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Georgia native Nicholson chosen as Main Street director

Posted 11/29/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Main Street Columbus has a new director. Atlanta native Nickie Nicholson will begin work as director on Dec. 10, replacing Amber Brislin. The Main Street board announced Nicholson's hiring on Wednesday via a press release.

City ponders fate of rapidly shrinking landfill

Posted 11/29/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The City of Columbus will soon have to a face decision regarding the dumping of waste in its landfill. A recent study by Neel-Schaffer Engineering shows the landfill will run out of space within three years.

Teen convicted of rape of half-sister sentenced to 10 years

Posted 11/29/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus teen will spend 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty in Lowndes County Circuit Court on Wednesday to raping his half-sister.

Two women charged in Columbus meth lab bust

Posted 11/29/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A routine traffic stop lead to the discovery of a meth lab and the arrest of two women over the weekend.

 

Dropout program faces challenges at start-up

Posted 11/29/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District continues to move forward with its dropout prevention plan, dubbed "Project 2020," but the challenges have just begun.

 

 

CVB recommends funding for seven events

Posted 11/28/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Festivals throughout Lowndes County are one step closer to receiving funding through the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau.

 

Controversy surrounds rejected grant

Posted 11/28/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city school board recently rejected a $75,000 grant intended to fund a dropout prevention program, but the project is still underway, despite concerns some board members have raised about the circumstances surrounding the grant and the feasibility of maintaining the program in future years if the district is required to foot the bill.

State auditor investigating CVB

Posted 11/28/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau is under investigation by the Mississippi Office of the State Auditor.

Columbus man gets 50 years on drug charge

Posted 11/28/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man will spend 50 years in prison for drug charges after he lost an appeal in the Mississippi Court of Appeals on Tuesday.

Creativity helps MUW light up for Christmas

Posted 11/27/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women is celebrating Christmas in a big way this year, beginning what campus officials hope will become a community-wide, annual tradition.

Columbus man pleads guilty to armed robbery

Posted 11/27/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man was sentenced to 23 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to armed robbery in Lowndes County Circuit Court Monday.

 

Plans for automated meters moving forward

Posted 11/24/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A $6-million energy efficiency program is under way for Columbus residents. Automatic meter readers will be installed for all of the electric company's customers by the time the project is completed.

 

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.

 

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