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Columbus Independence Day closings

Posted 7/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

 

Southside blues fest on for Saturday

Posted 7/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The third annual Southside-Townsend Park Blues Festival will be held this weekend. There will be softball tournaments today and Friday, and musical acts will play all afternoon and evening on Saturday.

 

Area businesses make the Best in Mississippi list

Posted 7/1/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Several Golden Triangle businesses were listed among the state's best in Mississippi Magazine's recently released Best of Mississippi rankings.

Hargett named top volunteer by Red Cross

Posted 6/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Tenn-Tom Chapter of the Red Cross held its 93rd annual report to the community on Tuesday night at the Hogarth Dining Hall at the Mississippi University for Women. Kenneth Hargett was presented with the Andy Morris Volunteer of the Year Award.

 

Columbus school district's 2010-2011 budget down $6 million

Posted 6/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The 2010-2011 Columbus Municipal School District budget is $6 million lighter than last year's budget, yet still came in almost $1 million under expenditures, officials said Tuesday at a public hearing.

 

 

Hewes: Oil has state down, but not out

Posted 6/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The oil spill from the April 20 explosion of a BP offshore oil-drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico has left Mississippi down, but far from out, Sen. Billy Hewes, R-Harrison, the state senate's president pro tempore and a candidate for lieutenant governor, said Tuesday.

 

Limbert's tenure, marked with storms and successes, comes to end at MUW

Posted 6/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Dr. Claudia Limbert's advice to her temporary replacement and her as-yet-unnamed permanent successor is succinct, yet encapsulates years of experience in higher education.

 

Lender advocates: Education key to responsible lending

Posted 6/30/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In the face of several current and pending moratoriums on payday lenders in the Golden Triangle and statewide, advocate groups are speaking up on behalf of check-cashing services.

 

Ruben's Fish House employees charged in death

Posted 6/29/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

State alcohol control agents have arrested two employees of Ruben's Fish House after a patron was found dead of acute alcohol intoxication May 31 at the restaurant.

Summer in the South: Snow cone business booms, even in the rain

Posted 6/29/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If the summer gets too hot, dump a little snow on it. Everything about the SnoBiz snow cone cabana in the parking lot of Leigh Mall exudes coolness amid the heat.

 

Bar brawl was unprovoked, woman hit by car says

Posted 6/29/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A woman who was hit by a car outside a downtown bar said she recieved a cut to her head and scrapes and bruises in the incident, which happened after she and her husband got into an unprovoked fight after a night of drinking.

 

 

MS Biz Journal: Baptist begins major construction projects (link)

Posted 6/28/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

Edmonds tries to move on, but won't forget

Posted 6/28/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

More than a year removed from the not-guilty verdict which restored his life, Tyler Edmonds is still searching for peace.

Minister Tyrone Cole fights the good fight

Posted 6/28/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

He's a man with a message. When he tells it, he downplays the sadness and plays up the salvation. But there has been plenty of sadness in Tyrone Cole's past.

 

Dispatch captures 16 awards in annual newspaper contest

Posted 6/28/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Dispatch captured 16 awards in the Mississippi Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest, including first place awards for sports coverage, lifestyles section and special section.

 

Police investigate hit-and-run at downtown bar

Posted 6/28/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A fight inside a downtown bar ended in a hit-and-run early Sunday morning, when one of those involved in the fight drove a car onto the sidewalk and struck a woman.

Brigham readies to turn focus to MUW

Posted 6/26/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Allegra Brigham isn't interested in simply holding the door open for Mississippi University for Women's next president. Nor will she be safely sheltered in her office contentedly crunching numbers while the faculty deals with students.

Ambassador for the city: Retiring Irby instrumental in Riverwalk, other projects

Posted 6/26/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The retirement this month of Federal Programs and Building Inspections Director George Irby is a loss for the city, officials said.

Community gets first glimpse at park plan

Posted 6/25/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When presented with a plan to renovate neighborhood parks in Columbus and Lowndes County, residents Thursday expressed concerns of not having enough space in community centers and their included kitchens.

 

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