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Police arrest 2 for 'Spice' trafficking

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police arrested two suspects Wednesday following a routine traffic stop where officers say they found synthetic marijuana.

Photo: Crazy for crawfish

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Dispatch editorial assistant Kelly Butler rescues a runaway crawfish in the alley behind the newspaper's offices this morning.

Exchange Club honors top area students

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Thursday's Columbus Exchange Club meeting included an appearance by national Exchange Club President Tom Karnes of Lincoln Park, Michigan, who read a resolution from the national club commending the Columbus chapter for its exemplary performance as it celebrates its 90th year.

Student's statutory rape charges dismissed

Posted 4/16/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On March 26, Javonte Ellis, a senior at New Hope High School, was arrested at his school's campus by investigators with the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department.

City deals with culvert collapse on Military Rd.

Posted 4/16/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus officials have closed one lane of a stretch of Military Road near the northern city limits to replace a culvert that collapsed Wednesday morning.

 

Lowndes supes address industry needs, E-911

Posted 4/16/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Nine days after a regular board meeting that lasted just one minute and six seconds, the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors put in a little overtime Wednesday, meeting for two hours to take care of regular business and conduct a hospital trust fund meeting.

 

Man's body recovered from Lowndes Co. pond

Posted 4/15/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The body of a Crawford man who had not been seen since late Sunday was found in a catfish pond in southwest Lowndes County on Wednesday.

Portion of Military Road closed after culvert collapses

Posted 4/15/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Public Works Director Casey Bush said a brick culvert in the southbound lane near Boman Shelton Drive collapsed at about 10 a.m. today.

Weyerhaeuser donates more than 100K diapers to United Way

Posted 4/15/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It's not stretching the point too far to say that 12 months of the year Weyerhaeuser in Columbus makes diapers, but one month out of the year it collects them, too.

Heavy rains slam north Columbus

Posted 4/15/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Heavy rains brought flash flooding Tuesday afternoon that stranded drivers on north Columbus roadways and even displaced some city residents.

Columbus Exchange Club 'believes in the blue' to combat child abuse

Posted 4/15/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Blue ribbons spotted in downtown Columbus and nearby are visual reminders that April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Columbus native T.J. Jackson dead at 67

Posted 4/14/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Golden Triangle resident Turner "T.J." Jackson, a devoted Christian, enthusiastic golfer and entrepreneur whose Columbus barbecue establishment was once featured in an Alaskan newspaper, died last Wednesday.

Columbus hit-and-run suspect charged

Posted 4/14/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in a woman's death Friday.

 

CMSD board debates salaries and positions

Posted 4/14/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District had an average daily attendance of 94.88 percent at its schools in March, just slightly below the district goal of 95 percent.

 

Men don high heels, march to end sexualized violence

Posted 4/14/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At 6 p.m. Thursday on Mississippi University for Women's campus, more than 60 men will take a mile-long walk -- while wearing women's high-heeled shoes.

One chance to see some historic homes

Posted 4/11/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In honor of the 75th anniversary of the Columbus Spring Pilgrimage, a number of houses not usually available to tour will be open from 1 to 6 p.m. today.

Moving to the country

Posted 4/11/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Homes are being built in Lowndes County at five times the rate as in Columbus.

 

Columbus woman dead after hit-and-run

Posted 4/11/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus woman is dead after being hit by a vehicle Friday.

 

 

LCSD budget in good shape

Posted 4/11/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County School District board of trustees discovered their finances are strong at Friday's meeting.

 

MUW students 'stand for freedom' at human trafficking awareness event

Posted 4/11/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Students from MUW's campus chapter of International Justice Mission will host Stand for Freedom, a series of campus events Monday and Tuesday aimed at raising awareness about modern slavery.

 

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