Articles by Zack Plair
Both Lowndes County representatives on the East Mississippi Community College Board of Trustees have announced they are stepping down.
Mayor Keith Gaskin plans to ask the council this month to approve a 2.87-mill increase in the city ad valorem tax rate to help fund debt obligations.
Most industrial recruitment projects the Golden Triangle Development LINK works on are known to the public only by a nickname before the deals are finalized and announced.
Joe Max Higgins plans to leave the East Mississippi Community College Board of Trustees as soon as the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors can find a replacement.
In-fighting among Lowndes County supervisors over two minor agenda issues dominated about half of their meeting Tuesday as issues of board protocol and assisting the city of Columbus took center stage.
Columbus Light and Water wants the city’s approval to borrow up to $8.7 million for various major electric and broadband infrastructure projects.
Where you live matters when it comes to educational, career and socio-economic opportunities.
Columbus Mayor Keith Gaskin and Police Chief Fred Shelton unveil one of the city’s new neighborhood watch camera systems during a press conference Wednesday at City Hall.
Mayor Keith Gaskin stood on the grounds of Cypress Park Apartments on Aug. 1, a Sunday, waiting for good news. It wasn’t forthcoming.
Angela Verdell officially started Monday as the new general manager for Columbus Light and Water, but she told the utility’s board she feels like she’s been in the position far longer.
Mayor Keith Gaskin plans to recommend a forensic audit of the city’s finances in an effort to get a “clean slate” for his new administration.
Lowndes County has agreed to help Columbus’ chronically understaffed public works department haul away hundreds of piles of brush that have accumulated along city roadsides.
In separate measures on Monday, Lowndes County supervisors effectively mandated mask-wearing for anyone inside county facilities and amended their policy to offer extra paid leave for employees with COVID-19 to exclude those who haven’t been vaccinated against the virus.
Two weeks after deciding to start the school year with masks optional for students and staff, Lowndes County School District will now require mask-wearing indoors on all its campuses for at least the next month.
Lowndes County is seeking a court judgment to regain control of the old Mississippi Sheriffs’ Boys and Girls Ranch off Motley Road.
Lowndes County School District won a major court victory Friday in its effort to secure more local tax funding for operations.
The unclaimed dead: When family doesn’t take responsibility for burying a body, it often ends up cremated; ashes stored at funeral home, coroner’s office
Alone in a Lowndes County residence, a woman in her 70s died in March. No one will attend her funeral. In fact, there won’t even be one.
A local businessman and his grandson died in a plane crash Wednesday afternoon in Oktibbeha County, officials confirmed.
A much-anticipated ordinance to regulate electric scooter riding in the city failed to move forward Tuesday after no alderman would sponsor it.
Lowndes County will have separate offices for tax assessor and collector as of 2024.