Fall has arrived in The Golden Triangle.
During its Tuesday meeting, the Columbus City Council earmarked $1.3 million of its $5.6 in American Recovery Plan Act allocation to provide one-time $5,000 stipends to city employees.
Since President Biden signed the American Recovery Rescue Plan (ARPA) into law in March, a program that pumps millions of dollars directly to cities and counties throughout the country, local governments have been pondering how to use those funds most effectively.
Two local governments approved annual budgets Wednesday, and the contrast could not be more stark.
The stretch of road that connects Highway 12 and Highway 25 in Oktibbeha County is named Longview Road.
Our View: Budget oversight signals need for more attention to detail, but city transparency should be commended
On Monday, Columbus City Council discovered what it thought would be a $550,00 surplus in its proposed FY 2022 budget was instead a $1 million deficit.
If you’ve ever consulted a financial advisor to sort out your finances, you know that the first thing that expert will likely do is look at your debt — particularly credit card debt.
COVID-19 has been a part of our lives for more than 18 months now. By this point, virtually everyone knows someone — a family member, friend co-worker, neighbor — who has died from contracting the virus. Beyond that, the virus has altered some of the daily rhythms of life. We are not back to “normal,” and we don’t know when that day will come.
Long before the phrase “workforce training” became a mantra of every candidate for statewide office, Joe Max Higgins was sounding the alarm about Mississippi’s shortage of skilled manufacturing workers.
A rose to the Facebook group “Friends of Lake Lowndes” for their efforts to clean up and beautify the state park in the eastern part
Having lived nearly four score years, I feel that I grew up in the best of times, raised my family in the good times and
To audit or not to audit? That’s the question.
When the subject of college competition emerges, we most often think of athletics. In a wide variety of sports, Mississippi’s eight state-supported universities compete robustly, often against each other.
On Tuesday night, the Columbus City Council voted to table an appointment to the Golden Triangle Development LINK Board of Directors after neither of the two applicants — Quincy Harris and Colin Krieger — were able to get the four votes needed for the appointment.
On Monday, the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors agreed to allow its road department to assist the Columbus Public Works Department in picking up debris around the city, primarily tree limbs, branches and other yard waste.
On Friday Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves broke his long silence to address the skyrocketing COVID-19 numbers but failed to implement any statewide mandates. As it
Since the turn of the millennium, Lowndes County has seen something of an industrial revolution. Over the past two decades, we’re seen the arrival of steel mills, heavy manufacturing, aerospace technology and, most recently, solar power facilities.
When you see a fat dog, you know its owner needs more exercise.
Before the 1930 baseball season, Yankees’ slugger Babe Ruth signed a one-year contract for $80,000, what was then a staggering sum. The idea that a baseball player could make that sort of money was offensive to some people as the Great Depression descended on the nation.
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