Lowndes County voters will head to the polls Aug. 26 to decide a $47 million school bond issue and Lowndes County Circuit Clerk Haley Salazar said her office is ready.
Columbus’ Office of Planning and Community Development has secured between $75,000-165,000 in leftover money from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History’s Community Heritage Preservation Grant program for work on City Hall.
Renovations needed to bring Oktibbeha County School Districts’ two elementary schools up to par for 2015’s state-mandated consolidation could cost the county about $5 million, an architect confirmed Friday, but how to finance those repairs remains an unanswered question.
It will likely be the end of September before the city can officially close out the Old Highway 82 bridge restoration project due to two factors — issues with the primer used in the painting process and a flock of protected migratory barn swallows who have made the construction site their temporary home.
Starkville commuters should see increased activity and potential delays on Miss. Highway 182 in the coming weeks as workers begin a significant improvement project to the important thoroughfare.
The old photograph was folded and worn, its edges fading, like the 16 faces looking out from its sepia surface. Donna Pannell Bain remembers the day she found it, tucked among forgotten newspapers and pictures her great-aunt Sadie Robinson had stored away before her death in 1998.
Painting of the steel portion of the Old Highway 82 bridge and installing the boardwalk and lighting are the three steps remaining before the Columbus landmark is completely restored and ready for public use again, City Engineer Kevin Stafford said.
The transformation is complete, with only a few minor details left in what has been a whirlwind $279,000 renovation of East Mississippi Community College’s latest crown jewel — Lion Hills Golf Club, formerly Columbus Country Club.
Gilding the Gilmer: Operators hope renovations will again make historic hotel an option for tourists
This past weekend was arguably one of the busiest Columbus has seen in a while. Between the conclusion of the Spring Pilgrimage and the Grillin’ on the River barbecue competition, restaurants, shops and hotels enjoyed brisk business.
Decades ago, Hotel Gilmer — with its prime location on Main Street — would have presided over it all.
Renovations are under way at Lion Hills Golf Club, as East Mississippi Community College readies the facilities for an expansion of its Mayhew campus in 2013.