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Council considers Watch Group's fears

Posted 6/1/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Rumors were squashed and a social media group agreed to help reduce Columbus' crime rate in any way possible Thursday night, when about 40 people turned out for a public forum held by the Columbus City Council.

Much-loved teacher Hyde succumbs to cancer

Posted 6/1/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For 15 years, elementary school teacher Rashean Hyde fought for her students, making sure they had everything they needed to succeed in school and in life.

 

The YMCA and The Dispatch offer the Third Annual Mile-a-Day Marathon

Posted 6/1/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Continuing the journey to a more active community, the YMCA and the Dispatch again have partnered to offer the Possum Town Mile-a-Day Marathon this month. The goal is for participants to log 26.2 miles of walking or running, throughout the month. The event is a non-competitive effort to promote healthier lifestyles for Lowndes County residents.

 

 

Red Cross teams up with Fire and Rescue for 'boot drive'

Posted 6/1/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The local chapter of the American Red Cross is approaching its goal in the grassroots "Heroes" campaign. Officials hope weekend fund drives will push them over the edge.

 

 

Humane Society to hold Saturday fundraiser

Posted 6/1/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society wants all paws on deck Saturday for a scavenger hunt fundraiser at Waverly Marina.

 

 

Special weather warning for Lowndes County

Posted 5/31/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

 

50 years of Sunflower: Grocery business is a family affair for the Townsends

Posted 5/31/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There are truths you know and truths which take the circuitous route, leading you down one life path, only to plant you squarely at the intersection of another.

 

Alternate plan likely to emerge in redistricting hearing

Posted 5/31/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The City of Columbus will hold a public hearing on its redistricting plan on Monday at 6 p.m. at the courtroom of the Municipal Complex.

 

Columbus school district renews Dunn contract

Posted 5/31/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Municipal School District Board has reversed course on the matter of legal council, voting to renew its contract with Board Attorney David Dunn for three more years.

Columbus couple arrested after break-in

Posted 5/31/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

An investigation into an early morning burglary at 4-County Electric Power Association led to the arrest of a Columbus couple.

Continuance granted in Newell murder trial

Posted 5/30/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes Circuit Court Judge Lee Coleman Tuesday granted a continuance in the murder trial of James Newell of Vernon, Ala.

Superintendent candidate withdraws

Posted 5/30/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The second of three final candidates has withdrawn from consideration for the city schools superintendent's position.

Country Club board to submit second bankruptcy plan

Posted 5/30/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After a year of toiling in a financial quagmire, Columbus Country Club board members are preparing to submit their second reorganization plan with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Mississippi. The club, which has operated at its present location since 1923, filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy on May 3, 2011.

Columbus students win Destination ImagiNation honors

Posted 5/30/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Middle School students are celebrating this week, after one of their Destination ImagiNation teams placed 10th in the competition's Global Finals last weekend in Knoxville, Tenn.

Mayor's son arrested

Posted 5/29/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

German Terell Smith, son of Columbus Mayor Robert Smith, was arrested Saturday night, by officers with the Mississippi Highway Patrol, at Highway 182 and Ninth Street and charged with possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.

 

Golden Triangle unemployment rates continue to fall

Posted 5/29/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For the third month in a row, the number of unemployed workers in Lowndes and Oktibbeha counties decreased. A Mississippi Department of Employment Security report on statewide unemployment notes the April unemployment rate for Lowndes County was 8.7 percent, a significant drop from 9.1 percent in March and 9.9 percent in February.

 

A flight to honor those who have served

Posted 5/26/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

He was just a boy from Mississippi, born and raised in Louisville, shipped off to war at the age of 18. He was a member of the "Greatest Generation," fighting in what would later be known as the "Good War."

 

CMSD selects superintendent

Posted 5/26/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

After a year in flux, the Columbus Municipal School District has a new superintendent, Board President Tommy Prude announced Saturday afternoon, declining to release the name of the chosen candidate.

 

Court: Wright wrongfully terminated

Posted 5/26/2012 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A two-year saga has come to a close for Lowndes County Superintendent Lynn Wright, whose name was cleared Wednesday when Lowndes County Chancery Court Judge Dorothy Colom ruled he was wrongfully terminated as principal of New Hope High School in 2010.

 

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