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Munson, team of teachers design market mural

Posted 4/1/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Visitors will see a new feature on the barn that serves as home base for the Hitching Lot Farmers' Market, which opens Saturday and will run through October.

Rawle settling in as new city chief financial officer

Posted 4/1/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

You could say that Milton Rawle had to go around the world before he found his way to Mississippi. The city's new chief financial officer is soft-spoken and polite, still in the "getting to know you" phase with both his new position as well as Columbus. So far, he says, he likes both.

Prayer & Facebook

Posted 4/1/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It used to be that support groups were most often confined to community centers and church basements. That was before social media.

 

Lightning strike causes five-hour power outage

Posted 4/1/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Almost 1,000 Columbus residents were without electricity for more than five hours Easter Sunday after officials believe lightning struck a power pole.

 

 

Analysis: Reeves risks blame if charter bills fail

Posted 4/1/2013 in State

 

 

Texas DA's killing puts other prosecutors on alert

Posted 4/1/2013 in National

After one of his assistant prosecutors was gunned down in January, Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland carried a gun everywhere, even when walking the dog.

 

 

Novartis loses India patent battle

Posted 4/1/2013 in National

India's Supreme Court on Monday rejected drug maker Novartis AG's attempt to patent an updated version of a cancer drug in a landmark decision that health activists say ensures poor patients around the world will get continued access to cheap versions of lifesaving medicines.

 

No place like home: Descendant of original owner of the Amzi Love Home draws strength from his family's history

Posted 3/30/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

What does it take to coerce Sid Caradine to tell you about his Columbus roots? Eye contact. This week, the Columbus Cultural Heritage Foundation celebrates its 73rd Pilgrimage with its tours of homes, churches and Friendship Cemetery. Sid Caradine, or "Captain Sid" as he is more commonly known, will be in his glory.

Students show their stuff in Dispatch Design An Ad contest

Posted 3/30/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The inaugural Design An Ad contest winners appear in today's edition of The Dispatch. Complied of hand-drawn and computer generated advertisements, poems and short stories from local students, the young winners did an excellent expressing their creativity.

Gregory joins Dispatch staff

Posted 3/30/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Nathan Gregory has joined the Dispatch staff as a news reporter, managing editor Slim Smith has announced.

County may add funds for soccer complex

Posted 3/30/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors could approve up to $20,000 to be added to the $50,000 it authorized for culvert installation at the Columbus Soccer Complex in December during its meeting Monday.

 

Philadelphian jumps on tracks to help fallen man

Posted 3/30/2013 in National

The recovering drug addict with a long rap sheet who had just sat down on the bench at a north Philadelphia train station often wondered if he was a good person, and perhaps never considered that anyone thought he was a hero to anybody.

 

 

Pope's foot-wash the final straw for Catholic traditionalists

Posted 3/30/2013 in National

Pope Francis has won over many hearts and minds with his simple style and focus on serving the world's poorest, but he has devastated traditionalist Catholics who adored his predecessor, Benedict XVI, for restoring much of the traditional pomp to the papacy.

 

 

Questions hang over details of Miss. reading plan

Posted 3/30/2013 in State

One of many ambitious education plans being considered by Mississippi lawmakers is a focus on reading in early grades, including holding back third-graders if they can't read on at least a basic level.

 

 

House approves bill to regulate abortion pills

Posted 3/30/2013 in State

Mississippi lawmakers are likely to approve a bill requiring a doctor to personally oversee the administration of abortion-inducing drugs and requiring the woman to return for a follow-up exam two weeks later.

 

 

Lawmakers OK financing for Nissan suppliers

Posted 3/30/2013 in State

Mississippi lawmakers have advanced a bill to help finance buildings for suppliers of Nissan Motor Co.'s plant near Canton.

 

 

CDC: 24 E. coli illnesses linked to frozen foods

Posted 3/30/2013 in Area

Health officials say at least 24 people have become sick from an outbreak of E. coli infections linked to frozen snack foods marketed to children.

 

Former Nev. lawmaker arrested after freeway chase

Posted 3/30/2013 in National

Police chased a former lawmaker on a freeway between Las Vegas and Los Angeles and arrested him at gunpoint following a struggle, hours after he became the first person ever expelled from the Nevada Legislature.

 

Man, 86, gets probation in mercy killing

Posted 3/30/2013 in National

There was no doubt 86-year-old George Sanders killed his ailing wife. Yet everyone in the small Arizona courtroom -- the prosecutor, the judge and even the couple's family members -- agreed it was a time for compassion, not punishment.

 

Gavin, Byrd make pitches for councilman position

Posted 3/29/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Candidates for Ward 6 Councilman spoke to members of the Columbus Exchange Club on Thursday at Lion Hills Golf Club in hopes to educate voters about how they could best serve the city of Columbus if elected.

 

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