
While the big box stores have Black Friday sales, local store owners are encouraging shoppers to take part in Small Business Saturday tomorrow.
Thousands of shoppers braced the crowds and the cold Thursday night and this morning participating in Black Friday sales events. More than 1,000 people lined up around the building at Belk, hoping to snag some of the items on sale for over 50 percent off the retail price.
This evening, when Martin Charles Billingsley takes his seat in Davis Wade Stadium, he will watch Ole Miss and Mississippi State play a football game for the 76th time. "I saw my first one in 1937," Billingsley said. He was 10 years old then and hasn't missed an Egg Bowl since.
Jim Borsig/President, MUW "The first thing I'm thankful for is my family. I'm thankful to have the opportunity to do the work that I'm doing and I am grateful to be a part of the Columbus community, this university community and to have such wonderful friends and colleagues to work with everyday."
With shoppers expected to be out in full force Thursday night and Friday morning, local stores and law enforcement are taking extra precautions to ensure everyone has a safe experience. "We will be out in force," said Chief of Police Selvain McQueen.
Ed Blakeslee, a retired utility company executive and a member of the State College Board, will speak at Mississippi University for Women's December graduation.
A Columbus woman has been formally charged with murder after her boyfriend was stabbed to death last week. Chaddy Mae Brooks, 27, of 300 Lehmberg Rd, Apartment 153, was charged Monday morning. Danielle Gore, 37, died Friday.
If you have blood and are in the giving mood, you could consider being a donor today. Until 5 p.m., Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle is hosting a blood drive.
Paul Tashiro is from Japan and in 1945, he wanted to die for the emperor. He was 13 years old and Japanese children were taught that to die for their country was the highest honor. Japan was in a fight with the United States then, so Tashiro volunteered and began flight school to train as a kamikaze pilot.
For many residents in the Golden Triangle, Thursday will be a day to celebrate with family around food and laughter. However, for some elderly Columbus citizens, Thanksgiving will be just another day that they spend alone.
When it comes to talkin' turkeys, some would say no one knows the feathered fowl quite like your local grocer. So when Butterball recently announced it would have a shortage of fresh turkeys and large frozen turkeys during the Thanksgiving holiday, area grocery stores were prepared.
Councilmen have not formally adopted terms for private use of the Old Highway 82 Bridge, but they are unofficially using a special event permit policy for those who want to hold receptions and other private events on the recently renovated structure.
A Columbus woman is behind bars after she allegedly fatally stabbed her boyfriend Friday morning.
Columbus councilmen and department heads are having a retreat Dec. 5 and they'll tour each ward the city in the days beforehand to assess issues that are unique to the city's different areas.
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