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Lowndes farmer turns heads with zinnia field

Posted 7/15/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If you like the color green, south Lowndes County is your kind of place -- endless acres of forest and farmland. There is one exception, though, 3 1/3 acres of vibrant hues of red, orange and yellow that burst from that infinity of green.

 

Coroner identifies child killed in apparent accidental shooting

Posted 7/14/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant has released the name of a child killed in an apparent accidental shooting Thursday.

 

Magnolia Bowl wall to get a face lift with new mural

Posted 7/14/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The drive past Magnolia Bowl on Fifth Street in Columbus is about to get a little more colorful.

 

Road worker injured in paving accident

Posted 7/14/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Falcon Contracting worker was hospitalized Thursday after he was pinned between two vehicles on Second Avenue North.

 

'This is the job we do': Columbus firefighters head to Leflore Co. to aid search, recovery at military plane crash site

Posted 7/13/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Before dawn this morning, eight Columbus firefighters were on the road to Leflore County. Their mission: to aid with search and recovery efforts for the military plane that crashed in the Delta Monday.

United Way, Emergency Management Agency host disaster response training

Posted 7/13/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When tornadoes hit East Columbus and New Hope in 2014, roughly 50 volunteers from the southeast United States and Golden Triangle regions swarmed to Columbus to remove debris and clean up homes.

Man arrested after allegedly using debit card he stole from van

Posted 7/13/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man is behind bars after he allegedly used a debit card he stole from a van.

Playing with style: Sounds of Summer act touts musical diversity

Posted 7/12/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Robert and Amy Moore are a husband and wife duo devoted not only to each other but to their music.

Southside residents attempt to block townhouse development

Posted 7/12/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A group of about 60 Southside residents turned out for Tuesday's Columbus zoning board meeting to protest plans for a three-unit townhouse on a vacant lot, but they were quickly told their complaint could not be considered.

New Jersey company eyeing former Omnova site for investment

Posted 7/12/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The former Omnova property may soon have a new owner that's interested in attracting a tenant to fill the site.

CMSD to hire 13 faculty members

Posted 7/11/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District's board of trustees approved hiring 13 new teachers during its regular meeting Monday evening, many of whom have little to no teaching experience and three who are still awaiting certification.

United Way initiative lends hand to elderly

Posted 7/10/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Yolanda Holley lives with her dog in the same house she has inhabited since 1978, 10 years after her family moved to Columbus when she was 12.

Eagle Scout looks to brush up Little Sister of Liberty

Posted 7/10/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sixteen-year-old Eli Box realized something Friday while he was selling Krispy Kreme donuts to raise money to restore downtown Columbus' replica of the Statue of Liberty.

Dispatch wins 15 MPA awards

Posted 7/8/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Dispatch took home 15 awards from the Mississippi Press Association's 2016 Better Newspaper Contest, including four first-place honors.

Annual CPD ball raises more than $10K

Posted 7/8/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Victor Summerville had no idea he would be singled out at the Columbus Police Department's annual Black and White Ball Friday to raise money for charity.

Suspect named in United Deli shooting

Posted 7/7/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Investigators with the Columbus Police Department have released the name of the suspect in a shooting at United Deli Wednesday.

Gavin named vice mayor for new council term

Posted 7/7/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The new term hit a speed bump during Thursday's city council meeting when councilmen knotted over whom to name vice mayor.

Mill value increases in Lowndes, Columbus

Posted 7/7/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mill values for every tax-levying entity in Lowndes County appear to be up this year, according to preliminary figures from Tax Assessor Greg Andrews' office.

DA investigator: Opioid addiction on the rise

Posted 7/7/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Steven Woodruff remembers the day he bought heroin off the street in Tupelo.

Fight in East Columbus ends with a gunshot

Posted 7/6/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When a single gunshot rang out in the parking lot outside United Deli on Gardner Boulevard in East Columbus Wednesday, customers eating lunch inside rushed to the back of the store and John Musa, the owner and operator, ran out from behind the counter and locked the doors.

 

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