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Oktibbeha Supervisors Learn of Slaughter and Associates’ Merits, Appoint Talley To Economic Development Position

November 21, 2012

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Whenever Oktibbeha County decides to move forward on a comprehensive plan, they can use the services of Slaughter and Associates if they wish to do so. At Monday’s November recessed meeting of the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors, Rudy Johnson, executive director of the Golden Triangle Planning and Development District, met with the supervisors regarding […]

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Silicor To Miss Yet Another Deadline, Higgins Tells Lowndes Supervisors

November 15, 2012

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An upcoming deadline for construction of a new facility for Silicor Metals and Silicor Purification, which, combined, formerly were known as Calisolar, will not be met. But Columbus-Lowndes Development Link officials are not prepared to recommend a course of action, Link CEO Joe Higgins told the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors on Thursday. In August, the supervisors […]

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A Response To “Sparks Fly As Lowndes Supervisors Meet”

November 15, 2012

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Editor’s Note: The following is a response submitted, by a local citizen, to the article which appeared in our Nov. 14 print edition, entitled “Sparks Fly As Lowndes Supervisors Meet.” We invite you to share your opinion about this. Dear Editor: All the attributed quotes are from the Real Story article (“Sparks Fly As Lowndes […]

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Sparks Fly As Lowndes Supervisors Meet

November 15, 2012

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The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors met on Monday, Nov. 5 and voted unanimously to allocate $100,000 to the construction of a second concession stand for the Columbus Soccer Complex, but District 4 Supervisor Jeff Smith took issue with the board’s failure to allocate smaller amounts to projects in his district. Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority Executive […]

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Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Meeting Agenda for Nov. 15, 2012

November 14, 2012

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We urge all residents of Lowndes County to attend this meeting, which will be held at the Lowndes County Courthouse (505 2nd Avenue North), and will begin at 9 a.m.

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HMMMM…Just Wondering???

November 6, 2012

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In yesterday’s (Nov. 5, 2012) edition of Columbus’ daily paper, there was a story entitled, “City ready to work with county despite hard feelings,” which states that the city council was upset with Lowndes County Board of Supervisors President Harry Sanders for calling them a bad name. The article goes on to mention, “In a […]

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Lowndes County Board Of Supervisors Meeting Agenda For Nov. 5, 2012

November 2, 2012

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We urge all residents of Lowndes County to attend this meeting, which will be held at the Lowndes County Courthouse (505 2nd Avenue North) and will begin at 9:00 a.m.

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Howard Steps Down As President of Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors

October 15, 2012

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Marvell Howard, District Three Supervisor and President of the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors, has stepped down as the board’s president, effective immediately. Howard made the announcement at Monday’s continued meeting of the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors. “To be president of the board of supervisors is demanding on your time. I see this as the time for me to step down […]

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Lowndes County Board Of Supervisors Meeting Agenda For Oct. 15, 2012

October 12, 2012

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We urge all citizens of Lowndes County to attend this meeting. It will be held at the Lowndes County Courthouse (505 2nd Avenue North), and begins at 9 a.m.   Special To The Real Story

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Harry Sanders Speaks His Mind

October 2, 2012

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President of the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors and District 1 Supervisor Harry Sanders is known as a man who rarely holds his tongue. In a conversation that I had with him, one recent morning, this fact became crystal clear immediately.   Sanders quickly professed his disdain for the politics of Lowndes County Supervisor Leroy […]

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Leroy Brooks Is Never At A Loss For Words

October 2, 2012

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Lowndes County Supervisor Leroy Brooks is a man who is never at a loss for words. Brooks spent five years in the Air Force and received a Master’s degree in Public Administration. He then taught sporadically at Mississippi State University, Troy State University and Mississippi University for Women before being elected to the Lowndes County […]

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At Week’s End For Sept. 28, 2012

September 28, 2012

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Special Judge Rules Against Lowndes County Board of Supervisors in Co-op Road Case                                  

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Lowndes County Board of Supervisors To Meet On Sept. 28, 2012

September 27, 2012

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We urge all citizens of Lowndes County to attend this meeting, which will be held at the Lowndes County Courthouse (505 2nd Avenue North), and will begin at 9 a.m.   Special To The Real Story

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Lowndes County Board Of Supervisors To Meet On August 15, 2012

August 14, 2012

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We urge all citizens of Lowndes County to attend this meeting, which will take place at the Lowndes County Courthouse (505 2nd Avenue North | Columbus), at 9 a.m. Special To The Real Story

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Monday Morning Water Cooler Talk for August 13, 2012

August 13, 2012

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Why Can’t We Be Friends?…or Harry and Leroy and Maybe Something To Do With Emergency Services The color of your skin don’t matter to me As long as we can live in harmony Why can’t we be friends? Why can’t we be friends? Why can’t we be friends? Why can’t we be friends? – WAR […]

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The Song Remains The Same – The July 31, 2012 Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Meeting

August 1, 2012

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  As is the case with so many Lowndes governmental entities, the Tuesday, July 31 meeting of the Lowndes County Board of Aldermen was rife with name-calling, accusations and other childish behavior – in short, par for the course. One of the particularly vitriolic segments of the meeting involved a prolonged exchange between Board President […]

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Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Meeting Agenda for July 31, 2012

July 30, 2012

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We urge all residents of  Lowndes County to attend this meeting, which will be held at the Lowndes County Courthouse (505 2nd Avenue North | Columbus), and will begin at 9 a.m. Special to The Real Story  

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Monday Morning Water Cooler Talk for June 25, 2012

June 25, 2012

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And that Government of the People, by the People, for the People, Shall Not Perish from the Earth—Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address What seems like lofty words should be the cornerstone of every American’s belief in the government. The concept of democracy is built around a government led by the people, and the people should be […]

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The True Story of Harry and Leroy — The June 4, 2012, Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Meeting

June 4, 2012

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In what appeared to be the blink of an eye, the June 4, 2012, Lowndes County Board of Supervisors meeting went from civil to sizzle in about 10 seconds.  After about an hour of peaceful exchanges, the inevitability that many people have been predicting for months, came to pass.  Harry Sanders and Leroy Brooks became […]

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At Week’s End for May 18, 2012

May 18, 2012

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Oh, What a Week it Was! Lowndes County politics is often feast or famine, and this week was a prime example of the area at its crazy, busy best.  Starting with a school board meeting that went from boring to interesting in the span of sixty seconds to a city council meeting that ensured that […]

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Lowndes County Supervisors Meeting of May 7, 2012

May 9, 2012

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If everything goes according to plan, all road crew workers in Lowndes County will receive yearly drug tests and be subjected to random testing, quarterly.  Presently, employees are required to submit to testing, only if their name is selected randomly.  Concerns about the drug testing arose when District 4 Supervisor Jeff Smith mentioned the rash […]

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Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Meeting Agenda for May 7, 2012

May 6, 2012

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We urge all citizens of Lowndes County to attend these meetings, which are held at the Lowndes County Courthouse, 505 2nd Avenue North. Special to The Real Story

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Monday Morning Water Cooler Talk for April 30, 2012

April 30, 2012

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What to Do When All the Answers Are Right, Even the Wrong Ones – The April 27th Lowndes County Supervisors’ Meeting Near the end of what had been, for the most part, one of the most boring Supervisors’ meetings in the history of humanity, electricity filled the air as District 5 Supervisor Leroy Brooks re-opened […]

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Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Meeting Agenda for April 27, 2012

April 26, 2012

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We urge all citizens of Lowndes County to attend these meetings, which are held at the Lowndes County Courthouse, 505 2nd Avenue North. Special to the Real Story

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Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Meeting Agenda for April 25, 2012 – Special Meeting

April 23, 2012

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We urge all citizens of Lowndes County to attend these meetings, which are held at the Lowndes County Courthouse, 505 2nd Avenue North. Note: This is a specially called meeting, which begins at a special time – 8:30am.

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The April 13, 2012 Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Meeting: Strangely Simply Complex

April 16, 2012

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The April 13, 2012 Lowndes County Board of Supervisors meeting deviated from their normally mundane routine, with the introduction of by two big issues.  County Administrator Ralph Billingsley addressed the complicated matter of the personal use of County Vehicles and District 4 Supervisor Jeff Smith tackled the tough task of paving in the Temple Cove […]

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Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Meeting Agenda for April 13, 2012

April 12, 2012

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We urge all citizens of Lowndes County to attend these meetings, which are held at the Lowndes County Courthouse, 505 2nd Avenue North. Special to The Real Story

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The April 2nd Board of Supervisors Meeting

April 3, 2012

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The April 2nd Board of Supervisors gathering was marked by a stark contrast from past meetings, as the usual, dull get-together had a little excitement, Monday morning.  Starting with the Volunteer Fire Department report, there was more pizzazz in the air than usual. Supervisor Leroy Brooks was concerned about the progress the Fire Department was […]

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Monday Morning Water Cooler Talk for April 2, 2012

April 2, 2012

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This week will be a big week for local government.  The County will be meeting this morning, while the Caledonia Board of Aldermen and the Columbus City Council will be holding their respective meetings, tomorrow night.  The Real Story has tried, over the past few months, to post the agendas for local government meetings, to […]

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Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Meeting Agenda for April 2, 2012

March 30, 2012

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The following is the agenda for the upcoming meeting of the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors, which is scheduled for 9am , on Monday, April 2, 2012, at the Lowndes County Courthouse, located at 505 2nd Avenue North, in Columbus: Special to The Real Story                     […]

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