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New Salvation Army leader looks to help local agency thrive

Posted 7/1/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There's a new director at the helm of the Salvation Army in Columbus, and though he's been on the job less than two weeks, Maj. Paul White is already shaking things up, dusting things off, and making changes he hopes will bring in more profits for the local agency.

 

Area represented in tonight's Miss Mississippi finals

Posted 7/1/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When the curtain opens tonight on the final phase of competition in the Miss Mississippi pageant, the Golden Triangle will be well-represented. Lee Armstrong, Presly Forrester and Caitlyn Smith, all of Columbus, and Jessica Terrill of Starkville are among 45 young women vying for the title and scholarships to be awarded at the Vicksburg Convention Center.

 

Vying for votes: Lowndes County candidates tout experience, plans for office

Posted 7/1/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County candidates wooed voters and tried to outmaneuver opponents Thursday at the second forum hosted by the Columbus-Lowndes County Political Action Committee.

Community project headed by MUW instructor brings life to storm-ravaged town

Posted 7/1/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The idea is simple: Provide decorative, hand-painted "love signs" for residents and business owners, indicating that even though things are a mess right now, they will return.

Kior pieces together new, $200M plant

Posted 7/1/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When it's all said and done, Kior will have spent more than $200 million to bring its first commercial plant to Columbus.

 

Decertification election set for Omnova workers

Posted 7/1/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A decertification election has been set in the Omnova Solutions labor dispute, which has dragged on for more than a year.

 

 

Waxing poetic: Arts in the Classroom funded for another year

Posted 6/30/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Annunciation Catholic School received two grants this week that will have students dancing, singing and waxing poetic as the second year of the Arts in the Classroom Whole School Initiative gets under way.

 

 

Fourth of July closings

Posted 6/30/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Fourth of July closings

 

 

Dispatch launches Saturday edition this weekend

Posted 6/30/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

This Saturday, The Dispatch will launch its first edition of The Saturday Dispatch, which will include up-to-date local sports, community events and -- back by popular demand -- a TV guide. The Dispatch currently publishes Monday-Friday, and on Sunday. Starting in July, the paper will discontinue its Monday print edition.

 

 

Columbus officer suspension cases to continue in July

Posted 6/30/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Instead of taking the witness stand, Columbus Police Chief Joseph St. John may just give the Civil Service Commission his recorded testimony about the suspensions of two officers.

 

 

Former Columbus residents die under tragic circumstances

Posted 6/30/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A woman who called Columbus home was beaten to death in her Irving, Texas, home last week. Though her assailant is in jail, it offers her family little solace.

 

Where they stand: Candidates running for Lowndes offices boast experience, vision

Posted 6/29/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County candidates touted their credentials and long-term goals Tuesday evening at a candidates forum in Columbus. The forum, organized by the Columbus-Lowndes Political Action Committee, brought together 10 candidates in three races.

 

Wagon driver awarded $477,444 for 2009 wreck

Posted 6/29/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In his most recent web update, the cross-country traveler wrote he was "working on a job in Nebraska for a few weeks while the horses get fat in La Garita, CO." He expected to be "slapping some iron on the lads' feet and sharing a few adventures with them, and you" by late May.

 

 

Arrest Report 6-29-11

Posted 6/29/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A 19-year-old man out on bond for the 2010 armed robbery of Black Creek Grocery has been charged with holding up a Columbus grocery store.

 

 

Lowndes schools financially stable

Posted 6/29/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Lowndes County School District received good news from business officer and administrator Frances Goldmon during Monday night's budget hearing for the upcoming year: No staff positions will be cut, and they're in pretty good shape, financially.

 

 

Sanders hosts state-of-the county meeting

Posted 6/28/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It was a packed house on Monday night, for Steens' community meeting. And more than updates from their supervisor, chancery clerk, sheriff and other officials, residents appreciated the opportunity to pick their brains and share concerns.

 

Community members voice concerns over flooding

Posted 6/28/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Flooding woes in the Steens area seemed to be the major concern of citizens who were at the neigborhood's community center Monday night for a town-hall style meeting.

Morning blaze burns man, guts home

Posted 6/28/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A northside man was sent to the hospital with a burned arm early today as Columbus firefighters battled the kitchen blaze that gutted his home.

Boys to men: Local ministry takes youth under its wing

Posted 6/27/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Silently, the teenager stepped from the pool, slipped a gray T-shirt over his head and walked away from his peers. If they called to him, he didn't respond. He kept walking, out of the enclosure, beyond the chain-link fence, his eyes focused on the tree line. He reached the edge of the woods and hesitated, his eyes adjusting from sunlight to darkness

Scouts learn about respect, courage and health and fitness during day camp

Posted 6/25/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Monday was almost unbearably hot and humid. Tuesday, it rained and the power went out. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, more of the same.

 

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