Readers will notice a change in the next few weeks' Sunday Dispatch - the A and B sections will be printed on pink paper during the month of October in recognition and support for National Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Saturday dawned windy and chilly, but that didn't daunt more than two dozen members of Cub Scout Pack 1, who turned out for the group's annual bake sale. As drivers waited at the stoplight on Highway 45 N. in front of Kroger, the boys waved signs and plastic buckets, offering sweet temptation in the form of cupcakes, cookies, homemade preserves and other treats.
The 21-person committee tasked with selecting five candidates for serious consideration for the Columbus police chief position will meet Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. in the Columbus Police Department Command Center.
The partygoers wore short-sleeved shirts and shorts, and the crackling "fire" in the cardboard fireplace mercifully cast no heat, but that didn't stop the small throng of people gathered at Beersheba Cumberland Presbyterian Church from celebrating Christmas Friday night. After all, the guest of honor -- Lindsay Wingo -- will be far from New Hope this holiday, and they couldn't miss the opportunity to send her away with a dash of Christmas cheer. Wingo, 24, is one of approximately 70 area soldiers deploying for Afghanistan today to serve with the Army National Guard in Operation Enduring Freedom.
A number of rivers, creeks and ditches in the county are slated for improvements to prevent flooding, erosion and undermined roads.
Joyce Ellenwood's mission is clear: Raise the profile of the Boys and Girls Club in the Golden Triangle.
Gov. Haley Barbour took a tour of the Golden Triangle Regional Landfill on Thursday where local officials will be building an operation to capture methane gas to produce electricity.
Columbus police responded to the 600 block of 22nd Street South to investigate the shooting of a Columbus man this morning.
Columbus police arrested six males and charged them with armed robbery and burglary of a dwelling after a woman claimed she was robbed at her residence late Thursday night.
Time moves slowly on Seventh Avenue North. Sometimes it seems to creep as insidiously as kudzu along a cinderblock wall. Other times, it is softer, mellower, evoking days of porch sittin', slow sippin' and smoke-drenched blues.
As the Lowndes County District 5 supervisor race heats up, Independent Roger Larsen, founder of The Columbus Packet, and Democrat Leroy Brooks, the incumbent, met Thursday at the Columbus Exchange Club and offered their thoughts on important issues facing the district.
The third day of testimony in the Leslie Sharp murder trial ended with a stalemate over the allowance of new evidence.
Columbus police arrested and charged a Columbus man for burglary with possibly more arrests and more charges on the horizon.
The Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau board of directors Wednesday approved the agency's fiscal year 2012 budget of $1.53 million.
The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office report the following felony arrests:
By next Christmas, Columbus could have a shiny new package to unveil -- an upscale hotel in the heart of downtown. It's an idea people have bandied about for years: Demolish the Gilmer Inn -- along with its sometimes colorful reputation -- and clear the slate for a boutique chain hotel with historic charm and modern amenities.
Gov. Haley Barbour is scheduled to tour the Golden Triangle Regional Landfill on Thursday where local officials will be building an operation to capture methane gas to produce electricity.
Monique Whitfield started feeling pain in her lower back and stomach sometime Tuesday morning. Could this be the onset of labor, she wondered, or was it kidney stones acting up again? "I didn't know," Whitfield admitted.
In hopes of solving the three recent homicides to occur over a five-day span, the city of Columbus will open its wallet.
Change is afoot at the West Point/Clay County Growth Alliance, with President Jeff Rowell filing his resignation last Wednesday and Martha Allen, director of community development and Main Street, submitting her two-week notice Wednesday.
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