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Dispatch to discontinue Saturday print edition, restore Monday paper

Posted 3/31/2012 in Area

Today's Dispatch is the last Saturday edition we will publish. Starting this week, The Dispatch will resume printing a Monday afternoon edition of the paper and will discontinue the Saturday morning edition.


Girl Scouts troop spreads the love at Loaves and Fishes

Posted 3/30/2012 in Area

It was a rainy, dreary afternoon, but the members of Girl Scout Troop 20253 charmed the crowd Friday, serving up megawatt smiles and steaming pans of baked ziti at Loaves and Fishes soup kitchen.

Area officials pitch in to 'Paint the Town'

Posted 3/30/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A house on Columbus' south side is now a lot brighter thanks to some volunteers from city hall. Mayor Robert Smith, Ward 1 Councilman Gene Taylor, Ward 3 Councilman Charlie Box and others donated their time Friday to help an elderly Ward 1 resident.


Bond denied for men charged in MSU student homicide

Posted 3/30/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Bond was denied Friday for three men accused of capital murder, in the March 24 shooting death of Mississippi State University student John Sanderson.


Columbus police help coordinate neighborhood watch programs

Posted 3/30/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Members of the Columbus Police Department Thursday met with about 50 residents for a city-wide neighborhood watch program, hosted by CPD Chief Selvain McQueen.

22nd Annual 'Tales from the Crypt' brings back the past

Posted 3/30/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Students at Mississippi School of Mathematics and Science are giving the past a voice at Friendship Cemetery, allowing Pilgrimage attendees to connect Columbus' history to its present.

Columbus Housing Authority rated high performer

Posted 3/30/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Based on the agency's 2011 performance, the Columbus Housing Authority was rated as a high performer by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Gunn, Harris to resign from Heritage at end of year

Posted 3/30/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Heritage Academy will lose two of its top administrators at the end of the school year, with Headmaster Tommy Gunn and Heritage Elementary Principal Yandell Harris leaving for headmaster positions elsewhere.

Sex offender arrested for failure to register

Posted 3/30/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Georgia man has been arrested by deputies with the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department and charged with failure to register as a sex offender.

Fruth outlines plans for continued growth

Posted 3/29/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Economically, Columbus is poised to become a "shining star of the South," said economic development expert Bill Fruth, who noted a few caveats, some which didn't sit well with a group assembled Wednesday at Mississippi University for Women's Nissan Auditorium to hear him speak.

Starkville economic development leader resigns

Posted 3/29/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's leading economic developer, Jon Maynard, president and CEO of the Greater Starkville Development Partnership, abruptly resigned from his position Wednesday.

Watercolor exhibit and acoustic guitar featured tonight

Posted 3/29/2012 in Area

The Columbus Arts Council hosts a gallery opening and reception tonight, featuring the work of international award-winning botanical watercolorist Hillary Parker. The Georgia-based artist's exhibit, "A Portfolio of Nature's Beauty," will be on display through April.

Arrest report 3-29-12

Posted 3/29/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Arrests for the week of March, 18, 2012.


CLRA wraps up projects, looks ahead

Posted 3/29/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With the commencement of spring and summer sports, Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority Executive Director Roger Short already is looking to fall and winter. A $4.2 million soccer complex is scheduled to open in September, in the Burns Bottom area, which has Short hoping Columbus will catch soccer fever.



Mississippi State and MUW recognized by Higher Education Community

Posted 3/29/2012 in Area

Mississippi State University and Mississippi University for Women are both being recognized nationally, with MSU being named to the 2012 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its community service activities, and MUW also being named to the honor roll.



Donations needed for Starkville Earth Week fundraiser

Posted 3/29/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Donations are needed for a garage sale fundraiser, for Earth Week activities, Saturday in Starkville.


Business Briefs: Dawkins recognized

Posted 3/29/2012 in Business

Lynn Dawkins of Columbus, Miss., a District Sales Manager for Ceco Building Systems, was recognized for cumulative sales.

Business Briefs: Mize named architect

Posted 3/29/2012 in Business

Shafer & Associates, PLLC welcomes Brandon native, Tim Mize to the firm in the position of architect.

Business Briefs: Ketchum completes registration

Posted 3/29/2012 in Business

Shafer & Associates, PLLC - Office of Architecture based in Starkville, announces that Lindsey Ketchum has completed the registration requirement for the designation of Interior Designer.


Building Permits 3-29-12

Posted 3/29/2012 in Business



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