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Dispatch kicks off college football page

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Today, The Dispatch will kick off college football season with its first weekly college football page.

Lowndes man indicted for fondling

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 76-year-old man has been indicted for fondling.

Internet changes landscape of Golden Triangle gridiron teams

Posted 8/28/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

High school football players have long been kings of American adolescents. Athleticism, uniforms and championships have always been able to catapult kids battling acne and chasing crushes into the spotlight.

CPD officers to begin wearing body cameras

Posted 8/28/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department has ordered 50 video cameras that patrol officers will begin wearing this fall.

Florida man wanted for murder arrested in Columbus

Posted 8/28/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man wanted in connection with a 1979 cold case murder in Florida has been arrested in Columbus.

Lowndes County bond issue fails

Posted 8/27/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County voters on Tuesday rejected a $47 million bond issue that would have built a new vocational center and a new high school, as well as numerous capital improvements throughout the Lowndes County School District.

CMSD supe: All 9th, 10th graders under-performing

Posted 8/27/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Every freshman and sophomore at Columbus High School is performing below grade level in mathematics, according to Columbus Municipal School District Superintendent Philip Hickman.

CalStar anticipating growth as it gets started

Posted 8/26/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

CalStar threw the switch on its brick and paver manufacturing plant in June to test equipment. In July, employees began making product.

Man sentenced in aggravated assault conviction

Posted 8/26/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man convicted last week of two counts of aggravated assault was sentenced Monday to serve 32 years in prison.

Lowndes murder trial begins today

Posted 8/26/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The murder trial involving a Steens man accused of shooting his wife's lover is scheduled to begin today in Lowndes County Circuit Court.

MBI turns deputy shooting investigation over to DA

Posted 8/25/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A New Hope man remains in custody more than five months after being accused of shooting two Lowndes County deputies in front of his Drake Circle home.

Columbus' Smith wins Mississippi author award

Posted 8/23/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Library Association has announced that Michael Farris Smith of Columbus is the recipient of its 2014 Mississippi Author Award for fiction.

Conviction in Columbus shooting case

Posted 8/23/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County jury has found a Columbus man guilty of two counts of aggravated assault stemming from a 2012 shooting that left one man blind and another injured.

School bond issue hits ballot on Tuesday

Posted 8/23/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County voters who reside outside Columbus city limits will head to the polls Tuesday to decide on a $47 million bond issue that could revamp campuses in New Hope, Caledonia and West Lowndes.

Lowndes County crews cut down oak that claimed lives

Posted 8/23/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The tree that took three lives along Officers Lake Road late last month is no more. Lowndes County road crews cut it down nearly two weeks ago.

A balcony revival in Columbus

Posted 8/23/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Old photographs in the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library archives reveal that balconies were once commonplace in downtown Columbus. Black and white images from the dawn of the 20th century show Main Street lined with balcony after balcony. But after World War I, the balconies faded. By the 1920s, they were gone.

Columbus teen charged with statutory rape

Posted 8/22/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus teenager has been charged with the statutory rape of two victims.

Reeves touts fiscal responsibility in local speech

Posted 8/22/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi's Lieutenant Governor anticipates that in next year's session, state legislators will be able to appropriate the largest allocation to community colleges in Mississippi history.

Columbus drops insurance for retirees

Posted 8/22/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city of Columbus, because of looming increases in insurance premiums, will no longer offer health insurance coverage to its retirees.

 

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