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New wing commander asserts 'quiet leadership' at CAFB

Posted 10/10/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Col. Jim Sears, who replaced former wing commander Col. Barre Seguin in June, spoke to the Columbus Rotary Club Tuesday, taking the opportunity to introduce Rotarians to both his leadership style and his vision for the base.

Area arrests 10-9-12

Posted 10/9/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The following arrests were reported by the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office and Columbus Police Department.

Acron's connection to downtown approaching 60 years

Posted 10/8/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Acron, who will turn 78 next week, has worked in downtown Columbus for nearly 60 years. He got his first job at the Straight 8 Cafe on Main Street as a dishwasher in 1954. After eight years there, he landed a job with Ernie Sisson's Shoe Store on Fifth Street, a position he acquired thanks to a bit of chicanery.

Heritage seniors rally around Humane Society

Posted 10/8/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Slowly, but surely, the new Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society is beginning to take shape. The 8,000-square-foot indoor/outdoor kennel is slated for completion by the end of the month, with one side of dog pens completely fenced and gated and the second side still lacking fencing and windows.

Sisson named news editor

Posted 10/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Carmen Sisson has been promoted to news editor, Dispatch Managing Editor Slim Smith has announced.

Seventh Ave. Festival thriving at 30-year mark

Posted 10/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Kamal Karriem was wearing the official shirt for the Seventh Avenue Heritage Festival on Saturday, the last day of the biggest free festival in Mississippi. It read, "Commemorating 30 Years...not just an event, but a tradition."


Will Abstinence Plus curb tidal wave of teen pregnancies?

Posted 10/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As the Columbus Municipal School District and Lowndes County School District move forward with teaching state-required sex education in the classrooms, educators, students and their parents have very different opinions on the effectiveness of the fledgling program.



Court approves EMCC's purchase of Country Club

Posted 10/6/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After months of turmoil, the Columbus Country Club was quietly sold Friday morning at the United States Bankruptcy Court in Aberdeen, fetching $1.6 million.



Jackson named interim principal at West Lowndes

Posted 10/5/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Charles Jackson was named interim principal of West Lowndes High School Thursday during a special called board meeting at the Lowndes County School District's central office.



CMSD Board approves additional P.E. hire

Posted 10/5/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Middle School will soon have a new physical education assistant, a position which came under much scrutiny during Thursday night's city school board meeting.


Seventh Ave. Festival honors unsung heroes

Posted 10/5/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Seventh Avenue Heritage Festival officially kicked off Thursday night with a reception in the penthouse of Court Square Towers. Several members of the community were recognized during an awards ceremony.

Dispatch panel offers variety of views on debate

Posted 10/4/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The first presidential debate of the 2012 election season has come and gone, and most political pundits and news outlets are claiming Mitt Romney as the winner.

MUW artists go graffiti at Propst Park

Posted 10/4/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If you can't beat em' join 'em. And if you're going to join them, do it in style.

State senator to address 'campaigns and common sense' tonight

Posted 10/4/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Mississippi University for Women's Gordy Honors College Forum Series presents state senator Sally Burchfield Doty today at 6 p.m. in Nissan Auditorium in Parkinson Hall on the MUW campus.

CPD arrests armed robbery suspect

Posted 10/4/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Columbus man is currently in the custody of the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center after allegedly committing an armed robbery on Tuesday.

Crappie Masters is big catch for competitors -- and local economy

Posted 10/3/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Dozens of competitors have descended on Columbus Lake at the John C. Stennis Lock and Dam this week to prepare for this weekend's Crappie Masters National Championship.


Toddler shooting won't result in negligence charges

Posted 10/3/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A two-year-old child shot himself after being left unattended in a room with a loaded handgun on Saturday, but law enforcement officials say they are no longer investigating the incident and no charges will be filed for negligence.



'SOB' comment strains relations as county asks city for waiver

Posted 10/3/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Underlying tension between Columbus city councilmen and Lowndes County officials came to the surface during Tuesday's meeting of the Columbus City Council.



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