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Street work no longer part of 1-percent tax request

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

If legislators approve a special 1-percent restaurant sales tax for Columbus, the city will only use it for maintaining and operating the Sen. Terry Brown Amphitheater at The Island.

Sen. Younger: Proposed pay raise for teachers should be higher

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local legislators expressed disappointment Friday with two bills in the Mississippi Legislature affecting education, one of which aims to increase salaries for public school teachers and the other which -- had it not died in committee -- would have raised the pay for school board members.

Harrison joins District 2 supervisor race

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A third Republican candidate has joined the race for Lowndes County District 2 supervisor.

Man harasses women on hundreds of phone calls

Posted 2/13/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police are asking the public's help identifying a man who has repeatedly called a Columbus business and harassed women answering the phone.

Woodstock and the spirit of 1969: Local historian recounts a memorable year of turmoil, discovery

Posted 2/13/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Marc Harris grew up in upstate New York and although he didn't attend Woodstock, he remains fascinated by the event, which proved to be an iconic moment at the end of a turbulent decade.

Cracker Barrel shooter indicted for attempted murder

Posted 2/13/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man accused of opening fire in the Columbus Cracker Barrel and injuring a manager has been indicted for attempted murder.

 

Man faces federal charges in stalking, blackmailing case

Posted 2/13/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man has been indicted on federal charges after authorities say he harassed people

 

Wright named chief deputy at LCSO

Posted 2/12/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Greg Wright has been named chief deputy of the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office.

CMSD board votes to start capital improvements

Posted 2/12/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Moving forward with the district's capital improvement plan, Columbus Municipal School District board of trustees earmarked more than $2.3 million for new projects.

Man indicted for three counts sexual battery of a child

Posted 2/12/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Lowndes County grand jury has indicted an Alabama man for multiple felonies after he allegedly sexually abused two children under 14 over a period of two years.

Monday profile: 'Miss Ann,' Kroger's beloved greeter, still has much to share

Posted 2/11/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ann Wozniak works 20 to 25 hours a week at Kroger in Columbus. You are as likely to hear she is at work as see she is at work. The chorus of "Hey, Miss Ann!" echoes through the busy grocery store as customers encounter the store's official greeter and unofficial goodwill ambassador and employee mentor.

Last three suspects in Bankhead case plead guilty

Posted 2/9/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The last three suspects arrested for their involvement in a fatal shooting of a disabled man nearly eight years ago have pleaded guilty and been sentenced -- with one suspect who attorneys said helped get the others convicted free from custody.

Dispatch staffers win 12 MPA awards

Posted 2/9/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Dispatch scooped 12 advertising awards, including two first place finishes, in the Mississippi Press Association's 2018 Better Newspaper Contest.

 

Pelfrey encourages airmen to 'show people the light'

Posted 2/9/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The program for Friday's Columbus Air Force Base 2018 Awards Ceremony featured a two-page bio of the event's guest speaker, retired Chief Master Sgt. Thomas Pelfrey. The bio included highlights of his 30-year career in the Air Force. It also included a color-coded chart explaining the various run-way control signals, which seemed an odd thing to include in a bio.

 

Miley retires from sheriff's office

Posted 2/9/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After nearly 20 years with the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office, Chief Deputy Marc Miley has retired.

Caledonia assistant principal Byrd 'let go'

Posted 2/9/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Longtime Lowndes County School District employee Robert Byrd is out of a job as of Friday afternoon.

City's crime lab looks to expand by next year

Posted 2/8/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There are plans underway to expand the Columbus Crime Lab within the next two years, director Austin Shepherd told the Columbus Police Department citizen overview committee Thursday.

Tax assessor, justice court races competitive

Posted 2/8/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Longtime county tax assessor/collector Greg Andrews will have an opponent in this year's election.

 

Lowndes deputies investigate Thursday shooting

Posted 2/8/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Deputies with Lowndes County Sheriff's Office are investigating a Thursday afternoon shooting into a Columbus home.

 

Advocate: Kratom 'should be regulated,' not illegal

Posted 2/7/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

C.M. Haddow knows a Georgia narcotics officer who once entered a convenience store in north Georgia and asked if the store carried kratom, a substance commonly found in convenience stores and which many people use as pain relief medication.

 

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