With five bomb threats in three days, including threats at Stokes-Beard Elementary and Columbus High School this morning, school officials with the Columbus Municipal School District are asking parents to talk to their children about the severity of making false threats.
For the 24th time the lives of nearly-forgotten people buried in Friendship Cemetery have come alive through evening tales told by local high school students standing among tombstones.
In February, Columbus councilmen agreed to make the city its own contractor for a $1.65 million Trotter Convention Center renovation after bids for a general contractor came in well above project budget.
Columbus Municipal School Superintendent Edna McGill used Tuesday's speaking engagement at the Columbus Rotary Club to talk about the state of transition before the district as well as clear up some misconceptions about Common Core.
Two separate bombs threats were reported at Columbus Middle School Tuesday. The first threat came as students were being transported to school by bus Tuesday morning.
While Columbus councilmen have a working idea of the most needed capital improvements in their wards, all said they plan to use Thursday's public hearing to prioritize them if they choose to increase millage to pay for them.
As the transition to separate Immanuel Christian School from Immanuel Christian Church continues, the schools' advisors are reassuring parents that the school will remain open.
Golding Road from Richardson Road to Golding Circle will be closed from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday.
The state Court of Appeals has upheld the dismissal of a post-conviction petition of a Columbus nurse convicted of abusing a vulnerable person in her care.
It will likely be late next month before construction on the facility that will house CalStar Products is substantially complete.
The Lowndes County School Board held a specially called meeting Monday night to discuss the district's budget for the 2014-2015 school year.
Owners of private property on Co-Op Road have filed a motion against Lowndes County and two railroad companies for not repairing and re-opening a rail crossing after a judge ordered them to do so last year.
Immanuel Christian School is no longer affiliated with Immanuel Baptist Church. Church members on Sunday voted to accept a proposal from eight local businessmen that relieves the church from all obligations to the 35-year-old school and effectively severs the connection between the two, Pastor Charles Mullins confirmed.
A study conducted by the city's project managing firm -- one that lead to placing GPS trackers on city trucks to track their whereabouts -- revealed a potential waste of more than $1 million in the city's public works department.
As Columbus councilmen mull funding mechanisms for capital improvements, two Lowndes County supervisors are looking to address infrastructural issues in their respective districts.
Roughly 600 pounds of crawfish and 200 pounds of shrimp were sold at the Pilgrimage kick-off party Monday and Nancy Carpenter, the executive director of the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau, called the event a success.
The site of a defunct plant in Columbus is part of a $5.15 billion dollar settlement from the company that acquired Kerr-McGee. Of that, $67 million for prospective environmental work will go to the environmental trust created to clean up the 14th Avenue North site.
A judge has dismissed murder charges against a Columbus resident who was charged with depraved heart murder after the 2006 stillborn death of her child. Lowndes County Circuit Court Judge Jim Kitchens issued his ruling Wednesday in the case against 24-year-old Rennie Gibbs.
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