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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.

 

Columbus man freezes to death in unheated apartment

Posted 1/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man known to panhandle downtown died Friday of hypothermia. Hozzie Hawthorne, 72, was found unresponsive in his apartment at 1515 13th Ave. N. Friday around 1 p.m. after a neighbor called 911 on his behalf.

MONDAY PROFILE: Meet downtown Columbus' big cheeses

Posted 1/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If you call, the voice on the other end of the phone may answer, "Cheese shop." But a trip to Le Gourmet offers much more than exotic and gourmet cheeses.

 

Immigration bill dividing Miss. Capitol

Posted 1/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An Arizona-style immigration bill is shaping up as one of the most divisive topics of the 2011 Mississippi legislative session, and Republican Gov. Haley Barbour might end up as a moderate voice on the issue.

 

 

Columbus council takes next step to revamp tourism board

Posted 1/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The next step in the process of revamping the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau board is on tap for Tuesday night.

 

 

Scene & Seen photos from Columbus Arts Council drum circle

Posted 1/17/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

New eateries tempt palates in Columbus

Posted 1/15/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As he traveled the country working as a Thai restaurant chef, Lloyd Chanachai was saving his money and collecting recipes. Chanachai, part-owner and chef of Bann Thai on Military Road, is one of several restaurateurs who recently braved the economy and opened an eatery in the Columbus area.

 

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