On Aug. 15, 2011, John Alan Redden got into an argument with his wife that quickly escalated into a savage beating. Redden beat his wife, Ginger Redden, with a belt, jabbed her with a golf club, then kicked her as she collapsed on the floor. Then he climbed on top of her and began choking her with his bare hands. When Ginger Redden broke free from his choke hold, he told her he would kill her if she left him.
The Columbus City Council will make its yearly appointment to the Columbus Municipal School District's Board of Trustees Tuesday. The five-year appointment will be for the seat currently held by board president Tommy Prude, whose term expires March 2.
It's easy to overlook the squatting behemoth that serves as a gateway to downtown. Faded and worn, the stadium sits silent, encircled by concrete but endowed with a proud legacy -- somewhere in there. Once the home of victories and triumphs, there is little glory to be found in the Magnolia Bowl of today. No one clamors at the gates, and the storied walls whisper only of the ravages of time. But that could change if a local organization, Link'd Young Professionals, succeeds in an ambitious, five-phase restoration plan.
Carl Smith has joined the Commercial Dispatch staff, managing editor Slim Smith (no relation) announced Friday.
For a college president who has embraced change since his arrival, Friday was a bit of a role reversal for Mississippi University for Women President Dr. Jim Borsig, who bowed to pomp and tradition this week for his inauguration as the 14th leader of the "long blue line."
Convicted murderer Joe Earl Smith's probation was revoked and three years were added to his life sentence during a probation violation hearing Friday in Lowndes County Circuit Court.
The Commercial Dispatch advertising department picked up 13 awards at the Mississippi Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest banquet, held Feb. 2 in Jackson.
A new barbecue cooking championship could bring both national exposure and tourism dollars to the Friendly City. The Memphis BBQ Network will be hosting the MBN Invitational March 8-9 at the Columbus Fairgrounds. The event is being sponsored by Roast-n-Boast of Columbus.
For the second time in five years, the trial of a Columbus man ended in a hung jury. Charlton Aaron Colom, 35, on trial in Lowndes County Municipal Court for possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, was free Wednesday after the jury could not reach a unanimous verdict.
They are easy in the spaces between words, no need to rush, no rush to be. They have -- have had -- a lifetime together. And it turned out fine, Willie Brown says, gazing at his wife, Hazel. It turned out fine.
The debate over the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau's festival grant guidelines continued Tuesday with a special meeting with festival organizers. But the only decision to come out of the meeting was to schedule yet another meeting.
The trial of a man from a prominent Columbus family is underway in Lowndes County Circuit Court. Charlton Aaron Colom, 35, is charged with possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. After a motion hearing Tuesday morning Judge Jim Kitchens moved that Colom be tried as a habitual offender.
Although state insurance commissioner Mike Chaney was unable to attend a Tuesday meeting with the Columbus Rotary Club, his proxy, former Commercial Dispatch editor and current insurance department spokesperson, Joseph Ammerman had some harsh words for Gov. Phil Bryant for his role in the federal government's decision to reject Chaney's state-run health insurance exchange.
Kingdom Vision International pastor R.J. Matthews said Tuesday that his church wants to purchase the vacant Lee Middle School property rather than lease it.
A new prospective tenant has shown interest in the much-debated Lee Middle School property, but the future of the vacant school remains uncertain.
The Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau's festival grants committee will meet with festival organizers tonight to discuss festival grant guidelines put in place August 2012. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in the CVB board room.
One agency's loss is another agency's gain as Jan Ballard, executive director of United Way of Lowndes County, heads over to the Columbus Municipal School District, where she will serve as school board clerk, assisting deputy superintendent Craig Shannon and streamlining responsibilities with the administrative assistant for the office of the superintendent.
After months of hard work, the men and women of Columbus Air Force Base were finally able to stand at ease Monday, enjoying a base-wide picnic and celebration following the conclusion of their biennial unit inspection.
A Columbus man accused of murder is scheduled to appear in Circuit today to face a charge of possession of a weapon by a felon.
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2. Wiggins wins Caledonia by one vote COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
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4. House built by and for freed slaves for sale in Columbus COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
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