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In wake of Ariz. shooting, local colleges work to flag problem students

Posted 1/24/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Officials at local colleges agree with how a Tucson, Ariz., community college handled disturbed student Jared Loughner, saying they have similar rules in place to identify, counsel or expel troubled students.

 

 

Bar brawl ends with shooting

Posted 1/22/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A bar room brawl ended with a shooting Friday night.

 

 

Catfish Alley magazine will celebrate area's wealth of talent

Posted 1/22/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The area will soon have a new glossy magazine, Catfish Alley, to celebrate local food, art, music, ideas and most of all, local people.

 

 

CAFB chaplain to speak at annual Town and Tower Community Prayer Breakfast

Posted 1/22/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Major Leslie A. Janovec, chaplain of the 14th Flying Training Wing of the Columbus Air Force Base, will be the guest speaker at the 11th annual Community Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, Feb. 3.

 

 

City of Columbus honored with Altus Award

Posted 1/22/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city of Columbus was selected as the first Air Education and Training Command community to receive the AETC Community Support Award (Altus Trophy), sponsored by the Altus, Okla. Chamber of Commerce's Military Affairs Committee, during a presentation at the AETC Symposium in San Antonio, Texas, Thursday.

 

Severstal ramps up for expansion

Posted 1/22/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The time is approaching for Severstal to begin hiring for 100 new positions to staff its Phase II expansion.

 

Columbus man turns self in after shooting incident

Posted 1/21/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man suspected in a Northside shooting turned himself into authorities Thursday.

 

Columbus man who died of hypothermia wasn't renting apartment

Posted 1/21/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man who died of hypothermia Jan. 14 was squatting at the 13th Avenue North apartment where he was discovered.

 

Photo Gallery: Lowndes County Relay for Life Kickoff

Posted 1/20/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

New candidates file for Lowndes schools superintendent, sheriff

Posted 1/20/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Dismissed former New Hope High School principal Lynn Wright has qualified to run for superintendent of the school district he is currently suing.

 

 

Arrest report 1-20-11

Posted 1/20/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office has reported the following felony arrests.

 

 

Ohio.com: Omnova shares sink on report

Posted 1/20/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Omnova Solutions Inc. is coming off what its executives say was a highly profitable and record year in many respects, including a major acquisition. Yet fourth-quarter earnings disappointed Wall Street.

 

Classes begin at new Columbus Middle School

Posted 1/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Cinderella is finally at the ball -- Cinderella being more than 900 middle-schoolers, and the ball being a $19.1 million state-of-the-art school.

A man in need of help, who too often refused

Posted 1/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

To many, he was just a bum. But to those who knew Hozzie Hawthorne, he was a warm, if not enigmatic, man. And he was loved. Hawthorne, 72, was best known around downtown Columbus for resting on the benches in front of the post office and the Lowndes County Courthouse, asking passers-by if they could spare some money.

 

Council votes to reduce tourism board to six members

Posted 1/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An amendment to permanently reduce the Columbus Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors to six members passed despite Ward 6 Councilman Bill Gavin reversing his position from the council's Dec. 21 meeting and supporting the pursuit of a local and private agreement from the state Legislature.

 

 

Pardon our dust: Dispatch undergoing renovations

Posted 1/19/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Visitors to The Dispatch's building in downtown Columbus may have noticed renovations taking place in the front office.

 

'Unsung heroes' of equality in Columbus honored

Posted 1/18/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Dream 365 ended its Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend Celebration lauding what a visiting figure in the civil rights movement called "unsung heroes" of the community. A commemorative breakfast at Trotter Convention Center on Monday wrapped up the local group's fifth and biggest year celebrating the MLK Jr. holiday.

Governor hopeful Dupree: Hope rests with all of us

Posted 1/18/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A gubernatorial candidate visiting Columbus for an event celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said America isn't ready for another civil rights icon.

 

MUW fire victims remembered in high school ceremony

Posted 1/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two of four teenagers killed a year ago in a fire at a Hoover motel were honored at the high school where they had graduated seven months earlier.

 

 

Sunday wreck sends five to Columbus hospital

Posted 1/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Sunday evening car wreck sent five people to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle.

 

 

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