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City council to consider CMSD board position

Posted 1/5/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus real estate agent Stephen Jones has submitted the first application to fill a vacant seat on the Columbus Municipal School District board.

In search of a Boston jury to try marathon bombing suspect

Posted 1/5/2015 in National

His accusers brandish a confession scribbled inside a boat during an intensive manhunt and a video they say shows him placing a backpack with a bomb a few feet from a little boy who died when it exploded seconds later.

Obama tests his sway against a Republican-run Congress

Posted 1/5/2015 in National

President Barack Obama this week will test whether he still has the sway to keep Washington focused on his own priorities, even as a new Republican-run Congress descends on the Capitol eager to take him on.


Education, taxes among top 2015 Miss. issues

Posted 1/5/2015 in State

Mississippi's three-month legislative session begins at noon Tuesday.


Plane crash survivor may help probe

Posted 1/5/2015 in National

Sailor Gutzler, the 7-year-old girl who survived a plane crash, walked a mile through the cold, dark woods to safety and then helped authorities locate the wreckage and remains of her family, may not be done helping investigators.


Tupelo plans city-wide events celebrate Elvis' birthday

Posted 1/5/2015 in State

On Thursday, Tupelo launches a birthday celebration fit for the king of rock and roll.


Murder suspect denied bond

Posted 1/4/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal Court Judge Marc Amos denied bond Friday for a local man accused of murder.


Columbus police to wear body cameras by late Feb.

Posted 1/4/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department is behind its original timeline for its officers to be wearing video cameras on their uniforms, but the department says the wait won't be much longer.


Plair joins Dispatch news team

Posted 1/4/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Zack Plair has joined The Commercial Dispatch staff as a news reporter, general manager Peter Imes has announced.


Vietnam education center in D.C. needs photographs of local veterans

Posted 1/4/2015 in Area

An education center being built in Washington, D.C., plans to put a face to each of the 53,286 soldiers killed in the Vietnam War.



Usage proposal expected for old drug court building

Oktibbeha County supervisors are expected to hear a private proposal for a resident to utilize the county's old drug court facility, but an outright sale or long-term lease is doubtful as officials have eyed using the building to help ease governmental capacity needs.



Louisville's Ward set as next Senate president pro tem

Posted 1/4/2015 in State

Republican Giles Ward of Louisville is in line to become the second-highest leader of the Mississippi Senate.



Clay County Sheriff's Department takes bids on 1930s gun

Posted 1/3/2015 in Area

A .45-caliber Thompson submachine gun donated to the Clay County Sheriff's Department in 1945 is up for sale.


2014 Leadership: Goodbye....and Hello

Posted 1/2/2015 in Area

2014 was a year of change when it came to leadership positions in the Golden Triangle.

Lowndes school officials leaning toward $39.9M bond

Posted 1/2/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Details of a Lowndes County School District bond, which was announced a month ago, should be made clear by the end of next week.

Mother of NFL great Jerry Rice dies

Eddie B. Rice, the mother of former NFL great Jerry Rice, has died. She was 77.

Man dead after New Year's shooting

Posted 1/2/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The first Columbus shooting death of 2015 occurred less than a half-hour after midnight Thursday at a local nightclub.

Longtime Lowndes circuit clerk to retire

Posted 1/2/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When voters decide who will fill Lowndes County's elected positions this year, one familiar name will be absent from their ballots.


Area UNCF committee to host banquet

Posted 1/2/2015 in Area

The Golden Triangle committee for the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) will host its annual banquet at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 9.



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