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Woman airlifted to Tupelo after head-on collision

Posted 3/1/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A woman was airlifted to Tupelo and two others were hospitalized after a two-vehicle head-on collision early Tuesday in Lowndes County.

 

Burglar sets fire to Columbus liquor store

Posted 3/1/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A liquor store in the Holly Hills Plaza on Highway 45 North was burglarized and set on fire late Monday.

 

 

Open houses, lottery set for Columbus schools

Posted 3/1/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District began taking applications for the 2011-2012 school year Monday, and parents have until March 28 to enter their children in the lottery for one of the district's five elementary schools.

 

 

Newspaper's current, former owner qualify for county elections

Posted 3/1/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The man behind The Packet wants a spot on the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors, and the paper's new co-owner is running for circuit clerk.

 

 

After-hours dumping, undocumented payments alleged cause of Pratt suspension

Posted 2/26/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After-hours dumping and undocumented payment are allegedly behind the suspension of Columbus' Public Works director and the firing of another employee.

 

Take it off: Lowndes man loses 114 pounds and is named '2010 TOPS Mississippi King'

Posted 2/26/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Willis Logan weighed 12 1/2 pounds at birth. He had always been big and, at one point, tipped the scales at more than 400 pounds.

 

Columbus on track to surpass fuel budget by $80,040

Posted 2/26/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As gas prices continue to rise, climbing to levels more than $3.25 per gallon this week, the City of Columbus budget is showing the strain.

 

Dispatch renovation complete

Posted 2/26/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Renovations are complete of the front office of The Dispatch's downtown Columbus office, designed to improve customer service.

 

Man escapes Lowndes sheriff's squad car through window

Posted 2/26/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A man who escaped from a Lowndes County Sheriff's squad car by rolling down an unlocked window was recaptured after a lengthy search Friday.

 

 

Schools push to help seniors pass subject tests

Posted 2/25/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local schools are making a final push to help seniors who have failed one or more state tests stay on track to graduate in May.

 

 

Storm causes outages, downed power lines across Golden Triangle

Posted 2/25/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A severe storm hammered the Golden Triangle Thursday and early Friday, dropping trees and power lines across north Mississippi.

 

 

Suspended Columbus police officer runs for sheriff

Posted 2/25/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A suspended Columbus Police Department officer qualified to run for sheriff Thursday.

 

A costly lesson: Woman warns students of drinking and driving's dangers

Posted 2/25/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The roomful of Caledonia High School juniors and seniors fell silent, as pictures flashed across the screen. A crumpled, upside-down car. A torn guard rail. A girl lying in a hospital bed, unconscious with numerous wound dressings. It was 2003, and Sarah Panzau was lucky to be alive.

 

Lowndes justice court judge qualifies for sheriff

Posted 2/24/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The crowded field of qualifiers for the Lowndes County Sheriff's race has another name.

 

$3.15 and counting: Locals feeling pinch as fuel costs rise

Posted 2/24/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As turmoil in the Middle East continues, gas prices are increasing across the nation, and the Golden Triangle is no exception.

 

Jail inmate Fox hurt in fight

Posted 2/24/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The oft-arrested Lavento Shamon Fox suffered minor injuries in a fistfight with a fellow inmate Tuesday evening in the Lowndes County jail.

 

 

Arrest report 2-24-11

Posted 2/24/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Local law enforcement agencies reported the following felony arrests.

 

 

Columbus chiropractor pleads guilty to fraud

Posted 2/24/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus chiropractor pled guilty Wednesday to falsifying the insurance claims of four patients to swindle Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi out of thousands of dollars.

 

Hunt graduates rally to preserve shuttered school

Posted 2/24/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Hunt Intermediate is the last of a dying breed of black neighborhood schools in Columbus, according to community members and alumni. And they are rallying around the school to preserve it.

 

Council suspends public works director, police officers; city worker fired

Posted 2/23/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

One city employee was fired and three others, including Public Works Director Mike Pratt and two police officers, were suspended Tuesday during a special meeting of the Columbus City Council.

 

 

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