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Nepali MUW student returns home for summer

Posted 7/28/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Dipa Bhattarai arrived in Nepal in May, it was the first time she had seen her home country since a 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastated the country in April.

CMSD holding budget hearing tonight

Posted 7/28/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local residents are encouraged to attend the Columbus Municipal School District public budget hearing at 6 p.m. today at Brandon Central Services.

Wife, mother-in-law of missing New Hope man charged with murder

Posted 7/28/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The wife and mother-in-law of a missing New Hope man were both formally charged Monday with murder.

 

Child struck in Southside hit and run

Posted 7/27/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A juvenile struck by a car during a hit-and-run Saturday evening in Columbus suffered only moderate injuries, authorities say.

 

 

West Point utility bills to rise

Posted 7/27/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Town residents will be paying higher utility bills this fall.

 

Holloway joins Dispatch newsroom

Posted 7/25/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Alex Holloway has joined The Commercial Dispatch staff as a news reporter, general manager Peter Imes has announced.

CMSD deals with teacher turnover

Posted 7/25/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District will have many new teachers when it begins classes next month.

Charges expected to be filed Monday

Posted 7/25/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The wife and mother-in-law of a missing New Hope man are expected to be formally charged Monday in connection to the case.

The eerie case of Manuel Vasquez

Posted 7/25/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The case of a missing Lowndes County resident named Manuel Vasquez took an eerie turn last week when investigators with the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department discovered human remains in the yard of his home in a wooded, residential neighborhood in New Hope.

 

Info session for national funding to be held Monday

Posted 7/25/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Volunteer Mississippi and Mississippi University for Women will hold a public information session from 9 to 11:30 a.m Monday in Room 120 of the Education Building on MUW's campus.

 

 

City council adjusts Trotter prices

Posted 7/25/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Rental prices at the Trotter Convention Center have been tweaked.

 

EMCC president speaks to power of community colleges

Posted 7/24/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The new president of East Mississippi Community College earned his doctorate degree in speech communication. Those skills were on full display Thursday afternoon.

 

Lowndes Co. candidates speak in Caledonia

Posted 7/24/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In front of a full room at the newly finished Caledonia Community Center on Thursday, local candidates for public office introduced themselves and their campaigns.

 

Remains found at missing man's home

Posted 7/24/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Human remains have been discovered outside the home of a missing New Hope man.

Columbus man gets 30 years for West Point attack

Posted 7/24/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison without a chance of parole, said Assistant District Attorney Scott Rogillio.

 

Authorities: Missing person case now suspected homicide

Posted 7/23/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Investigators with the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department now believe a New Hope man reported missing on July 13 may be a homicide victim.

 

Authorities mum on New Hope probe

Posted 7/23/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

What is being described by authorities as a "missing person case" had both local and state law enforcement agencies searching a wooded area in New Hope until midnight Wednesday.

Columbus planning for amphitheater

Posted 7/23/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus is moving on to the design and planning phase for the Sen. Terry Brown Amphitheater, which will be located on The Island, across from the pedestrian bridge near The Riverwalk.

Chamber launches first magazine

Posted 7/23/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes Chamber of Commerce announced the launch of its first edition of "Columbus: Discover a New World" at a Wednesday luncheon.

Lt. Gov. warns against ballot initiative on education

Posted 7/22/2015 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi Lt. Governor Tate Reeves discouraged voters from supporting Educational Initiative 42 at the weekly meeting of the Columbus Rotary Club at Lion Hills at noon on Tuesday.

 

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