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Commission delays decision on Lipscomb House demolition

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

If the sale of the Randolph Lipscomb property on the corner of Sixth Street and Third Avenue North is to be completed, the old house where the late Columbus attorney lived and practiced law will have to go.


Slim Smith: Happy Birthday, Mississippi

Posted 12/11/2017 in Local Columns

On this date 200 years ago, Mississippi was admitted as the 20th state in the union with the state capital set in Natchez, David Holmes serving as our first governor and the state motto: "The State Whose Name You're Always Going To Get Wrong On Your Spelling Test."


Students leaving CMSD at alarming rate

Posted 12/9/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Johnny Coleman has always moved comfortably in and out of the black community of Columbus.


A Dispatch Special Report: With Hickman's tenure coming to an end, stakeholders look at what went wrong with CMSD

Posted 12/9/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In 2003, Lori Pierce and her family moved to Columbus from Savannah, Georgia. Despite warnings from some of her new neighbors, she enrolled her son in the Columbus Municipal School District.


Supes agree to meet city on restaurant tax

Posted 12/5/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On a day when the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors agreed to meet with the mayor and city council to discuss the future of the county's restaurant tax, supervisors also took action on what could be considered some old business too.


Area agencies seeking volunteers for call center

Posted 12/4/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When disasters strike, Mississippians respond. Volunteers of all ages, backgrounds and skills descend on stricken communities, looking for ways to help, both big and small.


Slimantics: A working man in a working man's program

Posted 12/2/2017 in Local Columns

In some respects, the 32nd and 33rd football coach in Mississippi State history are much alike.


Finishing the race: Caledonia teen who battled childhood cancer runs St. Jude Marathon hand-in-hand with best friends

Posted 12/2/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Somewhere in the mass of 25,000 runners who turned out for the St. Jude Memphis Marathon Saturday morning, three heads adorned with gold pom poms bobbed along the race route.


Moorhead introduced to much fanfare

Posted 12/1/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Even before more than 300 fans had gathered Thursday morning to watch Joe Moorhead's introductory press conference at the Leo Seal Jr. Football Complex, Mississippi State's new head coach had already made a strong impression.


New Salvation Army leaders focus on building healthy communities

Posted 11/30/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Much like the military, those who serve with the Salvation Army have ranks and can expect to move from one assignment to another, often without much prior notice.


ACCESS at MSU helps intellectually disabled gain independence

Posted 11/29/2017 in Area

When Andrew Carlyle was an infant, a congenital heart defect which led to a stroke, seriously affected his intellectual capacity, so much so that the child's first neurologist told his parents, Greg and Ann Maria, that Andrew would likely never learn to speak or walk.


Slimantics: A magical moment at Rotary

Posted 11/29/2017 in Local Columns

The Columbus Rotary has a long-standing, unwritten rule for its speakers during its weekly luncheons: You may talk as long as you like, but the Rotarians are leaving at 1 p.m.


Slimantics: Mullen's departure leaves Bulldogs broken-hearted

Posted 11/28/2017 in Local Columns

Breaking up is hard to do, as Neil Sedaka long ago reminded us.


'It's Columbus Brick, and it will stay that way': Fourth-generation Puckett talks about company's 127-year history, vows sale won't change mission

Posted 11/25/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Puckett family has owned and operated Columbus Brick Company since it was founded in 1890.


Slimantics: Egg Bowl leaves Bulldogs at a loss

Posted 11/24/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Losing the Egg Bowl is nothing new to Mississippi State.


Council suspends CPD officer

Posted 11/22/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus city council has suspended a police officer without pay for 14 days as a result of two separate incidents.


Slimantics: 110-year-old poster a memento of legendary MSU-Ole Miss game

Posted 11/22/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Thursday, Ole Miss and Mississippi State will meet for the 114th time in football when the Bulldogs and Rebels collide at Davis Wade Stadium on the MSU campus.


Lowndes, Oktibbeha unemployment lowest since 2001

Posted 11/22/2017 in Area

If having a job is something to be thankful for, Golden Triangle residents have much to celebrate Thursday, based on the latest jobless figures released Tuesday by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.


A truly multi-purpose playground

Posted 11/21/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two weeks ago, the Lowndes County Recreation Department opened the little playground located just south of the New Hope Community Center, next to New Hope High School.


Boys and Girls Club expanding to West Point

Posted 11/17/2017 in Area

Thirty-six is a fairly random number, so when Nadia Colom sat down with Megan Mullen to discuss plans for opening a Boys and Girls Club in West Point, both women took their own association with the number as a sign their collaboration was somehow pre-ordained.



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