Four of the 10 candidates for local county offices who failed to submit campaign finance reports by the first reporting period deadline Friday turned their reports in to the Lowndes County Circuit Clerk’s Office on Monday.
When the Mississippi Legislature convenes in January, Lowndes County officials will ask for the right to assess taxes on businesses operating on Golden Triangle Regional Airport land, a move that will restore $800,000 in revenue for the county and its school district.
Unemployment in the Golden Triangle fell in August, but that dip is more a reflection of the start of the school year than a rebound in the economy.
Within a few months, New Hope may have a new playground, thanks primarily to a stipulation that jeopardized Lowndes County’s ability to secure future grants from the Mississippi Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
Gov. Phil Bryant couldn’t have asked for a better Friday.
Columbus Mayor Robert Smith sent a letter to the president of the Lowndes County board of supervisors on April 28, saying he and city councilmen feel a Yorkville Road firing range built with county and city funds should be operated and managed by the city.
Homes are being built in Lowndes County at five times the rate as in Columbus.
Lowndes County voters on Tuesday rejected a $47 million bond issue that would have built a new vocational center and a new high school, as well as numerous capital improvements throughout the Lowndes County School District.
Lowndes County voters who reside outside Columbus city limits will head to the polls Tuesday to decide on a $47 million bond issue that could revamp campuses in New Hope, Caledonia and West Lowndes.
Registered voters in the Lowndes County School District will go to the polls on Aug. 26 to choose whether or not to approve a $47 million bond for improvements.