Lowndes County residents will be required to wear a face mask in public settings through the end of April, the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors decided during its regular meeting Monday.
Or will they?
Thirteen months after awarding a contract for a 200-megawatt solar facility in west Lowndes County to a Florida-based company, TVA has awarded another contract to the same company for another 150-megawatt solar plant.
In 2015, work on a 900-foot concrete pathway connecting the Columbus Riverwalk to the Lowndes County Soccer Complex was completed to the tune of $600,000.
It won’t cost nearly that much to extend a new concrete “walking path,” the Riverwalk/Soccer Complex connector, across the soccer complex’s northern section to its terminal point near Corretta Street.
A plan to close pay disparities and bring all Lowndes County employees to at least a $15 per hour pay rate over three years won partial approval during Monday’s board of supervisors meeting.
The board voted 3-1 to provide 50-cent pay raises for 37 employees and 75-cent pay raises for 27 others — all of whom are making less than $15 per hour — effective immediately.
Three juveniles were severely injured Saturday afternoon after the car they were riding in collided with a train southwest of New Hope, Lowndes County authorities said.
Lowndes County supervisors approved an approximately $80,000 bid with local companies to complete the first phase of relocating the Confederate monument in front of the courthouse.
A Lowndes County grand jury has indicted a Columbus man for murder in the fatal shooting of another man last summer.
During a discussion about road maintenance at Monday’s Lowndes County supervisors meeting, District 5 Supervisor Leroy Brooks mentioned disparities in wages between some road department employees.
Lowndes County is looking for full-time security for the Justice Court building after North Atlantic Security ended its contract with the county in January.
Adaptability has been a keyword of the COVID-19 pandemic; that is as true of senior living facilities as it is of every household, workplace, school or church around the globe. When the novel coronavirus abruptly curtailed most in-person family and community interaction last March, staff at such places as Garden Hill Assisted Living in Lowndes County were challenged to help provide reassurance, guard health and enrich daily life during an unprecedented period of isolation.