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Employees anxious after Country Club sale

Posted 10/12/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Last week, the country club, which filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2011, was sold at court auction to East Mississippi Community College for $1.6 million. While EMCC officials indicate the club's staff may be able to retain their jobs, uncertainty permeates the facility.

 

Diversity Day more than 'black and white'

Posted 10/12/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A week of learning more about people and their traditions and customs will culminate Saturday as Diversity Day will be recognized by Community Counseling Services at the request of the Department of Mental Health.

 

United Way brings big trucks, kids together

Posted 10/12/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Maybe it's the way big trucks are so formidable and loud. Maybe it's the way they are so powerful -- capable of awe-inducing feats. Whatever the reason, they seem to exercise an almost hypnotic hold on children, eliciting a fascination that sometimes continues long into adulthood.

Arrest report 10-11-12

Posted 10/11/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The following arrests were reported by the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office and Columbus Police Department.

Three Columbus men arrested on drug charges

Posted 10/11/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Agents with the Columbus-Lowndes Metro Narcotics Unit arrested three men last week on drug-related charges. One of the men was also charged with possession of stolen property.

Child killed in Biloxi previously lived in Caledonia

Posted 10/11/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Blake Lee Terrell formerly of Caledonia, died Tuesday night after being hit by a car in Biloxi.

CPD Christmas charity drive focuses on needs

Posted 10/11/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

No child should be without a gift to open on Christmas morning. No parent should have to look that child in the eyes and try to explain why Santa visits some houses but not others. Winter coats, gloves, shoes and socks should not be luxuries.

Arrest report 10-10-12

Posted 10/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The following arrests were reported by the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office and Columbus Police Department.

 

Three arrested on fraud, drug charges

Posted 10/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Agents with the Columbus-Lowndes Metro Narcotics Unit arrested three people on Monday on prescription fraud and drug-related charges in two separate incidents.

 

House speaker Gunn's tour draws overflow crowd in Columbus

Posted 10/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It was standing room only Tuesday as citizens crowded into the upstairs courtroom at City Hall to voice their concerns, opinions and ideas to Mississippi Speaker of the House Philip Gunn.

New wing commander asserts 'quiet leadership' at CAFB

Posted 10/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Col. Jim Sears, who replaced former wing commander Col. Barre Seguin in June, spoke to the Columbus Rotary Club Tuesday, taking the opportunity to introduce Rotarians to both his leadership style and his vision for the base.

Area arrests 10-9-12

Posted 10/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The following arrests were reported by the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office and Columbus Police Department.

Acron's connection to downtown approaching 60 years

Posted 10/8/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Acron, who will turn 78 next week, has worked in downtown Columbus for nearly 60 years. He got his first job at the Straight 8 Cafe on Main Street as a dishwasher in 1954. After eight years there, he landed a job with Ernie Sisson's Shoe Store on Fifth Street, a position he acquired thanks to a bit of chicanery.

Heritage seniors rally around Humane Society

Posted 10/8/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Slowly, but surely, the new Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society is beginning to take shape. The 8,000-square-foot indoor/outdoor kennel is slated for completion by the end of the month, with one side of dog pens completely fenced and gated and the second side still lacking fencing and windows.

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.

 

 

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