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Lucas McTaggart uses his band experience to become tech dynamo

Posted 12/27/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

WEST POINT -- Lucas McTaggart's kitchen table is covered in junk. Well, what the majority of people would consider junk. In this world of disposable everything, when something breaks - especially something complicated and electronic, people usually swear and buy another one. But McTaggart knows how things work.

Work, bah humbug: Some area residents work through the holidays

Posted 12/25/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Every time Christmas rolls around, a few, unlucky employees are left to hold down the fort in Columbus. And no, it's not because they were naughty.

Snow greeted most of north and northeast Mississippi Saturday morning

Posted 12/25/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It was a white Christmas morning in Columbus and other parts of north and northeast Mississippi.

Kay Gunter Brewer, beloved teacher and coach's wife, dies

Posted 12/25/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Karl Malone gave his Basketball Hall of Fame induction speech in August, his former Louisiana high school teacher beamed with pride.

 

Arrests 12-23-10

Posted 12/23/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County Adult Detention Center recorded the following felony arrests

 

Last-minute shoppers flood stores

Posted 12/23/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Some people procrastinate. Others have to work. And others rack their brains until inspiration strikes and the perfect gift presents itself. But whatever the reason, Golden Triangle stores are buzzing with Christmas shoppers until the last minute this year.

 

Juveniles arrested in car break-ins

Posted 12/23/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Four teens were arrested just after midnight Wednesday as they broke into two vehicles in the 800 block of Third Avenue South in Columbus, according to police.

 

 

For half century, Dispatch's McDaniel always delivered

Posted 12/23/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At 12:30 p.m., a lonely white Geo Tracker is parked at the Friendly City Mini-Warehouses storage units off Highway 45 North, near The Grill restaurant. Sitting atop the small SUV is a round amber-colored light, poised for its mission. Annie McDaniel is always the first newspaper carrier waiting at the dropoff location.On Dec. 31, McDaniel will deliver her last Dispatch newspapers.

 

 

Tourism standoff brewing

Posted 12/23/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A standoff is brewing between the county and the city over the fate of the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau board of directors.

 

Faith at 15,000 feet: Lowndes church plants pine trees in shape of cross near Golden Triangle Regional Airport

Posted 12/23/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For 17 years, flights out of the Golden Triangle Regional Airport have passed over a large cross-shaped pine tree forest.

A passion for the past: Lee, Hunt alums work to preserve school artifacts

Posted 12/22/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Filing cabinets and boxes line the walls of a 20-by-15-foot room, fondly named "the vault." Stacks of paperwork also make their home in the room at Brandon Central Services. Off to the side, sits a heavy wooden chest. And tucked inside the 4-foot-tall box are class composites, dating from the '20s to 1992, when the last class of Generals graduated from Lee High School.

 

Caledonia votes to raise water fees

Posted 12/22/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Caledonia aldermen voted Tuesday to change the water bill system for residents in and around the town to help offset the cost of a new water treatment plant and well.

 

 

Dredged well fails to shed light on missing woman's fate

Posted 12/22/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Putting an end to 24-year-old rumors, Lowndes County sheriff's investigators emptied a well early today without finding the body of Madeline "Midge" Teresa Ponds.

 

 

Officials get preview of new industrial park sign

Posted 12/22/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Sometime in early January, the Golden Triangle Global Industrial Aerospace Park is due to receive 20 feet and 6,000 pounds worth of "welcome."

 

 

City votes to reduce size of tourism board

Posted 12/22/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council voted Tuesday to reduce the number of members on the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors to six members and leave it there.

 

 

Carpenter named interim head of tourism board

Posted 12/21/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau voted Monday to name Project Manager Nancy Carpenter its interim executive director.

 

Columbus student laid to rest with tearful tributes from family, friends

Posted 12/21/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Doves were released on Monday at Union Cemetery after the funeral of Traveres R. Malone Jr., held at Lee Middle School.

Pants on the ground: Does Columbus need a law to ban sagging pants?

Posted 12/21/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Drooping pants may or may not come up tonight. Ward 5 Councilman Kabir Karriem is mulling the possibility of bringing a proper attire ordinance aimed at sagging pants before the city council.

 

Scene & Seen photos from the CAC's New York, New York Gala and Cotton Crossing

Posted 12/20/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

Halfway house helps local women break bonds of drug, alcohol addiction

Posted 12/20/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After prison, all too many women return to their old drug- and alcohol-infused lives. It's easier. And when they're broke and homeless, shunned by employers, they have precious few other options.

 

 

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