Articles by Miles Layton
Columbus and Lowndes County high schools offer students a program that allows them to get a jump on their education by attending a community college or specialize in a rewarding career through learning a skilled trade.
Mississippi Economic Council hosted a conference “A New Day, A New Opportunity for Mississippi” that addressed key initiatives to spur opportunities for economic growth on Friday at Lion Hills Center.
Local Black leaders held a press conference Thursday at Lowndes County Courthouse to appeal to citizens to receive vaccinations if they have not already.
Columbus Mayor Keith Gaskin addressed the turnover in city staffing levels and usage of the James M. Trotter Center on Wednesday in his first press conference since taking the oath of office July 1.
Columbus City Council tabled decisions Tuesday about the use of the James M. Trotter Convention Center and appointing members to the Municipal Election Commission.
State Representative Dana McLean (R-Columbus) discussed medical marijuana’s future, prison reform and other top priorities the Legislature may consider during a speech Tuesday to the Columbus Rotary Club on at Lion Hills Center.
Columbus City Council will discuss Tuesday potentially filling three vacancies on the Municipal Election Commission.
Mississippi University for Women’s Student Government Association President Luis Leal Jr. said he is prepared to serve as a strong advocate for the Owls’ student body.
During the school year, Tori Hopper sees plenty of parents and grandparents bringing children into the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library looking for the same things — an Accelerated Reader book for a school-aged child.
Plans to redevelop the Burns Bottom neighborhood are in the final stretch. After four years, the Columbus Redevelopment board has purchased all but about five of the more than 70 properties in the district near downtown Columbus, bringing the organization closer to redeveloping the blighted area.
Mayor Keith Gaskin on Tuesday outlined for Columbus Rotary Club initiatives his administration intends to pursue — including open communication, preparing an annual budget, reducing crime and lending a helping hand to education.
A day after a fire consumed her family’s restaurant Fish and Blues, Barbara Johnson was greeting guests at her home who offered their prayers and shared their hopes that the popular Columbus area treasure would rebound.
High-tech research and product development company Camgian Microsystems is adding 25 new high-paying jobs to support its growth in the Golden Triangle.
Columbus City Council unanimously approved Neel-Schaffer engineering firm to take the lead on a citywide paving project that is behind schedule.
Columbus City Council gave its blessing Tuesday to hiring an interim city chief operations officer and approving a new vice mayor.
During a Thursday interview, Columbus mayor Keith Gaskin said he plans to propose the city council hire local businessman Mark Alexander Jr. as interim chief operations officer. The hiring would be subject to a vote by council.