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Area under tornado watch as line of storms moves through Miss.

Posted 4/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A line of severe weather pushed into Mississippi on Friday, threatening to produce large hail, heavy rain and tornadoes. Lowndes, Oktibbeha and Clay counties were among most of northeast Mississippi put under a tornado watch Friday morning as the storms moved through.

 

 

Arrest Report 4-14-11

Posted 4/14/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local law enforcement agencies reported the following felony arrests this week:

 

Police arrest man in shooting case

Posted 4/14/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 19-year-old man wanted for pelting four people with bird shot Sunday in East Columbus was arrested Wednesday after a two-day search.

Graffiti cleanup in downtown Columbus to take weeks

Posted 4/14/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A weekend graffiti tagger's scrawled handiwork may linger in the downtown area until mid-May when volunteers can clean it up, Columbus Police Department Capt. Fred Shelton said Wednesday afternoon.

 

College Board wants permanent president for W by year's end

Posted 4/14/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The state College Board said Wednesday it plans to have a permanent president for Mississippi University for Women by the end of the year, and called for nominees to a presidential search committee.

 

Columbus police make arrest in shooting case

Posted 4/13/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 19-year-old man wanted for pelting four people with bird shot Sunday in East Columbus was arrested Wednesday after a two-day search.

 

College Board updates timeline for MUW president search

Posted 4/13/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The state College Board said Wednesday it plans to have a permanent president for Mississippi University for Women by the end of the year, and called for nominees to a presidential search committee.

 

 

Man shot at Caledonia house party has condition upgraded

Posted 4/13/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man shot during a party, allegedly by an 81-year-old man, is now in stable condition after spending a week and a half in critical condition at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle.

 

 

Statewide candidates stump at Columbus Republican Women meeting

Posted 4/13/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A variety of state and local candidates stumped at the Lowndes County Republican Women's luncheon Tuesday, touting their conservative credentials and private-sector experience.

 

 

Columbus council dips into reserves to make up budget shortfall

Posted 4/13/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The City Council amended its budget Tuesday to avert a $536,064 shortfall due mainly to rising fuel prices, police overtime pay and annexation.

 

W alum to be honored for dedication to Girl Scouts

Posted 4/13/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There's a special bond between Girl Scouts. They've worked together, played together, served together. No matter where they are or where life takes them, they carry a collective experience that transcends space, time, and even geography.

 

Columbus planners seek feedback on comprehensive plan

Posted 4/13/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus residents are invited to attend a public workshop Thursday night at Trotter Convention Center to discuss the next decade of city development.

 

The W's Golden Girls: Homecoming especially poignant for Class of '61

Posted 4/13/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Excitement is in the air this week as Mississippi University for Women prepares to welcome its alumnae back to campus Friday and Saturday for Homecoming festivities.

 

Amory principal accused of making student stick out tongue

Posted 4/13/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Mississippi elementary school principal is fighting for her job after being accused of withholding food from a special needs student and forcing the second grader to stick out his tongue as a form of punishment.

 

 

New staffers join Dispatch newsroom

Posted 4/12/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Dispatch welcomes two new staffers to the newsroom this week.

 

 

Police, sheriff's deputies to compete for tips for charity

Posted 4/12/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police officers and Lowndes County sheriff's deputies will be waiting on tables and greeting guests tonight at Station Seven Sports Bar & Grill to help raise funds for cancer research.

 

Local Voices: 'As profitable to God as possible:' an Africa visit, Part 3

Posted 4/12/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

I must tell you about our visits to the home of the women who are HIV/AIDS positive. We went along with the counselors of the Care for AIDS organization. They do not have cars, so we walked on cobbled hillsides to five women's homes in the nearby village.

Community rallies to save Friendship House

Posted 4/12/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Every day, Burnette Avakian drives past the pale green Victorian on Seventh Street North and stares at its vacant windows, longing to see light. It's out of her way, this side trip, but she is drawn to the "ugly duckling" known as Friendship House.

 

Severe weather possible in north Miss.

Posted 4/11/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Nearly 30 counties in north Mississippi were under a tornado watch Monday as a line of severe weather threatened to push hail, heavy rain and damaging winds into the state.

 

 

Photos from Karen Overstreet's Africa Trip

Posted 4/11/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Karen Overstreet recently took a trip to Kenya through a local non-profit foundation. She has written a three part feature on her trip and provided us with these photos.

 

 

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