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Anonymous donor sends 2 to MSMS

Posted 7/18/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An anonymous donor has pledged $44,000 to the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science, which will allow the school to accept two more students for the next two academic years.

 

MUW holds culinary program for high school teachers

Posted 7/16/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In the kitchen of Mississippi University for Women's culinary center, Heather Baumbach stood over a stove stirring a pan of chopped apples for the filling of a drop-biscuit apple dessert.

October move-in date set for new DA office space

Posted 7/16/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

District Attorney Scott Colom will move his staff into new Columbus office space in October.

Columbus woman accused of DHS bomb threat

Posted 7/15/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus woman who threatened to blow up the Department of Human Services on College Street is in custody.

New Hope college student spends summer guiding safaris in South Africa

Posted 7/15/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In the myriad of "What I Did This Summer" essays, not many students can say they had a warthog chase them up a tree in Africa.

Ricky Ball Shooting: Ball family files intent to sue city

Posted 7/14/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Ricky Ball's family has filed a notice of intent to sue the city of Columbus. The city confirmed Wednesday evening that it received the letter on Tuesday.

Service members return home

Posted 7/14/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For Air Force Capt. Justin Cadwell, some good bacon is just one of the small things he's looking forward to after returning home to Columbus from deployment in Iraq.

CLCC holds annual luncheon at Lion Hills

Posted 7/14/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

More than 150 business and community representatives heard a year in review of the Columbus-Lowndes Chamber of Commerce and a short presentation on digital marketing at the Chamber's annual luncheon Wednesday at Lion Hills.

CPD citizen oversight board picture remains murky

Posted 7/13/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A citizen oversight board for the Columbus Police Department hasn't met in more than half a year since its formation, and city officials seem generally unsure of who's supposed to be on the board.

Potts says no to CHS coaching gig

Posted 7/13/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Alfrico "Chico" Potts can finally sleep a little better.

 

3 arrested in Thorne Refrigeration theft

Posted 7/13/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Police Department arrested three suspects for their connection to a late June theft at Thorne Refrigeration.

 

Car suddenly catches fire on Highway 82

Posted 7/12/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Robert Parker heard a clunk and several thunking sounds coming from under his car -- as though a part had come loose and thudded away on the highway behind him -- he pulled the 2003 Nissan Maxima onto the shoulder and got out of the car only to see smoke coming from it.

First Vote: A Dispatch special series

Posted 7/12/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Katherine Maer Kerby of Columbus will vote in her first presidential election on Nov. 8. Kerby registered to vote in fall 2015, shortly after her 18th birthday and considers herself to be politically active.

Paving project list expected in Aug.

Posted 7/12/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city is in the final steps of ironing out a list of road projects to address with a $5 million bond issue, according to city engineer Kevin Stafford.

Lowndes Schools approves $97M budget

Posted 7/11/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County School District board approved a $97.5 million budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year during a Friday meeting.

Young baker starts business

Posted 7/11/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Katelyn Lowe loves to bake. She also has a sweet tooth. The result: Magnolia Cakes by Katelyn.

Cumulus radio staying 'live and local'

Posted 7/9/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Cumulus Media's Columbus branch, which provide radio broadcasts for the Golden Triangle, has moved to the heart of downtown.

CMSD releases 10 teachers from contracts

Posted 7/9/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

During Friday's meeting, the Columbus Municipal School District voted to release 10 teachers from their contracts for the 2017 school year, despite the strenuous objections of Superintendent Philip Hickman.

CHS basketball coaching saga continues

Posted 7/9/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Alfrico "Chico" Potts knows now that it is good to be wanted. The decision Potts still has to make, though, is if he wants to be the Columbus High School boys' basketball team's next head coach.

Questions resurface about Hickman texts

Posted 7/8/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A former Columbus resident is claiming that sexual text messages Columbus Municipal School District Superintendent Philip Hickman once decried as fake are actually real.

 

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