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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.

 

MUW will crunch numbers on athletics

Posted 11/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A decade has passed since intercollegiate sports was part of campus life at Mississippi University for Women.

 

CVB board clashes over finances

Posted 11/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After 20 minutes of closed talks that board members insisted was not an executive session, the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau board convened Monday to engage in yet another contentious session, this time over finances.

Wilder gets 20 years for manslaughter

Posted 11/20/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man pleaded guilty to manslaughter on Monday to avoid a capital murder charge.

Columbus School District turns down $75,000 grant

Posted 11/19/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Uncertainty about donation from ministry may have influenced board members to reject money.

Council to take closer look at bus deal

Posted 11/19/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Discussions between an Indiana bus company and the Columbus City Council are expected to continue Tuesday night.

 

Phone scam targets 4-County customers

Posted 11/19/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

4-County Electric Power Association is urging its members to beware of a telephone scam.

 

Wilder to plead guilty on murder charge

Posted 11/19/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man is expected to plead guilty to capital murder today in Lowndes County Circuit Court.

West Lowndes fights to recover from disheartening state review

Posted 11/17/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The criticism was swift and biting -- so much so that several attendees of the Lowndes County School Board meeting last week said they inwardly cringed as consultants ripped West Lowndes High School to shreds.

 

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