COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY

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Columbus Air Force Base to hold emergency drill

Posted 10/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On Tuesday and Wednesday, Columbus Air Force Base will conduct a large-scale exercise that will impact most areas of the base.

 

 

Employment Expo to be held Wednesday at MUW

Posted 10/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The 14th annual Golden Triangle Employment Expo is scheduled for Wednesday on the campus of Mississippi University for Women.

 

 

Columbus Main Street to be focus of Southern Living article

Posted 10/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Over the past decade, downtown Columbus has come to life. The revitalization seems to have happened overnight, but many people have worked tirelessly for years to see downtown in its current glory.

 

 

Light and Water leaders' pay in line with other boards

Posted 9/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In line with many other appointed boards, Columbus Light and Water commissioners receive annual salaries of more than $9,000.

 

 

Council votes to refinance debt

Posted 9/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus City Council voted in a special meeting Wednesday to use $3.8 million from the Mississippi Development Bank solely for paving, sidewalks and curbs.

 

 

Police publishing monthly newsletter

Posted 9/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Police Department has published the first issue of its new monthly newsletter, The Shield.

 

 

Arrest Report 9-30-10

Posted 9/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

Amid the recession, some trucking companies are out of business, those that are left are 'doing pretty well'

Posted 9/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

With the majority of the country's products hauled by truck, the trucking industry is a pretty good indicator of economic times.

 

Manager: 'People feel safer' at new health dept. location

Posted 9/29/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The new state-of-the art Lowndes County Health Department has seen a flurry of activity since opening on Aug. 25.

 

Cadence CEO concedes bank was over-exposed to development loans, but defends strategy

Posted 9/29/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Tuesday afternoon, Dispatch publisher Birney Imes sat down with Cadence Bank CEO Lewis Mallory to talk about the recent purchase of the bank by Trustmark National Bank of Jackson.

A healthy future: Franklin bolsters its wellness magnet theme through partnership with UMMC

Posted 9/28/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As hundreds of Franklin Academy students, some wearing white coats, welcomed the dean of the School of Medicine for the University of Mississippi Medical Center to Columbus, he saw them as more than just elementary schoolers.

Robbery suspect wounded in shooting had court record, 'run-ins' with police

Posted 9/28/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police have identified 25-year-old Antonio Burgin as the masked man who was shot Saturday during an East Columbus robbery.

MONDAY PROFILE: Class' letters brighten soldier's tour in Afghanistan

Posted 9/27/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Even if he has spent weeks in the brush without showers or decent food, reading a letter from New Hope Middle School students brings a smile to Russ Hudson's face.

Store owner, robber shot in East Columbus gun battle

Posted 9/27/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

East Columbus convenience store owner was in critical but stable condition late Sunday after he exchanged bullets with two robbers Saturday.

 

United Way agencies struggling amid recession

Posted 9/27/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

During a time when more people are turning to charitable organizations for help, the cash flow to those agencies also is down. And while economists say the national recession is over, those groups tell a different story.

 

 

Shootout at East Columbus store ends with two at the hospital

Posted 9/26/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An armed robbery attempt turned into a shootout at an East Columbus convenience store, and two were people transported to the hospital.

 

Family fun time at the Columbus Fair

Posted 9/25/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As the merry-go-round began its slow spin Saturday at the Columbus Fair, 4-year-old Kalani Perry sat comfortably on his black horse, grabbed the pole in front of him and held on for the ride.

 

Lowndes schools make another bid for unitary status

Posted 9/25/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Caledonia schools are growing and have been, consistently, for years. The simple solution was to add 11 classrooms. But even the simplest of solutions isn't as simple as it could be.

 

Unhindered growth: Away from federal oversight, school district freely makes changes

Posted 9/25/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Municipal School District is teeming with activity -- from dance and aerospace classes and a new middle school to 11-month school calendars. Anyone watching for the past couple of years might think the changes happened overnight. Longtime district employees and past superintendents know otherwise.

Columbus soccer park project moves forward

Posted 9/24/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Work on the planned soccer complex at Burns Bottom in downtown Columbus could begin by January, officials said at the final public hearing for the project Thursday.

 

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