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'Programming is problem solving': Local senior conducts STEM camp for girls

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Rising Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science senior Mary Lee says technology and computers are pivotal subjects for students to learn and master in order to succeed in the future.

 

CPD officer on paid leave after fight

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus Police Department officer was involved in an altercation at the McDonald's on Alabama Street at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Deficit included in approved CL&W budget

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Light and Water board unanimously approved an electric department budget for fiscal year 2017 that includes a $186,000 deficit.

Early College High School grows in second year

Posted 6/23/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The number of students enrolled in the Golden Triangle Early College High School at East Mississippi Community College will double come August.

Palmer Home raises more than $200,000 from Radiothon

Posted 6/23/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Palmer Home for Children raised over $200,000 during its annual Radiothon with SuperTalk Mississippi on June 2.

'World Changers' serves Golden Triangle for third year

Posted 6/22/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Nine volunteers work on repainting Carmin Yannone's home in New Hope Tuesday afternoon. Yannone, who is 90-years-old, sat inside to escape the heat and casually visited with the workers as they passed through.

CMSD funding request alarms mayor, council

Posted 6/22/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After two days of closed-door discussions with city officials and the county tax assessor, the Columbus Municipal School District appears poised to ask for a significant increase in taxes.

 

Citizen raises crime concerns to city council

Posted 6/22/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A concerned citizen went before the city council during Tuesday's meeting to voice worries over Columbus' crime issues.

 

 

Wind power lines could affect Caledonia residents

Posted 6/22/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Proposed routes for a $700 million wind power transmission project could pass through the Golden Triangle and generate hundreds of construction jobs.

 

Miss. children improving, but not fast enough

Posted 6/21/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi has ranked 50th in the nation for child well-being in the Annie E. Casey Foundation's annual Kids Count report.

Mobile dental program provides free dental services to children

Posted 6/21/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

"If you look inside a person's mouth, that will give you a pretty good picture of their overall health," says Ashley Casey, co-founder of the Mississippi based mobile dental service Smiles To Go.

Summer Jobs Series: New Hope lifeguard helps family's business for the summer

Posted 6/20/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

According to Kaitlyn Cox of New Hope, the best part about lifeguarding is the responsibility.

Councilman Turner to give up city phone

Posted 6/20/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ward 4 Councilman Marty Turner says he'll turn his phone over to the city, and he doesn't want it back.

 

Dollar General robbed over weekend

Posted 6/20/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department is investigating a break-in to a local Dollar General that occurred over the weekend.

 

 

Officer taken to hospital after punch from suspect

Posted 6/18/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An officer with the Columbus Police Department was transported to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle Saturday with minor injuries after a suspect punched him.

 

County votes to hire parks consultant

Posted 6/18/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors voted to hire consulting firm RF Outdoor Consulting, LLC of Clinton to conduct a study of the Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority.

Tour of duty: Vietnam helicopter pilots find each other during cross-country road trip

Posted 6/18/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It is 4 o'clock in the afternoon. Jim Nowicki and Chris Oelerich have retreated to the cool darkness of the bar at The Princess as the shock troops of another Mississippi summer make their first advances. The two men, both retired now, are unwinding after a two-week, 3,000-mile car trip through about half the states to see seven of their old buddies.

 

Dispatch announces new summer game

Posted 6/18/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For Dispatch readers, there is a new game in town.

 

 

County votes to hire parks consultant

Posted 6/17/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors voted to hire the consulting firm of RF Outdoor Consulting, LLC of Clinton to conduct a study of the Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority. The move came over the objections of two supervisors and a request from a city representative to delay the choice and allow the city to participate in selecting the consultants.

 

 

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