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Holiday means sharing for local group

Posted 11/23/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For many, Thanksgiving is a time of gathering with family and friends to give thanks for the year's blessings. For some people however, especially senior citizens, Thanksgiving is just another day that they spend alone.

Thankful!

Posted 11/21/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Kids have their own unique take on Thanksgiving

Brown: Education, health care will dominate budget talks

Posted 11/21/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus native Terry Brown, the Pro Tempore of the Mississippi Senate, has served in the state legislature since 1988 -- a part-time job requiring full-time energy, as he describes it. Before heading back to Jackson, where he will serve a key role as the state puts together its budget, Brown took some time to meet with Dispatch reporter Jeff Clark for a wide-ranging conversation.

City Council approves bus line

Posted 11/21/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An independent transportation company will be allowed to operate a bus line in Columbus.

 

MUW will crunch numbers on athletics

Posted 11/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A decade has passed since intercollegiate sports was part of campus life at Mississippi University for Women.

 

CVB board clashes over finances

Posted 11/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After 20 minutes of closed talks that board members insisted was not an executive session, the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau board convened Monday to engage in yet another contentious session, this time over finances.

Wilder gets 20 years for manslaughter

Posted 11/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man pleaded guilty to manslaughter on Monday to avoid a capital murder charge.

Columbus School District turns down $75,000 grant

Posted 11/19/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Uncertainty about donation from ministry may have influenced board members to reject money.

Council to take closer look at bus deal

Posted 11/19/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Discussions between an Indiana bus company and the Columbus City Council are expected to continue Tuesday night.

 

Phone scam targets 4-County customers

Posted 11/19/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

4-County Electric Power Association is urging its members to beware of a telephone scam.

 

Wilder to plead guilty on murder charge

Posted 11/19/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man is expected to plead guilty to capital murder today in Lowndes County Circuit Court.

West Lowndes fights to recover from disheartening state review

Posted 11/17/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The criticism was swift and biting -- so much so that several attendees of the Lowndes County School Board meeting last week said they inwardly cringed as consultants ripped West Lowndes High School to shreds.

CVB to vote on first round of festival funding

Posted 11/17/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Event organizers seeking grants for festivals taking place January through July of next year will present their proposals Monday to the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau's Board of Trustees. The new model is part of an overhaul of the board's festival grant guidelines.

Bicycle accident on Main

Posted 11/17/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Emergency personnel tend Jacques Mullen, 29, who was struck by a truck while riding his bicycle Friday afternoon on Main Street.

Smith sentenced to five years for parole violation

Posted 11/17/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

German Smith, son of Columbus Mayor Robert Smith, appeared Friday in Lowndes County Circuit Court for a bond revocation hearing. Smith was recently indicted in federal court for possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. As a result of that charge, his bond from his 2008 robbery conviction was revoked. 

Silicor will miss deadline; future uncertain

Posted 11/16/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A much-anticipated Lowndes County industrial prospect will miss a second construction deadline. According to Lowndes County Administrator Ralph Billingsley, Silicor Materials is not expected to meet its phase one groundbreaking deadline set for Dec. 31.

Church still interested in Lee purchase

Posted 11/16/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Five months have passed since Point of Grace Pastor Shane Cruse's bid for Lee Middle School was rejected, but he has not given up hope.

 

Angel Tree program begins today

Posted 11/16/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As the Christmas season approaches, children anxiously write their lists to Santa, begging for the top toy of the season.

 

Columbus woman pleads guilty to sex with a minor

Posted 11/15/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus woman pleaded guilty Wednesday in Lowndes County Circuit Court to the sexual assault of a 14-year-old boy.

 

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