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City, schools spar during budget meeting

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

Tension occasionally punctuated a three-hour school board meeting that, at one point, featured Mayor Robert Smith saying he felt he was being treated like a "second class citizen."

 

Wilkins Wise Road to close early tonight

Posted earlier today in Columbus & Lowndes County

Wilkins Wise Road will close at 8:40 p.m. today, according to a press release from the Columbus Police Department.

 

CMSD expected to tap reserves rather than raise taxes

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District Superintendent Philip Hickman says he'll recommend withdrawing from the district's reserve funds to avoid a tax increase for the coming fiscal year.

Over 25 arrested on drug-related charges

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local, state and federal authorities have apprehended more than 20 people in the Golden Triangle area over the last two days on drug-related charges.

Man arrested after attack at Palmer Home

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man has been arrested for allegedly breaking into a staff house at Palmer Home for Children and attacking a staff member on the children's home's property at about 5 p.m. Wednesday.

 

Southside Blues Festival begins tonight

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus is invited to the 10th annual Southside Blues Festival at Townsend Park tonight, Friday and Saturday.

 

Colom continues lobbying for new office space

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two of the four counties within Mississippi's 16th Circuit Court District have tentatively agreed to financially support a move to new office space by District Attorney Scott Colom and his staff, and Colom said he hopes supervisors in Clay and Oktibbeha counties will also pitch in for the cause.

Photo: Gilmer Inn demolition

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Chris Griffin, left, and his father, Drake Griffin, of Caledonia, watch as the demolition of the Gilmer Inn in Columbus continued Wednesday.

'Iron Cross of Honor' donated to Lee Home

Posted 6/29/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus' United Daughters of the Confederacy chapter accepted an Iron Cross of Honor from UDC "sisters" of North Carolina Tuesday morning at the Stephen D. Lee Home in Columbus.

Schaefer outlines the business of basketball

Posted 6/29/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Rotary Club is well-stocked with businessmen. And while basketball is not unfamiliar to club members, Mississippi State women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer put his profession in terms Columbus Rotarians could easily understand.

 

CPD to hold self defense class July 28

Posted 6/28/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department will host a self defense class at the Trotter Convention Center July 28.

 

 

CPD officer involved in fight to go before city council

Posted 6/28/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus police officer who allegedly got in an altercation with a citizen outside McDonald's Wednesday will go before the city council on July 5.

 

Spears: CMSD tax hike unnecessary

Posted 6/28/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

One Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees member has a proposition to fund the district's increased budget without raising taxes.

MSU horticulture student gains experience at Smith Landscaping

Posted 6/27/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lauren Gamblin has always had a green thumb.

 

Two sessions planned on proposed tax increases

Posted 6/27/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The public will have two chances Thursday to gather more information about the Columbus Municipal School District's proposed tax increase.

 

 

Higgins: $150 million project eying Lowndes Port

Posted 6/27/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A new industrial development project could come to Columbus if some road blocks can be cleared, according to Golden Triangle Development LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins.

 

Dispatch recognized for best news story in state

Posted 6/25/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Dispatch claimed eight awards, including three first-place honors and an overall first-place award for news reporting, during Saturday's Mississippi Press Association Awards Luncheon.

Councilman Turner responds to AG opinion

Posted 6/25/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ward 4 Councilman Marty Turner contends an opinion Columbus requested from Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood is further proof that city leadership is treating him unfairly.

Camp Rising Sun: A community treasure

Posted 6/25/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Austin Huff didn't really know what to expect as he made his way from Columbus Air Force Base to Camp Pratt, where he and eight other newly minted 2nd lieutenants had volunteered to work as day counselors at Camp Rising Sun.

Downtown scavenger hunt starts Friday

Posted 6/25/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A new, month-long event is seeking to draw visitors to downtown Columbus with fun, family friendly activities for the summer.

 

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