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Private equity group buys AkzoNobel, changes name to Nouryon

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

AkzoNobel Specialty Chemical now has a new owner and name for its global chemical companies.


Business Moves with Mary: Cook Out makes headway in Columbus

Posted yesterday in Business

The long-awaited Cook Out project in Columbus has finally begun. Demolition of the old Immanuel Baptist Church property is underway, and restaurant construction at the site should begin shortly after.


Annual MUW career fair draws 21 employers

Posted 10/17/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Alexis Smith walked with a purpose Tuesday through Hogarth Student Union at the Mississippi University for Women. With copies of her resume in-hand, the senior communication major visited all 21 employer booths at the university's annual career fair, hoping to cast a wide net for job opportunities after her scheduled May graduation.


'My best friend': Area dog lovers share pet stories for Adopt-a-Dog Month

Posted 10/15/2018 in Area

When Jessica Horton moved away from her family and friends in Columbus, she knew her next stop was Hawaii Island Humane Society.


'Going green' to save county schools $8M

Posted 10/15/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County School District expects to save nearly $8 million in energy savings within the next 20 years.


Breast Cancer Awareness Month: 'Victorious, not victims'

Posted 10/12/2018 in Area

Betty Powers was sitting under a hair dryer in a beauty salon on Valentine's Day when her daughter, Angie McKinney, called and said she had stage three breast cancer. Powers, who is currently battling lymphoma, stayed strong for her daughter until the phone call ended. Powers remembered her chemotherapy and treatment, but thinking of her daughter going through a similar battle felt more difficult.


Business Moves with Mary: Columbus hotel for sale

Posted 10/11/2018 in Business

If you're driving past the Magnolia Bowl, you may have seen a Rhett Realty sign perched in front of Columbus Inn and Suites.


Getting into gear: Three area teams to compete in BEST robotics challenge; RoboJackets seek seventh state title

Posted 10/11/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

When Camille Smith started her junior year of high school, she knew she wanted to help the environment. But it wasn't until she joined the robotics team that she decided to become an environmental engineer.


Bus discipline issues still prevalent at CMSD

Posted 10/10/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When it comes to student discipline at Columbus Municipal School District, the buses seem to be the biggest problem areas, district officials say.


CMSD considers citywide Wi-Fi for students

Posted 10/4/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District is looking for ways to provide internet access to all of its students even when they are at home.


Business Moves with Mary: Mississippi Steel Processing partners with Liberty Steel

Posted 10/4/2018 in Business

Liberty Steel Products Holding, of North Jackson, Ohio, has acquired a majority interest in Mississippi Steel Processing, 400 N. Steel Road in Columbus.


CMSD solves compliance issues with SPED program

Posted 9/25/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District Special Education Department has been found compliant by the Mississippi Department of Education in three formal state complaints filed against the district last year.


CMSD to address SPED compliance at public meeting

Posted 9/24/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District will host a public meeting tonight to address improvements and ongoing concerns about its special education department (SPED) amid a state investigation.


Delay of school rating approval blindsides local districts

Posted 9/21/2018 in Area

Local school administrators expressed shock at the State Board of Education's decision Thursday to postpone approving letter grade accountability ratings for school districts and schools.


Area districts all show gains in accountability ratings

Posted 9/20/2018 in Area

The Mississippi Department of Education released its school district accountability grades Thursday, which showed improvements for three school districts in the Golden Triangle.


Business Moves with Mary: New bar opening in Columbus this October

Posted 9/20/2018 in Business

Columbus will have a new "ultimate sports bar" in October on Highway 45.


First responders, nursing students hone skills at mock tornado drill

Posted 9/19/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A tornado ripped through Propst Park Tuesday morning causing numerous fatalities and injuries. Though just a drill, local agencies responded to the scene as if the disaster happened in real life.


Business Moves with Mary: Main Street offers venue tours to the public

Posted 9/13/2018 in Business

This Sunday, feel free to walk down Main Street and tour three different event venues in Columbus.


The Depot opening for business: Wedding venue, catering company expecting to open early next year

Posted 9/13/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A commercial tenant has agreed to do business on the first floor of the old Columbus Depot. Kelly Pittman and her husband Matt are opening an events and catering venue they will simply call The Depot, giving a nod to the history of the 135-year-old building.


Miller: New athletic teams helped MUW avoid cutting budget

Posted 9/12/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women has faced numerous state budget cuts in recent years, causing student tuition to fund more than 50 percent of its expenditures.



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