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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.

 

Columbus Action Network hosts violence awareness event

Posted 6/25/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Chapter of the National Action Network continues its campaign against violence this weekend.

 

That's a wrap: Columbus soon to be without video stores as consumers move online, to vending machines

Posted 6/25/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

If you called Movietime Video, you would hear nothing but a fax tone blaring on the other end. The movie store closed last week under pressure from newer and better rental options that are driving the old business model into the ground.

Casualty of Gulf oil spill: Local po'boys

Posted 6/25/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Area restaurants dependent on the Gulf Coast for seafood are feeling the pinch from oyster and shrimp shortages.

 

Exchange Club passes out $8,540 to nonprofits

Posted 6/25/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Columbus Exchange Club saw the culmination of a year's worth of fundraising Thursday as it passed out more than $8,000 in grants to local non-profit organizations.

 

 

Omnova strike continues; no end in sight

Posted 6/25/2010 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Omnova workers continue to hold out for an alternate proposal from Omnova Solutions Inc. Until then, the workers are manning the gates during an indefinite strike period.

 

 

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