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Two Lowndes men rescue victim from burning car

Posted 7/5/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Lowndes County men pulled a man from a burning car and became hometown heroes Sunday. Mickey Brislin was driving home on Matson Road Sunday evening when he saw victim Gregory Gabrielle pinned under a car with its engine on fire.

 

 

DUI arrests this holiday weekend top 2010 total

Posted 7/5/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

More than 200 people were arrested for DUIs in Mississippi over Independence Day weekend -- 44 more than in 2010 -- according to the state Highway Patrol.

 

New life for Poindexter Hall: Renovations almost done

Posted 7/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Renovations to Poindexter Hall at Mississippi University for Women are almost 50 percent complete, with plans for the building to be substantially complete by June 2012.

Home for the Holidays: Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier spends the weekend in Columbus

Posted 7/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Leslie Frazier is accustomed to heat. After all, he was raised in Columbus and grew up beneath the glare of the Mississippi sun. If the suffocating temperatures or the stranglehold of a media gaggle perturbed him Saturday afternoon, he didn't let it show.

Book illustrator delights young audience

Posted 7/2/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

"F" is for fun, as far as Rick Anderson is concerned. The educator-turned-illustrator's first book, "M is for Magnolia," was published by Sleeping Bear Press in 2003, and the Clarksdale native has been at the easel ever since.

Fireworks on the agenda this Fourth of July weekend

Posted 7/1/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

By noon Friday, streets were crowded, and every fireworks stand, grocery store and video kiosk in town was packed with customers preparing for the long holiday weekend.

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.

 

 

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