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Columbus Fire and Rescue earns national accreditation

Posted 3/12/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Fire and Rescue is now officially one of fewer than 200 fire departments nationwide and the first in Mississippi to receive Accredited Agency status with the Commission on Fire Accreditation International, the department announced Tuesday.

 

S&P boosts city's bond rating

Posted 3/12/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Standard & Poor's Rating Services raised its long-term rating on Mississippi Development Bank's series 2010A and 2010B special obligation bonds, issued for Columbus, MS to 'A+' from 'A' based on its specific criteria.

 

Starkville man dies in Hwy. 45 crash

Posted 3/12/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A one-vehicle wreck on Highway 45 North in Columbus has claimed the life of a Starkville man. Authorities pronounced Undra Williams dead after transporting him to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle shortly after 10 a.m Tuesday.

 

Second Starkville area qualifies for 'fiberhood'

Posted 3/11/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's Timbercove/College Station/Polos "fiberhood" became the city's second area to qualify for C Spire's high-speed, fiber Internet service, the company announced Monday.

 

Crawfish supply, prices affected by cold weather

Posted 3/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In three decades of selling crawfish, Curt Crissey has never seen prices this high.

 

Guilty verdict for former MSU professor

Posted 3/11/2014 in State

A Monroe County jury Monday convicted a man, a second time, of murder in the death of his wife.

 

 

New firing range expected in Oct.

Posted 3/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Design of a new firing range for local law and Columbus Air Force Base personnel is under way and the project itself should be complete in October.

 

Presley calls for natural gas expansion in rural areas

Posted 3/11/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Energy Information Administration reports that natural gas burns 30 percent more cleanly than petroleum and 45 percent more than coal, but the cleaner energy isn't an option for many rural Mississippi residents.

 

Tea party challengers struggle to continue momentum of 2010

Posted 3/10/2014 in National

Four years after the tea party rocked the political world by ousting several prominent Republicans in Congress, the ultra-conservative movement finds itself with slimmer prospects as it moves into the new election season.

 

W's nursing program picks up pair of honors

Posted 3/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In ceremonies this week in Jackson, the nursing program at Mississippi University for Women received two significant honors.

 

Thieves take equipment from Yokohama

Posted 3/10/2014 in Area

Clay County deputies have not yet made any arrests after $500 in equipment was stolen from the Yokohama Tire Company construction site Friday.

 

Proposed Army budget calls for more Lakotas

Posted 3/10/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The U.S. Army introduced its proposed 2015 budget request last week and it includes a $245.4 million increase in funding for UH-72 Lakota helicopters that are made in Columbus.

County schools want parent feedback

Posted 3/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If you are a parent with a child in the Lowndes County School District, schools officials want your opinion.

Imagination Library begins in Columbus

Posted 3/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A free book mailed each month to every child under the age of 5 in Lowndes County. That is the ultimate goal of Lowndes County Imagination Library, a non-profit effort The Dispatch launched last week in partnership with the Arts Council.

Sanderson Plumbing seeks buyer

Posted 3/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus company that is more than 100 years old and employs more than 250 people has sought assistance from an investment banking firm to sell its business.

Lawyers' Row not what it used to be

Posted 3/9/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Though their offices may no longer be in the shadow of the courthouse, lawyers remain committed to downtown.

Man killed in University Hills Mobile Home Park shooting

One man was killed and another was arrested after a Friday shooting at University Hills Mobile Home Park.

 

Student in fight at Moss Point school dies

Posted 3/9/2014 in State

A 12-year-old junior high school student in Moss Point has died from injuries suffered in a fight.

 

 

Cochran: Corps adds $14M for Miss. projects

Posted 3/9/2014 in State

Mississippi is one of only four states receiving additional funds from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for dredging and flood control along its major tributaries, according to U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran.

 

 

High court schedules arguments in cold case

Posted 3/9/2014 in State

Lawyers for a man convicted in the killing of a woman in Tunica County nearly two decades ago will argue his innocence on March 18 before the Mississippi Supreme Court.

 

 

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