In early 2019, the Mississippi Department of Transportation should be finished with a project that will make drivers exiting Highway 82 at Military Road in Columbus a little bit safer.
Wednesday, the Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees took a major step in determining who will lead the district as superintendent of schools.
When our public schools struggle, when dollars are scarce or performance lags, a familiar cry soon emerges: It's time to get back to the basics.
Thursday, Toyota and Mazda announced it would build at new assembly plant in Huntsville, Alabama.
As is commonly done Gov. Phil Bryant used Tuesday's state of the state address to emphasize the positives while making only opaque references to the issues that continue to trouble or present and cloud our future.
On April 8, 2015, just days before he was to officially leave his post as president at Mississippi University for Women to become the commissioner of the state college board, Jim Borsig had a change of heart.
Count us among those who breathed a sigh of relief with the city council's choice of Fred Shelton as police chief Tuesday evening.
For some, Christmas is a deeply spiritual event. For others, less so.
On Tuesday, the Columbus City Council approved a resolution and a proposed bill to send to the Legislature to create a new 2-percent food-and-beverage tax, which would apply only to restaurants, bars and taverns within the city limits.
In the buffet line before Monday's Starkville Rotary Club meeting and, after the meeting, as members came forward to shake hands with the speaker and exchange a few encouraging words, there seemed to be a consensus: Lynn Spruill has done a good job as mayor in the six months since she was sworn into office.
A year after construction started on the $42.6 million Communiversity, the massive manufacturing technology education center is beginning to take shape and turn heads for those driving past the site along Highway 82.
The best of American democracy does not always begin with visionary leaders on a national scale.
On Monday, Columbus Mayor Robert Smith confirmed that police chief Oscar Lewis has given notice he will be retiring at the end of the year.
Monday evening, the Columbus Municipal School board will listen to presentations from firms to conduct a search for the district's fourth superintendent since 2011.
On Dec. 10, 1817, Mississippi became the 20th state in the union. The year-long observance of the state's bi-centennial will culminate Saturday with the opening of not one, but two museums dedicated to the state's long, often troubled, history.
Thursday, the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors and the Columbus City Council will meet at the Trotter Center at 9:30 a.m. in an effort to agree on a joint resolution to submit to the Legislature to extend the 2-percent restaurant tax.
Christmas is a fixed date on the calendar, but while we all recognize Dec. 25 as the day, there is no agreement on when the Christmas season begins.
On Thursday, Mississippi State held a grand-opening ceremony for the Grant Presidential Library, a $10-million, 21,000 square-foot addition to the university's Mitchell Memorial Library.
In October, when Golden Triangle Development LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins and Columbus Lowndes Convention & Visitors Bureau Executive Director Nancy Carpenter appeared before the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors and The Columbus City Council at their respective regular meetings, it seemed simply a procedural matter that could be easily addressed.
Today is Black Friday, traditionally the busiest shopping day of the year.
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