It looks like Mike Arledge and Bo Harris are headed to a runoff on Aug. 23, to determine who will face Selvain McQueen in the general election, to become the next Lowndes County sheriff. Arledge and Harris narrowed Republican field of four, garnering 49.66 percent (4,317 and 36.06 percent (3,135 votes) of the vote, respectively.
Of Golden Triangle counties, Clay had the largest percent of voters head to the polls for the primaries.
It was hard to tell who was happier, Lynn Wright or his campaign managers, following Tuesday night's primary election. Wright, a former New Hope principal, will face Edna McGill, assistant superintendent of the Lowndes County School District, in an Aug. 23 runoff to become the Republican candidate for superintendent of education.
At about 11 o'clock Tuesday night, Bill Brigham was rounding up the last of his large campaign signs. For Brigham, who outseated incumbent Lowndes County District 2 Supervisor Frank Ferguson, the anticipation is over. Brigham beat out Ferguson, who is finishing his first term as supervisor, 1,404 (59.97 percent) to 936 (39.98 percent), in the Republican primary, to secure a seat at the Board of Supervisors' table in January.
Columbus is one step closer to an ordinance protecting and defining guidelines for the Southside district.
Columbus police arrested three people Sunday night and are searching for a fourth suspect in connection with a string of copper thefts that have plagued area business owners since June.
A Southside Columbus man is in stable condition at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle after being shot early this morning.
The hardwood floors gleamed Monday afternoon with such a lustrous shine that if Franklin Academy fourth-grade teacher Anne Turnage had taken a moment to gaze into the depths, she might well have felt inspired to make a wish.
Beloved, long-time University of Montevallo Director of Public Relations and Columbus native Cynthia Shackelford, 59, passed away Wednesday morning following an illness.
It was a madhouse, but everyone was all smiles Saturday, when budget-conscious shoppers packed the aisles of Columbus stores for the third annual state sales tax holiday.
I read in Wednesday's Dispatch the Postal Service was considering closing the downtown Columbus post office. Beside the practical inconvenience, such a move would vacate a building on the National Register of Historic Places and end a 191-year stretch for the Main Street staple.
Last year, United Way of Lowndes County raised $500,000 -- $100,000 less than its campaign goal. Charitable contributions are down, but community need is greater than ever.
W.E. Williams spent most of his life working on classified information, conducting research in some of the country's top scientific and technological labs. From the National Bureau of Standards in Washington, D.C., to NASA headquarters, Williams didn't just witness history -- he played a unique role, helping develop space age technologies that captured the imagination of a nation.
JACKSON -- A federal appeals panel has ruled that because of erroneous jury instructions, Quintez Wren Hodges was denied a fair sentencing hearing when he got the death penalty for the slaying of his ex-girlfriend's brother.
View the entries in the 2011 Dispatch Pet Calendar contest. Voting forms can be found in the print edition of the Dispatch. All proceeds go to benefit the Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society and Newspapers in Education.
In a meeting Thursday morning, the Columbus City Council expressed frustration over the city school board's refusal to bring its entire board of trustees to the table to discuss the 2012 budget.
Lowndes County's redistricting plan got the OK from the U.S. Department of Justice. But, after elections, the county may still face a lawsuit.
Loosen up. Toss the shells on the floor. On Aug. 8, Logan's Roadhouse officially invites the Columbus area to toss a few peanut hulls on the floor.
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