It was the summer of 1972 and, typical of the era, kids were mostly left to their own devices to fill up the long, languid summer days before the start of school.
After an hour of discussion over employee pay raises, a budget committee for the city of Columbus agreed to move forward with a plan to allocate funds in the upcoming fiscal year budget for salary increases among city employees.
Columbus City Council on Wednesday unanimously approved a 2.87-mill property tax increase for Fiscal Year 2022.
Both Lowndes County representatives on the East Mississippi Community College Board of Trustees have announced they are stepping down.
Although he is probably best known around town in his role as an attorney, Gawyn Mitchell’s interest in flying predates his legal work.
A Ford pickup crashed into Columbus Fire Station 5 just before 2 a.m. today, causing extensive damage to the fire station but no injuries to either the driver or firefighters, Columbus Fire and Rescue Chief Martin Andrews said this morning.
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.
Since 1989, Nancy Guerry has been instrumental in helping Golden Triangle residents in need.
Columbus Ward 2 Councilman Joseph Mickens doesn’t know how many renters in the city qualify for a federal COVID-19 relief program that provides up to 15 months in rent and utility payments for those negatively affected by the pandemic.
The city of Columbus has asked the Mississippi Ethics Commission to dismiss a public records complaint The Dispatch filed against it during this year’s municipal elections.
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.
Amy Shaw practically gushes when she talks about Columbus Christian Academy, as her enthusiasm for the school and its students simply can’t be contained.
Columbus Light and Water wants the city’s approval to borrow up to $8.7 million for various major electric and broadband infrastructure projects.
Three times during Thursday’s special-call meeting, Columbus Mayor Keith Gaskin concluded his comments on the mask mandate under consideration by the city council by saying it would be his final word on the subject.
United Way of Lowndes and Noxubee kicked off its annual fundraising campaign with a food truck festival Thursday at Hitching Lot Farmers’ Market.
After COVID-19 canceled it last year and caused it to be postponed from its normal May date this year, Market Street Festival is moving forward.
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.
On July 6, Columbus City Council hired Neel-Schaffer Engineering to manage a $5.5 million paving/concrete infrastructure project after the city’s project management contract with J5 Global expired at the end of June.