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Sisson named news editor

Posted 10/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Carmen Sisson has been promoted to news editor, Dispatch Managing Editor Slim Smith has announced.

Seventh Ave. Festival thriving at 30-year mark

Posted 10/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Kamal Karriem was wearing the official shirt for the Seventh Avenue Heritage Festival on Saturday, the last day of the biggest free festival in Mississippi. It read, "Commemorating 30 Years...not just an event, but a tradition."

 

Will Abstinence Plus curb tidal wave of teen pregnancies?

Posted 10/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As the Columbus Municipal School District and Lowndes County School District move forward with teaching state-required sex education in the classrooms, educators, students and their parents have very different opinions on the effectiveness of the fledgling program.

 

 

Court approves EMCC's purchase of Country Club

Posted 10/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After months of turmoil, the Columbus Country Club was quietly sold Friday morning at the United States Bankruptcy Court in Aberdeen, fetching $1.6 million.

 

 

Jackson named interim principal at West Lowndes

Posted 10/5/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Charles Jackson was named interim principal of West Lowndes High School Thursday during a special called board meeting at the Lowndes County School District's central office.

 

 

CMSD Board approves additional P.E. hire

Posted 10/5/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Middle School will soon have a new physical education assistant, a position which came under much scrutiny during Thursday night's city school board meeting.

 

Seventh Ave. Festival honors unsung heroes

Posted 10/5/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Seventh Avenue Heritage Festival officially kicked off Thursday night with a reception in the penthouse of Court Square Towers. Several members of the community were recognized during an awards ceremony.

Dispatch panel offers variety of views on debate

Posted 10/4/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The first presidential debate of the 2012 election season has come and gone, and most political pundits and news outlets are claiming Mitt Romney as the winner.

MUW artists go graffiti at Propst Park

Posted 10/4/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If you can't beat em' join 'em. And if you're going to join them, do it in style.

State senator to address 'campaigns and common sense' tonight

Posted 10/4/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women's Gordy Honors College Forum Series presents state senator Sally Burchfield Doty today at 6 p.m. in Nissan Auditorium in Parkinson Hall on the MUW campus.

CPD arrests armed robbery suspect

Posted 10/4/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man is currently in the custody of the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center after allegedly committing an armed robbery on Tuesday.

Crappie Masters is big catch for competitors -- and local economy

Posted 10/3/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Dozens of competitors have descended on Columbus Lake at the John C. Stennis Lock and Dam this week to prepare for this weekend's Crappie Masters National Championship.

 

Toddler shooting won't result in negligence charges

Posted 10/3/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A two-year-old child shot himself after being left unattended in a room with a loaded handgun on Saturday, but law enforcement officials say they are no longer investigating the incident and no charges will be filed for negligence.

 

 

'SOB' comment strains relations as county asks city for waiver

Posted 10/3/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Underlying tension between Columbus city councilmen and Lowndes County officials came to the surface during Tuesday's meeting of the Columbus City Council.

 

 

Caledonia Aldermen consider breach-of-property pay outs

Posted 10/3/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Caledonia Board of Aldermen received updates Tuesday night on damages paid to two town residents who allege the water department crossed their properties without easements to make repairs.

 

Fight breast cancer, buy stamps

Posted 10/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus post offices kicked off breast cancer awareness month Monday with pink, pink, everywhere, from pink-frosted doughnuts for customers to pink balloons competing for space with envelopes and parcels in the Bluecutt Road facility's lobby.

Moon rocks exhibit open to public

Posted 10/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Linda Marlbrough may be the only instructor in the history of Greater Columbus Learning Center to need a police escort when she leaves the building. Then again, she carries precious cargo -- two locked boxes containing authentic moon rocks that are both ageless and priceless.

 

County committee to examine pair of bids

Posted 10/2/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A committee appointed by the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors will soon begin discussions on the expansion of a steel company and county water service.

 

 

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