A wireless provider seeking more favorable location guidelines for cell tower sites in Columbus will have to wait until next month to find out if its request will be granted.
When a person calls 911 from a cellphone, they trust dispatchers on the other end of the line will be in the same county. However, that’s not always the case.
Last week, three Columbus men were killed when the car they were riding in ran off Officer’s Lake Road and hit a tree in Lowndes County. Two people survived and one of them called 911 from their cell phone.
A lightning strike that injured an air traffic controller at Baltimore’s main airport has exposed a potential vulnerability at airport towers during storms and is prompting Federal Aviation Administration officials to inspect hundreds of towers nationwide, The Associated Press has learned.
Under orders to trim hundreds of millions of dollars from its budget, the Federal Aviation Administration on Friday released a final list of 149 air traffic control towers that it will close at small airports around the country starting early next month.
Seven air traffic control towers in Mississippi are among 173 scheduled to be closed nationwide in early April, as the Federal Aviation Administration shuts off funding for those services.