Following months of national and local protests against racial inequality, a cadre of community leaders in the city of Columbus and Lowndes County gathered Tuesday night at the Municipal Complex for a discussion about the racial dynamics in the nation and, in response, how to improve race relations within the community moving forward.
Lowndes County School Board is planning a forum next month to interview superintendent finalists, but only 15 selected members of the public are invited.
Those hoping to be elected to a seat on the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors disagreed on the state of the board’s relationship with city of Columbus officials during a political forum at the Columbus Municipal Complex Monday night.
The division between Lowndes County and the city of Columbus was a topic raised by multiple candidates at a political forum held Sunday afternoon at Genesis Church in Columbus, with those running for county supervisor positions all saying city and county officials have to find ways to work better together.
With eight of the nine candidates on hand for Tuesday’s Ward 1 city council candidate forum, the 100 or so residents who gathered at Townsend Community Center were given much to consider before going to the polls on Sept. 24.
When Ward 1 Councilman Gene Taylor died unexpectedly on Aug. 6, it was a big blow to the senior citizens who meet weekly at Townsend Community Center.
Cleaning up Ward 4 will likely start with helping the younger generation, Ward 4 candidates agreed during a forum Sunday night.
The six candidates vying for the Ward 4 council seat will have one last chance to speak to voters Sunday night before the special election on Tuesday.
Issues facing the city from its finances to sewer and drainage problems and ongoing clean-up in north Columbus from a Feb. 23 tornado were topics raised by candidates hoping to fill the recently vacated Ward 4 city council seat during a forum at Lion Hills on Friday.
In a departure from the usual candidate for political office, the hopefuls for Lowndes County chancery clerk who spoke to a crowd of Columbus Exchange Club members Thursday stressed that they didn’t want to change anything about how the clerk’s office works.