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Columbus Marble Works designs memorial for Marine plane crash victims

Posted 7/14/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mark Cowart stood among more than 1,000 people in Itta Bena Saturday for the unveiling of a memorial dedicated to 16 military personnel who died in a plane crash in Leflore County a year ago.

Couple arrested after allegedly going on shopping spree with friend's debit card

Posted 7/13/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Steens couple is accused of going on a spending spree to Walmart with someone else's credit card after stealing the victim's car.

County: Columbus owes $74K after parks split

Posted 7/13/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

More than nine months after Columbus and Lowndes County ended their joint parks and recreation operations, the two entities still haven't settled all the terms of the divorce.

CHS teacher convicted of child exploitation out on bond during appeals process

Posted 7/13/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former Columbus High School choir director convicted of child exploitation is out on bond while awaiting appeal.

Man charged with shooting 13-year-old

Posted 7/12/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man accused of shooting at 13-year-old last month was charged with aggravated assault in Columbus Municipal Court Wednesday.

Two downtown businesses up for sale

Posted 7/12/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Barbara Swindol remembers sitting on an old barstool when she was 5 years old playing on a pinball machine in the corner of The Elbow Room while her father sat at the bar for a drink.

Study: Columbus losing $1B in retail revenue to other areas

Posted 7/12/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

According to his calculations, there is $1.1 billion in retail trade Columbus is losing to other areas, Anthony Michelic told the Columbus-Lowndes Chamber of Commerce during its annual luncheon Wednesday at Lion Hills Center.

Dispatch files complaint against CVB with Ethics Commission

Posted 7/11/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Dispatch has submitted a public records complaint to the Mississippi Ethics Commission against the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau alleging the CVB failed to provide requested payroll documents and excessively charged the newspaper for what was provided.

CVB cuts staff to stay afloat without tax

Posted 7/11/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The chickens are coming home to roost.

Stormy Monday to perform Thursday at Columbus' 11th annual Sounds of Summer

Posted 7/11/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Last fall, members of Starkville-based blues band Stormy Monday left a gig mad at their performance -- not because they hadn't pleased the crowd but because they knew they could do better.

Next phase of horse park underway

Posted 7/11/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County Board of Supervisors President Harry Sanders can still remembers attending at a county fair in Sunflower County more than 40 years ago.

Missing New Hope teen found safe

Posted 7/9/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A New Hope teenager missing since June 29 was found over the weekend and is safe, although no other details have been released.

City Hall undergoes $12K in roof repairs

Posted 7/9/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Despite a $2 million renovation to City Hall completed just last year, the city of Columbus is now paying for roof repairs that began this month.


Columbus man killed in LaGrange, Georgia

Posted 7/6/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Five people are in custody and a sixth is wanted for a homicide in Georgia.


New Hope teen missing since Sunday

Posted 7/5/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Investigators with Lowndes County Sheriff's Office are searching for a missing juvenile from New Hope.

Restaurant tax: Some restaurants still collecting expired sales tax

Posted 7/5/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

John and Ana were enjoying their Independence Day breakfast at McDonald's on Highway 45 in Columbus when they were alerted to the fact that they may have been overcharged for their meal.

City Council approves board reappointments

Posted 7/5/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

City Parks Director Greg Lewis was unanimously re-appointed to the Columbus Housing Authority (CHA) at the Columbus City Council meeting on Tuesday.

Cracker Barrel shooter a 'danger to the community'

Posted 7/3/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Before Robert Beck even made it into the courtroom for his arraignment in Columbus Municipal Court Monday, the suspect in a June shooting at Cracker Barrel was smirking and flashing gun signs at photographers.


Motorist dead from medical complications, not car wreck

Posted 7/2/2018 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A motorist who died Sunday was suffering from medical complications and not from injuries received in a car accident, according to Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant.



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