With the first of three monthly meetings out of the way, county officials are breathing a sigh of relief, saying plans appear to be on track and going well with the two-phase construction of a silicon metal production and purification facility.
Anchored along the South end of the Columbus Soccer Complex, the Hitching Lot Farmers Market continues to provide homegrown and homemade goods three days a week for Lowndes County residents. And about a month before it will close its doors until the early spring of 2013, consumers still descend upon the market at daybreak to line up to purchase the locally grown produce.
By next month, the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link will exist only in the annals of local history, a fact which has left many to wonder what will happen to the Chamber of Commerce once the economic development portion of the Link is folded into a new tri-county regional partnership between Lowndes, Oktibbeha and Clay counties.
Marcus Carpenter sat at the doorway to the Columbus High School gym, chatting with a classmate as his gaze flitted from the newcomers to the pamphlet-strewn table, where his mother, Mattie Jones, stood talking with his 10th-grade algebra teacher, Amanda Taylor.
Recreation is big business in Columbus. A $5 million sports complex is scheduled to open Saturday and stake-holders are hoping to see it bring tourism dollars and more sales tax revenue to the area. And with a national professional fishing tournament starting the first week in October, recreation could mean millions of dollars spent in Columbus.
Former Lowndes County Supervisor Jim Terry was arrested by the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office Thursday morning for violating probation.
Company officials with Silicor Materials, formerly Calisolar, are in Columbus this week to update local leaders on the progress of their proposed 1 million-square-foot silicon metal production and purification facility.
An expansion for the Mayhew campus of East Mississippi Community College may be just around the corner. While the school's interest in purchasing the bankrupt Columbus Country Club has been discussed publicly since April 2011, the purchase could finally become official.
Seven people were arrested Wednesday night and face various drug-related charges after agents with Columbus-Lowndes Metro Narcotics executed a search warrant at a Hill Drive residence located off Land Road in Lowndes County.
Speeders on Short Main Street in Columbus, a residential extenuation of Main Street, will soon have a bumpy ride.
As Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science celebrates its 25th year, it's also facing a common problem among schools -- escalating costs, a decrease in state appropriations and an ever-increasing need for public support.
As city school officials continue to seek ways to improve the district, they're reaching out to parents, hoping to increase parental involvement in the schools and deepen the community's investment in the district's missions.
Lawrence, Ind., and Columbus are approximately 500 miles apart. While Lawrence has twice the population of the Friendly City and is a suburb of the sprawling Indianapolis, the two cities will soon have something in common -- a mass transportation system from the same provider.
The topic of biological arms races will take centerstage Thursday as the Mississippi University for Women Gordy Honors College Forum Series presents Dr. Paul Mack, on "Biological Arms Races: What You Don't Know Can Still Kill You."
A Columbus man has been arrested and charged with possession of marijuana more than one ounce and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.
After months of board members playing lawyer and reciting legalese, Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Attorney Chris Latimer provided the board with an opinion of how executive director Nancy Carpenter can use a vehicle owned by the CVB during the board's monthly meeting on Monday.
Early-morning showers didn't dampen the spirits of the crowds of people waiting for Krispy Kreme to open Tuesday morning. The line of cars stretched down Highway 45 as officers with the Columbus Police Department were on hand to regulate traffic flow.
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