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City amends alcohol ordinance

Posted 10/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It came down to a tie, and Mayor Robert Smith broke it with a favorable vote.

 

 

MUW celebrates annual Oktoberfest

Posted 10/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The leaves are beginning to change colors, and the pumpkins are in the fields, but if the still-warm temperatures have kept your autumn spirit at bay, Mississippi University for Women has the antidote -- the annual Oktoberfest celebration, which will be held tonight from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

 

Top five recommendations for police chief revealed at council meeting

Posted 10/18/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The five applicants that the 21-person committee recommended as top candidates for the permanent police chief position were revealed Tuesday night during the Columbus City Council meeting.

Organizers say Caledonia Day was "the biggest blast we ever had"

Posted 10/18/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Everywhere Caledonia Alderman Bill Darnell went Monday, he kept hearing the same thing: How much fun everyone had at Saturday's eighth annual Caledonia Day festival.

 

UPDATE: Authorities searching for Lowndes County woman

Posted 10/18/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

UPDATE: Lowndes County Chief Deputy Greg Wright said Tuesday afternoon that a detective made contact with Lowndes County woman, Gloria Jean Davidson, 24. Wright said "everything appears to be fine," and the detective who made contact is confident she will be going home soon.

 

Obama's former pastor keynote for Columbus' MLK celebration

Posted 10/18/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Dream 365 -- Columbus' annual commemoration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King -- now is "one of the largest" celebrations of the civil rights activist in the state, event organizer Learnard Dickerson Monday told the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau board of directors.

 

MUW president interviews begin Wednesday

Posted 10/18/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women's presidential search continues this week, with the first round of interviews being held Wednesday morning at the College Board in Jackson.

 

Farming, Faith, Football and Family

Posted 10/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It was a classic, halcyon fall afternoon in Caledonia Saturday, with every parking lot, side street and driveway jammed to capacity as thousands turned out for the eighth annual Caledonia Day festival.

 

LCSD board seeks to appoint superintendent

Posted 10/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County School District is one step closer to having an appointed, rather than an elected superintendent, voting 4-1 Friday morning to request permission from the state Legislature to put the issue up for a local referendum.

 

 

Howard explains release of CPD suspect

Posted 10/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County Sheriff Butch Howard wanted to clear up any confusion with the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors regarding the release of a shooting suspect earlier this month.

 

 

Lowndes County supervisors ponder 911 readdressing

Posted 10/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

According to District 4 Supervisor Jeff Smith, there are times when emergency response units have difficulty finding the correct address to respond to 911 calls. The quick fix is an ordinance similar to the one the Oktibbeha County board of supervisors passed.

 

Video of Creekstone robbery

Posted 10/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Commercial Dispatch obtained video footage of the armed robbery that occurred earlier this week at Creekstone Chevron.

Local personality DJ Lovebone shares the ins and outs of being a disc jockey

Posted 10/14/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

What do you wear to a Friday night tête-à-tête with a guy named "Lovebone?" And how do you address him? Mr. Love? Mr. Bone?

Candidates tout experience, new ideas at voter forum

Posted 10/14/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local candidates had their chance to sway voters to their side before the Nov. 8 election arrives. Candidates in nearly every local race attended the Columbus-Lowndes League of Voters political forum Thursday at the Columbus Municipal Complex, while interested residents listened for the one thing that could sway them to one side or the other.

 

Kior to hold job fair at EMCC

Posted 10/14/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Kior officials are seeking 70 people to fill full-time slots at the Columbus biofuels plant, and they're hoping to find at least some of those people Saturday during a job fair at East Mississippi Community College.

 

 

Music, fireworks tonight kick off Caledonia Day festivities

Posted 10/14/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Town of Caledonia was abuzz this morning as residents and business owners finished last-minute preparations for the 8th annual Caledonia Day festival, which kicks off tonight at 6 p.m. at Ola J. Pickett Park and continues Saturday with a full roster of events.

 

Bean speaks about Center for Creative Learning Initiatives

Posted 10/13/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It was 2004, and Dr. Claudia Limbert was president of Mississippi University for Women. She strode into Dr. Suzanne Bean's office and asked her what she would do with a million dollars. The question seemed preposterous, but Limbert wasn't kidding -- a federal grant was available from the U.S. Department of Education, and Limbert wanted Bean to chase it. Bean called her husband and told him she would be working late. Then she sequestered herself behind her desk and carefully wrote out a proposal that would win the grant and lead to the creation of the Roger F. Wicker Center for Creative Learning.

 

Lowndes County Arrest Report 10-13-11

Posted 10/13/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office reports the following felony arrests:

 

Police respond to Stabbing at North Browder Street apartments

Posted 10/13/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police arrested and charged a Columbus woman Wednesday after police believe she stabbed a man with whom she is in a "dating relationship."

Turning over a new LEAF: Columbus gets first glimpse at Nissan's new fully electric car

Posted 10/13/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It was hard to tell whether Christmas had arrived early or Columbus Nissan had been completely launched into an even further-reaching future Wednesday afternoon as customers and employees got their first glimpse of the automobile dealership's latest offering: An all-electric car which carries a sporty look -- and an equally ambitious price tag.

 

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