The approach of fall means different things to different people.
To Martin Andrews, it means the busiest time of the year.
Mississippi Department of Transportation Northern District Commissioner Mike Tagert updated members of the Columbus Exchange Club Thursday on state road projects that will make for safer traffic flow in the city and Lowndes County.
The city’s three mayoral candidates spoke Thursday at Lion Hills Golf Club, outlining their campaign platforms and visions for the city of Columbus. Incumbent mayor Robert Smith is being challenged by Republican Glenn Lautzenhiser and Independent Bo Jarrett in the June 4 municipal election.
Local restaurateur John Bean Thursday was recognized for his contributions to the community when he was awarded the Columbus Exchange Club’s highest honor, the Golden Book of Deeds.
A little more than a week ago, city school officials announced plans to stanch the Columbus Municipal School District’s financial hemorrhage by eliminating 59 teachers and support staff. At Monday night’s school board meeting, as sign-waving protesters watched, the board tabled a motion to add 10 more names to the list.
The three names left in the superintendent election all have one thing in mind: the students of Lowndes County.
The Columbus Exchange Club saw the culmination of a year’s worth of fundraising Thursday as it passed out more than $8,000 in grants to local non-profit organizations.
To make anything work for the common good of the community and its people, it takes more than one person to get the job done. That’s the philosophy of the Columbus Exchange Club’s 2010 Andy Morris Book of Golden Deeds Award Winner, Tjajuan Boswell.